All About Children’s Eye Care

If your children have trouble with their eyes it can affect their ability to read well and study for their exams. Here are a few signs that your kids are having eye problems. Signs Your Child is Having Vision Problems Rubbing their eyes Complaining of headaches Blinking all the time Red and/or swollen eyes Squinting to read or do homework Holding books and other items far away Common Children’s Vision Problems Many children’s eye problems can be corrected with a pair of prescription glasses. Common Eye Concerns Astigmatism:  A refractive error of the eye causing blurred vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea. Corrective prescription eyeglasses will tak...

Spring Frame Collection

Introducing Our Spring Frame Collection Spring is a time for renewal and new life. A time when nature awakens from it's hibernation and provides a spectrum of vibrant and lively colors. Our latest frame collection was inspired by all the beauty and life that Spring has to offer. For a limited time only, Stanton Opti...

Fifty Frames of Grey

We have compiled an exciting first look at 50 of the latest eyeglass frames available in grey, sold exclusively at Stanton Optical & My Eyelab. According to the 2015 Pantone® Spring Fashion Color Report, gray tones are expected to become the dominant color found on fashion runways and retail stores this spring season. The neutral grey tones in our signature collections harmonize with a wide range of colors, styles and occasions....

Overview of Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses have been quite popular over the last few years. Commonly, a progressive lens is also called no line bifocal. These lenses are used in classes to correct presbyopia. This is a condition in which your eye loses the ability to change its focus to clearly see objects which are near. Progressive lenses are the perfect remedy, and allow you to clearly see at all kinds of distances. A basic overview of progressive lenses In simple terms, when presbyopia begins to affect an individual’s eyes and vision, he or she will definitely need a bifocal. As the name suggests, bifocal lenses contain separa...

Top 5 Eye Charts Used During Eye Exams

Eye charts are just one of many tools used by your eye doctor when he checks your eyesight. The doctor conducts other tests during a comprehensive eye exam including color vision screening, glaucoma screening, eye muscle balance testing and more. Eye charts are used during an eye exam to measure visual acuity by checking how well you see. Your eye doctor has you look at the eye chart and read the smallest line of text that you can see from 20 feet away. If you see clearly at 20 feet what most people see at that distance you have 20/20 vision. In the United States legal ...

What is a Slit Lamp Used for During Eye Exams?

“This...beautiful instrument utilised the principle of the fluorescence of living transparent tissues in a focused beam of light...it was like cutting a microscopic section through live tissue and many things undreamt of were revealed.” -Ophthalmologist Dame Ida Mann circa 1920’s Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy A slit-lamp biomicroscope is a diagnostic instrument used by eye care professionals. The slit lamp exam, also called biomicroscopy, is performed by either an ophthalmologist or Doctor of Optometry during a routine vision check. Parts of a Slit Lamp Slit lamp - illumination system Illumination arm - where the light gets mounted to on the machine Biomicroscope - binocular microscope...

Routine Eye Exams Ensure Optimal Eye Health

A common misconception about eye exams is that they're only for people who have vision problems, but the truth is that they're for everyone. Eye appointments aren't just about filling your prescription; they're also about maintaining healthy eyes. Testing Your Eye Health If you think that all your optometrist does is say, "Which one is better? One, or two?" then you're misinformed. Remember the puff of air and the bright lights in your ...

All About Anti-Reflective Lenses

One tiny speck of dust, a single fingerprint, just one hair. These are all small things, but get one on your eyeglasses and you’re going to know about it. Anything that compromises your vision, no matter how small, is a potential hazard. That’s why it’s so important to wear anti-reflective eyeglasses, and keep your vision safe. A Glaring Problem If you’ve ever seen really,...

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

CVS, or computer vision syndrome, seems to affect just about everyone these days. From endless hours in front of a computer screen, to excessive amounts of text messaging on your smart phone, many people experience a range of problems from blurry eyesight to itchy eyes. Computer vision syndrome is a name assigned to a variety of problems associated with spending long hours in front of a digital device such as a TV screen or tablet computing device. Re...

Eye Health News: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of those eye health concerns that can be present for years before you notice any symptoms. In many cases, the symptoms may not indicate just how severe the situation can be. Glaucoma is one of the eye diseases that an eye doctor can find during a regular eye examination and treat before it becomes a serious concern. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the continued build-up of fluid in the eye until that fluid starts to put pressure on the optic nerve. It is a condition that can start to develop without any noticeable symptoms, but it can become extremely painful over time. Once the damage to the optic nerve begins, it must be corrected or else permanent damage to your vision can occur. What Causes Glaucoma? The simple explanation as to what causes glaucoma ...