Custom LASIK Surgeries (The Revolution in the Field of Photo Refractive Surgery)

Many humans are ametropes (have some sort of optical aberrations leading to imperfect eye optical system). These aberrations are classified in to two categories:

1. Conventional or lower end aberrations; responsible for the common refractive errors as farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism.They account for 90% of the optical aberrations and are treatable by conventional methods as spectacles, contact lenses or conventional laser refractive surgeries as LASIK, LASEK...etc.

2. High order aberrations; like chromatic aberrations, aberrations resulting from conventional photo refractive surgeries as Lasik, spherical aberrations...etc. They are responsible for the remaining 10%. The issue is that they are unique to each patient (i.e. no one patient has the same high order aberrations as any other patients). That's where custom LASIK or Wave front LASIK comes in handy.

What is Custom LASIK or Wave front LASIK?

Custom Lasik is a new modality in treating refractive errors utilizing the revolutionary Aberrometer analytical system, which is a new technique allowing the refractive surgeon not only to visualize the high order aberrations (as well as the lower end ones) in a 3D pattern but also to create a 3D map or image of them.

How does it work?

The Aberrometer analytical system (wave front analysis) sends beams of laser of low energy inside the eye, the laser waves are then reflected on the retina and travel back through the lens and the cornea and emerge as wave fronts where they are collected by specialized sensors to accurately determine the positions of both higher and lower order aberrations of the whole optical system of the eye in form of a 3D map in front of the surgeon. When this map is fed to an Excimer laser refractive surgery system utilizing a computerized high speed eye tracking system, the refractive surgeon can achieve a customized ablation (engraving) of the corneal surface to accurately eliminate not only lower end aberrations but also higher end ones.

What are the advantages and indications of Custom LASIK technology?

1. Treating higher end aberrations that can't be managed using conventional photo refractive methods.

2. Treating higher end aberrations resulting from previous photo refractive surgeries.

3. Achieving the best visual quality in terms of fine details, colours, contrast and of course visual acuity.

4. Minimizing the complications of conventional LASIK like glare and decreased night vision.

5. Achieving a visual acuity of 20/8 in selected cases (the perfect human visual acuity is 20/20), i.e. a visual acuity of a super human!!!

Considering Designer Glasses - What Do Your Glasses Say About You?

It's simply marvellous that one can now purchase your designer glasses online so that you can be trendy and cost savvy at the same time. Since online retailers are not paying for a shop front on the High Street they can bring you a range of designer glasses at a more attractive price. But why opt for designer eyewear? Well simply put it's because the glasses reflect the wearer. Just as one would dress for success and find the appropriate attire to suit your style and personality, your accessories complete the look and since your visage is usually the first place people look when meeting you the impression created by your glasses is crucial. So what do your current glasses say about you? Below is a list of celebrities who also wear glasses - which one most resembles you?

Are you a Harry Potter? If you are anything like JK Rowling's famous creation you have rather unkempt hair with a tendency to do its own thing. Your glasses are smallish and practical but not too expensive since your relatives were loath to spend any more money on you than is necessary. The frames are also not of the highest quality and tend to break often. Fortunately you have very caring friends who are willing to fix your problems with a wave of their wands while saying: 'occulus reparo'.

Are you Dame Edna? A fabulously colourful and in your face character that makes no excuses for her transgender status. Her glasses are eye-catching and coloured with rhinestones drawing attention to her expressive eyes. You love drawing attention to yourself and being in the limelight.

Are you Ann Robinson? You are intelligent and sassy and use you're 'peek over the top of your glasses' technique to instil fear into the hearts of other less worthy folk. You are a strict disciplinarian not to be toyed with. Your glasses have clean lines and are smaller in height but not necessarily in width.

Are you Clark Kent? Do you hide behind your glasses hoping that people will not realise your awesome potential to save the world? Your frames are slightly too big for your face and heavy set to increase the barrier effect. You are genuinely a nice person and all you would like to do is be helpful and useful.

So can you relate to any of these? Can you identify one of these in your workplace? Makes you think that investing in a pair of designer glasses specially selected to perfectly frame your face and highlight your best features is a no brainer. And where better to purchase them than online so you can connect with your eyewear persona faster and cheaper.

