Detection and treatment of refractive errors

Your optometrist determines the type and degree of refractive error you have by performing a refraction test. This can be done with a computerized instrument (automated refraction) or with a mechanical instrument called a phoropter that lets your eye doctor to show you one lens at a time. Often, an automated refraction test will [...]

By |2019-09-02T16:02:16+02:00September 23rd, 2019|Eye Care, General News|0 Comments

Causes of refractive errors

The eye's ability to refract or focus light sharply on the retina is primarily based on three eye anatomy features: the overall length of the eye, 2) the curvature of the cornea and 3) the curvature of the lens inside the eye. Eye length: If the eye is too long, light is focused before it [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:35+02:00September 16th, 2019|Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Causes of refractive errors

How the eye works : Refraction and refractive errors

Vision issues are often the main reason a person seeks the services of an optiometrist, but what does it really mean when we're told that our vision is blurry because we have a refractive error? We see the world around us because of the way our eyes bend (refract) light. Refractive errors are optical [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:35+02:00September 2nd, 2019|Eye Care, General News|0 Comments

Help for Computer Eye Strain

Exercise your eyes. Another cause of computer eye strain is focusing fatigue. To reduce your risk of tiring your eyes by constantly focusing on your screen, look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds. Some eye [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:35+02:00July 29th, 2019|Eye Care, Eye Disorders, Frames|0 Comments

Help for Computer Eye Strain

Adjust your computer display settings. Adjusting the display settings of your computer can help reduce eye strain and fatigue. Generally, these adjustments are beneficial: Brightness Adjust the brightness of the display so it's approximately the same as the brightness of your surrounding workstation. As a test, look at the white background of this Web [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:35+02:00July 22nd, 2019|Eye Care, Eye Disorders, General News|0 Comments

Help for Computer Eye Strain

Minimize glare. Glare from light reflecting off walls and finished surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen also can cause computer eye strain. Consider installing an anti-glare screen on your display and, if possible, paint bright white walls a darker color with a matte finish. If you wear glasses, purchase lenses with [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:35+02:00July 15th, 2019|Eye Care, Frames, General News|Comments Off on Help for Computer Eye Strain

Help for Computer Eye Strain

Use proper lighting. Eye strain often is caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight coming in through a window or from harsh interior lighting. When you use a computer, your ambient lighting should be about half as bright as that typically found in most offices. Eliminate exterior light by closing drapes, shades [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:36+02:00July 8th, 2019|Eye Care, Eye Disorders, General News|Comments Off on Help for Computer Eye Strain

Help for Computer Eye Strain

It seems everyone is staring at a computer screen, phone or other digital device these days. And it's causing a serious problem called digital eye strain. One way to help your eyes? Digital screen protection glasses . Recent research sponsored by The Vision Council  has shown that 59 percent of people who routinely use [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:36+02:00July 1st, 2019|Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Help for Computer Eye Strain

Lens Coatings

Lens Coatings. Lens coatings can enhance the durability, performance and appearance of your eyewear lenses. This is true whether you wear single vision, bifocal or progressive lenses. If you are thinking about purchasing new eyewear, here are lens coatings and treatments you should consider. Ultraviolet Treatment Another beneficial lens treatment is an invisible dye [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:50:36+02:00May 27th, 2019|Eye Care, Eye Disorders|0 Comments