Computer Conversion Clips: Better Vision and Ergonomics for Bifocal Age Computer Users

Computer use at work is one of the largest daily complaints in the US, and bifocal age computer users need to know how to improve both physical and visual comfort to successfully survive all the hours needed working on a monitor. Those of you PC users that are currently wearing a prescription progressive or bifocal lenses, and feel you are able to see the computer screen clearly through the distant part of your general wear eyeglasses, are encouraged to continue reading this may soon realize the vision reality associated with mid-range eyestrain.

Computer Conversion Clips have been helping bifocal age men and women solve the computer mid-range distance problem to work longer at the computer with better vision and with better physical ergonomics. Yes, wearing a clip-on over your eyeglasses may make you look a bit nerdish, however; you are really a much happier, more productive and accomplished savvy geek without the troublesome eyestrain and neck aches. Understanding why you need a mid-range computer lens will help you decide what course of action you want to take to solve this problem; here is why.

Bifocal age is around forty and using general purpose eyeglasses that contain a standard bifocal or a progressive lens design while using a computer requires your eyes to work harder. Let's touch upon the eyes waning ability to focus on near objects as we go down the road of life after forty. The focusing ability of the eye actually begins to lessen after age ten. Remember, when you could hold something in your hand and bring it really close to your eyes for a clear detailed visual inspection … when you were young? As we naturally age both the ciliary muscles, that are attached and helps to control the tension around the focusing lens in the eye, and the crystalline lens itself becomes less efficient adjusting or accommodating on close objects. Most of us fit into one of the following vision scenarios.

If you are nearsighted, can see up close without glasses, you generally begin to take off your glasses to read more comfortably or even look under or over the top of your eyewear to see up close in your early forties. If you are very nearsighted this problem of focusing up close will not happen until mid to late forties.

If you always had a good vision, without the need of a prescription lens, you will notice your arms getting shorter around age forty. Holding your reading material further away in order to maintain a comfortable focus is a sign of the dreaded bifocal, or reading lens.

Lastly, if you are wearing prescription glasses for being farsighted, meaning you can see in the far distance but have trouble focusing up close, than you can generally expect to have a bifocal prescription around thirty-nine or forty. There is a myriad of statistical data on this focusing problem the optical community calls presbyopia. This predictable progressive nature of the eyes not being able to focus on close objects as we age has been studied for decades. How can you benefit with this information while working on a computer?

Visiting your eye doctor yearly is a good thing, and when you reach the magic age for presbyopia you will be given a prescription that will contain both distance and close lens powers. The bifocal power will be set for a distance of usually 14 to 16 inches. The bifocal reading lens power gives your eye the added ability to focus up close once again. You will be able to maintain a reading focus comfortably like you did when you were younger.

The computer monitor is usually placed from 20 to 30 inches away from your eyes, and this is considered a mid-range, so unless you want to move closer to you monitor while lifting up your head with your present bifocals or progressive lenses, this is visibly and physically just poor ergonomics. One pair of glasses can not do everything … period.

If you are using the upper portion of your general wear bifocals or progressive lenses to see the computer monitor, than the eye's focusing ability is under pressure to maintain that mid-range focus. It is already established that looking at round pixels is harder for your eyes to focus on. Sharp edges found on printed materials, ink and paper, are much easier for your eyes to maintain a steady focus. Viewing pixels on a monitor will cause eyestrain and fatigue after extended computer use, or possibly a number of other eye symptoms that are associated with extended use on a PC called computer vision syndrome.

Imagine if you were a person lifting weights at a gym, and using 20 pound dumbbells to do a set of arm curls. What if somebody took 15 pounds of weight away, and now you are doing the arm curls with only 5 pound dumbbells. Think how many more curls you can do now before getting fatigued! This is the essence and science behind a computer conversion clip or a dedicated pair of computer glasses.

The bifocal add power allows your eyes to focus on reading distances with less adequate (eye muscle and lens focusing ability) effort and greater comfort for longer periods of time more efficiently. The computer conversion clip's add powers allows your eyes to focus comfortably at mid-range or computer distances the same way. Otherwise, looking at a PC monitor through the distant portion of your glasses is like using the 20 pound dumbbells in the gym example; you may be able to do it but your eyes will get tired sooner. It has always been my argument that as the eye's get tired, so goes the body. You have a choice to prevent this vision and ergonomic reality from becoming a problem.

You can choose to have a limited pair of computer glasses custom made by your eye doctor for about $ 200 or more. Your eyecare professional can make up a special pair of bifocals for intermediate and near vision, or use a special pair of progressive lenses, called near variable focus, that are specifically designed for mid-range office work. Now, it is also possible, you can convert your existing general purpose bifocals or progressive eyeglasses to accommodate your vision needs while working at the computer for long periods of time with the new ergonomically designed computer reading clip-on lens for a fraction of the cost . It is also interesting to note that if you have a complicated prescription in your general wear glasses that the clip-on will be a great addition.

Both, dedicated computer glasses or the computer clip-on lens are good choices to consider. Buying a pair of Computer Conversion Clips will mean joining the growing population of computer users that consider them Savvy Geeks, with better vision and better ergonomics for less.

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Is It A Myth That Blacks Do Not Go To The Doctor? What If My Doctor Cannot Be Trusted?