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Lazy Eye Exercises

Since you're reading this article about how to strengthen eye muscle stamina, you've probably been diagnosed with a lazy eye. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments and exercises that can remedy this without any complications at all. Obviously, the best thing to do is just consult with an eye doctor about which particular treatments and exercises are going to be most effective for your particular situation. Certain simple exercises are key components of any treatment program, and the following simple tips will go a long way toward helping you get started. In fact, especially if treatment has been administered an early age, a few of these simple exercises may be all that is required in order to completely remedy the problem.

Wearing An Eye Patch

Merely wearing an eye patch can be an effective form of treatment all by itself. Understandably, the act of wearing and eye patch may not be regarded by many of our readers as an exercise. However, wearing an eye patch is actually a key component of many of the exercises that eye doctors recommend to patients with lazy eye. The eye patch is not worn over the problem eye. It's worn over the good eye. That way, the lazy eye has to work harder in order to communicate with the brain. As a result, the deficient eye gains strength. That's why this technique is regarded as an exercise.

Other Exercises

Of course, there are other remedies involved in the treatment of the lazy eyes which are more easily recognizable as actual exercises. For example, solving puzzles that are written with a very small print is not only fun, but it's also a very effective exercise, often utilizing in the treatment of a lazy eye. Also, playing video games is an option many eye doctors recommend in conjunction with the treatment of lazy eyes. As you no doubt realize, playing video games is not something it's difficult to talk young people into doing. Because of this fact, this is a particularly effective exercise that's utilized quite frequently.


Speaking of children, for many of them, especially younger ones, coloring is another exercise used quite frequently. In fact, there are coloring pages specifically designed in order to promote stronger vision. Since coloring is an activity that children already enjoy engaging in, they're able to build strength in their vision in a particularly joyful environment. Needless to say, this particular exercise has been proven quite effective. These coloring pages are often used in conjunction with eye patches. That way, the child is required to stay inside the lines while only the lazy eye is exposed.

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What Is the Difference Between ASA and Lasik Eye Surgeries?

A lot of people who are considering having their vision fixed permanently want to know what the difference is between a Lasik eye surgery and a ASA procedure. The first thing you should know is that although I consult with medical professionals in the Lasik and ASA industry I am not actually a Lasik doctor so this piece is purely my opinion on the matter. If you would like more detailed results I would contact a local ASA or Lasik surgeon in your city.

Lasik and ASA results wise do not vary much from each other. Patients who receive ASA usually have the same benefit and result as patients who receive Lasik. So you may wonder what the big difference is between the two and why it really matters. Well the answer is recovery time. People who have Lasik performed usually recover much quicker then the people who get ASA. In addition Lasik patients use less eye drops and have less pain and stinging than ASA. Some may say well why not just always go with Lasik then? Well simply because of cost and professional opinion. Some surgeons will recommend different procedures for different patients completely based on whether or not they will have more benefits from one or the other.

So how do they work? Well with lasik eye surgery will use a laser to cut a small slit in your cornea. The doctor will then go inside with a tool to break up and remove your old lens that is making it difficult to see. Once the lens has been removed a new one will be inserted into your eye and the incision will be sewn up. The entire procedure doesn't really take very long and most people are in an out within a couple of hours. ASA on the other hand is a procedure where the surgeon removes a small layer on your cornea almost like sanding it off (you can see why it takes longer to heal). By removing this layer the surgeon is going to get down to a fresh layer and remove any of the old stuff on top. This way you should be able to see better.

Either procedure will depend on the doctor and what they recommend for you. Your best bet is to go in for a free consultation to find out for yourself. I would ask lots of questions and find out why your doctor will recommend one over the other. If you go in educated your doctor will be impressed and more than willing to talk you though any questions that come up.

Joseph Stevenson is a Las Vegas Lasik consultant and eye surgeon guru.

Costs, Risks and Treatment of Laser Eye Surgery

Lasik treatment, commonly called laser eye surgery is an effective method of correcting many vision problems. The procedure is quite simple, but should only be performed by a qualified ophthalmologist. Recovery time is fairly brief, making it the choice of many as opposed to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Cost and Treatment

Lasik eye surgery cost varies for a number of reasons. Normally prices are quoted per eye. If you have both eyes corrected at the same time, the quoted price is doubled. Some surgeons might also add extra charges when new technologies are used. One such technology is wavefront analysis which allows for super precise corrections.

