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

Questions on Light Sensitivity

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

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

Welcome to your Optical Wellspring

Hello and Welcome! My name is Ric, and I'm here to be your Optical Guru.  Through nearly 30 years of experience as a dispensing optician, I've run across continual frustration with the reality that patients are not terribly well informed on what types of lenses fill their visual needs.  So, I'm taking it on myself … Continue reading Welcome to your Optical Wellspring