The Importance of Child Eye Exams 

  • By Staff Writer
  • 25 Jul, 2016
WE Care At Eyear Optical, we care for you and your family’s vision. You’ve heard us say that hundreds of times, but for us it’s not just a slogan to bring in customers. It’s genuine concern. Years ago, when Dad first started the business, he brought his mother and father in to the doctor’s office next door to have their eyes examined. His father was a farmer and had worked for dairies all of his adult life, but Daddy knew that his father didn’t read… or maybe couldn’t read. My grandfather left school in the fourth grade.

Learning was impossible for him. Now years later, the doctor determined that Pap couldn’t even see the “big E” on the chart. His vision was corrected by a very strong prescription and amazingly he learned to read as a middle aged adult. His parents and the teacher didn’t realize that his inability to learn was due to the fact that he couldn’t see letters on the page. It’s a heartbreaking story, but it still happens. Thankfully most public schools have eye screenings and many of these cases are corrected, but how much time and education is lost? Children learn so much visually in their early years. Their successful development depends on being able to see close up and far away. We are quick to diagnose ADD and ADHD, but often visual needs are missed. Take the time to have your children’s eyes examined. It may make a world of difference to them.

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By Staff Writer 26 Sep, 2017
 After the brain, the eye is the second-most complex organ in the human
body. The eye is home to about 107 million light-sensitive cells and 2
million moving parts that can process 36,000 bits of information every
hour. (source: opto.ca & thehealthsite.com)

Eyes blink about 12 times a minute, with each blink lasting for about
one-tenth of a second. (vsp.com)

Your retinas actually perceive the outside world as upside down. It's
your brain that flips the images. Each half of your brain receives half of
an image, and then they scramble the images together to compose the whole
picture. (buzzfeed.com)
 
The first recorded mention of lenses was in 1263, when friar and
philosopher Roger Bacon wrote that lenses are useful for those with
"weakness of sight. (visionlaunch.com)

By Staff Writer 13 Sep, 2017
Each of your eyelashes has a life span of just five months. If you were able to string together all the eyelashes you shed over the course of your
lifetime, they'd measure about 98 feet in length. (discoveryeye.org)

The upper lid typically has about 90 to 150 lashes on it, while the bottom has between 70 and 80 lashes. Most eyelashes grow to be about 10 mm long (just over 3/8 inch).
By Staff Writer 29 Aug, 2017

“A finger print has 40 unique characteristics, but an iris has 256. That’s one reason retina scans are increasingly being used for security purposes.” (discoveryeye.org)

 

“When attracted to someone, your pupils dilate by as much as 45%. Women with dilated pupils have long been considered attractive. In fact, Italian women in the Middle Ages used belladonna to self-dilate.” (visionsource.com)

 

“If your eyes are blue, you reportedly share a single common ancestor with every other blue-eyed person on the face of the earth. (sciencedaily.com)

 

“The first set of blue eyes showed up in the region of the Black Sea between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Until then, everyone had brown eyes.” (occupycorporatism.com)

 

“If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels.” (opto.ca)

By Staff Writer 01 Jun, 2017

Do you remember the “Summer of Love?’ Well, you must be in your 60’s and you need to have a yearly eye exam to maintain good vision and eye health. How long has it been since you’ve listened to “When I’m 64?” The 50th Anniversary of the release of the Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is this year.

By Staff Writer 01 Jun, 2017

June is “Cataract Awareness Month.” The importance of early detection and treatment to preserve sight is critical. Regular eye exams not only give you your best vision but also help you to maintain good eye health.

By Staff Writer 01 Jun, 2017

Sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory. Xperio UV polarized lenses now come in two new shades ruby and copper. They join the already popular emerald blue, plum and grape. Polarized lens provide the highest level of UV protection so they not only give the best performance of sun-wear but they also are idea for eye health….and they look great.

By Staff Writer 11 May, 2017
Summer is on its way and at Eyear that means sunwear! Warmer weather is here and the end of the school year approaches, making time for outdoor adventures fun and easy. But, increased exposure to bright sunlight and UV rays puts your family's vision at risk. This summer protect your family's vision with styles from Costa, Wiley X, Rec Specs, or any of our designer brands. When it comes to a great pair of sunglasses, don't forget the lenses. From versatile custom-tinted lenses that show off your style to high performance polarized lenses for eliminating glare, Eyear has your vision covered. Our Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer means that you don't have to choose between clarity and comfort with a second pair as prescription sunglasses.
By Staff Writer 11 May, 2017

Legislation for medical marijuana is being considered in more and more states. Medical specialists have long listed its use as an option in the treatment of glaucoma to reduce eye pressure. “In a recent survey 13% think it’s a fantastic option for treatment of glaucoma; 14% needed more research; 32% were open to the idea; 39% thought that while it has its uses, glaucoma can be treated better with other options and 2% said absolutely not.” Invision, March 2017

 

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By Staff Writer 05 Apr, 2017

Daily disposable contact lenses basically sell themselves. While some people think they’re expensive, with the manufacturer’s rebate and the fact that no contact lens solutions are used the actual cost is about $1 a day. Fresh, comfortable lenses every day….ahh…bliss. For those parents who are concerned with their teenager being compliant and wearing contact lenses safely, this is the answer. Just throw the old lenses away each night and put in a fresh pair in the morning. They’re also the ideal solution for people who only wear contact lenses part time.

By Staff Writer 01 Mar, 2017

Save Your Vision month is held every March to increase awareness of better eye care. Worldwide over 285 million people have vision impairment. We tend to take our vision for granted, but only good eye care can help keep our eyes healthy and working well.

Some benefits of regular eye exams: Corrective measures can be taken immediately for decreasing eye sight. Good eye health can be maintained when eye diseases are diagnosed and treated quickly. Eye Exams often diagnose other health issues such as diabetes.

Computers are part of everyday life and have created a greater risk for eye strain and eye damage. Computer users need to take short breaks to look across the room or out the window at regular intervals to lessen eye strain. Keep the computer monitor about 20 inches away from eyes with a slight tilt. Keep monitor free of dust and fingerprints to enhance clarity.   Computer users also tend to not blink as often causing dry eyes. Artificial tears can be used, but also being aware of the tendency can help.  

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