Having been in the business for several decades we've seen the advances in eyecare treatment and the technologies behind it. Contacts have changed from hard to soft and Bi-Focal & Tri-Focal lenses are being tossed aside for Progressive lenses that offer an infinite range of powers.
At Exact Eye Care we make sure to keep our patients informed of these changes. It's part of how we uphold our mission to provide the highest quality eyecare and excellent customer service to every patient entrusted to us.
As the times change, so do the questions. Here are some of the most popular ones:
- My eyes feel dry when I wear contacts, what options are there?
- Why is a regular eye exam important?
- After working on my computer, my eyes are tired , what can help?
- Does having astigmatism mean I can't wear soft contacts?
Contact lenses may exacerbate dry eyes. This may occur if you tears are inadequate or of reduced quality. Common symptoms of dry eyes are burning, stinging, watery eyes, scratchy eyes, redness, pain or blurry vision. Many environments intensify these symptoms, including the use of overhead fans, car fans, wind, dry offices or homes, seasonal humidity changes and computer use. Dry eyes with contact lenses may be reduced or eliminated by changing lens materials, contact lens wetting drops, prescription modifications, environmental modifications and medical procedures.
Recent advances in contact lens technoloy address this problem by bringing the moisture content of contact lens front and center. If you are dealing with dry eyes, contact your eye doctor to discuss the available options.
We recommend regular eye exams to ensure healthy, lifelong vision. Although most people go to the eye doctor for glasses or contact lenses, our doctors also evaluate the health of the eyes. Many eye problems don't have obvious signs and the only way to prevent problems from occurring is to have your eyes evaluated by an eye care professional. Diabetes, Hypertension, Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Tumors and many other eye diseases begin without the patient being aware or noticing any problems. There are many vision problems such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia that can cause fatigue and eyestrain leaving your vision not as crisp and your eyes tired. In particular, children often do not realize what clear stress free vision is and must work much harder at school as a result.80% of brain activity is through vision. Learning occurs mostly through the eyes, thus, by providing vision correction, children can be optimized to learn.
Experts predict that as many as 50% to 90% of computer users experience eyestrain or other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Most often, CVS is associated with adult computer users; however, in today's world, children may be even more vulnerable to the condition. Symptoms associated with CVS are:
- Loss of focus
- Burning/tired eyes
- Double/blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
CVS is caused by the increased demands of computer-generated images on our eyes and visual systems and by the prolonged and/or repetitive nature of computer work.
A pair of computer eyeglasses can help relieve many of the symptoms of CVS. Unlike regular eyeglasses, computer glasses are prescribed specifically for the distance from your eyes to your computer screen. This reduces the focusing demands on your eyes during computer use to lessen eye fatigue and reduce the risk for eyestrain and other computer-related vision problems.
Glare from indoor lighting on your computer screen complicates the issues with CVS. To reduce eye fatigue, an anti-reflective coating is highly recommended on all computer eyeglasses. The Premium Glare Free lenses offered by Exact Eye Care will enable your eyes to focus clearly on the computer screen and experience relief from the fatiguing effects of CVS
For the past two decades, millions who have astigmatism believed they could never wear soft contact lenses. And, many who were fitted for toric contact lenses for astigmatism often found the performance unsatisfactory. If you're struggling with astigmatism, we urge you to visit Exact Eye Care and see the many different types soft toric contact lenses available today. Virtually all people with astigmatism can wear contact lenses.
The first toric contact lenses for astigmatism were not always successful; advances in technology have improved the toric lens. With the help of computer-aided manufacturing techniques, toric contact lenses can be created with more than one curvature and with differences in thickness on opposing sides of the same lens. In fact, polymers developed today enable production of exceptionally thin, yet highly durable toric contact lenses. Lathe cutting, cast molding, or a combination of both help to provide consistent and stable vision throughout the day.