Glaucoma’s effect on your vision, Part 1

Glaucoma’s effect on your vision, Part 1

Introduction Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S.  The disease causes progressive damage to the optic nerve, irreversible vision loss and blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma most often occurs in people over age 40, although a congenital or infantile form of glaucoma exists.  The most common form of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, is associated with an increase in the fluid pressure inside the eye. This increase in pressure may cause progressive damage to the optic nerve and loss of nerve fibers, which results in vision loss.  Advanced glaucoma may even cause blindness.  Not everyone with high eye pressure will develop glaucoma, and many people with normal eye pressure will develop glaucoma. When eye care providers measure eye pressure, your results are compared to a…

Color contact lenses for everyone

Color contact lenses for everyone

Color contact lenses for everyone Color contact lenses are cool! And yes, there is more than one brand or type.  If you have been told you cannot have color contact lenses, this may not be entirely true. Based on your glasses prescription, a contact lens starting power is obtained.  Based on the parameters of the starting power, your Eye care provider (ECP) will let you know which color contact lenses are available. The three most popular color contact lenses on the market are: Acuvue Define (Vistakon) – a daily disposable…

Keratoconus

Keratoconus

Keratoconus Keratoconus is a condition that affects many people.  Signs and symptoms first appear in the second decade of life and ignores gender and ethnicity. Dr. Anh Do (Invision Eye Care), Dr. Neil Macali (Macali Eye Clinic), Dr. Laura Purdue (Macali Eye Clinic) and Dr. Anthony Huynh (Invision Eye Care and Macali Eye Clinic) are experienced at treating keratoconus visual impairments with special custom contact lenses. Read more about Keratoconus from what it is, how it affects your eyes and vision to management options by Dr. Anthony Huynh.  He has…

My second week of OrthoK lenses

My second week of OrthoK lenses

A recap of my first 12 days in OrthoKeratology lenses: Day 0 (Prior to OrthoK):  -4.75DS. Day 1 (Next morning): -3.00DS Day 2 (second day of wear): -1.50DS Days 3 & 4: -1.50DS Days 5 & 6: -1.00DS Day 7: -0.75DS Day 8: -0.50DS Day 9-12: plano As OrthoK lenses and changes are reversible, my next 5 days of OrthoK lenses were dedicated to seeing how fast my eyes went back to my original prescription. After 1 day of not wearing the lenses, my prescription was a -1.25D for the next 2 days….

My First Week of OrthoK (cornea molding contacts)

My First Week of OrthoK (cornea molding contacts)

Today marks the end of my first week using OrthoK contact lenses.  If you recall from my previous post, OrthoK contact lenses are known by many names.  Essentially they are contact lenses that have a mold for 20/20 vision.  By wearing OrthoK contacts, your cornea will change its shape from let’s say 20/100 vision back towards 20/20 vision. The following is a log of my prescription. Day 0 (Prior to OrthoK):  -4.75DS. Day 1 (Next morning): -3.00DS Day 2 (second day of wear): -1.50DS Days 3 & 4: -1.50DS Days 5 &…

What is Orthokeratology?

What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology (OrthoK) is a specially shaped contact lens that is worn overnight to gently correct nearsightedness back to normal 20/20 vision. OrthoK has many names including: Gentle Vision Reshaping Gentle Cornea Reshaping Cornea Reshaping Technology LASIK without surgery As you can probably tell from the names above, OrthoK involves reshaping your cornea!  A great comparison is .  Teeth retainers are .  OrthoK works very similarly to… teeth retainers in that they are a mold that you wear overnight to keep your cornea or teeth aligned. But you need to understand a couple of…

What is a magnifier?

What is a magnifier?

There are many magnifiers and several different types. It is crucial that various magnifiers are evaluated during a Low vision evaluation for several reasons. Magnifiers are tools to be used to accomplish different activities or tasks. More than one magnifier may be required to address the activities or tasks for patients. Knowing the various magnifiers that are available and then making a decision with your Low vision doctor will allow you to make an informed decision. Even if your vision is not at the point where you require a magnifier…

Morel Elegance since 1880

Morel Elegance since 1880

Bringing #elegance since 1880. #wear1880 #mariusmorel1880 #frenchstyle #style #fashionstyle #fashion #retro #vintage #blackandwhite #france #sunglasses #couple #glamour #morelworld #french #eyewear A photo posted by Marius Morel 1880 (@mariusmorel1880) on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:02am PST   Morel Elegance since 1880 Model Agathe Teyssier Napoletano and Actor/Model Stefan Tisseyre bringing elegance to a beautiful frame line.  Find Morel Eyewear at Invision Eye Care. Images are courtesy of Morel-France Eyewear.

Contact Lenses and the Flesh Eating Organism

Contact Lenses and the Flesh Eating Organism

Contrary to what some contact lens users may think, contact lenses are medical devices, and proper care and wear is crucial to maintaining long term health. Eye care providers (ECPs) are familiar with a flesh eating micro-organism, Acanthamoeba that occurs with mixing water and contact lens use.  But it was not until Channel 9 news reporting a case of a 57 year old man losing his eye that Acanthamoeba became more known to contact lens users. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a report documenting contact lens wearers’ risky behavior.  50% of…