2019-05-07
How to Protect your Eyes from UV Light

It’s summer and that means having fun in the sun! You may be cautious of sunburns on your skin, but have you heard of eye burns? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July UV Safety Month to educate people about the dangers of UV light during this time of year when the sun is strongest. No need to be concerned however as the key to protecting your eyes from UV light comes down to just a few

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2019-05-06
Contact lens for Astigmatism

Astigmatism, an often misunderstood term is more like any other refractive error problem. Yes! A simple problem in how the eye focuses light Before we delve deeper, let’s get a basic idea of how an eye generates vision. Very simply, when you see an object, the light emitted from it falls on the eye. The eye then focuses this light on the retina and generates the image of what you see and even how you see it. Understanding Astigmatism

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2019-05-06
Myopia: Is it really a threat?

What is myopia? Is it really a threat or just another marketing gimmick that a few companies are trying to pull of. In this issue, Ms. Prema Chance, Principal, Lotus Optometry College shares her insights… Myopia also known as nearsightedness, occurs when the lens in the eye grows too long from front to back. When this happens instead of focusing images on the retina—the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye—the lens of the eye focuses the image in front of the retina. People with myopia have good near vision but poor distance vision. It is the most common cause for impaired vision among individuals below the age of 40 years. History of Myopia Roman physician Galen was the first to describe the term myopia. Way back in the 17th century Johannes Kepler described the optics of myopia and its correction using concave lenses. So for generations, eye care practitioners have managed myopia using concave lenses. Is it really a threat? Evidence based literature reveals that the number of myopes are increasing at an alarming rate globally. The National Eye Institute r

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2019-05-06
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 four elementary school age children have an undetected vision problem and good eyesight is crucial for learning. The Schedule After an initial infant comprehensive eye exam around six months, the AOA recommends children have additional exams at age 3, just before first grade¬–at about 5 or 6, and then every two years after that if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually.

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2019-05-06
Contact Lenses and Sports

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you no doubt are interested in ways to enhance your performance. Switching from glasses to contacts is one of the simplest and most effective ways of doing just that. What are the advantages?

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2019-05-06
The Difference Between Migraines with Aura and Ocular Migraines

here’s nothing like it–the excruciating, throbbing pain in your head that can only be a migraine. If you suffer from migraines, you may have noticed some visual disturbances in addition to your headache. Most likely what you have experienced is a migraine with aura accounting for approximately 20% of all migraines. There is also another less common type of migraine with visual disturbance called an ocular migraine affecting only about one out of every 200 people who have migraines. These two types of headaches are very similar making it very confusing to tell which is which. Read on to learn the distinctions between the two.

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2019-05-06
What are eyelashes for?

People spend a lot of money to make their eyelashes look long, thick and dark to appear more alluring. But whether you have “Bette Davis eyes” or not, your eyelashes serve a greater purpose beyond just accentuating beauty–they play a very important role in protecting your eyes. Reduce airflow All mammals have moist eyes. This is due to the tear film that protects the eye, provides nutrients for the eye, and refracts light. Airflow can cause the eyes’ moisture to evaporate and can blow irritating dust and deposits into the eyes so eyelashes serve to minimize the flow of air over the eyeball. According to a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, it turns out that the eyelashes of mammals, regardless of whether they’re a 1-pound hedgehog to a 1,100-pound giraffe, are invariably one third the length of the animal’s eye.

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2019-05-04
Contact Lenses Tips for Tourists

If you’re planning a trip soon, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is pack the vision correction tools you’ll need to see the world. As much as you may want to leave all your worries behind, it’s important to take extra good care of your eyes when you’re away. Whether you’re hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies, here’s how to plan ahead so you can make the most of your vacation. What to Pack

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2019-05-04
This Is What You Need To Know About Asthenopia!

In today’s gadget driven environment, working long hours can take a toll on the eyes. More often than not, people’s eyes are affected due to this strain, and they rarely notice it until the symptoms are prominent Asthenopia or eye strain is a common eye condition in which eyes are fatigued resulting from close work for a long duration. Sadly, this is an extremely common disorder and most people do not even realise that they have fallen prey to the damage that it causes. Sadly, there is no specific threshold after which the symptoms start to show up. Therefore, the only way that people can avoid eye strain from damaging their vision is keeping an eye on the symptoms. Eyes are the second most complex organ in the human body after the brain. The Seeing Mechanism Before we delve deeper into the subject of how asthenopia affects your vision, let’s get an insight into how the eyes are able to see. For the eyes to see anything clearly, light coming from the object of interest must enter the eyes and converge on the retina. The neuronal layer of the eye connected to the brain, will now get into action to perceive the details of the image generated, accordingly helping the individual see. Now if the object is located at a certain distance, the eyes do not have to strain themselves as the light emitted converges comfortably on the retina. But if the object is located at a further distance, the eyes need to strain the ocular muscles in order to ensure that the rays converge at the required point on the retina. This type of strain for extensive durations of time can be fatal for the eyes. On such occasions, the strain is what makes the eye asthenopic.

