Optical

26
Aug

The Importance of Sunglasses for Children

Do Kids Need Sunglasses? Adults frequently think of sunglasses as a necessity while they’re driving, so they might not recognize how much children are affected by the sun’s rays. Whether at the beach, park, or in a car, children should wear sunglasses too for many of the same reasons.  Besides, kids love looking cool in those shades just like Mom and

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11
Jul

Look Cool and Protect Your Eyes with Sunglasses

The kiosks at the mall are so enticing.  Two pairs of sunglasses for $20. But are these shades worth a look? Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sun damage.  The most important thing when purchasing a pair of sunglasses is to see if they protect against UV rays.  You might say, “Well that’s the point of shades, right?” 

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18
Jun

Tips for Traveling with Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses

Packing Eyewear for Travel Eyewear is one of the most important things you’ll have to pack for a trip. Without the proper eyewear, products, and backups, your trip could be ruined. Here are a few things to keep in mind when traveling with contact lenses and eyeglasses. How to Pack Contact Lenses When Flying Keep your contact lenses and solution

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4
Jun

Contact Lenses: Tips for Beginners

Are you new to wearing contact lenses? We know that putting in contact lenses and taking them out can be challenging at first. In fact, most patients struggle with it for the first few days or weeks. For that reason, our eye doctors and assistants will thoroughly explain the process of how to insert and remove contacts to you. Here

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17
Apr

Prescription Reading Glasses: Why They’re So Much Better than OTC Glasses

Racks and racks of reading glasses can be found everywhere from a truck stop diner to a dollar store. But trust us, there’s much more to buying reading glasses than meets the eye. Prescription reading glasses provide you with added value in the long run when it comes to your comfort, the health of your eyes, and the reliability of

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4
Jan

How to Decode Your Contact Lens Prescription

To the unknowing person, a contact lens prescription looks incredibly complex with various numbers and abbreviations. Even a regular eyeglass prescription can be overwhelming, and these prescriptions typically only include sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. These together measure things like lens power, astigmatism, and eye alignment. Contact prescriptions usually include more information to ensure that the contact comfortably fits

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26
Dec

Decoding Your Eyeglass Prescription: What Exactly Are You Seeing?

“Is the image blacker and sharper on number one … or number two; one … or two; one … or two?” Fifteen minutes of grilling have passed, and you have walked out of your eye doctor’s office with a prescription for eyeglasses. It is certainly more legible, in most cases, than whatever it is that a physician scribbles on their

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15
Nov

Cleaning Eyeglasses: What to Do and What Not to Do

For years, we’ve seen people cleaning eyeglasses in all sorts of ways: breathing on them, scrubbing them with the bottom of their shirts, rubbing them with paper towels, and so much more. Seeing people do this somehow makes others believe they’re the right ways, but we’re here to tell you the truth about what to do and what not to

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12
Sep

Optomap Imaging: The Optimal Step During an Eye Exam

Optomap imaging is a crucial part of nearly every eye exam, but what is it really? And how does it work? Basically, it entails taking a picture of the retina, which lines the back of the eyeball, and displays it on a computer monitor for a more in-depth look. The process is as simple as looking into a camera lens,

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16
May

Matching Eyeglass Frames to the Shape of Your Face

How to Choose Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape With so many options in colors, shapes, and styles, choosing the right frames for your eyeglasses can seem like a daunting task. If you know what to look for, you can quickly rule out what won’t work and zero in on frames that will best fit your features. There are some basic

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