An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in vision care. He or she can perform vision examinations, prescribe medications, test for and treat eye diseases or eye injuries and even perform surgery if required.
An Optometrist specializes in eye examinations and contact lens fittings. He or she can also test for eye diseases, and in many states, they can also diagnose and treat certain eye conditions with medication.
Licensed Opticians fill the prescriptions written by Optometrists and Ophthalmologists, and expertly fit the resulting eyewear. In Arizona a Licensed Optician may fill prescriptions, duplicate an existing prescription, and sell contact lenses.
Wearing sunglasses is like wearing sunscreen for your eyes. It’s not the “darkness” of the lenses that protects your eyes from the damaging effects of UV light; it’s the actual UV filter and sometimes the lens material that absorbs the UV. In fact, very dark sunglasses that do not have UV protection can actually damage your eyes!
Contrary to what many chain optical companies may tell you, the answer is yes! If your frame is broken beyond repair, your lenses can be accurately cut down to fit another frame. However, it is important that after any repair, the eyeglasses are realigned to ensure accuracy and comfort
Computer Vision Syndrome is caused by the constant effort it takes for our eyes to stay focused on a computer screen. Symptoms can include tired and sore eyes, headaches, blurred vision, a burning sensation and fatigue, but relief can be found through the use of specially designed computer lenses.
Computer lenses can provide eye and neck comfort to long term computer users, and are also effective for musicians, accountants, dentists, librarians, hair dressers, engineers and hobbyists.
Improper cleaning can damage your eyeglass lenses, resulting in scratches, haziness and damaged coatings. By following these few simple tips, you can keep your eyeglasses lenses in tip-top shape!