Anti-reflective coatings and other lens treatment options

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what are lens treatment options?

More often than not, the final step in the creation of a pair of glasses is applying lens treatment. This step can sometimes be opted out of, usually due to cost. When purchasing lenses for your eyeglasses prescription, you should be educated on the available coating options and which ones might be best suited for your prescription. 

There is a multitude of treatments available for prescription lenses; all applied during the manufacturing process. The most common one is the Anti-Reflection Treatment (or AR), which cuts glare from highlights – a feature which is very useful in some instances, especially when driving. This treatment also improves clarity and comfort. Other common lens coatings are photochromic (changing tint with protection against UV rays), polarized (enhances contrast and visual clarity, also reduces glare), scratch-resistance, or mirroring. Also, a patient can also opt for having their lenses permanently tinted … Read more

Dry Eye Disease: What is it and how to treat it?

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Dry Eye is one of the most common eye-related conditions of 2017.  It is a direct side effect of our fondness for screens – since nowadays most of our lives are spent on a phone, computer or tablet. Dry eyes are also much more common than one might think: around 48% of Americans over the age of 18 experience dry eyes regularly. That being said, the condition should naturally receive more attention. The questions are simple: why does it appear? What are its symptoms? How do we treat it?

dry eye disease

Dry eye syndrome is a straightforward condition to understand. Simply put, when a person’s tears cannot sufficiently hydrate an eye, they will dry out quicker than usual. This will lead to a wide range of symptoms, and the underlying condition is both chronic and progressive. Its progress can quickly be stopped through treatment, resulting in higher comfort, fewer symptoms, and even … Read more

Advanced Technology in Eye Examinations and ongoing eye care

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Advanced Technology in Eye Examinations

 

Rapid advancements in technology have provided new innovative solutions to the eye exam delivery. There are innovations and tools which enhance the way optometrists diagnose, treat and control eye-related complications. The new methods are replacing some of the old methods due to their high efficiency and efficacy.  Today, optometrists are able to get a more detailed, more profound and accurate view of eye’s internal structures than ever before. The new technology era brings in a brilliant, meaningful solution which enhances the precision in ocular  and vision care. Here are some of the new tools that have become an integral part of our diagnostic arsenal in the eye care field :

Corneal Topography

 

Photokeratoscopy or videokeratography is an Eye Exam technique which looks at the way the surface of the cornea seems to appear. The cornea contributes to nearly 70% of the overall refractive … Read more

Four Things to Know About Digital ophthalmic Lenses

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Digital ophthalmic lenses

 

Are you suffering from Eye Strain? Have you been experiencing blurred vision, tired eyes, dry eyes and even neck strain?

We live in a tech-focused world, where smartphones, tablets, PCs, and laptop computers are an integral part of our lives. According to a 2016 report by Nielson Company, adults in America spend up to 10 hours each day on digital devices. This puts an unnatural strain on our eyes. This strain and its consequences are now being referred to by doctors as Digital Eye Strain. So what is the solution to this troublesome condition? Enter digital lenses.

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 1. Biggest Improvement in Eyewear in many decays

High definition lenses also known as digital lenses have been referred to by many opticians and Optometrists as the biggest improvement in eyewear in 100 years. In the last 100 years, lens material moved from glass to composite, to standard plastic … Read more

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.

iritis

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.

trendy-glasses

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

Ray-Ban

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