There may be extra charges for an all-laser treatment. This procedure does not use any blades, a laser is used to create a flap on the front of the eye. This slim flap is lifted to allow the laser energy to shape the eye. The flap is then put back into place and acts like a natural bandage for the treated area.

Average quoted prices:

• $2 150 for an all laser vision correction
• $1 580 for treatment using a bladed instrument, not guided by a wavefront analysis
• $2 170 for a wavefront guided treatment

You can not go by an advertised price. Many variables affect the final price. Always read the fine print very carefully. The best way to get an honest price is to talk to the doctor. Some people requiring very little correction may be able to get Lasik treatment for unusually low prices, but the average surgery requires more extensive treatment or extra follow up afterwards.

The average Lasik eye surgery cost has not risen too much over the past few years. This is believed to be due to the economy. People tend to choose more economical methods during these unsure times, such as corrective glasses.


Risks and complications are minimal. The procedure is safe and effective for most people. As new technologies are developed the risks are decreasing and more types of vision problems can be corrected.

Studies show that after Lasik treatment people have perfect 20/20 vision which lasts for years. Since the use of Lasik began less than twenty years ago, it is not clear how long the treatment lasts, but for the early patients, vision problems have as yet not returned.

If you have been considering Lasik eye surgery, remember that risks are dramatically reduced when you choose a reputable and experienced LASIK eye surgeon.

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What Is a Behavioural Optometrist?

The people are often confused as to how a Behavioural Optometrist differs from regular optometry. This failure to recognize the difference between the two can lead to children having less than adequate eye testing, especially with regards to learning difficulties. Therefore it is important for parents to understand the difference between a Behavioural Optometrist and other types of vision care professionals.

The Philosophy of the Behavioural Optometrist

The Behavioural Optometrist differs from standard practice in his basic philosophy. As a Behavioural Optometrist, I do not treat eyeballs but rather consider the entire person, including an examination not only of their eyes but also of the way that they take in, organize and use the visual information supplied by the eyes.

Most optometrists and eye care professionals treat standard eye conditions such as long site, short sight, astigmatism and eye disease. As a Behavioural Optometrist, I treat all of these conditions also but strive to go beyond this to look at how the individual is using the information obtained through the visual system in their everyday lives. This means that I go beyond just testing the refractive error of the eyes, trying rather to understand how a person uses their focus, eye coordination, eye movements and visual perception.

This change of philosophy is especially important when it comes to children with learning disabilities, because most children with learning problems can see both the board and their books well. In such cases it is clearly not a lack of seeing ability that is affecting their learning, but rather the inability to interpret, understand and manipulate the visual information that they have taken in through their eyes and visual system. The Behavioural Optometrist will not only prescribe the appropriate lenses, but will also often prescribe vision therapy to help the child develop true understanding of the subject matter and help them to develop the skills that they need to learn efficiently throughout their life.

The Creativity of the Behavioural Optometrist

One of the things I love about being a Behavioural Optometrist is that I am often called upon to do more than churn out the appropriate numbers required for spectacle prescriptions. Sure, I prescribe lenses just like a regular eye care professional, but I'll often vary the power and design of these lenses depending on the specific tasks and needs of the patient. In short, I go beyond just reproducing the numbers I have measured, but rather spend time creatively thinking about the best lenses to suit the patient's needs, whether they are truck drivers, computer users, students or homemakers.

I also have the opportunity to be creative with regards vision therapy, designing new and innovative therapies, exercises and games to help children with learning disabilities reach their full potential in the classroom. These have become very successful and we have seen amazing improvement among the children who have pursued these therapies, and vision therapy remains a central part of my practice which is both creative and radically different from my peers.

My Journey as a Behavioural Optometrist

The reason that I've studied and pursued becoming a Behavioural Optometrist is because I have my own unique journey and story when it comes to learning.

Amazingly, I made it through grade school, high school and university with a focusing and eye coordination problem that limited the amount of time I could concentrate on near objects. I found myself dividing my study time up into 20 minute slices, so I would study for 20 minutes then have a drink, study another 20 minutes before going to the bathroom, and so on. I even made it through optometry school having my eyes tested a dozen times, always being told I was not long sighted and therefore my eyes were perfect.

