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Glasses

  • A Quick Guide To Glasses Care

    If you wear glasses, you know the never-ending struggle to keep them clean of streaks, spots, smudges, and scratches. There are times when it’s tempting to just reach for the hem of your shirt, but if you want those lenses to last as long as they should, it’s important to clean them the right way. […]

    Continue Reading March 13, 2018

  • Presbyopia And Progressive Lenses

    Presbyopia, or farsightedness caused by reduced elasticity of the eye’s lens, affects nearly everyone older than 65. About 42 percent of Americans who are in their prime are nearsighted. For them, a simple pair of reading glasses can’t solve the problem of presbyopia, and that’s where bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses come in. Options For Correcting Presbyopia […]

    Continue Reading February 27, 2018

  • The Effects Of Blue Light

    Nearly two decades into the 21st century, most of us have nightly rituals that include checking our smartphones before bed. This might not be the healthiest way to end our days. Many eye doctors are concerned about the effects our screen time could have on our vision and our health, and the main cause of […]

    Continue Reading February 1, 2018

  • How Do Our Eyes Compare With Cameras?

    If you’ve taken a lot of pictures, you might have noticed that the photos don’t always turn out the same as what we see. Why does that happen? Eyes and cameras both see images and they have a lot of mechanical similarities, but there are still many differences between them. Organic Aperture: The Iris Both […]

    Continue Reading December 13, 2017

  • Look How Far Corrective Lenses Have Come!

    Can you imagine wearing glasses with lenses made of crystal? Your ancestors could. Corrective lenses have come a long way from when they were first invented, and we aren’t just talking about what they can do for different types of vision problems, but what they’re actually made of. Timeline Of Past Lens Materials 60 AD: One […]

    Continue Reading November 21, 2017

  • Signs It’s Time For An Eye Exam

    It’s always a good idea to schedule regular eye exams, but there are several reasons for visiting your optometrist between those regular appointments. What do we mean by “regular appointments?” Well, that varies, largely depending on age. Children should have their first eye exam at six months, their second at three years, and their third before they begin […]

    Continue Reading October 3, 2017

  • The Science of Sunglasses

    Have you ever wondered just what sunglasses do for your eyes, and how? It’s a little more complex than just dropping a dark filter over your vision. Different Tints Do Different Things Did you know that the color of your sunglasses’ lenses affects what they do for your eyes? This goes beyond just putting a […]

    Continue Reading September 19, 2017

  • 20/20 In Hindsight: The Snellen Eye Chart

    Have you ever wondered where that chart with the big E in every eye doctor’s office came from? The famous eye chart is actually called the Snellen Chart. It was named for the 19th-century Dutch ophthalmologist who first developed it. Glasses Before Eye Charts Glasses were invented in Italy around 1286, though they were fairly crude. […]

    Continue Reading July 28, 2017

  • Make Sure To Maintain Your Glasses

    While wearing glasses instead of contacts may shave a few minutes off your morning routine, it’s important to remember they’re not completely maintenance-free. If you’re hoping to prolong the life of your favorite eyewear, there are a couple of simple steps you can take to make sure they look and feel their best. Keep Your […]

    Continue Reading May 8, 2017