I wanted to share an anecdote from my practice. I recently assisted a walk-in patient. This patient has a fairly high near-sighted correction. Of course he's worn glasses since childhood so has some decent expectations on how his lenses should look. He was shocked at the thickness and "fish bowl" experience he had with these … Continue reading An Anecdote About Discount Eyewear
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In our modern world, we have thousands of eyewear frames to choose from, and hundreds, if not thousands, of frame manufacturers for all of those frame lines. Despite what 60 Minutes wants you to believe, there is not just one company. And knowing something about where your frames come from, can help you make educated … Continue reading Know Your Frames
We just had an experience in the office today which inspired me to return to the blog. I'd like to begin by apologizing for the extended gap between posts. Sometimes life finds a way...and as the father of a Girl Scout during Cookie Season, well, let's just say I'm sorry I was away. Now back … Continue reading Insurance can be Confusing
I know I announced my brief hiatus, but I wanted to talk a little bit about frame adjustment and its importance to the wearer. If your eyeglasses are not fitting properly on your face, not only are they uncomfortable, but it also adversely affects the quality of your vision through a variety of ways. Examples … Continue reading A Word About Frame Adjustment and Maintenance
As most of you know I am intimately involved with LiningUp.net and the Star Wars lines we produce at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood California. As our line for The Last Jedi starts in just one week, I will be tied up with many responsibilities to help this charity event take place and … Continue reading Very Brief Hiatus for the #JediLine
I posted an initial review of the latest progressive lens from Varilux, the X Design, when it first launched back in late August/early September. My initial review can be found here. After wearing the lenses for a couple of months, I wanted to provide an update based on my continued observations. Review of Varilux X … Continue reading Review Update on Varilux X Design
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A friend recently sent me a Facebook Messenger question, and allowed for me to share it. Here is our conversation on light sensitivity... A.L.: Hey Ric I have a professional question for you. I seem to be very sensitive to bright lights especially flashing ones. I can't handle strobe lights or white fireworks. I also … Continue reading Questions on Light Sensitivity
Through a couple of recent conversations with blog readers and patients, it's become clear that many do not fully appreciate just how complicated anti-reflective treatments are to manufacture. I hope to dispel some of this misconception today... More than a Dip! Since so much of lens treatments can be cone by dipping a lens in … Continue reading Anti-Reflective Coating is much more than you think!
Over the past 15 years, the use of retinal imaging has become more and more prevalent in the modern optometric practice. Unfortunately, most vision insurance plans don't cover it. So, it's almost always an additional expense. For this reason, sadly, many patients opt out of receiving this additional procedure. The additional procedure of retinal imaging … Continue reading The Importance of Retinal Imaging
My primary focus at the OpticalJedi will always be on eyeglasses, but today I'm taking a small foray into the realm of Contact Lenses to discuss care and maintenance...and sourcing of contacts. There has recently been many advertisements on Facebook and Twitter for a new contact lens company. They claim to be able to provide … Continue reading The Dangers of Mishandled Contacts
So, it looks like we've stumbled onto a new segment here at the OJ...Ask the Jedi is now a thing. I received another email today with some additional questions on fitting advice. Here you go. Today's Email Hi Jedi Master! I read the “A Piece of Correspondence” article and appreciate all the specific advice you … Continue reading In Which a Theme Develops
Today, I received an email from a reader, and with his permission, I am sharing it here. I think the questions raised are excellent, and could be quite helpful to some of you other readers out there! The Message & Response My Responses are set aside by color and italics Dear Optical Jedi: I have … Continue reading A Piece of Correspondence
My recent piece, describing the difference between polarized and tinted sunglasses inspired me to address 3D glasses, since they also use polarization to work. Yes, you read that right. The same polarizing technology which reduces glare when you're driving, also allows you to see an extra dimension at the movie theater. As you might recall, … Continue reading 3D Glasses. How Do They Work Anyway?