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Don’t Forget Your Glasses!! Part 3

Hey guys, it’s me again! This entry will be the final part of Don’t Forget Your Glasses! I hope you have been enjoying the content we have been delivering! Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Individuals who engage in sporty exercise and need a pair of glasses will most likely require a set of unique glasses which possess traits that offer added shelter or sight adjustment more than those identified in regular glasses. Sports eyeglasses and eyeglass depiction provides the optimal amount of color shade, shelter and structure for activities that take place outside.

To become suitable for eyeglasses prescription, dive mask and swimming goggle are available. To boost capacity to view uneven surfaces and ice on the path, skiing goggle are available in a multitude of shades, based on the type of lighting present at the environment. Most skiing goggle are structured slightly bigger thus allowing them to be put over normal glasses.

Glasses for shooters has to possess added resilience and damage proof, together with specialized shades to improve the ability to differentiate  and optimize vision. Eyeglasses that offer shelter such as sport goggle are designed in a multitude of varieties. It is mostly used for sport activities like softball, whereby a strong impact may leave lasting problems to an unsheltered eye.

Sport glasses for teenagers and budding contestants is essential due to a high chance of being involved in incidents that may damage the eye. Based off the law, certain working surroundings like construction make it a must for individuals working there to have safe eyeglasses and goggle. However, even if these safe eyeglasses are not required by law to be put on when playing or working in hazardous environments, it is still recommended that individuals put them on to avoid getting hurt.

To determine the type of glasses to purchase, look no further than how you look, your individual preference, and style of life as it will give you the best indication to help you look for what you desire. When choosing what type of frame to get, study the shape of your face as well as your skin color to determine the optimal look. It is perfectly okay to idolize what a dignitary chooses to wear, but it is important to keep in mind that the same fashion sense might not apply to you.

In addition, purchasing glasses over the net might not be the optimal decision due to the inability to try them for fitting before purchasing the product. Getting fortunate with buying online might occur, however the consensus will not be assured till it is tried and viewed how it looks on you.

Do take note that certain skeleton of glasses are not compatible with particular type of lens. It is ideal to pick a tiny, non-asymmetrical skeleton that focuses on the eyes if your prescription is high. It is best to figure out what type of lenses you intend to use before purchasing eyeglass skeletons.

Lastly, regardless if you have tried on skeletons first, you might realize that you do not fancy the look or the lens are not the ideal type for your sight adjustment. Thus, it is essential to get a doctor’s opinion before purchasing.
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Don’t Forget Your Glasses!! Part 2

Hey guys, it’s me again and I’ll be continuing where I left off in part 1 of Don’t Forget Your Eyeglasses!

Eyeglasses are becoming more prevalent due to the modernization progress. Eyeglasses have become slender, delicate and additionally appealing. I will cover these prevalent types of eyeglasses lens which can be a form of prescription for vision treatment.

Firstly, Aspheric lenses are a type of lens that give a slender and extra aesthetic appeal. It has a razor-sharp outside sight compared to most common eyeglasses. High-index plastic lens are more slender and delicate than common eyeglasses and offer a stronger innate care system that helps with UV rays.

Wavefront technology lens are materialized located on accurate calculations light transfers over the eye, this hones clearness of sight. Polycarbonate and Trivex lens are more slender and delicate and is more than 10x impervious of collision compared to common eyeglasses. This is the go to type of eyeglasses for sport use, adults who are very involved in activity, and young ones.

Photochromic lenses possess layers of synthetic or distinguished innate adjustments which allow fast darkening in luminous situations and fast retraction to usual in regular lighting. Polarized lenses destroy illumination from smooth, mirror-like exteriors and it lessens lethargy of the eye as well.

Anti-reflective (AR) coating is a prevalent addition in eyeglasses. AR layering will significantly upgrade the view and ease of the eyeglasses through lessening the diversion of mirroring which interrupts through connection of eyes and results in the sight of thickened eyeglasses. AR-layered eyeglasses lessens illumination and grants a more significant amount of light into the eyes in respect of stronger sight at the part of the day after sundown and before sunrise. Other lenses layering involve antagonism to blemishes layering, smog contradiction and blocks UV rays as treatment.

