What Are The Differences Between CR-39 Lenses And Polycarbonate Lenses?

When you have an eye exam and receive a prescription to have glasses made, you'll be able to select the material that the lenses are made from. Two common choices are CR-39 and polycarbonate. They're both very durable types of plastic that make excellent lenses for glasses, but there are some significant differences between them. To find out if CR-39 or polycarbonate would be the best choice for your new glasses, read on to find out how they compare. [Read More]

Infection Control Interventions After Cataract Surgery

Eye cataract surgery can dramatically improve your vision when conservative treatments such as wearing stronger glasses are ineffective. During your surgery, your doctor will remove the cloudy lens of your eye called the cataract, and replace it with a small plastic implant that resembles a clear contact lens. Cataract removal surgery is considered a minimally invasive surgical procedure, and most patients recover quickly. While the risk for a post-operative infection is minimal following cataract surgery, consider the following interventions to further reduce your risk. [Read More]

3 Signs It's Time For Eyeglasses

If you've never needed eyeglasses before, you've had some good luck with your eyes. Your vision is very important and should be cared for, but with time, you may eventually need eyeglasses. Going to the optometrist for a routine eye exam every year is important in catching problems with your vision or changes to your vision. If you do have changes to your vision, and you go without eyeglasses for too long, it can be even more harmful to your vision. [Read More]

Times To See The Eye Doctor

You want to see your eye doctor for your routine eye exams. However, you may end up seeing them much more often depending on what your profession or your interests are as well as how your eyes respond over time. Here are some of the other times when you may want to get in to see the eye doctor:  You get any foreign matter in your eye You have to be careful not to get anything in your eyes, and this is why you should always make sure you use the proper safety goggles when you are working around anything that puts particles into the air. [Read More]