Last updated 8 months ago
A number of children suffer from vision disorders that require prescription eyeglasses in order to improve their visual acuity and obtain 20/20 vision. This includes refractive errors such as myopia or nearsightedness, hyperopia or farsightedness, and astigmatism. Despite the fact that a number of eyeglass stores offer eyeglass frames made from sturdy plastic materials and scratch-resistant lenses, there are a number of steps you can take on your own to help your child care for their eyeglasses.
Show Them How to Clean their Lenses
Teaching your child how to properly clean their eyeglasses will not only provide clearer, unobstructed vision but will also reduce the risk of damage to the lenses themselves, as certain chemicals can damage the integrity of the lens and alter the prescription. Show your child how to clean his or her lenses using a special cleansing solution designed especially for eyeglasses and drying them with a microfiber cloth. It is important to avoid drying your child’s eyeglasses with paper towels or other fabrics, as these can leave tiny scratches on the surface of the lenses.
Demonstrate Proper Removal Techniques
The way your child removes and handles his or her eyeglasses can loosen or change the shape of the frame. Help your child learn proper removal techniques by demonstrating with a pair of your own glasses or sunglasses. Using both hands, grip both of the side arms and pull your glasses straight off of your face rather than using one hand. This will show your child the proper way to remove glasses to prevent uneven wear.
Invest in a Sturdy Case
A good way to reduce the risk of scratches, broken frames, or cracked lenses is to invest in a sturdy eyewear case. This is especially important for children who tend to store their cases in their backpacks or lockers where it is more susceptible to damage.
Here at the Wize Eyes eyeglass store in Long Island, we offer a number of products and services including eyeglasses, eyeglass frames, contacts, eye exams, and eyeglasses adjustments. Get on the road to better vision by calling (516) 358-0040.
Last updated 9 months ago
Visual acuity refers to the clarity or sharpness of your vision and is often determined using a Snellen Acuity Test in which you are asked to read letters and numbers at a distance of 20 feet. Individuals who have 20/20 vision are able to see objects at a distance of 20 feet that they should be able to see at that distance, whereas an individual with 20/40 vision is able to see objects at 20 feet away that most individuals can see clearly at 40 feet. Read on to learn more about which factors can affect your vision and increase the need for eyeglasses.
Many people experience a decline in their visual acuity as they age due to a number of changes with their eyes. Older people are a greater risk for cataracts as the proteins within their corneal lens begin to clump together and impede their vision and often experience a decline in accommodation or their close-focusing abilities due to a condition known as presbyopia.
Family Medical History
Individuals whose family members have a history of declining visual acuity, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy may be at a greater risk for the same condition due to their genetic disposition. Your own personal medical history such as the presence of certain diseases can also interfere with your visual capacity.
Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can severely increase your risk of a number of vision disorders. This includes but is not limited to cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal degeneration.
Proper nutrition is essential to maintaining the health and integrity of your eyes. Individuals who do not consume sufficient amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants may be at an increased risk for a number of eye conditions.
Get the facts regarding your optical health by contacting the Wize Eyes eyeglass stores in Long Island at (516) 358-0040 today! You can also learn more about our eyeglass frames, contacts, and Transitions lenses by checking out our website.
Last updated 9 months ago
Most people are aware of the consequences of exposing themselves to the sun without sunscreen or protective clothing—but have you ever considered how the sun’s UV rays affect the health of your eyes?
This video explores how UV rays can affect the health of your eyes and increase your risk for a number of eye conditions. Long-term exposure to the ultraviolet radiation can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Fortunately, eyeglass stores offer prescription eyeglasses and Transitions lenses to help protect your eyes while outdoors. Learn more in this video!
For more information on obtaining Transitions lenses, contacts, or scheduling an eye exam for prescription eyeglasses, give Wize Eyes in Long Island a call at (516) 358-0040.
Last updated 9 months ago
While prescription eyeglasses can help individuals with various refractive errors improve their visual acuity, many people prefer a less noticeable, more convenient approach to vision correction. Check out this guide for some helpful tips on caring for your prescription contacts.
Cleaning and Storing Your Contacts
One of the most important steps to take when wearing contact lenses is to disinfect your lenses on a daily basis with an optometrist-approved cleansing solution. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water before handling your contact lenses to avoid the risk of irritation or infection. You may also want to consider cleaning out your case once a day with lukewarm water and allowing it to air-dry rather than using a towel, as this may leave behind lint fibers that can stick to your contacts and irritate your eyes. Just be sure you are using the case provided to you by your optometrist as other devices are not approved for safe or effective storage.
Using Eye Drops
Eye drops can be used to rewet your eyes in the event your contacts become dry. However, it is important to only use rewetting drops approved for prescription contacts rather than saline solution, as other products may damage the integrity of the lens.
Things to Avoid
All contact wearers should avoid wearing their lenses while swimming, using a hot tub, or while in the presence of noxious fumes such as campfire \ or cigarette smoke. It is important to avoid wearing your contact lenses for longer than the recommended period and take out your lenses if they cause your eyes to become swollen, red, or itchy.
A large part of contact maintenance is visiting your optometrist on a regular basis. Make sure your contacts are functioning properly by contacting the Wize Eyes Eyewear and Eyeglass Stores at (516) 358-0040. We also offer eyeglass frames, fashion eyeglasses, and Transitions lenses.
Last updated 9 months ago
Did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States?
This video provides an overview on the causes and symptoms of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease caused by damage to the optic nerve, often the result of increased intraocular eye pressure due to a narrow duct opening, or clog deep within the draining canals. Unfortunately, most individuals with this degenerating disease do not exhibit any symptoms until it has reached a much more advanced stage. Watch this clip to learn more.
Find out if you’re at risk for glaucoma by setting up a comprehensive eye exam with the Wize Eyes eyeglass stores in Long Island. Visit our website or call (516) 358-0040 to get started.