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All Posts Tagged: Eye Fatigue

I Have Good Vision, Do I Still Need An Eye Exam?

January is usually the month where people resolve to get back on track with their health goals after the holiday season.  Many new year resolutions aim at focusing on areas where people feel that they need improvement.  But maintaining the areas where there are no signs of problems should not go overlooked.  The eyes can easily fall victim to this type of thinking.  People often wonder, “do I really need an eye exam if I have good vision?”  Well, we’re here to tell you, “yes, you do!”  Read our blog article this week to learn why you should have an eye exam, even if you have no vision problems.

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What Is Blue Light And Why Is It Bad For My Eyes?

The majority of us know the importance of protecting our eyes from harmful ultra-violet light radiation. But did you know that there are other types of light that can also cause harm and damage to the eyes? You might have recently seen advertisements for blue-light blocking eyeglasses or blue blocking filters for digital device screen. But what exactly is blue light and why is it bad for my eyes? This week’s blog post answers this question!

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What Causes Eye Fatigue?

Tired, burning, red eyes, seems to be a common problem. Especially if you find yourself burning the candle at both ends. But what is the best way to alleviate eye fatigue? Well, Identifying why your eyes are tired is the best way to answer that question. There are many different things that can cause eye fatigue. Our blog article this week will help you identify why your eyes are tired, and then give you some solutions to help fix the problem!

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What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dryness goes hand in hand with winter. Dry skin, dry hair, dry eyes, dry everything! But what exactly is the cause for dry eyes? Seeing that there are so many people who suffer from dry eyes, we thought it appropriate to dedicate a blog article to the subject to tell you how to properly keep healthy skin in order to reduce dryness around the eye area. Read our blog this week for a better understanding of dry eye syndromes, what causes it, and how you can help your eyes if you suffer from it!
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Tips For Vision And Driving At Night

It’s that time of year again, daylight savings time… I’m not sure why this is actually called “daylight savings” as for many people, they end up getting less hours of daylight, which results in a dark drive home. Driving home in pitch dark paired with winter road conditions can be stressfull and hazardous, even for the best of drivers. Making sure that our commute home is a safe one, should be a top priority. That is why this week’s blog article is all about tips for night vision and driving at night.

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Tips For Wearing Sunglasses

Just because summer is coming to close, doesn’t mean that we should neglect having good sun protection for our eyes. In the cooler fall months, it is still very important for everyone to wear sunglasses. UV radiation can cause changes in skin cells causing skin cancer and other problems. Just as skin damage can occur from over exposure to UV rays, damage to the eyes from UV rays can also occur. Common eye conditions that can occur in relation to over exposure of UV rays are, cataracts, macular degeneration, pinguecula and pterygiums. Much of this damage is cumulative, that is why it is important for everyone to wear sunglasses! However, picking a pair of sunglasses can sometimes be a daunting task. Here are some tips about wearing sunglasses and also how to protect your eyes from UV damage.

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Why Does an Eyeglass Prescription Expire?

After having your eyes examined, you may notice that there is an expiry date on your new eyeglass prescription. Often, people will question why this expiry date is there. Especially, if the individual feels that they are in good health and have good vision. Most optometrists will usually mark a prescription date as valid for 1-2 years after a full eye health and vision check. There are many reasons and factors that an optometrist will consider before determining a prescription’s expiry date. Our blog article examines some of the reasons which determine when an eyeglass prescription expires. 

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Different Eyeglass Options For Reading Glasses

When selecting new glasses, choosing what lenses will work best for you is a major part of the discussion that you will have with the optician or optometric assistant prior to placing your order. Your optician will help identify what specific tasks, activities and environments you will typically be using your glasses in and will best determine which lenses will work best for your visual needs and lifestyle. When needing specific correction, such as a need for reading glasses or a reading prescription, patients have many different options available to them.

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What Do Different Eyeglass Lens Coatings Do?

Once you have chosen your frame, the next step is to decide what eyeglass lens will best meet your needs. The eyeglass lenses are the most important part of your new eyeglasses! As glass lenses are often no longer an option, plastic lenses are more the norm. 99% of all lenses dispensed in our office are a type of plastic. In our office, plastic lenses are recommended the majority of the time. Lens coatings and treatments are also offered as options on plastic lenses. Lens coatings help protect your eyes and the surface of the lens. We offer many different types of plastic lens coatings and treatments in our office, but really, what makes all these coatings different?

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How The New EyeZen Lens Combats Digital Eye Strain

In this day and age, we are spending more and more time on our electronic devices. Spending more time on our devices doesn’t necessarily damage our eyes, but creates other problems; such as dry eyes,  eye fatigue, and blurred vision (distance and near). It also can cause thumb, wrist, and neck pain. These symptoms are often not permanent. But one way to prevent some of the eye problems is to eliminate using digital devices in day to day life. We all know that this will not happen, as we all use some digital devices of some sort. Therefor, lens manufacturers are designing new lenses specifically to combat eye fatigue and strain from digital devices, like Essilor’s new lens called the EyeZen lens.

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