Frames for Glasses

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » October 12th, 2011

 For people who wear eyeglasses for correction of vision, the type, style and feel of their glasses is very important. Today, when it comes to choosing eyeglass frames, there are endless possibilities. There are frames for glasses that match almost all unique preference, style, need, personality, desire and need. The kind of frames for glasses you choose say a lot about your preferences and your personality.

Most people consider their eyeglass frames as the more important features of their wardrobe, thus it helps to keep updated on the lasts eyewear trends. When choosing frames, many consumers take great effort in ensuring that they choose frames that match their personality and unique features. Moreover, many people consider purchasing eyeglass frames as an art. As eyeglasses continue to compete against newer forms of contact lenses and LASIK operations, manufacturers are developing new products to attract customers.

Nevertheless, keep in mind that some eyeglass trends are timeless and you need not spend hundreds of dollars on frames that will only last for a month or two in style. Choose frames that are classic, timeless and fashionable, yet still complements your preferences and features. Keep in mind that trendy eyeglass frames are great, but what is really important is for you to choose frames that you are comfortable with.

Nearsighted vs. Farsighted

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » October 3rd, 2011

 Nearsighted vs. Farsighted refers to vision conditions wherein a person has difficulty seeing objects that are at a distance or close to them. Both have several treatment options. Nearsighted vs. Farsighted have varying symptoms as well. Nearsightedness is also called myopia and a person can clearly see objects near them but those that are far will look blurry. This conditions results from the elongated eyeball or overly curved cornea.

Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia means that an individual could see clearly distant objects but not those that are close to them. The conditions results from the eyeball that is too short or the cornea that is not curved sufficiently. Nearsightedness could be treated with corrective lenses like contact lenses or eyeglasses. Another option is refractive surgery wherein the cornea is reshaped. Farsightedness could be treated with contact lenses or eyeglasses as well. Surgery is another option for treatment as is CK or conductive keratoplasty that utilizes radiofrequency energy in applying heat to small spots around the cornea.

Research supports that nearsightedness is hereditary and is also influenced by the stress of a lot of close work. Moreover, research supports that farsightedness is also hereditary, thus a person with one or two parents who has this condition will likely be farsighted as well.

Prescription Eyewear

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » October 1st, 2011

 This article will give you information about prescription eyewear and what you need to know. There are also many lens options available such as designs, coatings and materials. Prescription eyewear may be for reading or for distance, single vision lenses, progressive no line, trifocal or bifocal.

A prescription eyewear is an order written by a physician or eye doctor, like an optometrist or ophthalmologist that specifies the value of the parameters necessary to dispense or construct corrective lenses that are appropriate for a patient. If the examination indicates that corrective lenses are necessary, the doctor in general will provide the patient with eyewear prescription after the exam. In the US, eyewear prescribers are required to give their patients a copy of the prescription immediately after the exam even if a patient does not ask for the copy.

The specified parameters on prescription eyewear varies, but normally includes the power to which every lens should be made to  correct a blurred vision because of refractive errors, such  as hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. This is determined using a phoropter asking a patient which lens is best, through retinoscopy and computer automated refractor. A dispensing optician will take the prescription written by the optometrist or ophthalmologist and assemble or order the lenses and frames to be dispensed to the patient.

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