Julie has been a dispensing optician since 1981 and has her Associate Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing. Julie and her staff bring a special kind of care, passion, style and expertise in helping their clients choose the best eyewear for their lifestyle and vision needs.
Eye health is the result of a working partnership between you and your eye healthcare provider. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians work collectively and with the patient to ensure good eye health and life-long vision.
You should visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist for an eye exam at least once a year. The staff at Specs Around Town Optical Boutique offer these helpful eye care articles for your benefit.
Crizal No-Glare lenses are the market leader of No-Glare (Anti-Reflective) ophthalmic lenses.
Crizal lenses are worn and trusted by over 150 million people all over the world. Crizal lenses are unlike any other pair because you can:
Crizal No-Glare lenses provide you with clearer vision by reducing:
Polarized sunglasses have been popular for years with boaters and fishermen who need to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. Now that many others who spend time outdoors have discovered the benefits of polarized lenses, interest in these types of sunglasses has soared. Additional outdoor enthusiasts who benefit from polarized sunglasses include skiers, bikers, golfers and joggers, all who may enjoy a clearer view along with elimination of glare. These sunglasses can be used for driving and, in fact, can reduce glare from a long, flat surface such as the hood of the car or the road's surface.
Light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water generally is horizontally polarized. This means that, instead of light being scattered in all directions in more usual ways, reflected light generally travels in a more horizontally oriented direction. This creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of light that we experience as glare. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare.
For certain sports or activities, polarized lenses are not the best choice. These are as follows:
Few people properly clean lenses, resulting in scratched products that require remakes. Despite advances in top and hard coats plastic and even glass lenses can still get scratched. Scratches make seeing stressful and tiring, affect impact resistance, and weaken lenses.
While most everyday products won't do immediate damage to lenses, independent testing shows significant damage after a year of regular use is simulated.
Here are typical lens cleaning steps:
You are the generation that rocked the world. You are the Baby Boomers - and you carry more social and consumer power than any other generation in America. You brought the world rock and roll, Woodstock, the sexual revolution and civil rights for all.
You've seen a president assassinated, the Beatles come to America, the Vietnam war and the birth of Microsoft. But you can't see the menu without holding it halfway across the table.
It's called presbyopia, and it's the natural, gradual loss of the eye's elasticity and the ability to focus on objects close up. It happens to most people as they reach the age of 40 or 50.
Progressive lenses are the most technologically advanced solution for presbyopia, offering the closest thing to natural vision.
Last year 10 million computer users sought eye care for computer related complaints - eyestrain and fatigue; headaches; burning, red and dry eyes; blurring of the screen; distance blur after working on the computer; and intermittent double vision. Studies show that 50-90% of computer users have visual symptoms.
At Specs Around Town we will discuss computer eyewear solutions with you. Occupational multifocals, computer lenses, progressive additions lenses, anti-reflective coating, lens tinting, lightweight lens materials and proper frame selection and fitting can help you obtain significant relief from CVS symptoms.
A lens designed especially for computer and office use, is a progressive with no distance zone--just wide intermediate and near zones positioned for either viewing the screen or the desk. With wide, clear vision out to ten feet, computer lenses are perfect for helping to ensure comfortable vision while working in your home or work environment..