What Exactly Are Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lenses seem like a good thing. We read them on labels and on websites when talking about the features of a pair of glasses. But what exactly is an aspheric lens? Simply, aspheric eyeglasses feature lenses that are thin. With the help of new technology, aspheric lenses are able to be made with flatter curves than conventional lenses, giving them slimmer, more attractive profiles. Aspheric lenses have a more complex front surface that gradually changes in...

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Getting used to Hydrotac lenses

Hydrotac stick-on lenses are great. They turn any pair of eyewear, including sunglasses, safety glasses or non-prescription eyewear into powerful magnifying bifocal lenses. For many of us though, adding Hydrotac lenses for the first time can take a little while to get used to. That includes some unusual sensations such as the presence of a dividing line, a blur on one part of your lens and a “jumping” image as you look through the other...

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Glasses and the Movies

People remember movies for a variety of reasons. Some for the famous quotes, some for the famous scenes. Others are remembered though not for the wardrobes, but the glasses worn in front of the camera. Here are a few memorable movies where glasses play a big part in the character:

  • Harry Potter The round specs Harry wears throughout the Harry Potter movies are essential to his character...

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The Fog Effect

With this winter taking a beating on much of the country it can be very frustrating having your eyeglasses fog up because of the cold. Fogged up glasses can also become a safety issue as it limits your ability to see, especially for first responders, law enforcement officers and the military that rely very heavily on their eyesight to do their jobs. Lens fogging is caused by tiny water droplets that form by condensation on the...

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Tips For Healthy Eyes After The Age Of 40

No matter who we are, we are always getting older. With aging come handicaps we don’t experience at earlier times in life. That includes with your eyes. As we age we may have trouble reading and notice our eyes becoming drier. That could be signs of Presbyopia, which is common for people to get after the age of 40. If you do experience some of these symptoms here are a few tips that can help:

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Using Your iPhone For an Eye Exam

Your iPhone can do a lot of stuff! It can be used to measure calories, watch movies and even to start your car. Well, now it can also be used to take an eye exam! Researchers from Harvard Medical School have created a way that you can use your phone to perform fundus photography, also known as photographing of the retina. By using a videography app called FiLMiC Pro, along with an ophthalmology-specific 20D lens,...

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Where are my glasses?

People in the U.S. spend $15 billion each year on eyewear, according to the American Academy of Opthalmology. Yes, everyone is getting older and the need for glasses can increase, but a good majority of that money is spent to replace lost glasses. Losing your glasses can be as frustrating as losing your wallet, maybe even worse because it can prevent you from seeing. It can even be more annoying trying to retrace your steps...

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The Diopter Laws

When going out and buying a pair of readers, besides looking for the style that fits you best, you need to find a pair you can see out of. Reading glasses lenses (as well as all types of prescription eyewear) are based off of a diopter reading. A diopter is the power of the lens that is needed for your vision to become normal. The higher the number, the stronger the lens. If you are in...

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What to Expect During an Eye Exam

For whatever reason, for many of us it may have been a while since you had an eye exam. Eye exams are very important as they can help in detecting many common eye diseases including Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. But what should you expect going into one? Here is what is likely to happen:

  • First, a typical eye exam appointment usually takes between 30 minute and one hour. If your eyesight...

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Ways to Avoid Digital Eyestrain

The digital revolution is here. More and more of us are looking not only at computer screens for information but also smaller digital devices like tablets and smartphones. While this trend is becoming more advanced on what seems to be a daily basis, this new technology can also cause a strain on our eyes. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA) 70 to 75% of people that work on computers are now experiencing eye...

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