According to Webster's Dictionary a “myth” is a fiction, a phenomenon, a half-truth. A myth is useful to historians principally for what it reveals of the culture of the people it describes or significant truths about human life or human nature. Webster's cites the myth of the alienated man and goes on to define phenomenon as an imaginary or fictitious story. A collective opinion, belief or ideal based on false promises or is the product of fallacious reasoning. A parable used to explain or illustrate a philosophic concept such as the dialogues of Plato, the greek philosopher.

Webster's defines phenomenon as something visible or directly observable as an appearance, action, unusual occurrence, inexplicable fact, any not characteristic or disease. So is it a myth or phenomenon that “Black people do not go to the doctor?

I can say there is some truth in it. Why? Because I am black and I do not like going to the doctor, anything to avoid going and only when necessary. As I think back maybe it stems from my very first visit to the doctor as a child. The man in the white coat that saw me in the room in my mother's absence was nothing like the qualified doctor he described in her presence. She welcomed his advice.

Years passed and consciously forgot about that experience, but the subconscious never forgets. Over the years I have taken great pride in selecting a doctor that I trust first and foremost as a person. What I know is that the qualities you develop as a person carry over into your profession or any other role you play, whether parent, teacher, doctor, lawyer or politician.

Some years ago I needed some glasses and went to a business where I had met one of its owners. She was an adoring woman and was knowledgable about her field. I connected with her genuineness. Her charisma made her great in sales. I felt happy to give my business to someone I admire as a person. When it was time to reorder my glasses I paid her a visit. She spent as much time as necessary to help me select the proper glasses with all the bells and whistles, transition prescription, anti-glare, ultraviolet protective sun glasses and I spent a lot of money. It took a week or so for the glasses to be delivered.

When I returned to pick up the glasses. Another person came out to help me. When I first looked into his eyes a strong sense inside of me said, “He can not be trusted.” That was before she introduced him as her husband, a former eye doctor.

I should have listened to that inner voice but her charming smile made me disregard what something within me warned. If you order something and you pay for it, how can you say, I do not trust the person behind the counter?

After wearing the glasses I began to sense something wrong with my eyesight but continued to wear the stylish glasses. I was in vogue receiving compliments daily about my glasses. Sometimes, that inner voice aligned with my acceptance that something was wrong with the glasses.

Knowing that something was wrong I took the glasses back to complain. He laughed and sarcastically implied that maybe it was not the glasses, maybe it was me. I left wearing his sarcasm and the same glasses. But, the longer I loved them the more frustration I experienced and the more I knew that something was indeed wrong. My eyesight bigger worse and my annoyance bigger bigger until ever I went to another place and bought another pair. When I went back and he saw the “cheap” glasses I wore he offered to look out the glasses I ordered from him.

“I must have made a mistake,” he said after examining the glasses I had pulled from my purse. That same inner voice that warned me earlier said, “It was not a mistake.”

If you can not trust the professionals you pay for quality service, who can you trust? You can no longer rely on “people-in-the-know” to tell you when it is not safe to board a plane or train. You must learn to trust your inner guidance, your inner knowing.

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Computer Vision Syndrome – Why You Get Eyestrain and the Need for Computer Glasses

Computer eyestrain is the number one office-related health complaint in the US, with some 60 million Americans suffering from computer eyestrain according to the American Optometric Association. Computer use at work and home continues to grow exponentially. Computer use is associated with a number of visual and physical symptoms experienced by 50% -90% of all computer users. So, if you have experienced fatigue, headache, eye strain, blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes and neck or back aches at the computer it is possible that you are suffering just some of the symptoms called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Solving the symptoms of CVS requires a visit to your eye doctor to determine if you need corrective lenses while working at the computer, especially if your computer use is two or more hours a day. The reason for computer vision related problems is further explained with a simplified description of how the eye and brain processes visual information.

Working at a computer is more visually demanding than doing other standard office work such as reading printed documents. Human vision is not designed for viewing into a computer screen. Your eyes require constant sharp edged images like the characters found on ink and paper to process and focus on comfortably. The eye system of lens focusing is referred to as accommodation. Computer images are made up of tiny round dots, known as pixels. Since your eye can not focus on the tiny round pixels, you must constantly refocus or accomodate to keep the images sharp. The eyes can not keep a constant relaxed focus on the computer screen, even when you increased the number of pixels per square or max out the computer's refresh rate. The monitor is constantly being “redrawn”, and this eventually leads to repetitive stress of the eye muscles and fatigue.

Bifocals are not helpful at the computer. In fact, the bifocal only increases the problem since the reading portion of the bifocal is designed for a shorter distance than a computer screen and for a much lower visual angle. The tendency to lift the chin up and move closer to the screen just leads to lower back and neck problems. Progressive lenses (eyeglasses without bifocal lines) have the same shortcomings since the area for intermediate computer vision is found in the lower half of the glasses and the area for viewing is limited.

If you spend two or more hours working at the computer CVS can be a real problem at home or in the workplace. Savvy employers are beginning to recognize that increase work production can be realized with eyewear designed for computer use. Visit your eye doctor who is ready to help you eliminate the problems of Computer Vision Syndrome with a dedicated pair of computer glasses. You can benefit from a natural head and neck position with computer glasses or the new ergonomically designed clip-on computer reading glasses.