Arising out of the eternal aviator aesthetic to the culture of exclusive designer fashion, sunglasses are as prevalent in rustic surroundings as shells on a shore. The argument amongst sunglass users fixates on care against fashion. It aids by offering care from UV rays, practically.

Lens which consist of 0 power for the fixing of refractive errors or presbyopia are referred to Plano. You are not required to obtain an instruction to purchase plano sunglasses as they are available in a plethora of structure components. These type of glasses are an excellent option for those with biologically strong sight.

Designer sunglasses are usually prevalent with brands such as Gucci. They are sold most of the time in optical shops and mirrors current styles. Prescription sunglasses are the type for those who need power. Kid’s sunglasses must involve collision antagonism polycarbonate or Trivex lenses as you’ll not at anytime be aware of what children are performing.

This marks the end of Part 2 of Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses. I will be posting up Part 3 in 2 days time so stick around for that one and watch this space! Till then!

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Don’t forget your glasses!! Part 1

Welcome back my people! I am back with a new article for you! I hope you guys are enjoying your Chap Goh Mei and having the time of your lives! Regardless of current modernization in contacts and sight adjustment operations, glasses are more prevalent than usual, even though they may be considered as antiques by some.

Top designer branded eyeglasses are still appealing. The psychological effect of feeling like a famous persona is an example of another interesting reason eyeglasses are still fancied by a lot of individuals in youth.

With the development of materials such as exclusive never before seen plastic and metal, marked a drastic change. A vast options of components can be utilized, relying on the traits the users fancy. However, they are made from plastic or metal most of the time.

An inconsequential and sturdy component, like polycarbonate is used for safety glasses. Hypoallergenic components such as titanium may help with skin issues such as dermatitis. If any of you have skin reactions to certain food, get this type of component for your eyeglasses.

Instead of being joined by screws, some eyeglasses can be popped into position. This aspect can be useful if individuals like to fuse and pair differently. Lessening the potential of damage, some kinds of eyeglasses are extremely malleable. Due to the sturdiness, this kind of eyeglass is optimal for children.

In enhancement of ease and aesthetics of the way the frame is place on the face, nose pad structures are engineered. The exclusive silicone nose pads, stop the frame from slipping but is also inconsequential and not recognizable.

Peculiarly amid top designers, frames are considered an accessory for fashion styling. Most consumers purchase eyeglasses in the exact way they purchase shoes or handbags. They pick distinct colors and looks to pair with their outfits. improvements such as insertions of diamonds, crests, various colors in parquet can be seen in modern eyeglasses.

Recently, eyeglasses without rims have risen to fame. They may include the attachment of plastic of metal composts onto the lenses instead of the skeleton. Exclusive types are continuously being innovated. Developments involve wood and bamboo eyeglasses, peculiar shapes, patterns and colors.
In the following parts, I will cover topics such as the kind of progress in eyeglasses, glasses for presbyopia, sunglasses and others. I hope this article has been informative and enjoyable. Please share it with your friends and family and leave us a comment to help us improve the content we deliver to you.

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Glaucoma Part 3

Welcome back to another entry, guys! This is part 3 of the Glaucoma series. We appreciate all your support thus far with your constant keeping up to date with our latest blog entries!

African-Americans are 3x additionally apt to develop open-angle glaucoma (OAG) compared to caucasians in the USA. African-Americans are also 6x additionally apt to develop loss of sight from glaucoma in comparison to caucasians. Research has also proven that Hispanics are afflicted at commensurate proportion of OAG to African-Americans. Amongst males who are ethnically from the Phillipines but American and caucasian males from the USA who are 40 and above, studies show that American born Filipinos were prevalently recognized with both forms of OAG, primary OAG and normal tension glaucoma (NTG).

