Santa Glasses!

A patient recently sent us a photo — he was thrilled that we were able to find him some round “santa glasses” to finish off his costume for his role at a church Christmas Party!

We were also thrilled to help put the finishing touch on this special Santa. If you need special frames to help you look more like Santa Claus (or John Lennon), let us know!

Computer Glasses Explained

With the vast amount of technology used, from smart phones, to tablets, to computers, there is a huge concern over our daily exposure to HEV (High Energy Visible) light or blue light. Extended exposure can lead to headaches, blurred vision, red, burning or aching eyes, and other symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. It can also lead to Macular Degeneration and other serious eye conditions. But what can you do about it? Resting your eyes by taking a break from your computer or other electronic device is one way of preventing Computer Vision Syndrome. Another potential solution would be to get fitted for Computer Glasses. But what are Computer Glasses and how do they help?

How to Get Contact Lenses That You are Happy With

Contact lenses have always had mixed reviews. Some people love them, some hate them; some would never wear them while some wouldn’t do without them. But history reveals a pattern; the longer it has been since a person last tried wearing contact lenses, the more likely it is for the review to be negative. And for good reason. Technology has come a long way over the years in making better, more versatile and more comfortable contact lenses, and it continues to improve. Still, whether to wear glasses or contact lenses is always a very personal decision.

Should You Get Progressive Lenses?

Is your formerly perfect eyesight not quite what it used to be? Or have you always worn glasses for distance, but lately have trouble reading or using the computer? Are you approaching, or have you recently passed, that dreaded 50 milestone? An unfortunate fact of aging is that our body, like everything else, begins to wear out and doesn’t function the way it used to. When it comes to vision, it means the potential of developing presbyopia (aging eyes). But what can you do about it?

What kind of glasses do I need?

Reading Glasses. Prescription vs Drug Store Models.

So you are getting to that age where you find yourself tromboning a book, note  or pamphlet in order to read it (if you don’t know what tromboning means, this article doesn’t apply to you yet, but wait, you’ll understand someday). For those you haven’t previously had eye problems, this time comes usually around age 40 or so. Time to face it, you need reading glasses. Now the question is, do you just go to the drugstore and pick up something off the rack, or do you make an appointment with your optometrist. As always, there are a few things to think about when making this decision.

Falling in Love with Your Glasses

Valentine’s Day is a good time to discuss falling in love with your glasses. There was a time, not so very long ago, when your glasses would not inspire feelings even vaguely resembling love. Bulky plastic frames and coke bottle bottom lenses brought words to mind like geek, nerd, four eyes, professor, etc. etc. Certainly nothing to fall in love with. But that was then. Things have changed and those of us who need visual enhancement now have cause to celebrate.

Glasses as a Fashion Accessory

Glasses vs Contact Lenses. The Pros and Cons

You’ve just had your regular eye examination and your optometrist tells you that your vision has deteriorated and you will need prescription lenses. Now comes the big question. Do you want glasses or contact lenses? When it comes right down to it, the choice between contact lenses and glasses is a matter of personal preference. Either will solve whatever vision problem you have. But to make that choice, there are a few things to take into account.

The Pros and Cons of Wearing Glasses

Why You Need Computer Glasses

Carpenters use hammers all day. A construction professional likely has an array of expensive and specialized hammers, while a “weekend warrior” who builds the occasional picnic table or deck box at home has one or two, generally “multipurpose” tools that will serve his or her purposes just fine. The professional needs a hammer that’s tailored precisely to the needs of the job.

Eye Glasses for All Occasions

Like many products, eyeglasses can be designed to suit your lifestyle and the many activities you might undertake.

If you spend enough time doing a certain activity maybe its time we justify buying a pair of tailored glasses for that specific use. These glasses might not be useful for everyday eye wear but can really enhance your vision for that one activity.

How to Treat Dry Eye

Dry Eye, also called Dry Eye Syndrome or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is a very common optical condition caused by problems creating tears to lubricate the eye.  The good news is that Dry Eye is usually a benign condition that carries no long-term threat to your vision, and is easily treatable.  The bad news – it’s very uncomfortable.

Symptoms of Dry Eye
Someone suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome will generally experience a discomfort in one or both eyes that feels like grit in the eye, accompanied by an itching or burning sensation and occasionally blurred vision.