November is here and it's officially National Diabetic Eye Disease Month!
So remember, if you have diabetes, make annual dilated eye exams part of your self-management routine! Make an appointment with Dr. Schutte or Dr. Bieber to make sure your eyes are healthy. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday by calling 703-272-8300 or requesting an appointment online. Most medical and vision plans are accepted.
It's October which means it's Contact Lens Safety Month! With Halloween right around the corner it's important to make sure everyone is wearing contact lenses correctly and safely to ensure a fun Halloween.
When wearing regular daily contact lenses there are a few important things to remember:
The company that manufactures Acuvue Oasys Contact lenses recently announced that they will release a new contact lens that turns dark outside. The lens will be know as Acuvue Oasys with Transitions and is expected to available in about one year (first half of 2019).
Transitions lenses are already available in eyeglasses, and help block UV light that is harmful to the human eye. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions will be the first contact lens to turn dark after being exposed to UV light.
It is important to note that wearing sunglasses is still important to completely protect our eyes from UV light.
Modern Optometry will let you know as soon as these lenses are available to order!
Computer Vision Syndrome is on the rise, check out the following infographic to learn more about Digital Eye Strain. Contact Modern Optometry today to schedule and eye exam.
Your computer is not your friend. It makes your eyes burn and tear. It gives you headaches. It causes your neck, shoulders, and back to get tense and sore. Unfortunately, using the computer is a necessary evil. So what can you do about it?
1. Take breaks. Every 20 minutes, gaze across the room or out the window for 20 seconds. Spend at least five minutes away from your desk every two hours.
2. Sit up straight. Good posture and a comfortable chair will make a huge difference.
3. Increase viewing distance. Push the monitor farther away and place it lower than eye level if possible.
4. Moisturize. Eyes get dry when blink rate decreases. Supplement with artificial tears every two hours.
5. Stay out of the spotlight. Make sure your screen is free from reflections and glare.
6. Upgrade. LCD displays are superior to CRT screens.
7. Invest in appropriate eyewear. Computer glasses with anti-reflective coating are a must. Your eye doctor will customize a prescription based on the distance from your eye to your monitor. The new anti-glare coatings block harmful blue light emitted by the screen.
You don’t have to suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome. Contact Modern Optometry today to schedule an eye exam.
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a term used to describe vision and joint related problems resulting from long periods of computer use. Staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time can lead to eyestrain, headaches, and blurred vision. Vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia may contribute to CVS. Furthermore, the distance and angle a person sits from a computer screen can cause neck and back problems.
Having an eye exam to check for uncorrected vision problems is the first place to start. A refraction, or eyeglass prescription check, will discover if eyeglasses need to be prescribed. Eyeglasses will eliminate blurry vision, glare, and help your eyes focus up close.
The second step involves checking your body position and distance while sitting in front of a computer screen. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), your computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level or (4 to 5 inches) measured from the center of the screen and 20 to 28 inches from your eyes.
If you are experiencing eye fatigue or strain after using a computer, schedule an appointment with Modern Optometry today. We will check your eyes and recommend appropriate treatments for your problems.
Look for future articles on anti-fatigue and computer glasses. These exciting new lens technologies offer solutions to problems caused by our modern lifestyles.
Source Article: American Optometric Association
Contact lenses specifically designed for digital device users!
90 percent of U.S. adults use digital devices more than two hours per day!
Biofinity Energys is the newest contact lens available from Cooper Vision. This contact lens is designed to treat digital eye fatigue caused by staring at digital devices like cell phones and computers.
9 out of 10 digital device users agreed that Biofinity Energys made their eyes feel good.
8 out of 10 digital device users agreed that Biofinity Energys lenses made their eyes feel less tired.
Energys uses Digital Zone Optics to make it easier for your eyes to focus up-close and Aquaform Technology to keep your eyes moist. Contact Modern Optometry today if you would like to be one of the first people to try this new contact lens technology.
Tom Ford is an American fashion designer who has a holistic approach to design and fashion. He made a name for himself during the 1990's when he built up the Gucci fashion house name. He designs everything from shoes and suits to jeans and eyeglasses. His eyewear has recently been in high demand and favored by a number of celebrities including Brad Pit.
Tom Ford has more than just star power, he is doing things his way since leaving Gucci and starting for himself. He personally designs and finalizes the details of the products in his line. Many other fashion brands do not have direct control over the products they license. This control ensures top rate quality and style from the designer himself.
Tom Ford inspecting eyeglass frames from his brand.
In his early life Tom studied architecture and even attended Studio 54 in New York city. Many of his designs are directly inspired by the fashion and ambiance of the 1970's. He is married to his domestic partner and has a son. He has become a part of popular culture through a song written by Jay -Z mentioning him by name.
If you want to get your hands on Tom Ford eyeglasses, send us an email and we will contact you directly to arrange a viewing. If you want to learn more about the Tom Ford brand, visit our YouTube channel where we have some great videos about Tom Ford eyewear and the man behind the brand.
Clear Care Plus is the newest version of contact lens cleaning and disinfecting solution made by Alcon. This type of contact lens solution differs from multi-purpose contact lens solution in that it contains hydrogen peroxide. Lenses must be kept in the solution for at least 6 hours.
Clear Care Plus with HydraGlyde is specifically designed to improve wetting and lubricate the newest types of silicone hydrogel lenses.
To learn more about this new contact lens solution, contact our office to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.
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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