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” due to the fact that most forms don’t dish out pain and show signs of illness till a significant amount of vision is lost. Due to this, different grades of lasting loss of sight occurs because the condition develops with being noticed until the optic nerve is permanently destroyed. Distorted sight, Rings about the sides of lights, extreme pain in the eve and nausea-sciousness can occur in acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG). If these signs of illnesses become apparent to you make it a point to go and see an optician or the ER to avoid lasting loss of sight.

A tonometer is utilized to determine intraocular pressure (IOP) in eye tests. Eyes are usually sedated with eye drops and checked. Others send a little bit of air into the surface of the eye. Unusually high IOP signifies an issue with the quantity of liquid in the eye. It could be either the eye is not seeping appropriately or it’s developing excess liquid. Use of technological imagery such as scanning laser polarimetry (SLP_, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal scanning laser opthalmoscopy innovate basic pictures and coefficients of the eye’s optic nerve and the structure within. More pictures and coefficients are obtained to affirm the lack of difference as time passes that could signify gradually increasing glaucoma destruction.

To find out if you are undergoing loss of sight from glaucoma, visual field tests is something your optician might utilize. It includes looking directly ahead into a apparatus and pressing a knob when you realize a flickering light in your peripheral sight. The test may be done again at specific intervals to determine no blind spots are being created from destruction of the optic nerve or to find out the amount of sight loss due to glaucoma.

To ensure the liquid can seep effortlessly from the eye, gonioscopy can be done t. specific lens are utilized with a biomicroscope to empower the eye doctor to view the construct within the eye that moderates the transfer of liquid and thus plays a role in IOP. Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a different method that might be utilized to measure the seepage angle.
Well that’s it for this entry guys. Stick around as there’ll be another one up right before you know it. Till then, take care!

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Glaucoma Part 2

Hey guys, I’m back again! To pick things up where we left off in the last entry, this article will be the second installation of the Glaucoma series.

The primary open angle (POA)  type steadily lessens peripheral vision alone. Usually, perpetual deterioration will happen before you know it. If intraocular pressure (IOP) is great, the damage caused by POA will further develop till tunnel sight comes about. This will cause the capacity to only view things that are only aligned in the front. Eventually, it will lead to complete loss of sight.

Acute angle-closure type causes unexpected signs of illnesses such as pain in the eye, head pounds, rings situated on the sides of light, expounded pupils, loss of sight, bloodshot eyes, and revulsion. If any of you notice these signs get professional help immediately. It might be a sight of an incursion which might go on for a long time recurrently. Each incursion will leave you with increased gradual loss of sight.

The normal-tension type, similar to POA, can reduce depth of sight due to optic nerve destruction and is a type of open-angle glaucoma. However, for this type the IOP doesn’t deviate. In addition, only after signs of illness such as tunnel sight come about, feelings of pain is not probable to become apparent and perpetual harm may not be realized. The root originator of this condition is unrecognized. Optical surgeons believe it to be correlated with inefficient and insufficient transfer of red body fluid to the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is particularly widespread amongst japanese females.

The next type of glaucoma that I will discuss is pigmentary. Due to blockage of the eye’s seepage angle from pigments which has separated from the iris and lack of liquid movement from the eye, this type of glaucoma is developed. As time goes by, in answer to the clogged angle, inflammatory destruction of the seepage structure happens. Signs of illness is also seldom becomes apparent with this type of glaucoma. White males between 30-49 are most susceptible to this condition.

Signs of illness of incessant glaucoma after an eye wound might signify secondary glaucoma. This type of glaucoma evolves if a form of contamination occurs. Lastly, the type of glaucoma which is rooted in genetics is congenital. 80% of one year olds are affected by his condition. They experience limited vision and complications in the seepage structure. Identifying this type is complex due to the fact kids are not aware of the changes that they experience. This condition usually affects more boys than girls.
In the next parts we will go over those who are at risk of developing glaucoma, the signs of illnesses to expect, and the tests. Till then, stay safe and take care of your eyes!

