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Blue Light

Every day we are exposed to increasing amounts of Blue Light. Outdoor exposure to blue light comes from the sun;, while Indoor exposure, comes from artificial sources of blue light, such as computers, tablets, cell phones, televisions, and modern energy efficient light bulbs. Over time, blue light can impair our daily visual performance, disrupt our ability to sleep, and contribute to the development of macular degeneration;, a devastating eye disease that can lead to vision loss. Constant exposure can impact visual performance, by increasing sensitivity to glare, reducing contrast and color perception, and decreasing visual acuity. Ask your eye care professional, how you can protect yourself, and your loved ones, from the dangers of blue light exposure.

Contrary to the name, Digital Lenses are actually not a type of lens but instead an advanced new process for creating lenses. The process for creating traditional lenses is limited, which means the lenses cannot be customized for you. Digital Lenses are created differently.

First, advanced computer technology is used to create a three dimensional map of the imperfections in your vision. This map is called an Eye Print, and is unique to every individual. Your personal Eye Print will be entered into a computer, which generates a custom lens which precisely matches your vision needs. With traditional processes, only vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are corrected. These corrections may address broad issues with vision, but do not correct issues unique to each person. The lack of customization results in distortion for the majority of people. This distortion may take many forms, from impaired night vision to fuzziness and distortion when looking out of different angles or over different distances. A personalized measurement with Digital Lenses will reduce distortion, sharpen vision and provide unmatched comfort.

With digital lenses, you’ll experience sharper vision at all distances and in all light conditions. You’ll even have a personalized near vision zone, allowing you to see more vivid colors and detail, a wider field of vision, and sharper vision across the whole lens. Including digital lenses with an accurate prescription, proper lenses and framing position, precision lens crafting, and a great lens manufacturer ensures you’ll have optimum individual vision results.

Glare Free Lenses

Choosing the right pair of glasses is about more than just selecting the right frames. Today’s advanced lens materials can provide a stronger prescription in a thinner, lighter lens. The drawback is that these materials produce more reflection and glare. If you want the best vision possible, one option to consider is Glare-Free lenses. This lens treatment enhances the appearance and performance of your eyeglass lenses by eliminating reflections from the front and back surface. Glare-Free lenses are practically invisible, so people focus on your eyes, and not the distracting reflections from your eyeglasses.

Today’s modern Glare-Free lenses provide sharper vision and higher contrast, especially in low light environments. For example, when driving at night, glare from headlights can make it difficult to see hazards on the road. Glare-Free lenses reduce the amount of glare from on-coming traffic, allowing you to see more clearly. People who spend time on the computer can also benefit from Glare-Free lenses. Studies have shown that glare from computer monitors can cause eye strain and fatigue. Glare-Free lenses provide a much more comfortable experience, by eliminating glare from the computer screen.

It’s also worth considering a Glare-Free lens treatment when purchasing sunglasses. This lens treatment will eliminate the bounce-back reflections that occur when you are facing away from the sun. Speak with your eye care professional today to determine which Glare-Free lens options are best for you.

Progressives

Progressive lenses allow you to have clear vision at different distances all in one lens: the top part of the lens is for distance vision, the middle area is used for seeing intermediate distance, and the bottom portion helps you see near, for activities like reading. Your eyes and brain will need time to adjust to the different lens – so first and foremost, be patient. It can take 3 to 7 days of wearing progressives consistently before you get used to them.

Here are some tips for adjusting to your new lenses: In the beginning, it is especially important to wear your new lenses for extended periods of time so your eyes and brain can learn the new way of seeing. Take breaks if you begin to feel eye strain. Because progressive lenses allow you to see at all distances, they are to be worn all the time, not just when reading. Rather than moving your eyes to your peripheral vision to see something, you have to point your nose directly at what you’re looking at to see clearly. Stairs can be tricky because you might be tempted to look at the bottom of the lens to see the steps, but because the bottom of the lens is optimized for near vision, the stairs will appear blurry. You will need to point your head downwards to see the stairs clearly.

Over time, moving your head and eyes to the proper position to see will become second nature. So don’t give up! If you have any questions or need more help with your progressive lenses, talk to us today!

Computer Lenses

Millions of people spend long hours working at their computers, and if you are one of them, your computer monitor could be doing real harm to your eyes. Sore and tired eyes, headaches and blurred vision, even neck and back pain from straining to see your monitor, are all symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS. CVS can affect anyone who works on a computer. While maintaining good posture is an important part of the solution, a prescription for customized computer lenses can significantly reduce many of the symptoms that you may be experiencing.

Customized computer lenses are different from regular eyeglass lenses. Regular eyeglass lenses may be good for reading, or driving, but they are not always suitable for computer work. Computer lenses are uniquely designed to make it easier to focus at the distance of your computer monitor, and reduce the glare caused by the lighting in your working environment. These lenses can also be given special tints, and lens coatings, that provide sharper vision, and better protection for your eyes. Computer glasses are not intended to replace your regular eyeglasses. They are recommended as a second pair of glasses, because they are customized to provide enhanced vision specifically for the workplace environment.

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We have made the decision to close our practice for the next two weeks. This is following the recommended guidelines set by both the CDC and the State of Texas. This policy will go into effect immediately.

We are hoping to re-open on Monday, April 6th. This too can change in the future. By taking the action of closing for two weeks, we are hoping to curb the extension of this unprecedented health crisis. At this time, we can only plan until April 6th.

If you have an ocular emergency, please reach out to: Advanced Eye Care Center

Dr. Rodgers Eckhart MD

2210 San Jacinto Blvd #1

Denton, TX 76205

940-382-8000

Due to the office closure, we will have limited staff to assist you with your needs. If you are needing to pick up glasses or contact lenses, please text us at 940-626-0045 between the hours of 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. Once we receive your text, we will deliver to you in your car. We appreciate your understanding as we are trying to protect not only our patients, but our staff as well. We are planning to re-open under normal business hours April 6, 2020.

With the day to day changes surrounding COVID-19, our office is currently closed for the next two weeks for patient care. In light of uncertainty, if you are a contact lens wearer and have less than a 3 month supply, we highly recommend that you place an order now. We can ship them to your home or work address. We will extend contact lens prescription expiration dates on a case by case basis. Please call our office at 940-626-0045 or email us at vision@bondeyecare.com to place your order.

We give our loving thoughts to all that have been impacted by the virus and we as a team are taking necessary precautions for all of our loving patients, employees and families. As we deal with these uncertain times, we appreciate your understanding and know that we are all in this together.

Stay safe and healthy,

Drs. Lindsay and Michael Bond