You can choose to have a limited pair of computer glasses custom made or you may be wondering how to convert your existing general purpose pair of eyeglasses that you use for distance and reading only into computer glasses. Well, there is an easy and affordable way by using a new innovative clip-on lens to view a computer monitor. Simply clipping the lens on to the bridge portion of your general wear eyeglasses that you are already wearing, and you can immediately feel and see the difference while working on a computer. Save your eyes from nagging eyestrain and improve your ability to be productive in the workplace as well. A pair of dedicated computer glasses or the new clip-on computer reading glass will do much for you in all aspects of work, as well as and make you a feel better outside of work since they will eliminate much of the eyestrain, lower back discomfort and neck pains that you are experiencing.

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EyeGlass Frames Tips

Your personal appearance, taste and lifestyle choices best provides the guide to you finding the right eyeglasses that matches you. But we will start first with the frames.

Eyeglass frame materials have been changed every so often with the production of new materials which can be put into the frame and the metals which can withstand pressure. Frames when molded are made from either plastic or metal parts, but technically it can be made from any material which can hold the lens glasses and stick them to the face. Safety glasses, on the other hand, requires a tough plastic called polycarbonate. Skin allergy sufferers will greatly benefit from titanium and stainless steel to prevent further skin allergies.

Some eyewear frames have parts that are snapped into place like lego parts, rather than screwed by little screws. This type of customizable feature can be really helpful if you are into the trend and change your eyewear color and style every so often, like depending on the color of your clothes.

There are certain types of eyeglass frames which also are very flexible like gel-like substance. This type of material reduces the risk of frame damage. Some spring hinges are also made flexible. These are the types of frames that are very ideal for kids eyeglasses, because kids can get around and play around without having to worry of breaking fragile glasses.

There are also the very popular rim-less type of frames which become very popular because they are looking like plain glasses without a frame to hold them by. Rimless styles attach the plastic or metal temple directly onto the lenses rather than onto a frame making it weaker to damage especially when the lens get broken.

There are also new kinds of frames, mainly depending on the difference in production materials and design including the use of different materials such as bamboo and wood.

When you select frames, look and analyze the shape of your face and look for the colors that best matches your face. While it is okay to have the same eyewear that your celebrity idols have, but it is not okay if it does not fit in with your face at all and worse, you may even look too trying hard.

Keep in mind also that some frames are just for certain types of lens makes. Progressive lenses, for example, do not work well with thinner and slimmer frames. It is better to choose a symmetrical frame that sits well on the centers of your eyes especially if you have a high prescription glasses.

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5 Tips To Improve Your Vision Without Using Glasses

For many years, since I was 8 years old in fact, I've had poor eyesight and needed to wear glasses. In my late teens I moved onto contact lenses, and in my thirties I had laser surgery.

As you may, or may not, know laser surgery is not always a permanent solution – it was not for me and after about 5 years I noticed my eyesight at night was not quite so crisp.

Fearing that my eyesight would degrade back to the point of needing glasses or contact lenses again I started looking for ways to improve my eye health in general.

Below, are my top 5 tips for maintaining, and improving, the health of your eyes and improving your vision naturally.

Supplements

I'm not talking about drugs here, just about the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to maintain good eye health.

Taking a good quality multi-vitamin is the best place to start to supplement a balanced diet to ensure you are getting the right types and right quantities of both vitamin and mineral your eyes need to be healthy.

Diet

A poor diet can lead to many health problems, and your eyes are not immune to this.

Maintaining a healthy healthy balanced diet is the first step to improving your health in general, and improving your eye health specifically.

Try to include a wide variety of colorful vegetables and leafy greens, and where possible stick to natural products.

Accupressure & Massage

Accupressure is essentially accupuncture without the needles. Using your fingers to massage around the eyes can help to relax the muscles and give your eyes a much-needed rest.

Think how good your body feels after a good massage and realize that the same will apply to your eyes.

Rest

Building on the previous point, simply resting your eyes more often through the day is another good way of giving them a break, so to speak.

This is more important in these times of increased use of computer monitors and TV viewing – just take a minute every hour to close your eyes and let them relax.

You can also cover your eyes gently with the palms of your hands to help block out all light.

Eye Exercises

Building on the work of holistic opthamologists, eye exercises are intended to help strengthen and improve the flexibility of the muscles that control the eyes with the intention of improving the eyes ability to focus.

There are many simple exercises you can practice, and should practice daily, that can help you develop near and far focusing, and help maintain the eyes natural ability to track objects within your field of vision.

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What Is Depth Perception, and How Do I Know If I Have It?

Have you seen the movie Gravity ? Did you see it in 3-D?

If so, you probably found yourself marveling at the amazing technological effect of seeing Sandra Bullock and George Clooney tumble through a very realistic depiction of the depths of outer space.

But you probably never find yourself marveling at the even more amazing technological effect of seeing everything in the world in 3-D – achieved by simply having two eyes, as well as a brain that blends the images your eyes see.

Very simply, this is depth perception, meaning the ability to see things in three dimensions – length, width, and depth – and to perceive how near or far away people and objects are.

One way humans perceive depth is having eyes that are spaced a little bit apart. This is contrary to certain animals that tend to be prey, and have evolved so that their eyes are on either side of their head to enable them to spot predators. (Predator animals, on the other hand, or paw, usually have eyes positioned closely together, like humans, to enable them to spot, chase, and swoop down upon prey.)

