Ultra for Presbyopia is the newest contact lens available from Bausch and Lomb. This lens is designed to correct presbyopia, which causes blurry vision when reading or looking at a smart phone.
Ultra uses MoistureSeal technology which makes the lenses breathable, comfortable, and prevents them from drying out at the end of the day.
Ultra has a 3-Zone Progressive Design which offers better vision by providing consistent power and seamless transitions between the zones.
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ACUVUE VITA with HydraMax is the newest addition to the Acuvue family of contacts from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Vision Care. Even though J&J believes it is best to replace contacts frequently, they have introduced a monthly lens to meet the demand of wearers who keep their lenses for a month. Vita continues the trend in the industry by using an EYE-INSPIRED Design, to mimic the biology of the eye.
HydraMax Technology is a new non-coated silicone hydrogel material designed to keep your contacts moist and comfortable for a full 30 days. The lens also uses an INFINITY EDGE Design to conform better to the contour of the eye and improve comfort.
VITA is a very breathable contact lens, has a high water content, and blocks UV light. Even though it is recommended to replace your lenses as frequently as possible, VITA offers contact lens wearers another option for all day comfort. If you would like to try this new contact lens, CONTACT Modern Optometry today!
The past two years have seen the introduction of brand new soft contact lens technologies. One of the best lenses to hit the market is Dailies Total One (DTO) from Alcon. This lens boasts a silicone center surrounded by a hydrogel coating. This means the lens has a water content closer to that of the human eye. When you wear DTO it is easy to forget that you are wearing a lens at all.
Figure 1. Dailies Total 1 contact lens box.
Another recent lens to the market is the Bausch and Lomb Ultra. Ultra is not a daily contact lens, however, it is extremely comfortable, like DTO. Ask us about trying one of these new lenses at your next eye exam.
Figure 2. Bausch + Lomb Ultra contact lens box.
Figure 3. Diagram showing technology behind Dailies Total 1.
If you need astigmatism contacts, ask us about Clariti 1 Day Toric and stay tuned for more details about Clariti 1 Day contact lenses.
Don't wait. Make an appointment with Dr. Schutte or Dr. Bieber to see what lenses will work best for you. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday by calling 703-272-8300 or requesting an appointment online. Most medical and vision plans are accepted.
Join us Friday June 17 from 2pm to 6pm to view and purchase the entire Maui Jim line of sunglasses in our store. Enter to win a free Maui Jim Frame during the event.
Maui Jim frames make great Father's Day Gifts and we also have gift certificates available. Maui Jim sunglasses are available with both prescription and non-prescription lenses. Read on to learn more about what makes these shades so great.
Maui Jim sunglasses are high-end eyewear. Maui Jim has set out to bring you the ultimate experience: a brighter more beautiful view than you have ever seen before. Maui Jim lenses contain 3 rare earth elements that bring out reds, greens, and blues. This allows you to see the world the way it is supposed to be seen.
Figure 1. Grey Eh Brah Tortoise White Blue
Features of Maui Jim lenses include: water proof and oleophobic coating, anti-reflective treatment, clearshell scratch resistant treatment, color enhancing lens, polarizing film, bi-gradient or gradient mirror application. Lens color choices include Neutral Grey, Maui Rose, HCL Bronze, and Maui HT.
Figure 2. Maui Jim Lens Applications
Figure 3. Maui Jim lens color choices.
Maui Jim lenses are made of the following materials: SuperThin (ST) Glass, Maui Pure, Maui Evolution, and Polycarbonate. Maui Pure has the highest optical clarity of any non-glass lens.
Figure 4. Maui Jim lens material choices.
Maui Passport is the name of the prescription program. Maui Passport offers improved visual acuity in the widest field of view. For prescription lenses Maui Jim uses Polycarbonate and Maui Evolution. Maui Jim even makes reader sunglasses.
Figure 5. Image on left shows Maui Jim exclusive digital lens design with edge-to-edge clarity. Image on right shows optics with conventional lens design.
Maui Jim frames are made of metal, nylon and Grilamid. Grilamid is thinner than nylon making it extremely light weight and glexible, however not nearly as flexible as Maui Flex. Maui Flex is a proprietrary ultra flexible titanium nickel memory metal that remembers its fit and bounces back to its original shoape with rugged wear and tear.
Figure 6. Koki Beach.
Some new Maui Jim Eyeglasses models include : Mixed Plate, Koki Beach, Malihini, and Ohia.
Maui Jim also has several special collections. The Maui Jim Universal Fit collection has very adjustable nosepads for people with a minimal bridge or nose. Maui Pure Air Collection frames are made out of Grilamid material, a lightweight durable, polyamide. This is the material of choice in the Maui PureAir collection. Finally, the MyMaui program allows you to customize your Maui Jim readers.
Figure 7. Ohia
Figure 8. Mixed Plate
Figure 9. Malihini
Figure 10. Frigate
Figure 11. Baby Beach
Maui Jim is known for the quality of their lenses and frames. Maui Jim provides outstanding customer service and has an excellent warranty policy. As part of Maui Jim's warranty policy temples and nose pads will be replaced free of charge.
Contact Modern Optometry to learn more about Maui Jim eyewear. Schedule an eye exam and browse our great selection of glasses.
