Intresting Fact About Your Eyes

The human eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day.  From morning till night, our vision allows us to see beautiful Florida sunsets, our beloved family and much more.  Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, our main goal is to keep you up-to-date on everything related to eye care and eye health. Today, we’re sharing some fun and interesting facts about your amazing eyes.

Intresting Fact About Your Eyes

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How to Choose Contact Lenses

How to Choose Contact Lenses

Have you recently found out from your Optometrist that you need to be fitted for corrective lenses?

Contact lenses can be really simple to wear, but they can also be a hassle if you don’t choose the right ones for you. It’s very simple to choose the perfect contact lenses, so don’t let that stop you from getting contacts.

 

  1. Go to the eye doctor. The eye doctor knows best, so you should definitely stop by your optometrist so they can make some recommendations for you.
  2. Choose hard or soft lenses. There hard two main types of contact lenses: hard lenses and soft lenses. Nowadays, most people wear soft lenses, although there are pros and cons to both:
  • Soft Lenses: More comfortable to insert and to wear, but absorb pollutants (soap on your fingers, etc.) more easily, which can irritate some eyes. They are also less durable and can rip/tear easily.
  • Hard Lenses: Hard lenses are the best solution for certain problems (ask your optometrist about whether that applies to you), and they are more durable. However, they are less comfortable than soft lenses.
  1. Figure out how long you want your contacts to last. Depending on what you need your contacts for, and your personal preference, choose how long you want your contacts to last before you dispose of them. There are many varieties: annuals (disposed once a year), monthlies (disposed once a month), bi-weeklies (disposed once every 2 weeks), weeklies (disposed every week), and dailies (disposed after every day).

 

  1. 4.     Try them out. Ask your optometrist if you can test a couple different brands or lengths of time (dailies, weeklies, etc.) to see which ones you like. Wear the samples and figure out which ones are easier to insert and take out, which ones are the most comfortable, which ones don’t irritate your eye, etc. Doing so will help you make a more informed decision.

 

Read the original article on wikihow.com.

If you’re on the fence regarding contact lenses or eyeglasses, it’s important to consider your lifestyle. If you love to play sports, contact lenses might be a good choice. Another option is buying both – contact lenses and eyeglasses. This way you can have the best of both worlds!

Visit 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore today and check out our great discounts on both contact lenses and eyeglasses. We look forward to seeing you!

How to Exercise Your Eyes

How to Exercise Your Eyes

We all know how important it is to keep our bodies fit by doing things like going to the gym, jogging, and swimming. But, did you know that you can exercise your eyes as well? Eye exercising will keep your eyes healthy and help minimize eyestrain.

These steps are not meant to improve your vision, but rather to maintain your best eyesight level during the day and prevent significant further vision deterioration.

  1. Sit comfortably on a chair. Rub your hands together until they feel warm. Close your eyes and cover them lightly with your cupped palms. Avoid applying pressure to your eyeballs. Your nose should not be covered. Make sure no light rays can enter your eyes though gaps between your fingers or the edges of your palms and nose. You may still see other lingering traces of colors. Imagine deep blackness and focus on it. Take deep breaths slowly and evenly while thinking of some happy incident, or visualize a distant scene. After you see nothing but blackness, remove your palms from your eyes. Repeat the palming for 3 minutes or more.

2. Close your eyes tightly for 3-5 seconds. Open them for 3-5 seconds. Repeat 7 or 8 times

3.       Massage your eyes

  • Hot and Cold Compress: Soak one towel in hot water, and the other in cold. Take one and lightly press it to your face, focusing on your eyebrows, closed eyelids, and cheeks alternate between the two as desired, making sure to end with a cold compress.
  • Full Face Massage: Soak a towel in hot water. Rub your neck, forehead and cheeks with the towel, avoiding the eyes. Then, use your fingertips to gently massage your forehead and closed eyes.
  • Eyelid Massage: Close your eyes and massage them with circular movements of your fingers for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you press very lightly and have washed your hands to avoid damaging your eyes.

4. Lightly press three fingers of each hand against your upper eyelids. Hold them there for 1-2 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.

5. Sit and relax. Roll your eyes clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Repeat 5 times, blinking in between each time.

6. Focus on a distant object (over 150 feet or 50 m away) for 10-15 seconds. Then, slowly refocus your eyes on a nearby object (less than 30 feet or 10 m away) without moving your head. Focus for again for 10-15 seconds, and go back to the distant object. Do this 5 times.

7.  Practice rhythmic movements

  • Bar Swings: Stand in front of a fence, barred window, or something else with evenly spaced vertical lines. Focus loosely on a distant object on the other side of the bars. Relax your body and rhythmically transfer your weight from one foot to the other. Keep your breathing steady and relaxed. Don’t forget to blink while performing this exercise. Continue for 2-3 minutes.
  • Round Swings: Focus on an object in the distance that is close to the ground. Sway as instructed for Bar Swings. Keeping your gaze on the same object, use your peripheral vision to observe your surroundings as you sway. Continue for 2-3 minutes.
  • Head Movements: Close one eye. Slowly form a figure 8 with your head. Repeat for the other eye. Continue for 2-3 minutes.

