Air Aqua Color Contacts

Curious about colored contacts?

These are beautiful if you want to brighten  your blue eyes also.

Click here to try on in the virtual studio

Change the color of your eyes

Tips to avoid eye strain at the computer

Ten Tips to avoid eye strain at the computer

  1. Get a comprehensive eye exam– make sure to tell your doctor how many hours you spend at the computer
  2. Use proper lighting– eliminate any exterior lighting that may reflect on your screen and overhead fluorescent lights
  3. Minimize glare-invest in an anti-glare screen for your monitor, and anti-reflective treatments for your eye glasses
  4. Upgrade your display– replace your old CRT monitor with a flat panel LCD
  5. Adjust your computer display settings-adjust brightness, size and color temperature to reduce amount of blue light emitted
  6. Blink more often– staring can cause dry eye related issues
  7. Relax your eyes– look away from your computer every 20 minutes at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds
  8. Take frequent breaks– this is helpful with full body discomfort also
  9. Modify your work station– evaluate your ergonomics
  10. Consider computer eye wear– special computer glasses can be made to make the most of your vision and your computer distance

To read more about computer vision syndrome and eye strain click here, information adapted from allaboutvision.com

 

Crizal Prevencia lenses help protect your eyes from harmful Blue-Violet light in everyday surroundings including sunlight, indoor lighting, and most digital screens.

 

CompuClear

CompuClear™ lenses are an excellent second pair to compliment the primary pair of progressive lenses. CompuClear™ lenses provide relief from visual fatigue caused by focusing on objects, such as computers, that are 1 to 3 feet away for extended periods of time.

CompuClear™ lenses are not just for computer use. Recommend CompuClear™ lenses for any activity where the wearer spends a long period of time using the intermediate zone.

They provide larger intermediate area greatly reduces pain and discomfort. The included No-Glare treatment eliminates eye fatigue experienced from glare caused by overhead lights or poor liighting conditions.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know glaucoma can cause complete blindness?

It is estimated that 3 million Americans have glaucoma…. but only half of them know it.

 

What are risk factors for glaucoma:

Age– the older we get the higher the risk

Ethnicity– African Americans and people of Asian decent have the highest risk

Family History– Do you have a sibling or parent with glaucoma?

Medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can increase your risk

– History of eye injury or Steroid use

Everyone over the age of 45 should have an annual dilated eye exam to check for this. Glaucoma if caught early enough can prevent vision loss and be very treatable.

Is it over one year since your last eye exam?

 

Family Vacation Spottings

We took a week off in October and went on a driving family vacation.  All along our journey I kept finding hidden eyeglasses, or optometry related things, so of course I have to take pictures of them. It has taken me this long to post them 🙂

My first sighting was in the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park, in the play ground I saw this Braille board. I thought it was pretty neat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we were in Asheville, North Carolina and I saw this clothing store, the name seems like it should have been an optical, didn’t quite fit to me…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We ate dinner at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, and this big painted mixer was right behind our table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were driving around Asheville looking for a park for the girls to get some energy out and passed by another Vision Source office, forgive the terrible picture, I took it from the car, I was just so surprised to see it. It is the office of Dr. Michelle Reames

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our last stop was in Savannah Georgia, we were walking along the riverfront and I found this on the side of the walk..

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the other side of the walk, I saw one of the back doors to a restaurant called One Eyed Lizzies, and thought it was picture appropriate..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great week, and found some kinds funny things along the way, I don’t usually post  things like this on the blog, but thought it would be fun to share a little of our vacation with everyone.

New Costa Del Mar 2015- Palapa

Costa Del Mar new style: the Cortez

Inspired by the sea… Costa introduces  new style for 2015, the Cortez

New 2015 Costa style

Fish oil: Quality is Critical

Think all fish oil is the same?….think again. Quality is critical, click the link below to watch the video.

Nordic Naturals: Quality is critical

 

Also follow the journey from the boat to packaging

 

Use it or lose it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use your  vision benefits or flexible spending $ before they expire!

  • Get an Eye Exam
  • Buy glasses, a second pair, or prescription sunglasses
  • Try new products for working at the computer: computer progressives and lens treatments that help block harmful blue light from electronic devices
  • Buy contact lenses
  • Buy sunglasses to wear over your contacts
  • We have Costa Del Mar and Raybans!
  • Stock up on your fish oil or eye vitamins

National Diabetic Awareness Month

The figures are staggering.

There are about 29 million people in the U.S. currently diagnosed with diabetes, 86 million are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, according to the NHI. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the country, affecting 7.7 million people age 40 and over, approximately 11 million are projected to be affected by 2030.

According to a recent Prevent Blindness study, the estimated number of diabetic retinopathy cases in 2014 is currently more than 8 million and projected to increase to close to 11 million by 2032, and one-in-five adults reported knowing someone who has either lost sight or is currently losing their eyesight to diabetes.