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Understanding Eyeglass Lens Coatings

Understanding Eyeglass Lens Coatings

Getting a new pair of eyeglasses involves picking out the right frame design and lens type. Another thing worth considering, however, is the type of coating that lens will have. It enhances the durability, performance and appearance of your glasses. Excel Eyecare OD PA, your trusted provider of eye health exams and other eye care services, takes a look at some of the most common lens coatings for eyeglasses.Anti-Reflective Lens CoatingAlso known as AR coating or anti-glare coating, it is applied on the front and back surfaces of the eyeglass lenses to reduce reflections and glare, especially...

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6 Facts You Need to Know About Keratoconus

6 Facts You Need to Know About Keratoconus

Scheduling routine eye exams are the first and crucial step to a lifetime of clear and healthy vision for yourself and your family. These not only determine possible changes in your eyesight but also allow for early diagnosis of any vision disorder that may have developed. In addition, learning about these vision problems can give you an idea of what habits to avoid, and which eyecare essentials to consider. Take keratoconus, for example. It is an eye condition that occurs in approximately one in 2000 individuals and should be detected early to stop, or at least slow down, its...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Scleral Contact Lens Use

Do’s and Don’ts of Scleral Contact Lens Use

Those who have been locked out of using contact lenses due to irregularities in the cornea now have nothing to worry about. With scleral gas-permeable contact lenses as an alternative to wearing eyeglasses, you will be able to experience clearer and healthier vision without issue. These lenses are specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the sclera, or the ‘white of the eyes’, creating a smooth optical surface that corrects vision problems.But in order to get the most of scleral contact lenses, you will need to use and take care of them properly. The premier...

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Why Eye Exams are Crucial Even If You Have 20/20 Vision

Why Eye Exams are Crucial Even If You Have 20/20 Vision

Just because you were confirmed to have 20/20 vision does not mean you no longer need routine eye exams. There are, in fact, a couple of important reasons why you should still schedule one with your local optometrist. Excel Eyecare OD PA, the leading specialist in LipiFlow® dry eye treatment, discusses some of these reasons here.Eye exams will confirm whether you still have 20/20 vision. The fact is that an eye exam is not a one-and-done thing. You still have to go at least once a year to ensure you still have perfect vision. One or both eyes may have changed slightly since your last...

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Getting the Perfect-Fitting Eyeglasses

Getting the Perfect-Fitting Eyeglasses

In modern times, the most common solution to having poor eyesight is getting a good prescription and a pair of reliable eyeglass frames with properly coated lenses. To people with poor eyesight, their eyeglasses aren’t just a pair of lenses tacked onto pieces of plastic and metal, these eyeglasses are their windows to a clearer and colorful world. Not only that, but their eyeglasses also slow the progression of their myopia (if they have nearsightedness) and allow them to lead a functional and productive lifestyle. To further enhance that experience, getting good eyeglasses that fit you...

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The Link Between Dry Eye and Migraines

The Link Between Dry Eye and Migraines

Dry eye and migraines often overlap and exacerbate the effects of one another in some people. But is there actually a connection between them? Some studies have shown that there are in fact links between the two, and they share some similar trigger mechanisms that can cause the effects to last even longer. How can someone avoid or lessen the effects? Do you have migraines and dry eye at the same time? Vision therapy experts from Excel Eyecare OD PA share some info to help you understand the link between them. Dry Eye and Migraines There have been some studies on the possibility of dry eye...

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Maintenance Tips and Tricks for  Eyeglasses

Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Eyeglasses

It pays to take good care of your eyeglass frames and lenses. When you have poor vision and wear eyeglasses, you know that these lenses are your window to a clearer and more colorful lifestyle, so taking care of your eyeglasses and performing maintenance regularly is key to leading a productive day. But there are a few things you should remember before you start cleaning them. Excel Eyecare OD PA shares some best practices for doing so. Grip Firmly and Properly When doing maintenance on your eyeglasses, remember to hold them properly. It is ill-advised to clean them by holding one of the...

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Farsightedness:  Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

Farsightedness: Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

What is farsightedness? Farsightedness is a condition with strong genetic links. This means if several close families or relatives are farsighted, you should keep an eye out for symptoms of hyperopia. The majority of infants are born farsighted, but by age one, less than 4% of children exhibit hyperopia, which gradually diminishes throughout adulthood, according to the National Institutes of Health. Adults typically develop presbyopia in middle age, which makes close-up vision more challenging. Although this ailment is sometimes referred to as farsightedness, it is distinct from hyperopia....

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6 Eye Care Tips for Aging Eyes

6 Eye Care Tips for Aging Eyes

Aging is a changing process. However, vision loss and blindness do not have to be one of them. You can maintain your eyes healthy for the rest of your life by following some easy guidelines.  Uncorrectable eyesight affects one in every six Americans aged 65 and beyond. Many elderly persons neglect to consult an ophthalmologist, despite the risk of eye disease increases with age.  American Academy of Ophthalmology commemorates Healthy Aging Month to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss and strategies to help seniors care for their sight during their golden...

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Dilated Eye Exam: What You Should Know

Dilated Eye Exam: What You Should Know

A dilated eye exam is similar to routine eye health exams in the following ways: Both procedures involve you reading an eye chart in order for your optometrist to calculate your prescription and to have a small amount of light beamed into your eyes to ensure your eyes are healthy. Dilation enables an eye specialist to examine the interior of your eyes. Dilating drops dilate the pupil (the dark area of your eye), preventing it from contracting when your doctor puts a light in it. The expanded pupil enables your doctor to examine the inside of your eye and the rear of your eye using...

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