Archive for the ‘Eyeglasses and Frames’ Category

Top 5 Ways to Protect Eyes from the Sun

1) Wear Protective eyewear2) Choose Quality sunglasses3) Inspect your sunglasses to assure they are perfectly matched in color and free of distortion4) Wear gray-colored lenses5) Protect Children and teens

Which Eyeglasses Fit Your Face?

When choosing eyeglasses, keep in mind that the frame should enhance the shape and features of your face. Choose a contrasting shaped frame to complement the shape of your face, for example:1) Oval- almost any frame will complement an oval shaped face2) Round- choose a geometric shaped frame (rectangular) to make face appear longer.3) Oblong- […]

Researchers develop photochromic lenses

In Singapore researchers have developed UV-responsive, or lenses that darken when exposed to ultraviolet light, protecting the eyes against the sun’s damaging rays. The lenses contain a novel polymer laced with an intricate network of nano-sized tunnels filled with dyes. The investigators hope to have these photochromic contact lenses commercially available within a year.

Color Vision Deficient Patients

Patients with color vision deficiency must wear sunglasses according to a study published in the April issue of Optometry and Vision Science. Those sunglasses should have ultraviolet protection and polarization to reduce the damaging rays of the sun. Grey lenses were also recommended since grey filters the visible light spectrum equally.

AOA recommends sunglasses

AOA recommends sunglasses to shield eyes from damaging UV rays. According to researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute both types of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) can damage various parts of the eye. In addition, extreme UV exposure can cause growths on and around the eyes and increase the risk of cancer around the eye itself. […]

How To Clean Your Eyeglasses

By following these simple tips every day you will prolong the life of your frames and lenses:1) Rinse your glasses with water before cleaning them which will prevent tiny particles from scratching the lenses.2) Clean the lenses with an eyeglass spray or liquid cleaner. Gently rub both sides of the lenses and all sides of […]

How to Buy Eyeglasses

Choosing eyeglasses is a challenge for some people. Trying to figure out which styles match your appearance or lifestyle can be quite stressful. The following tips should guide you in finding the eyeglasses that fit both you and your lifestyle:1) Go for a comprehensive eye exam which will also determine your eyeglass prescription. 2) Look at […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know AboutProgressive (No-line) Multi-Focal Lenses (PAL’s) but Were Afraid to AskA progressive lens is not designed to have clear vision throughout the entire lens. In learning to wear a progressive lens you must remember that like an hourglass the corridor is narrower in the middle than the top and bottom. […]

Sports Protection

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 38,000 sports-related eye injuries are reported every year. Most sports demand eye protection. Impact-resistant lenses that offer adequate eye coverage are a must—as are durable, properly padded frames and elasticized sports bands. Sufficient UV protection is also critical for any outdoor sport, particularly one that involves snow […]

Transitions Lenses Feature “Transitions VI”

Transitions Lenses Feature “Transitions VI”There have been plastic eyeglass lenses that get dark when exposed to direct Ultraviolet light for qu ite some time. The newest generation is able to get clearer and darker faster than ever before for clarity vision indoors and at night. And with100% UV 400 protection, its universally the best lens […]