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Our office has highly-sophisticated, computerized instruments that enable us to take detailed images of the back of your eyes: the OCT and DRS. We can better manage your glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and degenerative disease through this medical imaging.
Dry Eye occurs when tear glands cannot make enough tears or produce poor quality tears. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, causing itching, burning, or rarely some loss of vision. Your eye doctor may suggest using a humidifier in your home, special eye drops that simulate real tears, or plugs that are placed in tear ducts to decrease tear drainage..
This condition occurs when there is a progressive deterioration of the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often associated with an increased pressure of the eye. The eye is like a tire that generally has a normal and safe pressure. When this pressure is increased, it can be associated with damage to the optic nerve; this is called Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Glaucoma can also occur without an increase in eye pressure. This is called Low Tension Glaucoma and it is often associated with diabetes or high blood pressure. Glaucoma causes painless loss of peripheral vision and can lead to blindness if left untreated.
Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in Americans over 50. More than 3.5 million people have early stages of Macular Degeneration. This disease of the macula, the central and most sensitive part of the retina, robs people of central vision. Left with only peripheral vision, they struggle to identify faces, read books and watch TV, because they can see out of the corners of their eyes, but not straight ahead.
“Floaters” are tiny spots or specks that float across the field of vision. Most people notice them in well-lit rooms or outdoors on a bright day. Floaters often are normal, but can sometimes indicate a more serious eye problem, such as retinal detachment, especially if they are accompanied by light flashes. If you notice a sudden change in the type or number of spots or flashes you see, visit your eye doctor as soon as possible.
Many people are surprised when they visit the eye doctor that their blood pressure is taken and a medication list is analyzed. Diabetes, Types I and II and Hypertension are just two illnesses out of many that can cause damage inside the eye. Problems can range from minor prescription changes to permanent loss of vision. Signs can include double vision, retinal bleeding and stroke inside the eye.
When choosing between a conventional progressive and a high definition digital progressive lens, consider the differences between a high definition television versus a tube television. As time changes, technology does as well. With a high definition digital progressive lens you will experience a customization at its best providing you with a clearer vision in every gaze direction. Eliminating more distortion will help you be able to balance your far and near vision much easier.
An occupational lens is a design in prescription eyewear that allows the wearer to view all working distances, side to side, up and down, within a conventional working distance, or small environment. A working distance typical to many occupations will fall somewhere between ten to thirteen feet, respectively.
The most impact resistant lenses on the market. They are incredibly tough and scratch resistant. They are designed to live up to the demanding life of every member of your family. These lenses are perfect for everyone, especially for active children and rimless frame wearers.
Anti-reflective is a treatment for lenses to help eliminate reflections by allowing more light to pass through the lens. It is great to relieve eye strain at the computer during the day, and corrects halos for night driving. With time anti-reflective treatment has grown into a more technical product, reducing static, dirt and smudges making them easier to clean.
Much like the high definition digital progressive lens, this lens gives you a clearer picture, only it is for single vision wearers. If you wear contacts more than your glasses but are looking to change it up a little, this lens is perfect for you! It will make the prescription look exactly like how it did in the exam room. It is that precise!
The best thing since sliced bread! This lens is made to help anyone who is not wearing a progressive that needs an extra bump for their near. It prevents eye strain, and neck fatigue. We suggest an anti-fatigue lens for anyone who is in school, at the computer a lot, or seem to get headaches while working.
Hi-Index lens material is made for patients that have higher or a more complex prescription. It reduces the size of the lenses making the eyewear be more appealing to the wearer. Say goodbye to “coke-bottle” glasses!
Polarized lenses are great for sunglasses. Compared to tinting, polarization blocks UVA and UVB rays. It also eliminates glare by blocking harmful rays through a filter. There is a broad color selection to cater to your outdoor hobbies. Polarized lenses are suggested to be used by fisherman, golfers, day drivers, and anyone looking for good protective sun wear.
At Lawrence Family Vision Clinic, we understand that the medical and eyewear industry is continually advancing forward. We too are advancing forward by using innovative technology and the newest products available.
The Optikam is the newest and most advanced optical measuring device in the industry. This high-tech instrument gathers the most accurate measurements for bifocal, trifocal, and progressive wearers. With these precise measurements we can offer better quality lenses and help give you the best vision possible.
The Optikam is also a touch-screen photo kiosk that allows patients to see themselves in new frames clearly. If you struggle seeing yourself without glasses this is the perfect tool to find your next frame. With the Optikam you are able to compare up to four pictures, side by side, and can e-mail them to friends and family.
The benefits of this machine extend beyond measurements and pictures, so let our staff know if you are interested in exploring how the Optikam can help you.
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