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Useful winter tips...

Seasonal Eye Care Tips

Winter Eye Care Tips

There are new and different reasons to protect your eyes during the winter. Here are a few ways you can combat the effects of cold weather and dry air on your eyes.

Winter Dry Eyes

Heaters and Humidifiers

Dry winter air can cause eyes to be more sensitive. An easy way to prevent dryness is by using a humidifier in areas with indoor heating; the heat tends to dry the moisture in the air and cause irritation and dryness in your eyes.

Contact Lenses

Talk with your eye care provider if you feel your contacts becoming dry. He or she may suggest rewetting drops or another solution to help keep your contacts moist.

Bundle Up

Wear a hat or hooded jacket to protect your eyes from the weather, dust, and debris.

Holiday Celebrations and Makeup

Winter celebrations are fun reasons to put on a little extra or special makeup. But, be careful – never share makeup or makeup brushes. Another person’s germs may be hazardous to you and it is an easy way to pick up a bacteria or virus, such as pink eye!

Sunglasses in Winter? Absolutely!

The winter sun may not sine as bright or feel as warm, but its harmful UV rays can still reach your eyes. In addition, sunlight reflected by snow can lead to sunburned eyes; another reason to make sure your sunglasses and snow goggles block 100% of UV rays.

Prevent the Spread!

Prevent the spread of the flu and eye-related illnesses like conjunctivitis (pink eye) by washing your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes.

Start the New Year Right – with an Eye Exam!

Make a new year’s resolution that is easy to keep: get a comprehensive eye exam! Check when your vision benefits renew; many renew the first of the year.

Useful summer tips...

Wear sunglasses regularly. Not only will sunglasses protect the delicate skin around your eyes from the sun, but it will also help prevent squinting, which directly contributes to wrinkling. 

Lens Colours

Did you know that the colour of your lenses can affect the performance of your daily activities?  It's best to inform yourself on which lenses are well suited for your needs prior to purchasing eyewear.  

Green lenses have numerous benefits.  They help to transmit all colours evenly, dim glare, and brighten shadows. They are perfect lenses for all outdoor activity - rain or shine - and are the original choice of pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

Amber / brown lenses help to improve contrast, even on cloudy days.  They are best for golf, tennis, high-altitude sports, boating, or any other activity where distance needs to be judged.

Blue, purple, and double gradient lenses are also a fashionable option.  They help to reduce glare, enhance contours, and improve colour perception.  These lenses are best for indoor and outdoor arenas and are especially helpful in misty, foggy, and snowy conditions.

Pink and red lenses are very popular this season for both men and women.  They are great at enhancing visual depth, reducing eye strain, and providing clearer road visibility.  They are excellent for snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding and are also perfect for summer activities like cycling.

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Contact Lenses

See everything effortlessly and comfortably.

Just let the lens do the work.

If you’re having trouble seeing up close, welcome to the club – it happens to a lot of us in our 40s and 50s. It’s called Presbyopia. The thing is, it’s an active club: we’re running and biking, working and socializing with friends. We’re too active for the hassle of bifocals and reading glasses. Now there’s a contact lens that let’s you see everything effortlessly and gives you the freedom to do it all.
With an innovative design, Bausch + Lomb Multi-Focal Contact Lenses deliver sharp, clear vision wherever you choose to focus. They are created with all-distance optics that seamlessly adjust your vision, from up-close reading to mid range computer work, to distance vision while driving.
And these contact lenses provide all the comfort you expect. PureVision Multi-Focal’sthin, rounded edges ensure long-lasting, reliable comfort. Our SofLens Multi-Focallenses are made with a proven water-rich and deposit resistant material to help your lenses stay clean and comfortable.

How does the lens work?

Bausch + Lomb Multi-Focal lenses are the leading multi-focal design. These lenses feature a gradual shift in power through every point on the lens. This allows for a natural transition in your focus, and clear vision. For you, the shift is seamless and effortless. Your eyes instinctively use the correct power of the lens to focus near, far, and every point in between.
The lenses just know – so you can say bye bye to reading glasses, and hello to all-distance vision.

For more information: http://www.goodbyereaders.com/

Blinded By The Light

Staring at the sun for AS LITTLE AS 100 SECONDS can cause retinal lesions. However, no one has ever been permanently blinded from intense sun-gazing.


