What is iritis?

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Did you know that uveitis is believed to be the cause of up to 10% of reported cases of legal blindness? This is according to an epidemiology research - Incidence and Prevalence of Uveitis Results From the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study -published in 2013.

What is uveitis?

Uveitis is an inflammation of the uveal tract; the anatomy featuring the iris, choroid and ciliary body. It's actually a collective name for more than 30 conditions. These forms have different origins but in most cases it's due to an auto-inflammatory response. Iritis (or anterior uveitis) is the subject of interest here.

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Iritis (anterior uveitis) as the name suggests is the inflammation of the iris and the ciliary body. It's characterized by redness of the eye (varying in degree), sensitivity to light, blurred vision and tearing.

What causes iritis?

There are many causes of iritis. For example, it could be as a result … Read more

What’s New in Sunglasses for Summer 2017?

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Sunglasses in 2017

Few things usher in the summer season with more style than a stunning pair of sunglasses, and the summer of 2017 looks set to be in a class of its own when it comes to glamor and elegance. The leading fashion houses of the world have set the tone for us, showcasing the hottest new trends and the best of the classics, so let’s go ahead and check out the newest and the glitziest choices of summer eyewear out there!

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1. Embellished Sunglasses

 

If you’re looking to turn more than a few heads, you couldn’t go wrong with picking up a pair of embellished sunglasses. The decorating possibilities are endless here, with the most popular items added to the sunglasses being flowers, crystals, glitter, and everything in between.

2. Aviators

These sunglasses are true classics. Year in, year out, they never fail to make their appearance … Read more

What are polarized lenses?

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Polarized lenses are lenses that are coated with a special chemical film that helps reduce glare. These lenses have gained a lot of popularity among boaters and fishermen. They use these lenses on their sunglasses so as to reduce the reflected glare produced by the water around them. Most people who spend time outdoors now own a pair of polarized sunglasses.

Glare occurs when light from the sun hits a water or solid surface and is reflected. Glare can be not only annoying but also danger dangerous. Blinding sun glare has been known to cause road accidents, snow blindness and sunburn on eyes. Long-term exposure to sun glare has also been linked to cataracts.

How Polarized Lenses Work

The sun’s rays reflect in all directions. However, when these rays hit a flat surface, they are reflected and become polarized, that is, they create a more uniform path or travel. This … Read more

Trendy Glasses in 2017

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What are the trends for glasses in 2017?

 2017 has been a rather interesting year when it comes to trendy glasses. We’ve seen popular trends making a huge comeback, with newer and better designs coming up too. The most popular fashion glasses currently are the those painted in tortoiseshell colors, currently crowned as the king of colors.  So, which are the top trendy glasses of 2017? Here is a list with a few.

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1. Tortoise Shell

For those looking to remain atop the current eyewear trends, then the tortoise shell glasses are the perfect pick. This design is available in a wide range of color palettes. This ensures you get the perfect fit for your hair and skin tone. These glasses come in different frame shapes, the most popular being rectangular and round.

2. Clear and White Glasses

Clear frame glasses are among the top trends of 2017. The neutral … Read more

Ray Ban : A History of the Brand

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Ray Ban: The Brand

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Ray Ban is one of the most well-known and iconic brand of both eyeglasses and sunglasses. Ray Bans have been worn by movie stars and politicians as well as fashion designers and rock stars. Since Ray Bans arrival on the scene almost every generation has been impacted by their style and flare. You would be hard pressed to find another brand of eyewear which has made such an impact in popular culture for almost 80 years. They were founded in 1937 by Bausch and Lomb and in 1999 the brand was sold to the Italian Luxottica Group. They are most often known for their classic Aviator and Wayfarer style glasses. These styles have remained ever popular and timeless, making Ray Ban a tried and trusted brand of eye wear.

Though Ray Ban glasses recall fun and fashionable choices in eyewear, the beginnings of this brand were … Read more

What is involved in a Contact Lens Exam?

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Contact lenses are used for vision correction and are a preferred choice by those who do not want to wear eyeglasses or undergo LASIK surgery. Contact lenses have become very popular in the recent past, with about 17% of the US and Canadian adult population using them.

So, if you’re looking to get contact lenses, what do you need? Before getting contact lenses, it is very important to undergo a comprehensive eye exam. Once the optometrist has arrived at the conclusion that you need vision correction, you then need to undergo a contact lens exam.

Contact Lens Exams Contact-lens-exam

A contact lens exam differs from routine eye exams for eyeglasses in that it includes specific tests that are not conducted during other routine eye exams. Contact lens prescription is different than glasses prescription. This exam is very important before getting contact lenses or when replacing existing lenses. This exam could take … Read more

Eyeglasses: The importance of measurement and fitting by eye care professionals.

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In-Person Measurement And Fitting Could Save You From A Costly Mistake

When it comes to buying glasses, some people prefer to do it online. However, it may prove more beneficial to visit an eye care professional. Before recommending a specific pair of eyeglasses, the eye care professional will take various measurements to ensure the glasses are a perfect fit for you. The most crucial measurements are Pupillary distance, Segment Height, and Optical centre. Is this article we will discuss PD measurement in further details.

What Is PD Measurement?

PD (Pupillary Distance) measurement is the distance between the center of your pupils. This measurement is very vital as it ensures that the prescription lenses are well-centered. Properly centered lenses will provide the truest vision. If the lenses are not well centered, you will have trouble focusing with one or both eyes.

PD measurement can be taken either as a single measurement … Read more

Conjunctivitis: when to see an optometrist

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You may have found yourself wondering at one point or another if a bothersome irritation of your eye or perhaps something that feels more serious warrants an appointment with your optometrist. There are a few types of emergencies that you may encounter and there are several symptoms you should look out for to ensure your condition is diagnosed and treated effectively. Conjunctivitis, Uveitis, and Retinal Detachment are three main eye emergencies to be on the lookout for. This blog post will cover Conjunctivitis.

What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is one of the most common irritations of the eye; it is more commonly known as pink eye. It is a form of inflammation of the outside layer of the eye as well as the inner portion of the eyelid. It’s often called pink eye because the eye will appear pinkish or red in color. There may also be swelling as well as … Read more

Uveitis: What is it and what does it mean for you?

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You may have found yourself wondering at one point or another if a bothersome irritation of your eye or perhaps something that feels more serious warrants an appointment with your optometrist. There are a few types of emergencies that you may encounter and there are several symptoms you should look out for to ensure your condition is diagnosed and treated effectively. Conjunctivitis, Uveitis, and Retinal Detachment are three main eye emergencies to be on the lookout for. This blog post will cover Uveitis, also known as Iritis.

Uveitis is a grouping of inflammatory diseases that leads to the deterioration of the eye tissue. There are concrete risks to leaving this untreated which can include severe vision loss. These diseases generally affect the Uvea which is the middle part of the eye however it also can affect other areas such as the optic nerve or retina. It can occur at any … Read more