Like those clunky 3-D glasses you wore while watching Gravity , human eyes spaced a little bit apart see two slightly different images, based on each eye's position on your face. These two slightly different images are called binocular visual cues. They're called binocular because the images are seen by two eyes.

Here's a fun way to test your binocular vision. Hold your cell phone at arm's length in front of your face.

Now hold up one finger about six inches away from your face, in front of the cell phone. If you focus your eyes on the cell phone, you will see two different transparent images of your finger, on either side of the cell phone.

Now focus your eyes on your finger. You will see two different transparent images of the cell phone, on either side of your finger. That's depth perception.

Here's another way to test your depth perception, and to see whether one of your eyes is dominant.

Hold your finger in front of the cell phone, just like before. Focus on the cell phone and close your left eye. Your finger should appear to the left of the cell phone. Now open your left eye and close your right eye. Your finger will seem to jump to the right of the cell phone.

Once again, as in the previous test, if this is what you see, you have binocular – also known as stereo – vision. However, you may have faulty depth perception if you experience any of these things:

– You can see your finger better on one side than the other.

– The view of your finger is larger with one eye than with the other.

– One eye's finger image appears right over the cell phone, while the other one is far to the left or right.

– You can only see one finger image.

If you do experience any of these things, it would be a good idea to get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.

But what if you have sight in only one eye? Do you still have depth perception, even if you do not have binocular (stereo) vision?

Yes! Here is a way to test your one good eye for depth perception.

Let's say you are doing this indoors. You will need stationary objects in three different distances from you: one object close to you, one a little farther away, and one still farther away from that one.

Let's try this with three objects you may find indoors: a chair (close to you), a filing cabinet (a little farther away), and a table (farther away).

You can do this outside, too. Try it with, say, a bush (close to you), a tree (a little farther away), and a house (farther away).

Of course you do not have to use these three indoor and outdoor objects, in these three positions. You can use them in different positions, or you can use three other objects, as long as the one farthest away is large enough so you can see it well.

Focus on the object in the mid-distance range – the table if you are inside, the tree if you are outside, if you are using those objects. Then walk from side to side.

As you focus on the midrange object, sometimes the filing cabinet or tree, you will see the object closer to you (the chair or the bush) move to the opposite direction from where you are walking. You will also see the object farther away (the table or the house) appear to move in the same direction that you are moving.

If you can see this with one eye (if you are sighted in both eyes you can close one eye while you do this), you have depth perception!

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Custom Computer Reading Clip-On Glasses: Reducing Eyestrain and Nagging Neck Aches

A new affordable custom computer reading clip-on glasses will work to tie eyestrain and computer neck pain. Working at a computer is more visually demanding than doing other standard office work such as reading printed documents. Computer pixels are round and difficult for your eyes to maintain a steady focus, unlike ink and paper type. Compounding this problem is bifocal lenses, trifocal lenses and progressive lenses will not allow you to read the computer screen without elevating your chin. Eyestrain while working on a computer is the number one office related complaint.

Difficulty with vision is a very common complaint of multi-focal wearers who work on the computer. The computer monitor is usually positioned near eye-level at mid-range distance. Due to the optical limitations of multi-focal lenses, this is a dilemma for the eye doctor because it is potentially impossible to prescribe one pair of glasses that solves all our visual demands and fulfills the visual ergonomic demands of the computer user.

Ideally, the corrective power needed for viewing a computer monitor, which usually occurs at eye level and above, should be in the upper half of the computer user's prescription glasses not in the bottom half. You can ask your eye doctor for a limited pair of computer and reading distance glasses, or now you can get a new custom designed clip-on to work over your current general wear bifocals or progressive type eyeglasses.

Now, the new clip-on computer reading glasses will solve this common problem at a fraction of the cost of a new pair of computer glasses by clipping to the top of your existing prescription eyeglasses to provide you with an ultra wide, clear optical zone of computer distant vision focus. Yes, over your existing Bifocals, Trifocals, or Progressive “no-line” bifocal lenses.

Using this new innovative custom digital design clip-on to view a computer monitor eliminates repetitive up and down head movement which leads to neck strain from improper bifocal / progressive lens use. Elevating your head while lifting your chin up as you move your body closer to see the computer screen is just bad ergonomics. If you have a great ergonomic chair that you use at the computer, but have to move forward in your chair to see the screen clearly, than what you really have is just an expensive stool! You no longer have the correct back support. Neck and lower back pain is great for the Chiropractor's and MD's.

You can benefit immediately from a natural head and neck position with a pair of clip-on computer reading glasses. You do not have to suffer the painful neck, shoulder and upper back effects! What makes this new custom designed clip-on better than similar looking devices.

The new computer reading clips are an ergonomically designed clip-on lens attachment for general wear prescription eyeglasses in shape, size, optical centering, lens material, lens coating and thickness and weight. Here are the benefits:

1. The new clip-on is fabricated using an acrylic material that has shown to improve on light transmission over the conventional polycarbonate type lenses clip-on's.

2. The acrylic lens surfaces are more scratch resistant than other similar polycarbonate lens material clip-on's currently on the market.

3. The position of the optical centering, or interpupillary distance (also called PD), will create less stress on ocular motor functions associate with eye convergence when viewing objects at a close intermediate range, and lessen the added stress while viewing a computer screen for long periods of time over existing computer lenses which typically have an optical centering of 70 mm or more in their design.

