Archive for the 'Eyeglasses' Category


Ultraviolet and You (Part 3): Why Is That Child Wearing Sunglasses?

Posted on June 25th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Eyeglasses

So let’s summarize what we’ve discussed in Parts 1 and 2 of the Ultraviolet and You series.  First, we learned that cumulative ultraviolet light exposure increases our risk for a.. Read more


Ultraviolet and You (Part 2): You Gotta Wear Shades

Posted on June 20th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Eyeglasses

Remember Timbuk3?  In 1989 hit “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”, the phrase “I Gotta Wear Shades” was uttered ten times.  Very profound considering the risks created by cumulative.. Read more


Scooby-Doo and The Case of the Over-The-Counter Reading Glasses

Posted on June 11th, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses

Remember Scooby-Doo?  Whether a fan of the cartoon or the Freddie Prinze, Jr./Matthew Lillard reenactment, the idea was the same:  those guys and gals could solve any caper. Especially when the.. Read more


The World’s First Variable Polarized Photochromic Lens

Posted on May 21st, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses, Technology

Hey there, glasses wearer.  We know just how you feel…sitting there on the edge of your seat begging for the next breakthrough in lens technology to arrive.  You toss and.. Read more


Quora: What do optometrists think about Project Glass?

Posted on May 13th, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses, Technology

I’m interested in how optometrists view eyeglasses as a technological platform, and Project Glass as an extension of that platform. As an eye care provider and fan of technology, I.. Read more


Quora: Does wearing prescription glasses make your eyes dependent on them?

Posted on May 8th, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses

If you wear prescriptions because you’re short sighted, and you keep wearing them for several months or years, will your eyes adjust so that you’ll depend on them, or would.. Read more


Quora: What is the best way to learn to use my progressive lenses on the computer?

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses

Great (and popular) question. As you are aware, a progressive lens is one in which the wearer has correction for distance, intermediate, and near vision.  The lens is fit with the.. Read more


Quora: What’s the fastest that a person’s vision can naturally deteriorate in a year?

Posted on January 8th, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses, General

By “naturally”, I’ll assume we aren’t considering disease processes and/or changes to the crystalline lens of the eye (ie. cataract) as these can easily produce significant changes in a short.. Read more


Why Is That Baby Wearing Glasses?

Posted on July 26th, 2011 · Posted in Eye Exam, Eyeglasses, General

We recently ran into a great question over on Quora.  A concerned parent questioned how they are supposed to know if their child needs glasses and how an optometrist can.. Read more


Transition to Electrochromics?

Posted on July 25th, 2011 · Posted in Eyeglasses

There is no denying that high-quality prescription sunglasses offer unsurpassed visual comfort and protection from harmful UV radiation.  There is also no denying the inconvenience of carrying multiple pairs of.. Read more