Allergan Eye Care

Allergan recently announced a new Web site. The site will provide single site access to information about Allergan therapeutics. It also includes information on patient cost-saving rebates, unbranded disease state backgrounders that can be printed. 


AllAboutVision.com Launches News Feed for Facebook Pages

Guide to eye care, LASIK laser eye surgery, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision, eye exams, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma, ...
AllAboutVision is a free health news feed that eyecare practitioners use. Each week the news feed will feature two or threes patient friendly news items on eye health topics as they are added to AllAboutVision.com.  Delivering news to patients on a continual basis without any effort or cost. Here you can find great information and guides to understanding your vision needs. 

Advices on Preventing Glasses from Fogging up

Do you have such experience: You come in from the cold, your glasses fog up? You open the oven, more fog. Hot shower? More fog. How many times a day do you wipe foggy glasses or peek over the top of them? What a nuisance!  People are plagued by fogging glasses. On some occasion, they get lots of sweat drippings and other moisture that leaves nasty stains on the lenses. In fact, many people are the victims of the frustrating effects of fogging. They are stuck for ways of stopping the lenses from fogging up. Therefore, I would likes to talk some methods to prevent glasses from fogging up.

First,there are some commercially anti-fogging spray available, which more or less will help you. But they are not to be effective for long. Second, you can make soap water by yourself. You can apply liquid dish soap to the dry glass lenses. And spread and rub the soap with your thumb and forefinger until all areas are covered. Then you buff the lenses dry with tissue until all signs of soap residue are gone. This will lessen the likely hood of fog-up for a couple days of wear. When you step into differing temperatures, glasses would not fog. Furthermore, you can use toothpaste as an alternative to soap. By the way, I think ski player would better buy a pair of anti fog goggles. Wipe the front and back of your lenses with an anti-fog cloth. Similar to anti-fog cleaners, anti-fog cloths contain a coating that helps keep fog from forming on your lenses.
However, if all these ways fail to work and you can not bear the fogging glasses any more, I suggest it is helpful for you to wear contacts. What’s more, one more thing you need know is that some kinds of cleaners are not compatible with certain lens materials and should be avoided. Check with your eye care professional to see what is recommended for your specific lens type.
In general, there are some advices for you to prevent glasses form fogging up. I hope you can find one way that is most suitable for solving your problem. By the way, I really hope that lucky people who don’t wear glasses pay more attention to your precious and beautiful eyes.

You also have many options when choosing the lenses for your eyeglasses. Among the most popular types of lenses and lens options prescribed today are:
Aspheric lenses, which have a slimmer, more attractive profile than other lenses. They also eliminate that magnified, “bug-eye” look caused by some prescriptions.
High index lenses, which are made of new materials that enable the lenses to be noticeably thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses.
Polycarbonate lenses are thinner, lighter and up to 10 times more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses. These lenses are great for safety glasses, children’s eyewear, and for anyone who wants lightweight, durable lenses.
Photochromic lenses are sun-sensitive lenses that quickly darken in bright conditions, and quickly return to a clear state in ordinary indoor lighting.
Polarized lenses diminish glare from flat, reflective surfaces (like water) and also reduce eye fatigue.
Anti-reflective coatings are among the most popular add-ons for lenses. They can dramatically improve the look and comfort of your glasses by minimizing the amount of light that reflects off the surface of your lenses, which also has the added benefit of reducing glare and thus easing eye fatigue.
Other lens coatings include scratch-resistant, ultraviolet treatment, and mirror coatings.
Eyeglass lenses for presbyopia
Presbyopia is the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability that makes reading and other close-up tasks more difficult after age 40.
This means that the usual type of eyeglass lenses you've likely been accustomed to wearing, known as single vision lenses, no longer will work well for you.
Multifocal eyeglass lenses available for presbyopia correction include:
Bifocals: Lenses with two powers – one for distance and one for near – separated by a visible line.
Trifocals: Lenses with three powers for seeing at varying distances – near, intermediate and far – separated by two visible lines.
Progressive lenses: These lenses have many advantages over bifocals and trifocals because they allow the wearer to focus at many different distances, not just two or three. Because they have no lines, progressive lenses allow a smooth, comfortable transition from one distance to another.
If you see well in the distance without the need for eyeglasses, simple reading glasses with single vision lenses may be all you need to deal with near vision problems caused by presbyopia.