Everyday eyewear: Lens technology for pandemic times

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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Behind the lens

Your go-to guide to lens technology.
Confused about all your lens choices? Not sure what the latest technology is all about? This handy guide will help make you a lens extraordinaire in no time.

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The history of sunglasses

Join us as we travel back in time and take a closer look at the evolution of sunglasses.

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Everyday eyewear: Lens technology for pandemic times

It’s a bit cliché to say, but true nonetheless: from socializing to shopping, our behavior is changing in the face of COVID-19. And as our friend Newton tells us, for every action there is a reaction. In terms of our …

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A LASIK Q&A: 6 of your top questions answered

You have a lot of questions about LASIK surgery? Good. Every year, 600,000 Americans undergo corrective LASIK surgery, a revolutionary procedure that’s continued to improve since it’s FDA approval more than 20 years ago.1 Let’s look at some of the …

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Sun spectacles: How the right lens treatments can keep you sun-ready

Sun salutation, meet polarization While sun protection is necessary year-round, it’s good to perform a gut check as we spend more time outdoors. That means wearing the right lenses for the right activities or making sure you’re wearing sunglasses at …

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¿Está considerando el procedimiento LASIK? Entonces debe informarse sobre estos avances

Hasta 2018, más de 10 millones de estadounidenses recibieron la cirugía LASIK. De hecho, casi 600,000 personas, más que la población de Boston, se someterán a la cirugía LASIK este año.1 La cirugía LASIK, aprobada por la Administración de Alimentos …

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Todo sobre la monovisión y su tratamiento con LASIK: 3 consideraciones

Esto nos sucede a todos: En algún momento de la vida, generalmente después de los 40 años, parece que no vemos de cerca tan bien como antes. Para muchas personas, la monovisión puede ayudar.1 La monovisión es un método conocido …

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All about monovision and treating it with LASIK: 3 considerations

It happens to all of us: At some point in life, usually after 40, we don’t seem to see up close like we used to. For many people, monovision can help. Monovision is a popular method for treating presbyopia, a …

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Considering LASIK? Then you should know about these advancements

As of 2018, more than 10 million Americans have had LASIK. In fact, nearly 600,000 people — more than the population of Boston — will undergo LASIK surgery this year.1 Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1998, LASIK …

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Seeing the world in Transitions®

The smart lens that’s getting brighter Call it the “out-of-the-shadows shuffle;” that moment after leaving a darkened room and entering the light when we slow down, squint and try to catch our visual bearings. Transitions® lenses, which are made with …

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Avoiding sticker shock at the eye doctor: 7 benefit guidelines

Avoiding sticker shock at the eye doctor: 7 benefit guidelines

You might consider yourself a savvy shopper at the supermarket or electronics store, but what about when it comes to your vision benefit? The rise in health care expenses is requiring the traditional patient to become a savvy consumer, yet …

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u vista y los aspectos generales de la ‘desintoxicación digital’

Puede que no implique comida o bebida, pero la última tendencia de desintoxicación que recorre el mundo implica algo que la mayoría de nosotros consumimos en exceso y nos llega directamente a los ojos. Se llama desintoxicación digital y es …

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Your vision and the rundown on ‘digital detox’

It may not involve food or drink, but the latest detoxification trend sweeping the globe does involve something most of us consume in excess — and it hits us square in the eyes. It’s called digital detox, and some may …

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5 easy ways to see your vision benefits more clearly

  The smartphone has proven to be one of the most quickly adopted consumer technologies in recent history, according to Pew Internet Research.[1] And while the internet changed a lot about the way people communicate, mobile technology is transforming the …

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New lens technology bends to fit your lifestyle

From the slopes to the cinema, new lens technology bends to fit your lifestyle

These days even the sky isn’t the limit for scientists developing better lens technology. From specially designed lenses that adapt to an astronaut’s vision changes in space[1] to lenses that illuminate the best colors for your golf game, eye technology …

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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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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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Pistas azules: detección de los efectos de la luz azul en la visión de los niños

Una pantalla puede ser distracción para un niño, pero para los ojos jóvenes puede ser un disturbio. Los niños empiezan a llevar dispositivos digitales desde el momento que sus dedos con hoyuelos pueden llevarlos – 72 por ciento de los …

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Need to buy glasses online? Here are 8 things to know

Our digital devices have made online shopping more secure and convenient than ever1. But, buyers beware – not all online stores are created equal. And that’s especially true when it comes to glasses. Here are 8 things to know before …

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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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Kids getting more screen time? Enjoy with limits

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 hold them. In fact, children under age 8 on average now spend …

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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.