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Glaucoma Part 1

From the depths of the worldwide web, I am back! I hope you guys missed me cause you’re in for a treat. As you read in the title, today’s entry will be all about glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a categorization of illnesses that destroy the optic nerve; the optic nerve is responsible for transferring data between the eye and brain. Most of the time, glaucoma does not show signs of illness when it is just starting.

Usually, it is correlated with extra eye pressure which is referred to as ocular hypertension. However, the occurrence can still be possible even if eye pressure is regular. Glaucoma can lead to loss of peripheral vision and may even leave an individual sightless.

2.2 million of the US populace is possess primary open-angle glaucoma, which is the most common type. This amount is bound to increase by 50% when the year 2020 comes around. Due to the fact there are no beginning signs of illnesses, half of the US populace with glaucoma aren’t even aware they possess it. This condition is the only condition behind the biggest reason for loss of sight in the US which is macular degeneration and the condition that is behind cataracts which is the main reason of loss of sight, worldwide.

There are two main types of glaucoma. Specifically they are, open-angle glaucoma and narrow angle glaucoma. The seepage angle within the eye which monitors the release of fluids which is formed in the eye, is what the angle is referred to. The condition is recognized as open angle if the fluids has entry into the seepage angle. The condition is recognized as narrow angle if the seepage angle and fluids do not have access to reach.

The kinds of open angle glaucoma are primary open angle, normal-tension, pigmentary, pseudoexfoliation, secondary and congenital. Types of narrow angle glaucoma are acute angle closure, chronic angle closure, and neovascular.
In the following parts of this series I will cover the details about the types of glaucoma, tests, symptoms and the like. I’ll see you back in that article! Till then, take care and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and leave your comments to help us improve our content!

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Cataracts: Part 2

Hey readers, I hoped you enjoyed your break! For this entry I’ll be explaining about the steps you can take to prevent developing cataracts and the treatment available to you if the former is not an option.

Research has proven that there are particular types of sources of nourishment that might help cutting down the possibility of developing cataracts, although some might argue as this topic is quite controversial. More consumption of Vitamin E and carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin were synonymous with compelling reduction of cataract risk, a 10 year research of female health professionals concluded. Sunflower seeds, almonds and spinach are some examples of quality vitamin E sources. Spinach, Kale and leafy green veggies are potent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin and edibles containing EPA and DHA cuts down risk of cataracts as research has proven. Sunglasses that protect all of the sun’s ultraviolet beams is an action you can take to cut down your risk of developing cataracts when outdoors.

With the use of new glasses, bifocal lenses, magnifying, correct brightness or other forms of visual help, you can strengthen your vision when signs of cataracts begin to appear. If the condition has developed to the point of disallowing appropriate functioning, consider surgery. Cataract surgery is not complex and painless, so even if you think bad sight is a part of the aging process, cataract surgery should still be considered.

The surgical process of cataract removal is truly phenomenal in regaining vision. Cataracts is the most commonly conducted operation in the USA. Over 3 mill of the population go through the process every year. Every 1 out of 10 who undergo the process do not restore 100% of their sight.

The surgical process involves removal of the cloudy lens in place of a plastic intraocular lens (IOL). In order to lessen the complexity of the surgical process, new IOLS are innovated frequently. There are Presbyopia IOLs which correct all sights of all length, not only one. Research has indicated that an exclusive form of IOL which inhibits UV and blue light rays, is potentially harmful to the retina. Certain medication for prostate may lead to a development of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) whilst in cataract surgery. Caution is advised.
Well, that ends our series of Cataracts! In this 2 part series, you can know most of everything you need to know about cataracts. Be sure to be a look out for our next article which is coming up real soon. Don’t forget to leave us a comment and share it with your friends who might benefit from this quick read! Till the next article, farewell!

