What are Transition Lenses

Photochromic or Transition lenses have a built-in adjustable tint that changes with the amount of ultraviolet light they are exposed to. In bright sunlight, they darken. Indoors, they become clear. This helps reduce glare that can contribute to eye strain. Photochromic lenses are available in most lens styles, and have built in ultraviolet protection.

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What Frames are Made of and Why

What Frames are Made of and Why…….. Monel – A mixture of the metals nickel, copper, iron, and zinc. Frames made from Monel are known for their durability and vivid colors. Stainless Steel  - Although it’s a lightweight and thin product, stainless steel is surprisingly durable. Due to its thinness, stainless steel is less apparent than most frame materials. Most people who have skin allergies choose to wear stainless steel frames. Titanium - Known as a precious metal, titanium is highly resilient and the lightest-weight...

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the crystalline lens of your eye loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult for you to focus on close objects. Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years. Presbyopia usually becomes noticeable in the early to mid-forties. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye. It is not a disease and it cannot be prevented. Some signs of presbyopia include the tendency to hold reading materials at arm’s length, blurred...

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What is Hyperopia?

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. Farsightedness occurs if your eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature, so light entering your eye is not focused correctly. Common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes, irritability or nervousness after...

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What is Myopia?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects do not come into proper focus. Nearsightedness occurs if your eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, so the light entering your eye is not focused correctly.Nearsightedness is a very common vision condition that affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. Some evidence supports the theory that nearsightedness is hereditary. There is also growing evidence that nearsightedness may...

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the internal pressure in your eyes increases enough to damage the nerve fibers in your optic nerve and cause vision loss. The increase in pressure happens when the passages that normally allow fluid in your eyes to drain become clogged or blocked. The reasons that the passages become blocked are not known. Noticeable symptoms of glaucoma may be a gradual loss of side vision (above) or blurred vision (below). Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. It most often occurs in people over...

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