4. The exceptionally smaller eye size, shape and thickness of the new clip (52mm by 26mm) design will provide for a lighter weight computer reading clip-on attachment to the wearers eyeglasses. This new lens size and thickness reduces the center of gravity outward from the wearer's frame to help minimize the weight of the lens aid and lessen the effects of gravity that tend to pull the eyeglasses down on the nose.

5. Unique to the new clip-on is the additional value of using a non-glare anti-reflection coating to reduce annoying glare and reflections. The resulting effects of adding a non-glare coating have been scientifically recognized to reduce visual stress and improve the wearers performance while working at a computer for extended periods of time (2 or more hours per day).

6. Digitally designed optics gives this newly designed clip-on an undistorted view area across the full width of the lens to improve the wearers experience and visual comfort when clipped over bifocals or progressive lens designs.

You have a new choice, you can choose to have a limited pair of computer glasses custom made by your eye doctor for $ 200 or more dollars, or you can convert your existing general purpose eyeglasses to accommodate your vision needs while working at the computer for long periods of time with a custom computer reading clip-on glasses, called Computer Conversion Clips, for a fraction of the cost. Both computer glasses and the computer clip-on's are good choices for you, so you decide which cost choice is best for you.

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New Studies Reveal a Teen’s Vision Can Impact Academic Achievement

As teens and students are heading back to school, it's important that they visit Eye Care Professional for a regular vision check, as they may want to diagnose any vision correction needs before the start of the academic year. It is commonly known that poor vision can have an impact on a teen's academic performance, social skills and athletic capability. Studies have shown that 60 percent of young people who have some type of learning difficulties are due to undetected vision problems, according to the American Optometric Association.

In addition, 80 percent of youngsters who have reading difficulties are referred to to be associated with vision problems which can be solved. High-quality eye care including contact lenses and regular vision tests can help break down these barriers and allow young people across the Middle East to feel comfortable, confident and reach their true potential when at school, college, and universities.

“Whether students are aiming to be on the football team, excelling in school by seeing the blackboard better in class, looking at computer screens, or just enjoying the outdoors with friends, we feel contact lenses provide definite benefits to youngsters going back to school, “says Dr. Razmig Knajian, Senior Professional and Medical Affairs Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Middle East.

“Teenagers need confidence for going back to school and contact lenses help by making them feel better about how they look. just for special events and socializing with friends, “he continued.

In addition to the physical benefits, contact lenses provide teens with increased freedom of movement and flexibility to play sports at school. Contact lenses enable wider peripheral vision than glasses and crisper overall vision that gives teens an edge over their opponents on the field. Teenagers who play sports that require constant movement like tennis or 360-degree vision like basketball will particularly benefit from wearing contact lenses.

It is no surprise that young teenagers who spend time outdoors, especially in the UAE, without proper eye protection, are vulnerable to UV exposure due to large pupils which let more harmful rays enter the eye and damage its front or inner tissues. UV-rays are reflected by pavements, sand and water and can be damaging not only to the skin but eyes as well, so it's important to choose a contact lens brand that offers UV protection.

With schools and universities fast approaching, it is best for young people to visit an eye care professional to get a proper vision examination and receive expert advice on which contact lens fits them best.

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Specific Features About Hard and Soft Eye Devices

Find out the pros and cons of soft and hard contact lenses. The supple variety has turned out to be popular not only in the United States but around the world as well. The spongy lens can rectify unclear vision or astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness (myopia) and loss of close-up ability to see because of old age. Such medical eye devices are consistent with your eye shape. It is comfortable and stays in place perfectly so it is an ideal option if you are an athletic or live a very dynamic lifestyle.

The hard contact lenses are fabricates from hard and gas permeable transparent pieces of glass. These ensure a clear and crisp vision for the wearer. The fact is hard lenses are more breathable than soft contacts which take away the possibility of eye contamination. This type of eye devices should be taken off for cleaning and disinfecting during the night. You may need a least one week to adjust to hard lenses. These are more likely to fall off from the midpoint of your eye as against the soft class. This can lead to fuzzy vision and uneasiness. You can use the same pair for up to three years in case your prescription does not change and you are careful with your contacts.

You may also need special contact lenses depending on the status of your eyesight. Conduct some research online to learn about the features of these products. Hybrid contact lenses introduce a hard or gas permeable axis surrounded by a soft outer ring. The hybrid type is an ideal alternative if you have an unbalanced corneal curvature or you will find it hard to wear the traditional hard lenses.

The bifocal or multifocal lenses come available in both soft and hard varieties. These are meant to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism in amalgamation with age-related loss of close-up vision. The tinted lenses are made for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. It seeks to develop color perception or help offset color blindness. Make it a point to keep away from costume or decorative contact lenses. These lenses can damage your eyes and cause potentially severe eye infection.

Consult your ophthalmologist or other eye care specialists for a comprehensive eye examination and fitting if you try out these medical eye devices. Make sure to schedule follow-up testing as recommended by your eye doctor. Pure Vision contacts are the first to employ the unique Aero Gel material which delivers an exceptional vision together with outstanding comfort and eye health. These remarkable lenses are comfortable and easy to wear. You can enjoy a unique, soft and wonderful feeling when you wear this brand of lenses.

