Glasses

13Aug 2017
blindness retinopathy solar eclipse

Edit — After my original post on solar eclipse, many patients have been looking for these eclipse viewing glasses with no success. Here is a great DIY alternative recommended by NASA. Original Post — Are you all ready for the solar eclipse on Monday August 21st? It looks like those of us in lower mainland […]

21Jun 2017
eye exam

The following are the most common refractive vision conditions. You may have a combination of these conditions. Fortunately, most of them can be corrected by glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery in most cases. Nearsightedness or myopia Eye focusing power too strong Blurry distance vision Clear near vision Usually occur after the age of 6 […]

29Mar 2017
yellow driving glasses

Lately, I have had a number of patients asking me about yellow driving glasses. It is true that yellow tinted lenses increase contrast, but any kind of tinted lenses decrease the amount the light entering your eyes. This is dangerous when used at night, because limiting the amount of light is the same as limiting […]

14Jan 2016
lens coating frame

At the end of your eye exam, you might be given a glasses prescription. Once you finally narrowed it down to the perfect glasses frame, then it’s time to talk about lenses. Single vision, bifocal, multifocal, progressive, coatings… Were you overwhelmed by the lens and coating options available? Let me break it down for you. […]

20Dec 2015
eye exam

Optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians have been referred to as the 3 O’s. How are they different? Optometrists Optometrists are independent primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the eyes. We perform comprehensive eye exam which includes a vision exam and an eye health […]

08Jun 2015
uv maui jim sunglasses

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a concern for everyone. Most people are aware of the importance of protecting their skin, but not their eyes. Eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration are related to UV exposure throughout your life. Protecting your eyes from UV exposure may preserve your vision later in life. Facts: […]