8.  Imagine that you are standing in front of a large clock. Look at the middle of the clock. Then look at any hour mark, without turning your head. Look back at the center. Then look at another hour mark. Do this at least 12 times. You can also do this exercise with your eyes closed.

9. Focus on an object in the distance (as far as possible) with a low contrasting background. Do this for a few minutes every half hour or so.

10. Make up and down eye movements, starting from up to down. Do this 8 times. Then do the side to side eye movement, starting from left to right. Repeat this 8 times. Be sure not to force your eyes further than they want to go in any particular direction, or you risk making your vision worse.

11.  Always finish up either with palming or another eye relaxation technique.

Read the original article on wikihow.com

When was the last time you and your family members had an eye examination? Drop by any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location and meet with an Independent Optometrist. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come at least 20 minutes to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.  Check out our previous post regarding interesting eye health information for more neat facts about eye care.

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How to Choose Eye Glasses

How to Choose Eye Glasses

Your eyeglasses are an integral part of your style, especially if you have a permanent prescription that must be worn constantly. The wrong pair can make your face look disproportionate or washed out, but the right pair can make you look fashionable and well put together. Choose eyeglasses that flatter the shape and color of your face, along with your own personal sense of style.

If you have to wear glasses what are some of the things you should consider when choosing your next eye glasses frames?

Consider Your Face Shape

Some frame shapes can make the curves and angles of your face look disproportionate, depending on how your face is shaped. When shopping for new frames, start by trying on shapes that are more likely to flatter your face.

  1. Look for oval or round frames if you have a square, angular face..
  2. Consider frames that are square, rectangular, or geometric, since these add sharp angles to the soft curves of your face.
  3. Look for tall frames if you have a narrow, oblong face.
  4. Try angular frames that sharpen your facial features if you have a round face.
  5. Shop for oval frames that maintain the balance of your face if you have a diamond shaped face.
  6. Balance out a heart shaped face with bottom-heavy frames that create the appearance of width on your lower face.
  7. Look for semi-rimless frames and top-heavy styles if you have a triangle shaped face.

Consider Your Personality

  1. Create a professional, business-oriented look by selecting conservative shapes like ovals and rectangles.
  2. Add to the professional look by sticking with traditional colors. For men, consider silver, gunmetal, brown or black frames. For women, consider brown, gold tones, silver, burgundy, black, or espresso frames.
  3. Show off your creativity or youthful style with funky designs and visual detail. Consider thicker, larger plastic frames in geometric shapes or frames with laser detail patterns along the side of the frames.
  4. Consider a less traditional color, like blue or green, for a fresh, youthful appearance. Also consider multi-colored laminates.
  5. Use your eyeglasses to show that you are young at heart, if not in age, by selecting frame shapes that subtly uplift the face. Men should go with upswept rectangles, while women can consider soft cat-eyes.

Consider Color

Determine your coloring and choose an appropriate color of frame based on that. For the purpose of eyeglasses, everyone is either classified as cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based).

  1. Examine your skin tone. Individuals with pink or blue undertones have “cool” toned skin, while individuals with yellow or peach undertones have “warm” toned skin. Olive skin falls between warm and cool, since it is a mix of both yellow and blue undertones.
  2. Consider your eye color. Determining the warmth or coolness of your eye color can get tricky, since the spectrum of possible eye colors covers such a wide range.
  • If you have blue eyes, determine how close they are to pale blue-gray. Most blue eyes are considered cool, but the closer they are to gray, the warmer they get. Another option is to go with a peach or orange color which will make your eye color pop.
  • If you have brown eyes, determine how close they are to black. Most brown eyes are considered warm, but extremely dark browns often qualify as cool toned.
  • If you have green eyes, determine whether your eyes are blue-green or yellow-green. Blue-green shades are cool toned, while yellow-green shades are warm.

3. Look at your hair color. Cool tones include strawberry blond, platinum, blue-black, white, auburn, salt-and-pepper, and ash brown. Warm tones include golden blond, brownish black, brown-gold, carrot, or dusty gray.

4.Average your three tones together to determine your overall coloring. If you have more warm tones, then you likely have warm coloring. If you have more cold tones, you likely have cool coloring.

5.Search for frame colors that coordinate well with your natural coloring.

  • Think gold, copper, camel, khaki, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, and blond tortoise if you have warm coloring.
  • Lean toward silver, black, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue, and dark tortoise if you have cool coloring.

General Considerations

Before you go shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, there are a few basics you should take into consideration.

  1. Get an eye exam. Before you invest in a pair of eyeglasses, you must have an accurate prescription for your lenses.
  2. Shop at inexpensive stores that either specialize in eyeglasses or that have an eyeglasses section if you need emergency lenses because an old pair broke or got lost.
  3. Consider going to an optometrist or boutique if investing in a quality pair. These options usually cost a little more, but the quality of service and product may be worth the price.