Do you wear color contacts or know someone who does? Modern Optometry in Fairfax has what you need. The newest generation of color contacts is here and available to try now!
AIR OPTIX COLORS have better oxygen transmission, better comfort, better appearance, better vision and better health. Did we mention they are comfortable?
Call or stop by Modern Optometry in Fairfax to try a pair today!
Until recently, anti-reflective (AR) coatings for eyeglass lenses were primarily designed to reduce reflections and improve cosmetic appearance. Premium AR coatings even combine additional features that resist scratches, smudges, dust and water. Recent improvements in AR coatings can even have eye health benefits. New AR coatings are now designed to filter both ultraviolet (UV) and blue light.
Blue light, naturally exists in the environment and is emitted by light emitting diode (LED) screens. Many computers and digital devices contain LED screens that may contribute to digital eye strain. Blue light is also considered to be a risk factor for age related macular degeneration (AMD). UV light, commonly know as a risk factor for skin cancer, is also thought to contribute to eye diseases such as cataracts.
Recharge by HOYA and Crizal Prevencia by Essilor are two new anti-reflective lens coating designed to help reduce the blue light exposure from computer screens and digital devices. These coating are designed to selectively filter blue light and allow beneficial visible light to pass through. These new coatings retain the inherent properties found in standard anti-reflective coatings such as, anti-scratch, anti-static, and anti-smudge. Both Recharge and Prevencia lens coatings give a slight purple or blue reflection to the lenses.
Smart Blue Filter is a new technology from Essilor that blocks blue light without giving off a purple or blue reflection. Smart Blue Filter is embedded in Varilux, Eyezen, and Transitions lenses at no additional cost and reduce at least 20% of harmful blue light exposure. Smart Blue Filter may also be combined with Crizal Prevencia for added protection.
Given the growing prevalence of digital devices and interest in healthy living, these lenses deserve consideration when purchasing your next pair of glasses. For more information, contact Modern Optometry today!
Acuvue Oasys with HYDRACLEAR PLUS contact lenses were first launched by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care in 2005. Since their introduction, Oasys has been widely accepted by both patients and practitioners for providing exceptional comfort, vision, and health. Acuvue's newest lens, Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe, holds great potential to improve upon this winning formula.
First off, Oasys 1-Day contact lenses are worn just one day before being thrown away. 1-day contact lenses represent a significant paradigm shift in how we think about contact lens wear in the United States. At first this may seem wasteful to wear the lens only one time, but this ensures a fresh sterile product each time you wear it. When is the last time you have re-used your dental floss?
1-Day contact lenses are especially beneficial for teenagers who may not clean their lenses well, allergy sufferers and those who only wear contact lenses for special occasions. The truth is, daily contact lenses are very beneficial from both a convenience and health standpoint.
Health is another aspect where this lens excels over previous generations of lenses. Compared to Acuvue's prior daily lenses, 1-Day Moist and 1-Day TruEye, 1-Day Oasys is much more breathable for the eye. This factor known as Dk/t is 4.5 times higher in 1-Day Oasys vs. 1-Day Moist. This means Oasys 1-Day allows more oxygen to your eyes to help prevent infection and dryness.
1-Day Oasys offers hope for preventing dryness related to contact lens wear. Acuvue marketing materials describe the lens as having a tear infused design that mimics mucins to help support a stable tear film. Mucins are proteins secreted by the tissue of your eyes. Mucins function to protect the eye and prevent it from drying out. In this way, Acuvue's newest lens is designed to function in harmony with your eye's physiology!
Modern Optometry is one of the first providers to offer this lens. Dr. Schutte will perform a Comprehensive Eye Exam and Contact Lens Evaluation to determine if this lens is right for you. Furthermore, if you are a good candidate, you will be able to try these lenses before purchasing a year supply.
Modern Optometry is conveniently located in Fairfax, Virginia in the neighborhood of Fair Lakes. We are in the shopping center near the Whole Foods grocery store and easily accessible from Route 66 and The Fairfax County Parkway (State Route 286).
Schedule your eye exam now to avoid the end of year rush to use your benefits. Remember that flex spending and health savings accounts may be used for yearly supplies of contacts and prescription eyewear.
Be the first to try Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HYDRALUXE, simply call or email Modern Optometry today to schedule an appointment!
MyDay is CooperVision's newest 1-day lens. You may have heard of other popular lenses made by CooperVision, such as the Biofinity and Proclear lenses. MyDay is different in that it is a 1-day lens.
Daily disposable lenses are driving the contact lens market. The newest and most exciting lens technologies are being introduced as 1-day lenses.
According to CooperVision, MyDay has a revolutionary hydrophilic (water-loving) material which allows excellent oxygen transmission with the least amount of silicone. Less silicone makes the lens less stiff and more comfortable. As an added bonus theses lenses have a built in UV light blocker.
With the MyDay lens, Cooper is competing with the likes of the new Acuvue Oasys 1-day from Vistakon and the excellent Dailies Total 1 from Alcon.
For me, the comfort of the new MyDay lenses has been very comparable to that of Dailies Total 1. However, there is no one lens that works for everyone.
Make an appointment at Modern Optometry today if you would like to try the newest technologies in contact lenses.
Call 703-272-8300 or schedule an appointment online.