Your new glasses serve a dual purpose: to help you see clearly and to reflect your personality and style. There are countless frames to choose from, but if you would like to experience eyewear that is edgy, creative, and sometimes even whimsical, talk to your optician about the Theo collection. The Theo collection, available at 10/10 Optics, offers unique, asymmetrical frames that add a dramatic and colorful flair to your wardrobe.
The Theo collection doesn’t stop at style and design; these eyeglasses also offer a high degree of function and wearability. Theo is a Belgian company that offers the quirkiness of a boutique design team with the know-how of a major label. Its trendsetting designs have won international recognition and numerous awards.
View the Theo collection today by scheduling an appointment with an optician at 10/10 Optics. You can contact our Manhattan optometry practice at (888) 508-4018 or visit our website to view sample eyeglasses and read more about the Theo collection.
If you’re hesitant to ask your optician about wearing contact lenses because you’ve heard some common myths about them, it’s time to schedule an eye appointment. Share your questions about contacts with your optician and discuss the best way to use and care for your lenses. Keep reading to learn about the truth behind these common myths:
Myth: You Can Wear Contacts Longer Than Recommended
Many people are tempted to wear contact lenses longer than recommended. However, monthly contact lenses should be discarded after a month, weekly lenses after each week, and so on. Ask your optician which type of contact lens you have and remember to order new lenses well before you’ll run out. Opticians strongly advise against reusing old contact lenses because doing so deprives your cornea of oxygen, which can lead to irritation, dry eye, and abnormal blood vessel growth.
Myth: You Can Sleep in Contacts
Opticians also strongly recommend removing contact lenses before bedtime because sleeping in them greatly increases the risk of an eye infection and possible vision loss. If you have trouble remembering to remove your lenses each night, try to remove them before dinner each day, and then wear your eyeglasses until bedtime.
Myth: Contacts Can Get Stuck Behind the Eye
Some people may delay talking to an optician about switching to contacts because they’ve heard stories of lenses becoming stuck behind the eye. Actually, this is anatomically impossible because a membrane covers the entire eye.
Myth: Contacts Are Difficult to Use
Contact wear may take a little adjustment initially; however, you’ll soon be using your new contact lenses with ease. Your optician will walk you through the process of putting your lenses in, taking them out, and cleaning them. Remember to use ample solution to rinse the lens each time. If you do have trouble getting your lens out, apply some saline solution to your finger; this helps the lens stick to it better. Also, always wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses.
Make the switch to contact lenses today. At 10/10 Optics, our opticians are experts in fitting patients with new contact lenses. Please call (888) 508-4018 to make an appointment with our Manhattan optometry practice today.
In the years after your 40th birthday, your vision is likely to change. It’s important to continue to see your optometrist regularly for eye exams. Even if you don’t notice your eyesight changing, your optometrist will screen you for age-related eye conditions. Here’s a look at some of the ways in which vision can change with age:
As you age, your tear glands slow down their activity. If you’re a woman who is post-menopausal, you’re at a higher risk of decreased tear production. The reduced production in tears can cause your eyes to feel irritated and uncomfortable. Your optometrist might recommend using eye drops to rewet your eyes throughout the day and keep them healthy.
Glare can become an issue as you age because the light beams entering your eye are less likely to focus as well on the retina. It’s more common to have problems driving at night as an older adult because of the glare of the headlights from opposing traffic. You might also experience difficulty with glare on sunny days. Your optometrist might recommend driving with dark wraparound sunglasses during the day.
As you age, the lenses in your eyes begin to lose their flexibility. This means you could have trouble focusing on objects that are closer to your eyes. For example, you might have difficulty reading or using a computer. Talk to your optometrist about using new glasses with bifocal or multifocal lenses.
Many different eye conditions affect older adults, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Remember to update your medical information during each visit to your optometrist. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can affect the health of your eyes. Let your optometrist know if you have a family history of any eye disorders and undergo regular screenings for them.
Schedule your next eye exam in the friendly, inviting atmosphere of 10/10 Optics. Our highly trained optometrists and opticians are dedicated to maintaining your healthy vision. You can reach our Manhattan practice at (888) 508-4018 or by visiting us on the web.
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