Archive for February 2016

On February 19, 2016

Eye exams for kids–when to make that first appointment?

If you’re the parent of a young child, you may be wondering if it’s time to set up their first eye appointment. Unless your son or daughter is younger than 6 months of age, the answer is “yes” according to the American Optometric Association or AOA. Eye exams for children are extremely important. One in
On February 19, 2016

How to avoid ripping contacts

It can be very frustrating to tear a contact lens. You might wonder, why can’t they just make them out of a stronger material? Currently more than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses and most of them choose soft contact lenses because the soft lens material is very comfortable and is able to let a
On February 19, 2016

The Origins and History of Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent high-energy visible light and bright sunlight from discomforting or damaging the eyes. Sunglasses for men and women can sometimes function as a visual aid, as variously termed glasses or spectacles exist, featuring lenses that are coloured, darkened or polarized.  Sunglasses are recommended whenever a person is
On February 19, 2016

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of
On February 19, 2016

How Eyes See at Night

If you know how our eyes work, you know they need light to see. So how do we see so well in almost complete darkness? Our eyes let us see an incredibly wide range of lighting conditions due to different parts of the eye working together. Read on to learn how our eyes see at