However, when I became interested in Behavioural Optometrist, I discovered that my unusual study habits were due to focusing and eye coordination difficulties that had remained undetected in my regular vision test. I've returned from my first Behavioural Optometrist seminar to my own practice, made up of different pair of reading glasses, and these radically changed my life! I can now sit at a computer all read for hours as a result of the special lenses I was able to prescribe once I recognised the problem.

So if you want vision care that goes beyond the basic eye conditions and eye disease detection, a trip to the Behavioural Optometrist could be a life changing moment both for yourself and your children.

Darin Browne is an Optometrist at Eye CU. He is the Sunshine Coast Optometrist who offers complete Behavioural Optometry eye exams as well as macular testing with pigment analysis, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy screening. Visit us at:
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Top 5 Exercises For Improving Eye Vision

These are the top 5 exercises for improving eye vision, often recommended to patients by their opticians. They are simple and quick exercises. You do not have to do all five exercises at the same time you can fit them into your busy schedule when it is convenient for you.

Even if you are lucky enough to have perfect eye sight and do not need glasses or contact lenses these exercises help to keep your vision in top condition. These exercises are intended to refresh and relax your eyes. Eliminating eye strain helps to improve your vision.

Blinking is something that you may do without really being aware of it. In this exercise, you need to consciously control your blinking. Sitting comfortably, you should blink every 3-4 seconds for a period of two minutes. Do your eyes feel tired, relaxed or strained after this exercise. Now you need to spend the next two minutes, concentrating on not blinking. Note the difference in how your eyes feel.

The second exercise referred to as palming is especially beneficial for those who sit at a computer screen for extended periods. Lean forward and put your elbows on your desk or knees. Place your cupped palm over your closed eyes. Make sure you do not put any pressure on your eyelids with your palms, and that you can blink freely for a couple of minutes. This helps to refresh around your eyes, while resting them and your mind for a few minutes.

The third exercise is referred to as a figure of eight. It helps to improve the flexibility of your eye muscles. Sitting comfortably, focus on a space about 10 feet in front of you. Visualize a figure of 8 sitting on its side and trace the outline slowly in one direction with your eyes. Once you have completed a circuit of the figure, do the same in the other direction.

The fourth exercise is referred to as near and far focusing. It will help to strengthen the eye muscles and your vision. You can do this exercise sitting or standing, and it only takes 2-3 minutes. Hold your thumb 10 inches in front of you. Focus on your thumb while taking a deep breath. On your next deep breathe focus on an object 10 to 20 feet in front of you. Switch your focus after each deep breath between your thumb and the object.

The final fifth exercise is referred to as zooming. This exercise is designed to strengthen your ability to focus and your eye muscles. Sitting comfortably, stretch your arm out as far as you can with your thumb sticking up the way. Concentrate and focus on your thumb for a few seconds. Keeping focused, gradually move your thumb until it is just 3 inches from your face. Return your thumb to the out-stretched position, repeating the exercise for a few minutes at a time.

Whether you wear glasses, contact lenses or have perfect eye sight, your vision is important. Practicing these top 5 exercises for improving eye vision regularly should prove well worth the time and effort. So start today and see the improvements for yourself.

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The Key to Seeing a Bright and Beautiful World Begins With Regular Eye Care Check-Ups

Getting your eyes checked is something we should all do regularly. Our eyes are our window to the world around us. Without the ability to see, life would be a big black nothing. It is important to see a qualified vision care specialist to ensure our eyes maintain their razor sharp focus and clarity. The reason why periodic visits are a must is so everyone enjoys the highest level of sight possible. Here are the components that go into an eye care plan.

The first step is for you to establish a regular check-up schedule. For many people, this entails a routine examination that should happen at least once a year. During the exam, a vision care consultant will test your sight capabilities using a chart consisting of lines of letters. The letters at the top of the chart are always larger. As you read the lines going down, notice the letters getting smaller as you go along. This makes it possible for the optometrist or ophthalmologist to get a clear picture as to where your range of vision currently stands.

