Advantages and Disadvantages of Contact Lenses

Contributed by Ann Vogel from allabouteyecare.org Advantages and Disadvantages of Wearing Contact Lenses For those who are considering getting contact lenses to replace their glasses and for those who are not too sure about which is better for them there are some things you should be aware of before you make your decision. It has been … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Improve Your Night Vision

This video had 110, 824 Views and and apparantly these techniques have been tested by the military. Improve Your Night Vision - Amazing videos are here … [Read more...]

No Eye Exam Needed- Liquid Lenses

From Engadget- We've seen small scale liquid lenses progress from concepts tocommerical applications, and now Joshua Silver, a retired physics professor at Oxford University, has perfected what he calls "adaptive glasses," applying similar tech in a singular and ingenious way. Aimed at helping developing nations where glasses are expensive and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Resources for Contact Lens Information

    Ciba Online Guide To Lens Care My Contact Lens: Mycontactlenses.org is sponsored by the Contact Lens Council, a nonprofit educational resource on vision correction for consumers. The primary goal of the Contact Lens Council is to promote the safe use of contact lenses. Contact Lenses Today E-Mail Newsletter Contact Lens Society of … [Read more...]

Low Vision Eyewear- an Opportunity

 Eyetonomy released the Sightmate a portable, lightweight low vision aid system that optimizes residual peripheral vision. Worn like eyeglasses, it is the first portable video magnifier combining the functions of different low vision aids in a single device with a high resolution image. All for $2,999 - sold online and through their … [Read more...]

Vision Care at Work

As those of us in the industry well know, a lot of people do not have an annual eye exam and many adults have never had their eyes examined even if they have employer sponsored vision insurance. I think a lot more people would have an eye exam if they did not have to take time off from work and if it was conveniently available at their place of … [Read more...]

Homework Problem or Eye Problem? Convergence Insufficiency

I have a teenager who hates to do homework. I recently took her for a full eye exam as I was concerned about her inability to concentrate and frequent headaches along with her reluctance to do homework. I wanted to make sure that she did not have a vision problem contributing to her homework issue. I am writing about this as other parents might … [Read more...]

Donate or Volunteer- Optical Non-Profits

Donate or Volunteer- Optical Services-Get Involved!  American Council Of The Blind American Diabetes Association American Foundation For The Blind American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) Macular Degeneration Foundation American Nystagmus Network (ANN) Braille Institute InfantSEE nfantSEE® is a public health program … [Read more...]

Optical Glossary

20/20 -the expression for normal eyesight (or 6/6 in countries where metric measurements are used). This notation is expressed as a fraction. The numerator (1st number) refers to the distance you were from the test chart, which is usually 20 feet (6 meters). The denominator (2nd number) denotes the distance at which a person with normal eyesight … [Read more...]