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Cataracts: Part 1

Hey guys, I hope your Chinese New Year holidays are treating you well. The monkey is a particular animal with a vivid character and set of skills. That’s probably as much technicality I can write about the advent of how the year of the monkey will affect us! Leaving the festivities aside, in this entry I will be focusing diving into the topic of cataract.

When the organic lens of the eye that sits at the back of the iris and the pupil clouds, the phenomenon is referred to as cataracts. Cataracts are the biggest contributor to going blind and prevalent vision impairment in those over age 40. Glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy altogether affect lesser individuals that cataracts alone. Over 22 million Americans aged above 40 are subjected to having cataracts. By the year 2020, over 30 million American individuals are anticipated to develop cataracts.

There are three types of cataracts that can occur. The first that I will discuss is subcapsular cataracts. This particular cataract occurs behind the lens of the eye. Individuals affected with diabetes and or are taking high doses of chemical performance enhancements have a greater chance of getting subcapsular cataracts.

Next in line for discussion is nuclear cataract. This specific cataract develops profoundly in the nucleus of the lens. This particular form of cataract is affirmed with age.

The last cataract that will be discussed is the cortical cataract. This cataract is can best described as having white, triangular chunk-like cloudiness that begins in the lens’ outskirts and makes its destination to the middle. The section of the lens which envelops the nucleus is where this type of cataract will occur.

In the beginning, cataracts has minute ramifications on vision as its initialization is tiny. It may seem like vision applied a cloudy filter. Colors tend not to be as apparent and lit as before.

Different types of cataracts yield different signs of illness and the period of age it develops. In the case of a nuclear cataract, initially it can cause improved near vision called second sight. However, it will disappear, and when it does the cataract will become worse. On the contrary, subcapsular cataracts might not develop any sign of illness till it is fully developed.

Just like a lens on a camera, the eye operates through fixating light onto the retina for optimal sight. It also lets its owners view objects optimally both near and in the distance as it adjusts the eye’s fixation. The organic lens is comprised mainly of protein and water. As it is fragmented in an accurate manner, the protein keeps the lens apparent and allows light a passage.

However, as age catches up, a cloud might start to form around a tiny dimension on the lens as a few of the proteins might jumble. This is known as a cataract; along the span of time, it may develop bigger and haze the lens causing it to be difficult to view.

Cataracts are developed through oxidative translations in the organic lens, one theory states. Nutritional research has shown that fruits and veggies which are packed with antioxidants might aid in the prevention of cataracts. Aside from keeping a healthy diet, abstinence from smoking and regular exercise will help with lowering chances of developing cataracts.
This marks the end of part 1. In part 2, prevention and treatment will be discussed. Till then!

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Presbyopia!

Welcome back readers! In this entry, I’ll be writing about another common visual complication, presbyopia. The progressive deficit of your eyes’ capacity to fixate on things up close is referred to as presbyopia. Usually an irritating part of getting old, it is innate. It starts to become apparent in the beginning to middle forties and continuously gets worse till about sixty-five.

Even though you have not experience a vision complication before, presbyopia is inevitable. When wearing glasses or contacts to optimize vision, even nearsighted individuals will experience that their vision up close becomes fuzzy. The World Health Organization bestowed that over a billion individuals in the planet were presbyopic as of 11 years ago. Sufficient adjustment through glasses were not accessible to 517 million of these individuals. For folks who live in the provincial areas, eyeglasses are either inaccessible or unaffordable; the case is not the same for individuals who live in urbanized regions. This is depressing due to the fact strong vision up close is essential in order to be literate and to perform work that is close-up.

The necessity to keep reading items distant in order to appropriately fixate is the phenomenon that occurs when individuals acquire presbyopia. When performing work that requires being near such as writing; strained eyes, headaches and fatigue may be experienced by these individuals. Differing from the previous conditions I wrote articles regarding, presbyopia is unrelated to the structure of the eye and is caused by a hereditary and surrounding factors. Slow curdling and elasticity decay of the organic lens in the eye is the cause of presbyopia. Causing the lens to become thicker and less flexible over time is what changes with age inside the lens protein. Muscle fibers in the lens’ environment also changes due to age. The eye has a complicated time fixating up close due to the deficit in flexibility.

