Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The Pros And Cons Of Clear Lens Exchange

With evolving cataract surgical techniques and advanced-technology intraocular lenses (IOLs), we now have the facility to offer patients spectacle-independent vision visit here

Monday, 29 December 2014

Choosing The Right Eyeglasses

Picking new frames can be one of the most fun steps during the purchase of new glasses, but it can also be time-consuming if you are not quite sure what you are looking for. Luckily, a little bit of advance consideration can narrow down your options and give you more time to really think about each choice.

Face Shape:
Generally, you want the shape of your frames to contrast with the shape of your face. This means that people with square jaws and/or foreheads tend to look better with rounded glasses and vice versa. Whether you go with a strong contrast or a weak one is up to you, and people with faces that are not strongly rounded or square might need to try a few different looks before they decide.

Face Size:
The size of the frames should complement the size of your face. Choosing overly large frames on petite features can cause an imbalance in your appearance. So can small frames on a broader face. Keeping your glasses to scale with your facial features will prevent both issues.

Complement Yourself:
You can offset the contrast between your facial shape and your frames by choosing a color that complements your features. For example, if you have green eyes, you might choose green frames. Complementing your own features does not necessarily mean matching, though. That same person might also choose gold or brown frames, since both complement green strongly.
Once you have a clear idea of the kinds of colors and frame styles that will probably go well with your features, the next step is the fun step. Try some on! There is a reason that eyeglass stores and eye doctors keep so many mirrors around. When you find the pair that looks and feels right, you will know it.

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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Are You Following Clinical Practice Guidelines?

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recently posted its clinical practice guideline Eye Care of the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus online. This 83-page page document specifies ways read here

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Final Line Of Defense: Sports-Safe Eyewear A Must

A storied collegiate rivalry did as much to stir a conversation about eyewear as it did football recently, presenting eye doctors with a teachable moment for their athletic visit here

Eyeglasses Vs. Contact Lenses

Choosing between contact lenses and conventional eyeglasses usually comes down to a matter of personal preference. For people who are new to prescription eyewear, this can be a difficult choice, though. Often, they have little to no direct knowledge of either option, and this can lead to confusion. Luckily, an easy-to-read comparison can help with that choice.
Advantages of Contact Lenses:
  • Contacts will conform to your eye’s natural curvature. This means that they create less distortions in your field of vision than traditional glasses.
  • They are invisible to others.
  • Weather does not affect them. Coming in from the cold will not fog them up, and rain does not affect them either.
  • Being lighter than traditional glasses can reduce some kinds of physical strain related to wear.
  • Cosmetic enhancements allow contact wearers to change the color of their eyes if they so desire.
 Advantages of Eyeglasses:
  • Eyeglasses do not require you to touch your eyes. This can be an important consideration if you are prone to eye irritation, including dry eyes.
  • Over time, they tend to be less expensive than contact lenses, since prescription changes only require changing out lenses.
  • Well-cared-for glasses also have a longer life expectancy than contact lenses do.
  • Frames can make a fashion statement, express personal style, and accessorize outfits.
  • Glasses can also offer limited environmental protection by blocking wind and debris.
 It is also worth stating that the choice between contact lenses and eyeglasses does not need to be an either/or choice. There is always the option to use one or the other most of the time, and switching between the two as necessary. In fact, most optometrists recommend that patients who use contacts keep a pair of prescription eyeglasses on hand in case of emergencies.

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