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

Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Here is a video demonstrating the importance of children's eye exams.   Here are my stories I've done on this very subject. Back to School! Why Children Need an Eye Exam More on Blue Light Filtration: Eyzen+ Product Review: New Transitions “Style” products  

Review Update on Varilux X Design

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

Lens Materials Advantages and Disadvantages

Understanding which lens material makes the most sense for your prescription can be easy with a little help.

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 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

A Piece of Correspondence

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

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

Back to School!

As Kids go back to school, it's important to think about their eyes!

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

Dispelling Misconceptions

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

Explaining Your Prescription

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