The second step involves an examination of your eyes' general condition. This ensures that there is no cloudiness around the cornea, or any other abnormality indicating an emerging physical condition. While a regular eye care check-up is important for almost anyone, it is just as vital to someone with health issues that could affect their ability to see. Take for instance a person afflicted with diabetes. He or she will likely undergo at least two eye exams a year.

The third step will require you to get fitted for corrective lenses. This is an important part to fixing whatever sight issues you may have. Your vision care representative will show you a selection of eyewear and contact lenses to address these problems. The end goal is to be able to expand your seeing level to a range that is considered normal. Remember, a good eye care tip is to replace your contacts and glasses at least once every two years.

The fourth step is something that not everyone will be able to do. Surgical procedures are also one method of correcting eyesight problems. One of the more recent innovations in eye care is LASIK surgery. When a candidate completes this successfully, he or she may no longer need to wear corrective lenses. If this is something you wish to consider, consult a trained vision care professional first. They will assess your overall health and eye condition whether surgery can be considered an option.

Apart from these four crucial steps, there are other things you can do to maintain your sight. A proper diet that includes the intake of vitamins and minerals will help in prolonging the use of your eyes. Also, regular visits to your doctor will help in identifying possible ailments that could lead to eyesight degeneration.

When it comes to your eyes, avoid taking risks. They are the only pair you have got and are impossible to replace. See a qualified eye care consultant today to learn more.

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Contact Lenses Are Better Than Glasses for Children

Do your children need to use glasses? Are they annoyed at glasses? No problem, there is a nice alternative for them. Contact lenses are the alternative option for them because children are easily able to use these types of lenses instead of glasses like the adults.

There is no need to say that glasses are easy to use. But it is not a secret that children hate them because it is really a burden for them and not using glasses will help the children to feel more sociable. Besides contact lenses have some practical advantages. They are able to provide excellent peripheral and crisper focal vision. These lenses are also safe to play sports and all other physical exercises.

Most of the doctors usually prescribe contact lenses for the children not less than 11 years old. You may be astonished to learn that there is no minimum age to use this type of lenses. Age is not really an issue for this purpose. But you have to assess the responsibility level of your children. You have to understand that the child is able to follow the instructions of a doctor every day and to take care of his or her lenses properly.
Recent few studies show that children are often more responsible to take care of their lenses than adults. For the first few weeks parents will be responsible to supervise children, to confirm that they are following the instructions of doctors properly.

Many parents are concerned about the safety of wearing contact lenses for their children. No need to be worried. According to the experts if the lenses are worn on a particular schedule, they are completely safe for your children. If you think practically, contact lenses are safer than glasses. There is no chance of breaking them during playtime and to cause a major injury to the children.

Contact Lens Safety Tips:
Clean and store the lenses regularly according to the doctor's instruction.Make sure that the children are wearing lenses on a schedule.Don't sleep wearing contact lensesDon't forget to wear tight goggles while swimming with lensesIf the lenses feel uncomfortable in the eyes, instantly take the lenses out

Due to the physiology of human eye, it is impossible to lose a contact lens behind the eye. The worst that can happen is when lenses fold in half and try to hide under the eye lid. It is simply recommended to close the eyes and softly rub it through the eye lids from the edges toward the center. Ultimately the lenses will shift and it will be removed easily.

Nowadays all the contact lenses are designed for comfort. Children who wear high-quality lenses report that it generally feels like there is nothing in the eyes at all. It is the time to take the lenses out, by the end of the day, when the eyes feel a bit dry and this is natural feeling.

So finally, do you consider contact lenses as a solution for your children? Just give the lenses a try and observe what the children comment about it.

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Rules for Caring for Your Eyes and Vision

Think about the last time you went to the eye doctor - if it was over two years ago, you're like millions of other people who don't make their eyes a priority. By not taking care of your eyes, you could be harming them and creating an environment that could decrease their usability. Part of the problem with lack of eye care is that people are completely oblivious to the concept of taking care of their eyes. Lack of knowledge plays into it, as well. With the proper knowledge and the right set of rules, you could prolong the longevity of your vision. Here are a few simple rules that will help you care for your eyes and keep them healthy!

The first rule on the list is a big one for people who wear contact lenses: don't wear your contacts for long, extended periods of time! It seems like a no-brainer but your contact lenses need to come out every 12-hours, at maximum. They are not meant to be worn all day long and if debris (like dust) gets caught in the lens, it could damage your eye. Additionally, you should never sleep with your contacts in! Take them out each night before bed time and, once a week, give your eyes a rest and wear eyeglasses.

