Wednesday, 27 May 2015

After Shark Tank, Frameri online optical finds success

Frameri is an online optical retailer that offers moderately priced frames and lenses—but what makes it different is that the lenses are interchangeable between frames... read more

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Open Your Eyes to the World Around You

When you open your eyes to the world, you come to appreciate its overwhelming beauty, which stretches to all four corners of the Earth. With contact lenses, you gain a sense of clarity, the ability to absorb every facet of your surrounding environment.

How to Care for Computer Eyes

Whether you work in front of a computer screen for a living or enjoying surfing the web for fun, your eyes can become damaged from prolonged exposure to a computer. Computer-related eye strain is a condition that affects millions of people in America, regardless of age. Although its symptoms vary in intensity, there are some things you can do to keep your eyes in good health.

Eye Exams

Many computer-related vision disturbances can be detected and treated with regular eye exam.

Reduce Glares and Reflections

Adjust your lights, decor and other glare inducing items, so they do not reflect light onto your computer screen. Your computer screen should be as bright as the other light sources in the room. You should minimize reflections to help prevent eye strain and fatigue.

Wear Glasses

Even if you do not normally wear glasses, talk with your eye doctor about wearing glasses when you are in front of the computer. Eye glasses can prevent glare, magnify images and limit the amount of effort it takes for your eyes to see the screen.

Take Breaks

Sitting in front of a computer for prolonged periods of time can cause you to experience vision changes and irritate your eyes. Take frequent breaks and focus on an object away from your computer every 15 to 20 minutes to prevent eye strain, soreness, dryness and fatigue.

To learn more about an eye doctor in Chula Vista, visit this website.

Study: Handball eyewear scrutinized, found lacking

Common protective eyewear worn in the sport of handball fell short in impact tests and might do more harm than good in some cases, according to a new study that consulted AOA optometric experts... read more

Interesting Facts About Your Eyes

Songs are written about them. True love is professed through them. Life just wouldn’t be the same without them. Your eyes: they’ve been with you since birth, helping you navigate your way through school, work and play. They tend to be quite reliable, turning on the moment you open them in the morning until you close them again at night.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Lift the Fog With Contact Lenses

For most people, the deterioration of their eyesight is inevitable. As they grow older, people see the world around them become foggier, less beautiful. Contact lenses remedy this unfortunate situation. They provide clarity and alleviate the troubles associated with declining eyesight.

How to successfully navigate Medicare Advantage plans

Opportunities exist to capitalize on the rapidly expanding market of Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans—provided that you know how to navigate these plans, and know where to seek help... read more

A Brief History on Eye Glasses

During the early days of civilization, cultures all over the world used various visual aids, such as water bowls and vision stones to magnify images. Although the concept of glasses dates back to the early days of Roman civilization, it wasn’t until 1284, that the first wearable pair was invented by Salvino D’Armate. At that time, glasses were worn on the bridge of the nose, and prescribed for people who were farsighted.

Eye Glasses in Italy

During the 14th century, Italy gained much prominence in the eyeglass industry. They became world renowned for the quality and artistic quality of eye glasses they produced. Five-year eyeglasses were even invented because of the belief that poor vision began at the age of 30 and prescriptions only needed to be updated every five years.


By the time the 17th century rolled around, convex and concave lenses were invented. Using these lenses, glasses were created to treat people who required single lenses to see up close or far away. Benjamin Franklin, who suffered from both myopia and presbyopia, invented bifocals in 1784 so he wouldn’t have to switch back and forth between glasses. And in 1825, cylindrical lenses were created for people who suffered from astigmatism.

Today, eye glasses are used all over the world. They come in many different prescription strengths, colors, styles and price ranges.

To learn more about prescription eyewear in Chula Vista, visit this website.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ray-Ban: Quality Eyewear Never Goes out of Style

Ray-Ban stands the test of time for one of the most renowned brands of eyewear. Elegant, timeless, durable and fashionable, Ray-Ban sunglasses protect the eyes while making a statement.

All About Macular Degeneration

If you are over the age of 50, then you are at risk of developing Macular Degeneration (AMD). This condition causes a gradual vision loss that is the result of macula deterioration. The macula is located near the center of the retina and is responsible for central vision and sending and receiving image signals to and from the optic nerve.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

People that have this condition are usually unaware of it until they start to experience drastic and sudden changes in their vision. Although the disease occurs in stages and is not curable, early detection can significantly improve one’s prognosis.

Symptoms include:

  • Vision loss
  • Yellow deposits in the retina
  • Pigment loss in the retina
  • Trouble seeing and recognizing shapes, objects and depths
  • Trouble focusing

Many people can live happy and productive lives with the assistance of various treatment options, such as medications, visual aids and laser therapy.

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It affects more than 10 million people each year. Although it generally affects people who are over the age of 50, people that smoke, have a family history of the disease, or are of Caucasian descent have a much higher chance of developing this condition in their lifetime.To learn more about getting your eye checkup in Chula Vista, please visit this website.

Ten reasons why my practice doesn’t have a phone

Many of you know I pulled the plug on a practice website and went full on social media nearly eight years more