Responding to a Question

As you may recall, I recently solicited all of you to find what it is you'd like to learn more about. Today's post is responding to the first question: Hello Optical Jedi!Thanks for the question.Last year I purchased a pair of sunglasses to wear while riding my bicycle – I got an Oakley Flak with … Continue reading Responding to a Question

Why do we lose vision at 40?

As Always, this was written entirely by Ric Peralta, the Optical Jedi First and foremost I apologize for the extended absence I had from the blog.  The holiday season, with a 10 year old daughter, a wife who bakes like a madwoman, and all that goes along with this kept me away for a bit.  … Continue reading Why do we lose vision at 40?

The Pitfalls of Online Glasses: The Review

Is it a good idea to buy your glasses online? Learn more here!

Know Your Frames

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

Anti-Reflective Coating is much more than you think!

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!

The Importance of Retinal Imaging

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

The Dangers of Mishandled Contacts

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

In Which a Theme Develops

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

3D Glasses. How Do They Work Anyway?

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?

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

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?

Explaining Your Frames

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

Why Children Need an Eye Exam

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

Product Review: Varilux X Design

I have been wearing my new Varilux X Design for just about a week, and not to put too fine a point on it...

Progressive Lenses…Continued

There are quite literally several hundred progressive lens designs available on the market. Yes, you read that right.

Vision Insurance vs. Medical Insurance

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