Another rule for keeping healthy eyes involves technology: don't spend long periods of time in front of your TV or computer without taking breaks. It causes your eyes to become strained, drained, and tired which will take a toll on your vision and even cause a headache. Every 45-minutes, take a tech-free break - even for just five minutes. If you're at work and you feel your eyes getting tired, go take a walk outside for 10 minutes or step away from your computer and do some stretches. Whatever you do, stay away from electronic devices long enough to rest your eyes.

Do you rub your eyes when you're tired? Think twice before doing so. Rubbing your eyes with dirty and unwashed hands only spreads germs which can result in eye problems like conjunctivitis. Instead, make sure your hands are properly washed with soap and hot water before you go near your eyes. If your eyes are feeling tired and you are prone to rubbing, take a warm, wet washcloth and place it over your eyes for two to three minutes. It'll revive your eyes and help you feel a bit more awake.

Sports fans and athletes know that it's very easy for their eyes to become damaged during a game or athletic activity. Wear protective sports goggles. Participating in a sport without the proper protective eyewear is a recipe for disaster! Why risk damaging your eyes when it's so easy to prevent eye injury?

The next rule involves your eye doctor: go for regular examinations! It seems like common sense but many people stick to seeing their eye doctor when something goes wrong. By that time, it may be too late so as a preventative step, visit your eye doctor once a year for regular eye exams.

The last rule should be quite obvious but you'd be surprised how many people do not follow this rule: wear your eyeglasses! Don't refrain from wearing your eye glasses because you think they'll make you look nerdy or less attractive! There's a wide variety of eyeglasses online with hundreds of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes. Do your eyes a favor, wear your eyeglasses frames as your doctor prescribed them! At the end of the day, prevention is easier than correction.

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Contact Lenses - Problems, Care, and Types

Contact lenses are magical pieces of plastic kept on the eyes that allow you to see without glasses. It may be used as a substitute for glasses in most of the cases, allowing you to dispense with them. Contact lenses may be used for cosmetic purposes to change the apparent color of your eyes or may also be used to treat certain eyes diseases.You have to consult an ophthalmologist or optometrist, or possibly an optician who will help you to have contact lens.The person who fits the lens must first decide if your eyes are healthy enough to wear the contact lenses or not. If you are fit to wear it then, fitter fits the correct lenses for your eyes and your needs and teaches you how to use and care for them.You should strictly follow the instructions given by the optician to take care of your contact lens because eyes are very sensitive part of your body.The most common reasons for contact-lens wearers to seek care is irritation of the eyes, redness, or blurred vision. These can be caused by the lenses wearing out or warping, a change in the eyes requiring new lenses, poor fitting of the lenses, poor care of the lenses, or sensitivity to solutions. These relatively minor inconveniences must be evaluated because they may signal the onset of corneal ulcers and deeper infection.There are different types of variety of contact lens are available in the market.They are:-

1.Soft Lenses:Soft contact lenses are those that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea and are made up of soft, flexible plastics.Newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydro-gels to provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses.Soft contact lenses may be easier to adjust to and are more comfortable than rigid gas permeable lenses.

2.Rigid-Gas-Permeable(RGP):Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGP's) generally give a clearer, crisper vision and are more resistant and durable to deposit buildup.They are easier to handle and less likely to tear. However, they are not as comfortable initially as soft contacts and it may take a few weeks to get used to wearing RGP's, compared to several days for soft contacts. They tend to be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft contact lenses.

3.Extended Wear Contact Lenses:Extended wear contact lenses are available for overnight wear ranging from one to six nights and then replaced every one to two weeks. Extended wear contact lenses are usually soft contact lenses. They allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea and are made of flexible plastics.Length of continuous wear depends on lens type and your eye care professional's evaluation of your tolerance for overnight wear.There are also a very few rigid gas permeable lenses that are designed and approved for overnight wear.

