Sunglasses can help perserve vision

Long-term exposure to the sun without proper protection can increase the risk of eye disease, including cataract, macular degeneration, growths on the eye, and a rare form of eye cancer. Even short-term exposure can damage the eyes. Sun reflecting off the water can cause a painful sunburn on the front part of the eye, called photokeratitis. It causes redness, blurry vision, … Continue reading Sunglasses can help perserve vision

Coke-Bottle Lenses: New Technology

Do you avoid a new prescription for fear of thick glasses and a "bug-eye" look? Ask us about high-index lenses, which are thinner and lighter than traditional lenses. You also may consider aspheric lenses, which are thinned out on the sides. Lenses can be both aspheric and high index. Both can help you avoid a … Continue reading Coke-Bottle Lenses: New Technology

Presbyopia

Presbyopia: Readers Fine print seems to shrink as we age. What really happens is presbyopia -- the eye loses its ability to change focus. Reading glasses can help bring blurry print into sharp focus. If you need different strengths for each eye, require bifocals, or have an oddly-shaped eye -- called astigmatism Call our office … Continue reading Presbyopia

Nearsightedness: On the Rise

If it seems like more people wear glasses at younger ages, you're right. Myopia, blurry distance vision, has been on the rise since the '70s. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is less common. Both require corrective lenses. It's a myth that getting glasses will make your eyes weak. People may need stronger vision correction as they age … Continue reading Nearsightedness: On the Rise