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2019-05-01
SCHNEIDER: Pioneering Innovation

Pioneering the freeform idea in the ophthalmic business, SCHNEIDER had the vision to manufacture individual lenses on freely definable mathematical descriptions. What initially looked like one of many other developments turned out to be SCHNEIDERs main business focus during the last 20 years “Fascination for Innovation” – the slogan clearly reflects SCHNEIDER’s focus on inspiring customers by developing innovative technological solutions. In 1986, after eight years working for the German machine building company Heyligenstaedt, Gunter Schneider founded the SCHNEIDER GmbH & Co. KG. Starting from scratch, his visionary nature paved the way for early success and company growth. Pushing the introduction of CNC technology in precision optics soon offered the opportunity for SCHNEIDER to join the ophthalmic business as a second main market. Fast rough cutting and cribbing Fast rough cutting and cribbing Pursuit of innovation Innovations have a high priority at SCHNEIDER. The innovation processes are lean and efficiently organizsd in order to implement good ideas as quickly as possible. This is vital for the company, as Gunter Schneider reports: “For us, short development cycles are crucial to secure our position as a leading innovator in the long term.” In fact, on June 27 last year, SCHNEIDER was honored as one of the most successful think tanks in Germany. The company’s motive has always been very clear in terms of working as a reliable partner with their customers to help them optimise the efficiency of their business as well as propagate their growth. Taking the first step In 1994, SCHNEIDER received the request from one of its customers to manufacture atoric lenses with CNC machinery. This initial assignment triggered the vision to develop machines with the capability to produce individual lenses on freely definable mathematical descriptions offering the best visual comfort. By making this vision a reality, the freeform era started. SCHNEIDER was able to produc

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2019-05-01
‘Improving Lives By Improving Sight’, the mission of Essilor has been sure proven with the efforts of making vision better for many

The 160 years old company, the world’s most superior in spectacle lenses has been hugely successful around the world because of its single minded obsession to bring the best in lens technology, training, equipment and dispensing to its wide network of more than 350000+ ECPs spread across more than 100 countries. 2.5 billion people in the world suffer unnecessarily from poor vision and its consequences which is why Essilor’s mission is, ‘Improving Lives by improving sight’. Creating History Essilor was created by the merger between co-operative inspired ESSEL and the entrepreneurial SILOR and two landmark innovations– the introduction of the plastic lens-a safer, lighter and stronger material – and the invention of the progressive lens, Varilux. In the last 5 decades Essilor has expanded its production and distribution networks across 5 continents and accelerated its technological innovations to benefits consumer.

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2019-05-01
Even People With Great Vision Need Eye Exams

Poor vision isn’t the only indicator of eye disease. In fact, it’s usually the last thing that happens. And, once you start to lose vision, you often can’t get it back. This is why it is so important to visit your eye doctor regularly. A comprehensive eye exam allows doctors to see things you can’t—so little problems don’t become big ones later on. And, if you’re a contact lens wearer, annual exams are mandatory. Here’s what you need to know about eye exams:

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2019-05-01
5 Tips for First Time Contact Lens Wearers

Congratulations on getting your first pair of contact lenses! If you’re like most people, you’ll probably spend the first few days marveling at small visual details that you never noticed before—like dew on the grass and small specks of color on bright green leaves. It’s a very exciting time but, as with anything new, it might be a little scary too. After all, contact lenses are high-tech medical devices and your vision is one of your most valued senses. As such, it’s important to make good choices so you stay comfortable, happy and safe. Here are five tips designed to put you on the path to a lifetime of success with your new contact lenses.

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2019-05-01
Does Summer Air Quality Affect Your Eyes?

All over the world, air quality reports are often included in the day’s weather forecast—especially during the summer months, when ozone levels can spike. Although it may bother some people more than others, the eye is vulnerable to the effects of air pollution,1 which means air quality can certainly impact how comfortable your eyes feel. And, depending on how polluted the air is, it can affect your quality of life—particularly when it leads to irritation while you’re wearing your contact lenses. Of course, there is no easy fix or overnight remedy that will repair the air outside your front door, but there are some simple strategies that can help you find relief for your eyes when air quality is at its worst.

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2019-05-01
Get Kids’ Eyes Ready for Back to School

Congratulations: You stocked up on new backpacks, lunch boxes, PE shoes and probably so much more. But as nice as all of these extras are, high-quality comfortable vision is one of the most important things your kids need when they go back to school. With each passing year, as kids grow, their needs, interests and lifestyles change, which means their vision needs change too. Since what worked last year may not be the best choice this fall, here are some tips to help you get your big and little kids started on the right foot this school year.

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2018-11-25
Eye Conditions & Vision Problems

Have questions about an eye condition or vision problem?. A full video to know about Eye conditions.

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2018-11-20
Free Natural Eye Care Exercises

FREE system of eye exercises, eye relaxation techniques and improving the functioning of specific organs of the body.

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