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3 Cool Things Happening in Optical Right Now

3 Cool things happening in Optical Right now   We know, going to the optometrist can be boring, I mean it’s not as bad as the dentist’s office, but we get it some people just don’t know how to have fun ;). But despite its boring exterior, the world of Eyewear and optometry are constantly […]

Astigmatism

Astigmatism, it’s a word that you will hear often when people are talking about eye-wear corrections, but what exactly is it? Most of us are aware that it has something to do with the eye being misshapen, but in what way exactly? The best way to describe it is to compare the eye to something […]

I Have Cataracts, Now What?

As many of you are well aware, there are a number of changes that happen throughout our lives to our body. A number of these changes occur within the eye, whether it is a variation in the acuity of our sight, or simply a change in the ability of your eyes to focus, these changes […]

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States if not treated. The longer cataracts are left untreated the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye which prevents the passage of light into the eye. […]

What is Hyperopia and what causes it?

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, longsightedness or hypermetropia, is a defect of vision caused by an imperfection in the eye (often when the eyeball is too short or the lens cannot become round enough), causing difficulty focusing on near objects, and in extreme cases causing a sufferer to be unable to focus on objects at […]

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age. Presbyopia’s exact mechanisms are not known with certainty; the research evidence most strongly supports a loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens, although changes in the lens’s curvature from continual growth and loss of power of […]

How High-Index Lenses Differ From Regular Lenses

Eyeglass lenses are able to correct vision because they bend light as it passes through the lens. The amount of light-bending (or refraction) that’s needed to provide good vision is determined by the eyeglass prescription provided by your eye doctor. For weaker eyes, the number in the prescription is higher, and the lenses must bend […]

Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-reflective coating (also called AR coating or anti-glare coating) improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your glasses.AR coatings are similar to the coatings found on microscopes and camera lenses. They consist of several layers of metal oxides applied to the front and back lens surfaces. Because of the layering effect, […]

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration (or age-related macular degeneration, abbreviated AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the Western world. The disease affects the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. This layer has photo-receptors that are stimulated by light and send signals to your brain, thereby generating vision. Specifically, AMD […]