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  • Improved sex with contact lenses?!
    July 2018 |  Granted that the title of this post is most definitely clickbait but I have had two patients tell me that their awesome new contact lenses really have made their lives better!   [1] on her follow-up assessment a newly single woman with great distance vision but poor near vision... "I don't have to pull our my reading glasses to decide which way to swipe on Tinder!" and  [2] a very very nearsighted man recently reports wearing his new [extended wear] contact lenses to bed let's him see his partner better. 
    Motivation to trial contact lenses can come in many forms!   We fit super easy and comfortable lenses at Studioeyecare.com  dr.j

  • Laser Pointer Eye Damage - Be Careful! These things are not toys.
    June 2018 | A 9-year-old boy in Greece was left with damaged vision after staring into a laser pointer. His doctors describe the case in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    The boy's parents brought him to an ophthalmology clinic for evaluation after he complained of decreased vision in his left eye. An examination showed the vision in his left eye was 20/100, compared to 20/20 vision in his right eye.  Doctors also found a "large macular hole" in the retina of his left eye.

    "The child reported playing with a green laser pointer and repeatedly gazing into the laser beam," they write. Because of the large size of the hole, the doctors decided on a conservative approach rather than surgery.    See more https://goo.gl/XGFCDf

    Be careful!   Dr. J  
  • Poor Vision with correct Rx
    May 2018 | What are some reasons that your could have poor vision even if your eyeglass/contact lens prescription is 100% correct?   #1  There could be an imbalance in the muscles of your eyes... imbalance can result in poor vision, fatigue, fluctuating vision.  The can be corrected with appropriate prism lenses.  #2 Tear film - Although a very thin layer, having a tear film of the correct chemistry and consistency is critical to great, stable vision.  #3 Pathology - Something wrong with the eye (e.g. cataract, retina issue) or behind-the-eye in the visual system (e.g. inflammation, concussion) can result in poor vision.  #4 Lenses- Scratches, poor coatings can lead to poor vision like night glare even with the correct power!  #5 Fatigue- Vision fluctuation increases with fatigue  #6 Working distance- Agecan make it more challenging to make all distance clear with one prescription.  Often multiple prescriptions are required for different working distances!   Dr. j   www.StudioEyeCare.com


  • The evolution of 'Cell Phone Bifocals'
    Feb 2018 |  I have been an Optometrist for over 20 years and I have noticed an interesting sign-of-the-times (maybe only to other Optometrists! LOL)  Even 10 years ago, I always used a reading distance of ~40cm to calculate the power required on bifocal glasses.   Only if my patient liked to sew or fly fishing would I venture to hike up the reading power and reduce working distance.   These days cell phone have completely changed the distance at which we read.  Over the last few years my patients' bifocal lenses are universally stronger... driven by the need to see phones at a close reading distance.  There has been some new innovative lenses to help deal with this problem so that things 'in-between' like dashboards and shelves and old-school computer screens are still clear.   We are problem solvers at Studioeyecare.com    See you soon,  Dr.j