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Exploring Optometry Equipment

Hello, I'm Patrick Jouls. When I went to take my driver's test, I was notified that my vision did not meet the requirements. Although I didn't feel like I had problems seeing, I made an appointment with the optometrist anyway. The eye exam revealed that I definitely needed corrective lenses, especially if I ever wanted to drive on public roadways. I spent a lot of time talking with the eye doctor about the equipment used to measure vision. The equipment is all specially designed to measure different aspects of eye health and vision strength to create a complete picture of the patient's sight abilities. I want to explore optometrist tools and practices in detail on this site. I hope that you will tag along to learn more about the equipment used to measure visual abilities. Thanks for coming to my website.


Four Steps To Limit Cataract Risk

14 October 2015
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According to the National Institutes of Health, cataract surgery is one of the most common, most effective and safest surgeries in the United States. Cataracts affect more than 50 percent of people in the U.S. by the time they reach the age of 80. Signs of cataracts include blurry vision, light seeming too bright, poor night vision, double vision and colors looking duller. Glasses may help make your vision a bit better for a while, but eventually surgery may be necessary to restore your vision. Read More …

Caring For Your Eyeglasses

25 August 2015
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If you've ever wondered why you can't seem to keep your eyeglasses in good condition, then you haven't been caring for them properly. While it's true that eyeglasses are considered to be maintenance-free, there are still some things you should do to ensure they are going to last you for a long time. If you don't take good care of them, they can get scratches, bent and even have the arms come off on you. Read More …

A Short Guide To Choosing The Right Sunglasses For Eye Protection

13 July 2015
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The sunglasses you wear should be more than just a style statement. While it doesn't hurt to choose a stylish pair of sunglasses, ensuring that the glasses are designed to protect your eyes is of greater importance. Here are just some of the things you want to consider when choosing a new pair of sunglasses. Don't Be Fooled By UV Protection Myths The first thing to find out is whether or not the sunglasses offer UV protection. Read More …

Does Your Child Have Albinism? Ways An Optometrist Can Help

8 June 2015
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Albinism is the absence of or decrease in melanin, which is the protection that is necessary for pigmentation. This disease typically affects the hair, skin, and eyes. If your child has this problem, you can take steps to help make their eyes more comfortable and take good care of their vision. Eye Sensitivity Many children with albinism have eyes that are sensitive to the sun and bright lights. Pigment found in the eyes of someone without this problem absorbs light to help tolerate bright light. Read More …

3 Things To Avoid While Wearing Contact Lenses

9 April 2015
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If you are one of the many contact lens wearers in America, chances are you already know what protocol to follow in order to protect your eyes while using these medical devices: First thoroughly wash and dry your hands, then gently removing your contact lenses and wash them with some solution before storing them in an airtight case filled with fresh solution. Unfortunately, many don't usually adhere to these simple steps, let alone avoid many other things that their optometrist warns them against. Read More …