Stave off the blues: Specially designed lenses can filter potentially harmful blue light

Vision Technology

Like most other things in the world, vision is being transformed by the advancement of technology. Read up on what some of these technological advancements are and figure out if any of them can be beneficial to you or a loved one.

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Stave off the blues: Specially designed lenses can filter potentially harmful blue light

Are digital screens keeping you up at night leaving you sluggish the next day? Sounds like it could be time to ask your eye doctor about options to keep the blues at bay. With the average person spending 7.4 hours …

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Trends in vision technology

Trending this year: Eye tech that caters to you

Remember when technology was simply there to make life easier? Before a lost phone could throw you into a two-week spiral? Before computer viruses? Before red light cameras and beeping smoke detectors? It can be that way again – at …

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8 things to know before you buy glasses online

Sophisticated mobile technology has made online shopping more secure and convenient than ever1. But, buyers beware – not all online stores are created equal. In fact, within the vision industry, results from a study conducted by the American Optometric Association …

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One of the most important photos you’ll ever take

Like your mobile device, your camera and your music collection, eye exams have entered the digital age. That means at your next appointment, your eye doctor could document the exam through retinal imaging—a process that tracks changes in your eye …

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Is LASIK right for you?

Since the FDA approved LASIK for use in 1998, millions have decided it’s the right choice for their vision correction. LASIK surgery offers individuals greater freedom from traditional corrective eyewear. In fact, more than 40 million people in the U.S. …

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Blues clues: Detecting the effects of blue light on kids’ vision

A screen may be a child’s distraction, but to young eyes it can be a disturbance. Children begin carrying digital devices from the moment their dimpled fingers can carry them – 72 percent of kids aged eight and younger had used …

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Being a good pupil: What to expect when your eyes are dilated

Eyes are often described as the windows to our health, and like many windows, the wider they are open, the greater the opportunities for light and discovery. This is why dilation exams are so essential for good eye health. A …

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Million-dollar views: Advanced technology in eye exams

Forty years after television actor Lee Majors wowed the nation with the spectacular powers of his bionic eye, major medical institutions are implanting the real thing. Meanwhile, in the neighborhood offices of eye-care professionals, examinations that would have impressed the Six …

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Ask an astronaut: Why polycarbonate lenses are the safest bet for kids

Eyeglass-related injuries can send tens of thousands of people to the emergency room a year, many of them children.1 Fortunately, some of the best precautions are being molded every day. Polycarbonate lenses, which are smash resistant, are among the best …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.