Life has never looked better! With advances in optical technology you have more freedom of choice to suit your style and lifestyle.
Transition lenses that alter according to the level of ultra violet rays and light conditions are a great option for glare protection but here’s what’s new! Chemistrie polarized sun lenses are magnetic click-ons that attach onto your spectacle lenses.
The 2mm magnets are discrete and are embedded in the periphery of the clear lenses- The polarized clip transforms your glasses into instant sunglasses.
Prescription swimming goggles. If you feel lost at the beach or a swimming pool without your glasses, you can now have your prescription (as well as a tint) in your swim goggles.
The goggles come in a variety of sizes and colours for children and adults. They will also help to protect your eyes from chlorine and salt water irritation.
Prescription sunglasses– if you wear glasses and think you would like to wear fashion sunglasses; you can have put your prescription into a frame with polarized lenses.
Choose a slightly larger frame, have polarized lenses and voila!
Many professions such as those in the field of chemical analysis, textiles, photography, cosmetics, aviation, marine navigation, printing, medicine, art assume a person’s ability to identify by colour.
The occurrence while small in real terms; 4% males and 0.4% females can be devastating.
Chromagen X lens for colour defects- it’s a contact lens that can help those people who have colour vision defects.
Colour Blind? It’s not the end of the world
Being colour deficient means being unable to distinguish colours in environments that are forested, where foliage all looks the same. In the US, 2300 accidental shootings occur each year while hunting. In the typical forest or underbush, a colour deficient person could easily mistake a fellow hunter for the animal or bird being hunted.
In the Pt.Lisas Industrial Estate potential new employees are stringently screened. It other fields, many who would otherwise be excluded from jobs are now able to use a contact lens to learn to recognize colours that they never knew existed.
Reminders- Be proactive
- Check your vision. Stay aware. From time to time, cover each eye in turn and look at a set distant object (Ex sign, clock or calendar) and make sure that there are no changes in your vision. If there is a sudden difference- have them checked. Sudden changes- better or worse can be diabetic related. Pic #7
- If your eyes are red, watery, painful or itchy- please don’t self medicate with antibiotic eye drops in your medicine cabinet which you may have used in the past or which another family member has used… sometimes you can do more harm. Get checked first. Pic #8 and 9
- If you are doing gardening, use protective lenses. Be especially aware when using motorized lawn and bush cutters. The penetrating injuries of small stones or pebbles hitting the eyes at high velocity can be devastating. Equally, splashes with fertilizers and possible infections from fingers that have touched soil and then the eyes can happen. Pic #10
- Floaters- everyone see s black semi-transparent dots especially on a white background or bright sunny sky. These are generally harmless and are caused by changes in the vitreous gel of the eye. Please note that solid black clumpy floaters accompanied by flashing lights are not to be dismissed. Pic #11 and 12