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  • What to expect from your routine visit to the eye doctor

    #eyedoctor #visioncare #optometrist #vision #health #glasses #lenses #eyes #seebetter Eye Doctor Visit: What To Expect You might be going to a regularly scheduled eye exam. You may be following a recommendation to see an eye doctor after a vision screening at a local clinic or wellness center. But remember, vision screenings offered by health clinics, pediatricians, public schools or local charitable organizations are not a substitute for comprehensive eye exams. For regularly scheduled eye exams, expect to talk about any changes in your medical history since the last time you saw your eye doctor. And if this is your first time in a new practice, you'll be asked to provide a more complete medical history, including a list of medications you're currently taking, and any vision problems your parents may have experienced. Also be sure to bring in all eyewear that you are currently wearing so it can be evaluated by your eyecare professional. In addition, you'll undergo a series of vision screenings and other types of vision testing that help determine your general eye health and quality of your vision. These tests also help to check that your current prescription glasses or contacts (if you have one) is still meeting your vision needs. Your eye doctor will also check your eyes for signs of any potential vision problems or eye diseases. You'll then have an honest discussion about the current state of your eye health and vision, and your eye doctor may "prescribe" vision correction for you in the form of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Any health concerns or possibly serious vision complications will also be discussed, including the next steps you must take to preserve and protect your sight. In general, a routine eye exam will last less than an hour depending upon the number of tests you have, and may be partially or completely covered by many vision insurance plans . For eye doctor visits that result from eye pain, eye discomfort or a condition or injury you can actually see, expect to take many of the steps involved in a routine eye exam along with others specific to the symptoms you're having. There may be a number of additional tests required as well, so it's important – especially when suffering pain or discomfort – to allow for as much time as possible for a complete, comprehensive eye exam. And if you feel you are in an emergency situation with your eyes or your vision – don't wait. Seek immediate emergency medical treatment. Eye Doctor Visit: What To Remember Many vision problems and eye diseases often present minimal, if any, symptoms. That's why it's so important to make regular appointments to see your eye doctor. And since vision can change gradually over time, it's important to know that you're seeing your best, year after year. Remember the following for your next eye doctor visit: Know your medical history and list of current medications Know your current symptoms and be able to describe them – write them down if necessary Know your family history – some eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts are hereditary Ask in advance about your particular vision insurance plan, and if a co-pay will be due Bring your insurance card, identification and method of payment, if necessary Bring your most recent prescription for glasses or contact lenses Bring every pair of corrective eyewear that you currently use to the exam If undergoing a test using dilation eye drops, bring proper eye protection, like sunglasses, for after your appointment. Most importantly, remember that eye doctors – and everyone within the eyecare practice – are there to help you see and feel your best.

  • How to tell if my Blue Light Lenses are genuine and not a gimmick

    #bluelightglasses #bluelightblockingglasses #bluelight #glasses #eyewear #computerglasses #bluelightblockers #bluelightfilter #sunglasses #prescriptionglasses #protectyoureyes #fashion #blueblockers #eyecare #antibluelight #eyeglasses #health #antibluelightglasses #gaming #opticalframes #sleep #optician #contactlenses #eyehealth #sunnies Firstly let me say that we are not writing this post to sound like we are the experts or the founders of knowledge in the optical field, we are just writing from observation and experience dealing with blue light blocking lenses and the people that need them in our region. WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT? Blue light is found in sunlight and is necessary for keeping us energized and awake, while also helping to regulate our circadian rhythm. Blue light on the visible light spectrum is shorter in wavelength (between 380-500 nanometers) and has the highest energy of all visible light (about 3.1 electron volts per photon). But that’s not the type of blue light we’re talking about. The issue arises when blue light comes from artificial sources in large, unwanted quantities. Both UV light and blue light can be harmful depending on how much exposure one has to them; and the damage the cause accrues over time. You may have noticed that most sunglasses have a UV rating, which describes their ability to block UVA and UVB rays, and also works to limit the negative impact of blue light. This isn’t new science; we’ve known about the problems of blue light for decades, and we’ve been working to mitigate the effects. Source: Do blue light glasses really work? HOW DO BLUE BLOCK LENSES WORK? One might wonder if we even need a new light-filtering pair of lenses on the market — after all, many of us own a pair of sunglasses, and they do an extremely effective job of protecting our eyes already. Sunglasses that block 100% of UV light are essential to protecting the parts of the eye that could lead to cataracts, snow blindness, pinguecula (non-cancerous bumps on the eyeball), and pterygium (also known as Surfer’s Eye). All of these things are prevented through the constant use of UV sunglasses, but you can’t exactly go around wearing sunglasses at work and home all day. More importantly, there are key differences between the two when it comes t