There are special designs which make the lens successful in dealing with spherical aberration. This is an eye condition that causes objects to look blurred or hazy. The special round edge guarantees a comfortable fit when you wear these sensitive devices. The key features of this exceptional brand are outstanding vision with high-definition optical design and natural levels of oxygen for healthy eyes.

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When My Eyes Are Sore And Watery, Am I Having Dry Eyes?

Somehow, when the eyes are not producing sufficient tears that are effective to lubricate them, the tears then evaporate so fast that we are faced with a suffering dry eye syndrome. These include symptoms like:

  • Sore, irritating eyes that are sensitive to breeze blowing from the fan or air-conditioner.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Watery eyes as if you have been crying or tearing.
  • The constant feeling of having something in your eyes that cause you to rub without hesitation.
  • Redness of the eyes, though not always.

Wandering what causes dry eyes or why are my eyes so sore and watery? Understanding the causes will better explain that this eye condition, can be easily triggered by anything from the climate to hormonal changes … Not forgetting the possibility of an undercoming health problem.

Causes:

  1. Production of insufficient and ineffective tears – When the eyes are not producing tears adequately and effectively containing the right lubricants; or the tears evaporate too fast – we have the problem of dry eye syndrome.
  2. Hormonal changes associated with aging, do take a toll on the quality of tears produced. Some women when they reach menopause, find that they are no longer tolerate contact lens.
  3. Reading from a smartphone as Studies found, can cause eye strain as the eyes have to focus on the small texts in order to read.
  4. Cold or hot weather indirectly contributes to this eye condition, as it is the central heating or the air-conditioner that is the culprit in causing the problem. Central heating can make the atmosphere so dry, your eyes ever become watery. Likewise, it is the same for the air-conditioner that blows.
  5. Excessive alcohol consumption can be the cause for sore eyes, because it dehydrates the body.
  6. Forgetting eye make-up removal overnight for women, can possibly aggravate and cause Blepharitis – a condition when the eyelids become red, swollen, itchy and the eyelashes become crusty.

Now you are curious and sometimes anxious to know what is the Remedy for it. No doubt that prevention is better than cure, but somehow there are things that need to be remedied, when circumstances do not make them preventable.

Why not check them out here ?:

  • Eye drops like Tears Natural do give much relief to sore and watery eyes, and is applicable topically as often as every one or two hours initially, then gradually reduce to three times daily. Always select conservative free products with individual plastic vials, rather than small plastic bottles, that will not cause allergy nor contamination!
  • Evening Primrose oil can be taken orally as a supplement. Additionally, vitamin A which is beta carotene, can be found in carrots, wolf-berries, papayas, mangoes and Cod liver oil, are good for your eyes.
  • Blink your eyes – Regular blinking is cruel for healthy eyes. Remember, that each time you blink, you are refreshing them and cleaning your corneas too.
  • The 20-20-20 rule – When on a computer, smartphone or a laptop, we tend to focus and be “glued” to our smart-tech devices that we forget to relax our eyes for a moment, to rest. Try looking up or looking away for twenty seconds at something twenty feet away, for every twenty minutes … just relax and rest your eyes before returning your gaze at the computer, laptop or smartphone.

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The Most Common Vision Difficulties

Common Vision Difficulties

Your eyes are valuable. They let you experience life through vision, a totally distinct feeling unlike any other. The majority of us could not even consider going a day without the use of their eye sight, however without we each work to preserve our eyes, vision damage is a true hazard. Fortunately, with little steps, we can greatly lower the chance of damage both in everyday living as well as those which come with the aging process.

Why a Healthy Diet Benefits Your Vision

Your eyes demand quite a few vitamins to be their best. The easiest way to get the right stuff is to eat a balanced diet consisting of good whole foods with lots of fruits and vegetables. Another way this helps is in the prevention of diabetes. This disease is the top reason for blindness in adults and is a real problem in other ways as well. By eating right and having the right vitamins you will receive many benefits.

Prepare Today For When You are Older

Utilizing steps to protect your vision today can significantly lessen the risks of developing a number of complications as you become a little older. Having a suitable eating routine with the appropriate vitamins and nutrients has actually been demonstrated to be one of the greatest ways to protect against cataracts , which could really affect your eyes negatively, not to mention involve an operation to get rid of. Cigarettes carry a fundamental impact on all sections of your overall health, from your body and lungs, not to mention your vision. Smoking increases the danger of countless ailments that will certainly have repercussions down the line.

You Ought To Be Vigilant

Preparing against the first signs of diseases right now can be a great strategy to prevent issues in the future. Choose not to take risks with your eyes. Should you be in a position where a mishap could occur it is best to use safety measures. While participating in sports be certain to use eye protection. If you have a job where debris being thrown around is a challenge, don protective goggles. If you venture out in the sunlight, make sure that you have on sunglasses.

What Causes Floaters and the Cure for Floaters

Floaters are tiny lines or dark dots that you perceive in your eyes. They can be really upsetting and be detrimental to your vision. Sometimes you may only see a handy, making it not too harmful. On the other hand, if you have a large number of floaters continuously in the eyes, it becomes a huge concern. At this point you require eye floaters treatment. Floaters arise each time very little cells expire and fall off from the inner lining of the eyeball. It is an expected part of life, and normally the tissue would break down and be reused. Sometimes, this may not take place for some reason, so all of these tiny tissues join as a group until they come to be visible and you start noticing dark spots in your vision.

