Category: Vision

Don’t Lose Sight of Protection Provided By Sunglasses

Everyone wants a new pair of sunglasses to look great, but before settling on that new pair of shades, consumers should consider their eye health and how well those sunglasses protect against the sun’s harmful rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six factors are most important when shopping for sunglasses: Protection from…

Stylish Reader Glasses: They Are A Thing

Reading glasses-or “cheaters” as they are often referred to-have come a long way from those dangling-from-a-chain-around-your-neck professor looking spectacles. Once considered nerdy and geeky, readers now come in all sorts of hip styles and colors like high-end designer eye-wear and they’ve caught the eye-pun intended-of both young and young at heart. According to a recent…

Consumer 411 on Eyelash Extensions

Blink and you’ll miss it. For plenty of beauty trends, that’s an all-too-fitting quip. But when it comes to one trend in particular, the whole point is to make certain no one misses it when you blink. And it’s a trend that looks to have some longevity. Eyelash extensions continue to grow in popularity. With…

O’s Para Los Ojos

Tienes una cita con un profesional de la visión. ¿Sabes qué clase de licencia tiene? Mucha gente no sabe. Los siguientes profesionales trabajan con los ojos de una u otra forma y sus títulos comienzan con la letra “o”, pero existen diferencias importantes en su educación, capacitación y áreas de especialización. Aquí están los tres…

Kids Eye Health Is Not Child’s Play

Do you know at what age your child should have their first comprehensive eye exam? Chances are­­ it’s earlier than you think. A basic eye exam or vision screening may be helpful, but without a comprehensive eye exam, several eye and vision conditions may go unnoticed. To address this–the California State Board of Optometry created…

Eye Spy with My Little Eye. Light-Adaptive Contact Lenses Are Coming!

Many of us know someone who wears prescription eyeglasses that turn into sunglasses when they are exposed to sunlight.  These are also known as photochromic lenses. For the last 50 years, this convenient option was only available in eyeglasses, but now a change is on the horizon for consumers who wear contact lenses. Pending approval…

O’s for the Eyes

So, you have an appointment with an eye care professional.  Do you know what they’re licensed to do?  Many people don’t.  The following professionals all work with eyes in one capacity or another and their titles begin with the letter “o,” but there are important differences in their education, training, and areas of expertise. Here…