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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
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
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?
I have found throughout my many years in this industry that many patients still do not have a clear understanding of the difference between a tinted and a polarized sunglass. So, the big question you're probably asking yourself is, "why do I want over another?" For the vasty majority of patients, the polarized makes more … Continue reading What are Polarized Sunglasses?
I recently had a conversation with a friend, who was deciding between a couple of different frames. This got me to thinking, we never really explain the numbers on the temples of your glasses. Each one of those numbers means something. And here is that explanation... Breaking Down the Numbers Almost any frame you could … Continue reading Explaining Your Frames
When it comes to young children, they don't naturally know how they should see, so they often will not express any complaints about their vision
I have been wearing my new Varilux X Design for just about a week, and not to put too fine a point on it...
There are quite literally several hundred progressive lens designs available on the market. Yes, you read that right.
Insurance can be a very confusing thing...even for those of us who have to deal with it on a daily basis. Defining what your coverage is, when it comes to vision benefits, can be a very loaded question. Moreover, knowing which insurance company you have, often tells us relatively little about what your coverage will … Continue reading Vision Insurance vs. Medical Insurance
There are many patients who feel they completely understand some basic technologies in this field--they aren't always ENTIRELY correct about this. In particular, Anti-Reflective (or No-Glare) and Photochromic (or light-changing) lenses have been around for decades. Whenever a technology has been around for a long time, there can be misconceptions about how it works, or … Continue reading Dispelling Misconceptions
Your prescription drives everything we do for you, as an optician. It steers us through which lens design might be best for you, which frame is suitable for you, and when you should wear your glasses. But, we often make assumptions in our field, that you understand what the numbers and terms mean. I'm hoping … Continue reading Explaining Your Prescription