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Occupational Bifocals and Trifocals are Made for Specific Jobs

When you undertake a particular job, you may need occupational lenses, which are not designed for everyday wear. Occupational bifocals and trifocals are made for specific jobs. These special-purpose eyeglasses are specifically suited for work situations. By placing the near, intermediate and far vision zones on certain areas of the lens, specific jobs are made easier. Anyone over the age  Read More →

Drug Store Reading Glasses vs Prescription Reading Glasses

If you find yourself struggling to read the newspaper and the computer screen is starting to look blurry, it’s probably time for some reading glasses. While they sell reading glasses at the drugstore, you shouldn’t neglect having your regular eye exam. Just as preventative care is important to maintaining your overall health, regular vision exams are essential if you want  Read More →

What Your Doctor Needs to Know Before You Have Laser Eye Surgery

If  you’re considering having laser eye surgery, you need to have an in-depth discussion with your eye surgeon about potential risks. People with certain conditions or lifestyles may need to rethink having the surgery at all. Here’s what your doctor needs to know before you have laser eye surgery. Weighing the Risks For people with certain medical conditions or lifestyles,  Read More →

The Differences between Bifocal, Trifocal and Progressive Lenses

Almost all of us will develop presbyopia at some point in our lives because it’s the natural result of aging, usually starting around middle age and progressing at a constant rate after onset. Presbyopia refers to a condition where the eye loses its ability to focus on objects close up. Most people begin to experience blurred vision when reading or  Read More →

Shatter-Proof Lenses Are Recommended for Children

It is in the nature of all children to run, jump, climb and throw things and that means accidents are sometimes unavoidable. If your child wears eyeglasses and they break because she collided with someone during a game of soccer or got hit in the face with a basketball, you could be looking at serious injury to your child’s face  Read More →

Tint Your Photochromic Lenses Any Colour You Want

You can tint your photochromic lenses any colour you want. Tinted lenses stay one colour all the time, no matter where they are worn. They can be a solid, uniform colour or gradient, fading from top to bottom. Tinted lenses can be had in almost any shade you can imagine and in all different lens materials. Choose a colour for  Read More →

Your Child and Computer Vision Syndrome

Using computers is a routine part of kids’ lives these days and they often start sitting in front of a computer screen before the age of nine. Children may spend up to three hours a day on a computer surfing the Internet, doing homework, talking with friends and playing video games. You may wonder how all of this computer use  Read More →

How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

Did you ever wonder what all those numbers and abbreviated terms on your eyeglass prescription meant? If you’d like to be able to decipher all the parts of your prescription so you can discuss it intelligently with your optician, read on. What Do OD and OS Mean? OD stands for oculus dexter and OS stands for oculus sinister, Latin terms  Read More →

The Pros and Cons of Transition Lenses

If you wear prescription glasses and are tired of switching back and forth between your normal glasses and prescription sunglasses, photochromic lenses, also known as Transition lenses, could be the answer. These lenses adjust to allow you to see clearly under changes in lighting conditions. Before buying, you should be aware of the pros and cons of Transition lenses to  Read More →

Go for Progressive Lenses for a More Youthful Look

With the new and advancing eye wear technology, it is possible to maintain a youthful look even when you have to wear prescription glasses. Now you don’t need to wear bifocals or trifocals to see well and use the dated eyeglasses with visible lines. With the use of progressive lenses you can see well and also maintain a more youthful  Read More →

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