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    What Are the Most Common Misconceptions About Proper Eye Care?

    Last updated 12 months ago

    Your vision is one of your most important senses, and as such, protecting and caring for it should be an important consideration. Taking care of your eyes requires more than just an occasional visit to the optometrist, and as such, you may be looking for additional tips about eye care. But what advice is true and what wisdom is just an old wives’ tale? Read on for our overview of common eye care misconceptions.

    Myth: Wearing glasses will make your eyes weaker.
    If you already have poor vision and you supplement your eyesight with glasses or contacts, your eyes will naturally get weaker, right? Wrong. The eye is not a muscle that will weaken and atrophy due to lack of use. Rather, it is more like a camera lens that will not take clear pictures unless properly focused. Your eyeglasses will simply help your eyes to focus and see the way they are meant to. In the same vein, wearing glasses of the wrong prescription will not damage your eyes either. While they certainly won’t correct any vision problems, if you grab your friend’s glasses by accident, you need not worry that you’ll be doing permanent damage.

    Myth: Contact lenses which eventually “cure” vision problems.
    Contact lenses are impressive tools that can correct the way an individual sees while wearing them. However, there is no evidence to suggest that contact lenses will permanently improve the wearer’s vision or reverse eye damage already in place. As such, it is important to schedule regular visits with your optician to have your sight re-evaluated and your contact prescription adjusted as needed.

    Myth: Eating carrots will strengthen your eyes.
    While carrots are a great addition to your diet and are in fact full of vitamin A—a vitamin essential to sight—carrots are not essential to good vision. A well-balanced diet will provide enough vitamin A to cover any eyesight needs without requiring you to eat your weight in carrots.

    For the best in eye care and eyewear, contact 10/10 Optics at (888) 508-4018. Serving the Manhattan area, our experienced opticians and optometrists can measure and fit you for the best eyewear solutions for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

    The Prescription for Perfect Shades [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When the sun is shining, eyeglass-wearers are faced with a dilemma: squint through their regular eyeglasses, use unattractive clip-on sunglasses, or wear a pair of sunglasses despite being unable to see well. With prescription sunglasses, you can both see perfectly and look great! Almost any style of sunglasses is available with prescription lenses, and if you’ve had an eye exam in the past twelve months, you won’t even need a new prescription. To get the best pair of prescription glasses for you, follow the shopping tips in this infographic from our Manhattan optometrist. Prescription sunglasses are even great for people who wear contact lenses and want the option to enjoy outdoor activities without them. Please share this information with your friends and family to help them find the perfect prescription sunglasses too.  

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    Last updated 1 year ago

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    Spotlight on the 10/10 Optics' In-House Lab

    Last updated 1 year ago

    What happens after your eyes have been evaluated, you receive your prescription, and you pick out your eyewear? Once all these pieces are in place, the components are sent to an eye lab to create a customized pair of finished glasses.

    Fortunately, at 10/10 Optics, our eyeglasses don’t need to travel at all! Instead, they are created in our very own in-house lab. With over 30 years of experience, our knowledgeable team is well versed in the design of all types of eyewear. We use the most advanced equipment to trace the shape of your eyeglass frame in 3D before cutting and edging the finished lenses to create an ideal fit and aesthetic. If you need to order an extra pair or have frames refitted, our advanced recordkeeping will help us pair you with the perfect eyewear in no time.

    To learn more about our in-house lab and how we can design the perfect eyewear for you, contact 10/10 Optics at (888) 508-4018. You can also visit our website to read about our Manhattan location.

    Understanding How Orthokeratology Works

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When most people think about modifying their vision, they think of popular surgical options like LASIK. However, did you know that there are other non-surgical choices available? Orthokeratology offers a vision correction alternative that can be used to treat nearsightedness, astigmatism, hyperopia, and presbyopia. Before scheduling an appointment with your optician, learn more about this exciting option.

    Overview
    Orthokeratology is a common treatment used by opticians who specialize in contact lenses fittings. Specially designed, gas-permeable (GP) contact lenses are used to gently reshape the surface of the cornea. The lenses are worn during the night while you sleep, and once they are removed in the morning, they can offer clear vision all day long without the use of contact lenses or glasses.

    Process
    If your optician feels that orthokeratology may be a good fit for you, he or she will prescribe specially designed GP lenses for use at night. Over the next two to three weeks, the lenses will gradually change the shape of your eye surface. During this time, because your vision will be changing, you will need to wear soft disposable lenses during the day. Once the initial treatment is over, you will just need to use your lenses at night to maintain their effects. You will also need to schedule regular appointments with your optician to monitor their fit and to help ensure that your eyes are healthy.

    Uses
    Candidates for orthokeratology include adults under the age of 40 and children over the age of eight. Orthokeratology is particularly appropriate for individuals who participate in sports or for those who work in dirty, dusty environments that can interfere with traditional contact use. Because the results of orthokeratology are similar to those of LASIK, this treatment strategy is also great for children or teens who are not yet eligible for LASIK.

    To find out if orthokeratology may be appropriate for you, contact 10/10 Optics. Our experienced and professional team of optometrists and opticians can help you care for and protect your vision. Call our Manhattan-based practice at (888) 508-4018 today to learn more.

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