Stay Healthy

Following these tips will help you stay healthy and keep your eyes happy for a long time. Never take your sight for granted and work your hardest to preserve it for a long time to come.

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Complete Eye and Vision Care – Available Options for Seeing 20/20

Eye Glasses and Contacts

Eye care professionals do everything in their power to help you see a clear world. Should your vision become blurry or hard to focus, your doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see if you need glasses. Many times, individuals between the ages of 40 and 45 will notice they can no longer focus on proximal objects. This is a normal, common condition called presbyopia, and is valued in numerous ways. After examining your eyes, your eye care doctor will suggest reading glasses, bifocals, bifocal contact lenses or a monovision solution. Monovision uses contact lenses or blade-free LASIK eye surgery to focus your non-dominant eye for close up vision. Should this be the best route for a patient, a “test drive” with temporary contact lenses may be necessary before surgery to ensure proper brain adaption.

For many people, contacts are preferred over eye glasses. Contact lens exams ensure you are fit to wear contacts for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is imperative for your contact lenses to fit your eyes specifically, as all eyes are unique. Poorly received contacts can cause issues such as discomfort, inflammation, allergy, abrasion, infection and rarely, permanent tissue damage. In addition to using the Pentacam mapping system for corneal structure evaluation, reputable eye care physicians supply patients with correctly fitting contacts, a starter pair of trial contact lenses and a cleaning kit. Due to the capabilities in managing dry eye problems and technological advances in soft and rigid gas permeable lens design, many eye care specialists are happy to make adjustments for people who desire contacts.

Diabetic Eye Care is a Priority

Diabetic patients know proper eye care is essential for continued general health. One of the main diabetic threats associated with vision function is diabetic retinopathy. Stemming from insufficient retinal oxygen and blood flow, diabetic retinopathy can occur when high blood sugar damages the retina. This has the potential to lead to a myriad of issues, from leaky blood vessels to complete blindness.

Eye doctors pay close attention to the vision health of all diabetic patients, as diabetic retinopathy should be identified as soon as possible. Symptoms are minimal, if present at all, so early detection is vital.

Corneal Care for Keratoconus

For those patients living with Keratoconus , technological advances have made treatment easier and safer. A condition that causes corneal thinning and distortion, Keratoconus patients could have traditionally required a corneal transplant. However, doctors look forward to performing non-invasive Corneal Cross Linking (CXL), once the US FDA approval process is complete. CXL applications liquid Riboflavin and B vitamin to the eye. By combining this application with UV light, corneal fibers are strengthened and the tissue is stabilized. Approved in Europe for over 15 years, the US awaits full FDA approval. In the meantime, eye care specialists are committed to screening folks who may have Keratoconus and helping current patients became established candidates for future CXL procedures.

Whether you are having to go to LASIK vision correction surgery, improve your vision with eye glasses or contacts or find an eye care doctor for vision issues such as diabetic retinopathy or Keratoconus, eye care doctors treat a plethora of ocular conditions. We believe in supplying our patients with comprehensive eye exams and access to complete, state-of-the-art eye and vision care.

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Eye Injury Prevention Month: Minimize Chances for Emergency Eye Care Doctor Visits

This time of year, eye specialists receive numerous patient calls, saying they have something in their eye. Many times, yard work is the main culprit for this issue. Many eye care specialists suggest wearing proper eye protection when working on outside projects, mowing, clearing leaves and brush or gardening. Something as small as a piece of grass can cause corneal scratching when done in the eye. This can lead to an infection, pain and vision changes. Remaining cautious will keep your eyes safe from similar scenarios, other fast-moving objects, and prevent general injuries.

Aside from yard work, countless people work in environments where eye protection is imperative. From construction workers to manufacturers to mechanics, the risk of something hitting or spilling into the eye is elevated. It is important to remember that while projectiles hitting the eye can cause pain and infection, chemical splashes can also cause serious injuries that result in permanent damage. Simply wearing safety glasses when in the workplace can prevent many common eye injuries.

Eye injuries are also a leading cause of vision loss in children. Many times, these injuries require trips to an emergency eye care doctor and are directly caused by sports activity. Talk to your children about eye safety and teach them to get into a good habit of protecting their eyes, especially when sports-related activities are involved. Ensuring your children play with age-appropriate toys that do not have sharp or protruding parts further decreases the chances for eye injuries that interrupt healthy development. The top example for your children is you; have them follow your good example of healthy vision habits.

Considering the importance of injury prevention practices, it is also helpful to know what constituents “safety glasses.” The American National Standards Institute outlines the required safety safety glasses must contain in a set of guidelines known as the ANSI Z87.1. After meeting ANSI Z87.1 standards, safety glasses are stamped with Z87 on all major components. People believe in a common misconception that wearing any set of glasses will automatically protect their eyes. However, the lenses in everyday landscapes are typically not Z87 certified. Polycarbonate lenses meet the requirements, but leave one component missing. The spectacle frame must also meet Z87 standards, meaning it can withstand an impact and keep the lenses in place without fracturing. Most dress eyewear does not meet this standard. The final component is the presence of side shields, which prevent indirect crime. Applied to many frames they will not supply sufficient protection unless they are too Z87 certified.