Always check yourself in the mirror before selecting a pair of eyeglasses. What you see might be blurry, but you will still get a better idea of how a pair looks with your face than you would if you bought it without trying the frames on.

Read the original article published on wikihow.com

At 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore you will find a frame for every face and a price for every budget. You can schedule an eye exam online here, or call 407-767-5600.

Low Vision

Low Vision 2020 Eyeglass

What is low vision? Basically, “low vision” describes significant visual impairment that can’t be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. It includes:

  • Loss of best-corrected visual acuity (BVCA) to worse than 20/70 in the better eye.
  • Significant visual field loss. Tunnel vision (lack of vision in the periphery) and blind spots are examples of visual field loss.
  • Legal blindness. In North America this is 20/200 or less central visual acuity in the better eye with best possible correction, or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.
  • Almost total blindness.

In 2010 the prevalence of visual disability in the United States was 2.1 percent. This includes both low vision and total blindness.

Causes of Low Vision

Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision:

  • Hazy, blurry vision can result from cataracts.
  • Blurred or partially obscured central vision is typical of macular degeneration.
  • Diabetic retinopathy causes blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions.
  • Poor peripheral vision is a hallmark of glaucoma.
  • Retinitis pigmentosa reduces peripheral vision and the ability to see in the dark.
  • Light sensitivity and loss of contrast are other symptoms of these and other diseases.

Heredity and eye injuries also can result in low vision.

The Impact of Low Vision

Children as well as adults can be visually impaired, sometimes because of a birth defect or an injury. Children with low vision may have problems in learning concepts, and they need special instruction from their earliest years on. They also need additional help with socialization among other children and adults.

But low vision more commonly affects adults and seniors. Their vision loss can be very traumatic, leading to frustration and depression.

Losing the ability to drive safely, read quickly, watch television or view a computer screen can cause people with low vision to feel shut off from the world. They may be unable to get around town independently or shop for food and other necessities.

Many people with low vision also have difficulty making a living, as the following statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2010 illustrate:

  • In 2010 the employment rate for visually disabled Americans ages 21-64 (working age) was only 37.2 percent. The full-time/full-year employment rate was 24 percent. And of those without a job, only 13.5 percent were actively looking for work.
  • The median annual income of households including any working-age visually disabled person was $33,400, versus $59,400 for households with no disabled people of working age.
  • Individual poverty rates were 29.5 percent for visually disabled people vs. 11.9 percent of those with no disability.

Some visually impaired people become very dependent on friends and relatives, while others suffer alone. That’s a shame, because many ingenious low vision devices are available to help people overcome vision impairment and live independently.

What to Do About Low Vision??

If you have a vision impairment that interferes with your ability to perform everyday activities and enjoy life, your first step is to see an eye care professional for a complete eye exam.

Poor vision that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses could be the first sign of a serious eye disease such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa.

Or it could mean you are developing a cataract that needs removal. Whatever the case, it’s wise to take action before further vision loss occurs.

Read the original article on allaboutvision .com, written by Liz Segre.

We hope this article has inspired you to visit your local optometrist. Your vision is priceless and a thirty minute appointment once a year is certainly something you should be able to commit too. Getting your eyes tested regularly will help you stay on top of your general health, eye problems.

Want to schedule an eye exam at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore? You can schedule an eye exam online here, or call 386-774-5000

Cataract Awareness

Cataract AwarenessVision Loss from Leading Cause of Blindness Can be Restored with Proper Treatment  

There are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have cataract, according to the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America.  It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye.  Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored.  Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a 95 percent success rate. And, a new study found that cataract surgery patients had a significantly reduced rate of hip fractures from falls.

Cataract generally does not cause pain, redness or tears. However, these changes in your vision may be signs of cataract:

  • Blurred vision, double vision, ghost images, the sense of a “film” over the eyes.
  • Lights seem too dim for reading or close-up work, or you are “dazzled” by strong light.
  •  Changing eyeglass prescriptions often. The change may not seem to help your vision.
  • You may sometimes notice the cataract in your eye. It may look like a milky or yellowish spot in the pupil (the center of your eye is normally black).

“Although getting a cataract is common, it doesn’t have to mean permanent vision loss,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America.   “One way to protect our vision is to make a commitment to take care of our eyes today, including getting a dilated eye exam, so we can help protect our sight for the future not just from cataract, but other eye diseases as well.”

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Is Your Cell Phone Making You Blind?

cell phone making you blind

Do you suffer from regular headaches, dry eye and blurry vision? Do you think the cause is your cell phone ? You should visit your optometrist! A large percentage of headaches blurry vision are caused by visual problems and most general practitioners will recommend you get your eyes tested to see if that is the problem.

Your vision is priceless and a thirty minute appointment once a year is certainly something you should be able to commit too. Getting your eyes tested regularly will help you stay on top of your general health, eye diseases .

Want to schedule an eye exam at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore? You can schedule an eye exam online here, or call 407-767-5600