The usual treatment for presbyopia is bifocal glasses or progressive addition lenses (PALs). The main part of the glasses contain a prescription for distant vision whilst the portion bottom of the lens keep the stronger near prescription for work up close is the two points of focus when bifocal is mentioned. With an invisible line between them and offering a more slow happening visual change between the two prescriptions is the difference between progressive addition lenses and bifocal lenses. Bifocals and PALs are usually worn throughout the day but glasses that are for reading are mostly worn when used for work up close.

Multifocal contacts which are available in gas permeable and soft lens materials can also be opted for by presbyopic individuals. Monovision which is where one eye uses a prescription for distance and the other one for near vision is another type of contacts for presbyopic adjustment. One eye or another is preferred for different tasks learnt by the brain. Some rant that they experience a reduction in their visual awareness, perceptive intensity deficit with monovision but some are ecstatic about the proposed answer. Prescription for presbyopia has to be incremented as time passess due to the aging of the lens. Prescription of a stronger amendment for work up close as you need it can be anticipated from your optician.
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Farsightedness

Hey readers, I’m back again with another article for you! This time around I’ll be writing about hyperopia which is also known as farsightedness.

A hyperopic eye views objects distinctly in comparison to an eye which is not hyperopic. Being able to effortlessly view objects at a stretch as compared to nearby is the visual condition individuals with hyperopia or farsightedness experience. Extreme cases of hyperopia may cause vision to be so fuzzy which disallows functioning of simple tasks such as reading or sewing. Not a normal or common condition, hyperopia is varies in terms that its implication will alter as aging occurs.

Hyperopia is a condition whereby light which enters the eye is fixated at the back of the retina rather than out rightly on it. An eye which is abridged, with a cornea that does not possess enough curvature or with lens that sit further behind the eye than usual cause’s hyperopia. Hyperopia is usually hereditary and in some special occasions, complications such as retinopathy and eye tumors can source it.

Fuzzy vision which can further worsen specifically at night, the inability to view things close by, eyestrain, eye aches and headaches are some of the symptoms which is apparent in hyperopic individuals. Minors with this issue may not have any symptoms but one with an extreme condition may have terrible headaches, itchiness which causes eye scratching to occur frequently and issues reading or apathetic towards it.

Most of the time, hyperopia starts developing in the initial stages of childhood. However, regular growth can fix the issue. When the eyes stop developing at about 9 years old, if a child is still slightly hyperopic, the eye can normally adapt to cover the issue. This phenomenon is referred to as accommodation.

However as age catches up, eyes lose their ability to adapt efficiently. Tentatively around age 40, eyes biologically start to diminish its capacity to fixate on things that are near. This phenomenon is referred to as presbyopia. As this phenomena occurs, you may begin to detect that vision up closed becomes fuzzy. Both up-close and distant vision ends up fuzzy as the condition worsens.
An ophthalmologist or optometrist is able to determine whether an individual is hyperopic by simply conducting a regular eye test. Questions regarding the quality of your vision and a physical examination of your eyes is included in the test. A slit lamp exam such as ophthalmoscopy, tonometry and other vision exams are also a part of the regular eye test. New babies must undergo eye exams at all well-child visitations.

The majority of hyperopic individuals do not need treatment as their eyes can adapt to cover the problem most of the time. However, if your eyes do not adapt well as age catches up, a pair of glasses or contacts is essential. In a few cases, surgery may be required as it can reinstate the clear lens of your eye with a foreign lens. LASIK and other methods to reshape the cornea can be performed for cases which are less severe.

It is important to note that hyperopia is not a diseases and that the majority of hyperopic individuals possess eyes which are regular and fit. If you are hyperopic, get routine eye tests done and see your optician if you have any qualms in your vision

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