No matter how well you prepare, some visits to the eye care doctor can not be ignored; accidents may still happen. But never fear; quality eye care specialists will be happy to treat your eye injuries and supply you with additional prevention tips for the future.

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Differences Between LASIK and PRK Eye Surgery

1. Suitable Patients

Determining if a patient is a good candidate for any vision correction procedure is mission critical to its success. Like many things in life, laser vision correction surgery is not “one size fits all.” When being evaluated by an experienced, qualified vision correction surgeon, he / she may recommend PRK LASIK over traditional LASIK. The main difference between PRK LASIK and traditional LASIK is the manipulation of a patient's corneal tissue. When a patient has been deemed fit for laser eye surgery, the ophthalmologist may determine PRK LASIK is more appropriate based on one to several factors. Examples of such factors include:

  • Previous corneal damage and / or scarring via injury, infection or age that creates corneal fragility
  • Increased risk for long-term dryness and / or issues with eye dryness before the procedure
  • Employment that includes high risks for ocular injuries
  • Corneal thickness that is adequate for flap creation
  • General corneal irregularities that may pose a problem with a traditional LASIK procedure

2. Flap Versus No-Flap

The overarching difference between PRK LASIK and LASIK surrounds the cornea and the way it is manipulated during the procedure. Traditional LASIK vision correction procedures create a small, thin flap close to the corneal surface and slightly reshape the eye's underlying tissue with a laser beam. Think of it like opening a book up in the middle, removing a few pages, and closing the book back up. While PRK LASIK utilizes the exact same laser technology vs. Traditional LASIK, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) does not create a corneal flap as a first step. Instead, a very small area of ​​corneal skin is quickly and painfully removed to allow for the same laser to then be used to correct the vision in the tissue underneath. Using the same book analogy, a small area of ​​the cover of the book is taken away and then starting with page one, a few pages off the book are removed and then the cover regenerates itself in a few days. After PRK LASIK surgery, a contact lens is placed on the eye for a few days to allow new tissue to quickly grow back underneath it.

3. Recovery Time

This recovery time is accompanied with taking Vitamin C and using eye drops. The final end result of clear vision when comparing PRK LASIK to traditional LASIK is usually the same when reputable vision correction surgeons perform the procedure. While PRK LASIK surgery does take a little longer for full vision perfection vs. traditional LASIK, most PRK patients are seeing generally well enough to drive and work in just a few days after the procedure.

It is important to keep in mind that neither surgery is necessarily a “better” procedure than the other. The key factor in assessing whether traditional LASIK or PRK LASIK is appropriate is based on the individual patient. Both LASIK vision correction procedures are viable options for patients who are fit candidates.

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Using Your FSA/HSA for LASIK Eye Surgery Costs

Many doctors recommend leveraging a FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and HSA (Health Savings Account) to use pre-tax account dollars to pay for medical procedures including LASIK vision correction. With the arrival of fall, it is important to be proactive and utilize unused FSA dollars before the current enrollment year ends.

Save Money on LASIK with Flexible Spending

Applying FSA / HSA dollars to LASIK eye surgery costs can save you anywhere from 20-30% of the expenditure, depending on your income level. This is possible because Flexible Spending Account contributions are deducted from employee checks through the year before becoming subject to payroll taxes. Not only can this save you from paying more at the doctor's office, it also reduces your annual tax liabilities.

A key piece of information to remember is that FSA / HSA dollars are time sensitive. Any contributions you put toward your FSA account must be sent by the close of your employer's next enrollment period. When a patient is interested in utilizing FSA dollars for LASIK eye surgery, there are two points of interest to check on:

1. See if you are able to use the entire allotment during the first month of benefits

2. Determine if your FSA plan allows for a short “grace period” after the end of your company's enrollment year where funds can “roll over” into the following enrollment year.

2013 FSA Changes & LASIK Eye Surgery Cost

Until 2013, no federal implication limited FSA contributions, despite the majority of employers determined on a suitable limit for their employees based on IRS mandates. This contribution ceiling was usually set somewhere between $ 2,000 and $ 5,000. However, as of January 1, 2013, the maximum amount of contributed FSA dollars was capped at $ 2,500 per enrollment year. This is important to remember when planning for LASIK eye surgery cost.

Achieving clear vision through laser eye surgery , should you be deemed a LASIK candidate, is still a very reachable goal. However, it is important every patient remain proactive in planning ahead due to the now mandated contribution cap.

Tips for proactive planning and paying for LASIK eye surgery :

  • Research flexible spending FAQs, the difference between eligible and ineligible expenses, your personal medical needs and any medical goals you have for the next year.
  • Utilize an online FSA calculator to see how much of a contribution you may want to consider.
  • Discuss additional FSA / HSA details and possible limitations with your Human Resources Department.
  • Keep in mind spouses can contribute to a joint Flexible Spending Account to increase available medical funds.
  • Be proactive in scheduling a consultation with reputable LASIK eye care specialists who can determine if you are indeed an ideal LASIK candidate. Ensure during your visit that safe, FDA-approved technology is used during all LASIK vision correction procedures.

Be proactive in scheduling a consultation with reputable LASIK eye care specialists who can determine if you are indeed an ideal LASIK candidate. Ensure during your visit that safe, FDA approved technology is used during all vision correction procedures.

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