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Your Eyesight in the Working World

Think about the last time you applied for a new job, did you have the thought "do I want to be doing this for the rest of my life or just for now?" If you did, that's OK and totally normal! many people consider factors like family planning, financial planning, time, and flexibility when it comes to figuring out which career path to choose. Some people are fine with 9 to 5 jobs while others prefer shift work. Some companies are very family-oriented, which works well for those with families. Yet, many of us don't think about one thing that could affect their job prospects: their eyes. Quite a few jobs require exceptional eye sight but many people forget that their eyes will deteriorate over time and may affect how well they perform their tasks at work.

There are few professions that actually require you to have perfect 20/20 vision - especially because eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct your eyesight and bring it to a perfect sight level which allows us to carry out our work tasks without any problems. Yet, there are a few jobs that do require perfect 20/20 vision and wearing vision correcting eyewear just won't cut it.

One specific profession that requires employees with 20/20 vision happens to be in the aviation industry. Pilots must have perfect sight in order to perform their tasks at their best. When you fly, you're putting your life in someone else's hands and if that person's eyeglasses break or contacts fall out while in flight, it could have a huge impact on how the pilot flies.

Another chunk of professions that require perfect vision are first-responders, firefighters, police offices, prison officials, and life guards. These people make life and death decisions every day. Firefighters do not have the option to misjudge distances when working diligently to put out a fire and rescue those inside. Police officers, or Unis as uniformed cops are called, will have a hard time chasing down an assailant if their glasses are falling off their face or if their contact comes loose. Granted, certain precincts and cities allow officers with eyeglasses, those with severe prescriptions will be hard-pressed to find a job in police stations. The same goes for prison officials and life guards. When other people's lives are at risk, it's better to have first-responders and law officials with perfect vision.

There are some professions where having imperfect vision may cause more strain on your eyes - like that of watchmakers and jewelers. Given that they squint all the time and they're usually wearing some form of magnification apparatus, the strain of having imperfect eyesight may cause their vision to grow tired. Additionally, the magnification pieces that jewelers wear may interfere with prescription glasses.

If you're in the market for a new job, and you wear prescription glasses regularly, you may want to factor that into your selection process. Since some professions do not allow for eyeglasses frames or contact lenses, it's important to keep your eyes in mind when looking for a new job.

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Guide to LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most common form of laser eye surgery done today. It is an outpatient surgical procedure that can be used to treat nearly all forms of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The only vision problem LASIK is not able to treat is presbyopia, which is usually caused by old age.

The procedure works by using a small laser to reshape the cornea on the front of the eye. When the process is finished, the laser will have altered the way your eye focuses light rays, which results in significantly improved vision.

It's important to remember that laser eye surgery is just that, surgery. Patients will not be sedated while their eyes are being worked on, but will be given eye numbing drops so they won't feel anything. After that, patients will lean back in a reclining position. An eyelid holder will be placed on your eyes to prevent you from blinking while the laser is doing its work. Next, a ring, similar to a suction cup, is placed over your eye. You will feel some pressure and your vision will go black or faded, this is normal.

At this point is when the laser starts to do its work. Your eye surgeon will cut off a flap of your eye and the laser will begin to sculpt the corneal tissue. When the laser has finished doing this, the surgeon places the flap back over your pupil and the surgery is done. The laser process only lasts about a minute, though the examination beforehand can last about 30 minutes. Patients should take off from work the day of the surgery and also arrange for a ride home. Napping is often recommended as it gives your eyes a chance to rest.

In most cases, patients are able to drive and function normally the following day. The only exception is that you may need to wear a transparent shield over your eye to keep you from accidentally rubbing them, especially in your sleep. If you accidentally apply too much pressure to your eye before it has time to heal properly, the flap that the surgeon cut early risks coming undone. If this happens, you will need an additional surgery to fix it.

While LASIK surgery is commonly done and usually has outstanding results of 20/20 vision, it is not for everyone. Those who have dry eyes may not have as much improvement as those without, for example. If you have large pupils, keratoconus, thin corneas, or very poor vision, you should meet with an eye specialist beforehand and discuss your risks. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should also avoid the surgery for the time being.

Another important factor is your age. Laser eye surgery is not recommended for those under 21 years of age, because your eyes are still growing and adjusting. Even after 21, some patients may not be good candidates for the surgery depending on their eye growth. You should always have a pre-LASIK exam to discuss these factors, as there are risks with the surgery and any of these conditions increase the chance of something going wrong.

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