Newport Avenue Optometry Blog

Fall Fashion

Predicting the unpredictable – How to find your fall fashion groove

Fall weather usually is so unpredictable. It can be breezy cool in the morning and Miami hot by afternoon. Or it can be freezing. You just never know. Accordingly, fall fashion often is a matter of mixing, matching and melding layers of varying styles that can be peeled off or added according to the sometimes–crazy fluctuating temperature.

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Holiday Shopping Tips

Your guide to holiday shopping bliss

Do you have all of your holiday shopping done yet? It's never too soon to consider the inevitable: holiday shopping. If holiday shopping tends to sneak up on you each year, you're not alone. The mad rush in December can nearly suck the "ho, ho, ho" right out of all those well–meaning gift givers.

If you're looking for a way to sidestep the madness and avoid the mayhem, Keisha Lancelin, public affairs director with CW television in Atlanta, has put her 15 years as a consumer/community reporter to work for you:

On the best bargains...

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Biofinity a family of contact lenses with exceptional comfort and clarity.

Aquaform® Technology, a CooperVision® technological breakthrough, allows Biofinity® lenses to have superb breathability, combined with higher moisture content. This keeps you comfortable and your eyes clear, whiter and healthier. What's more, all Biofinity lenses have a smooth, naturally wettable lens surface that resists deposits, so you get incredible comfort and clarity that lasts all day.

Available in sphere lenses for near/farsightedness. If you have astigmatism or presbyopia, try our toric and multifocal lenses for impossibly clear vision.

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Blurry Vision Up Close? Consider Multifocal Contacts

At about age 40, many of our patients begin having difficulty focusing their eyes on objects up close. They now have to hold anything they are reading farther away from their eyes in order to see it clearly.
 
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Can Fish Oil Relieve Dry Eyes?

If you have dry eyes, there may be a simple way for you to treat the problem and get a number of other health benefits, too — start taking a daily fish oil supplement.

Fish oils and fatty fish — such as salmon, tuna and sardines — are excellent sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) that are important to health.

Fatty acids are important for the normal production and functioning of cells, muscles, nerves and organs throughout the body. Fatty acids also are required for the production of hormone-like compounds that help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and blood clotting.

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The Power of Humor

Why you should laugh every day.

Lillie Shockney has a coffee mug on her desk that she looks at every day featuring a cartoon drawing of Noah's Ark. The ark, which is way out in the ocean, depicts a bunch of animals on deck staring back at the shore with perplexed looks on their faces. Back on shore are two purple characters that resemble an odd–shaped Barney–like character with worried looks on their faces. The caption reads: "Oh crap, was that today?"

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Tinted Eyeglass Lenses San Diego, California 92107

Tinted Eyeglass Lenses

Tinted Eyeglass Lenses If you wear glasses, remember that they not only help you see but they contribute to how others see you as well. The proper lens tint can make working at a computer more comfortable, reduce glare when driving, allow a target shooter to see the target more clearly, enhance the wearer's appearance by hiding fine wrinkles around the eyes or simply help the wearer make a desired fashion statement.

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Think you're too far– or nearsighted for contacts? Think again.

Think you're too far– or nearsighted for contacts? Think again.

If you've been stuck wearing thick glasses because of severe nearsighted or farsighted vision, we have good news. Soft, comfortable CooperVision Biofinity® XR contact lenses are now available.

The Biofinity XR lens is the first of its kind that combines high breathability with all–day comfort characteristics required for wearers with more challenging prescriptions. The "XR" stands for extended range–a range of powers from +8.50D to +15.00D for farsighted vision and -12.50D to -20.00D for nearsighted vision. Trust us when we say that those power ranges are prescribed to correct severe levels of farsighted and nearsighted vision.

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Cataract Surgery and Modern IOLs

Cataract Surgery and Modern IOLs

If you have cataracts and need surgery to restore your vision, fear not -- cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries, and modern cataract surgery is safer and produces better visual outcomes than ever before.

Still, you should be well informed about what to expect before, during and after your cataract surgery, and which of the many types of intraocular lenses available these days is the best choice for your needs.

Cataract Surgery Basics

In cataract surgery, the cloudy lens inside your eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens -- called an intraocular lens, or IOL -- to restore clear vision.

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Thinner Lenses

"Hi Index" for Thinner Lenses

High index lenses are manufactured with modern materials that make them thinner and lighter in weight than was previously possible. These new lenses provide visual and cosmetic benefits for stronger corrections because they are thinner and flatter than conventional lenses. This greatly reduces the "Coke-bottle" effect associated with thicker, conventional lenses and provides improved clarity across the lens surface, especially in higher lens prescriptions.

Why can high-index lenses be made thinner?

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computer vision

Computer Vision Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

The benefits of modern-day computing and the Internet have led to a group of eye and vision-related problems. Collectively, this group is called Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. CVS is caused by spending an extended amount of time looking at computer screens and other digital devices.

Between work and home computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, it's easy to log a lot of hours staring at a screen. (We've certainly experienced it ourselves!)

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What's Your Eyeglasses IQ?

Before you shop for your next pair of eyeglasses, take this quiz to find out how much you really know about eyeglass lenses and frames. (Correct answers at bottom of page.)

 

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Visual Field Test

Visual Field Test

Our visual field (also called field of vision or field of view) is the entire area that we can see at one time — it includes both central vision and peripheral vision.

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How To Read Your Prescription

 

What does OD and OS Mean? The first step to understanding your eyeglass prescription is knowing what "OD" and "OS" mean. They are abbreviations for Oculus Dexter and Oculus Sinister, which are Latin terms for right eye and left eye. Your eyeglass prescription also may have a column labeled "OU." This is the abbreviation for the Latin term OculusUterque, which means "both eyes."

Sphere (SPH). This indicates the amount of lens power, measured in diopters (D), prescribed to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness.

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A Great Eye Health Recipe

A Great Eye Health Recipe

Paprika Salmon Roasted with Mushrooms and Shallots

Serves 4 – 6 

Anti-reflective Coatings

 

Depending on the material used to make a lens, between 4-16% of light striking the lens surface is ordinarily reflected back or "lost" by the lens. A multi-layercoating of metal oxides, just a few microns thick can significantly increase the amount of light transmitted through the lens by decreasing the percentage of light lost to reflection.

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Over 40? It may be time to talk about presbyopia.

 

Many of our 40 to 45 year old patients notice that their eyes have lost the ability to focus up close, especially in low light. Stretching their arms away from their eyes to read a book or restaurant menu is a typical sign of presbyopia.

Presbyopia affects nearly everyone. It happens because as we age the eye's crystalline lens loses its elasticity, making it more difficult to focus. Fortunately, presbyopia is a very treatable condition.

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Can Fish Oil Relieve Dry Eyes?

If you have dry eyes, there may be a simple way for you to treat the problem and get a number of other health benefits, too — start taking a daily fish oil supplement. 

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Holiday Shopping Tips

Your guide to holiday shopping bliss

Do you have all of your holiday shopping done yet? It's never too soon to consider the inevitable: holiday shopping. If holiday shopping tends to sneak up on you each year, you're not alone. The mad rush in December can nearly suck the "ho, ho, ho" right out of all those well–meaning gift givers.

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Picking the Right Eyeglass Frame San Diego

Picking the Right Eyeglass Frame

Don't like wearing glasses? Maybe you just haven't found the right frames. In addition to helping you see the world more clearly, eyeglasses should enhance (not detract from) your appearance, and should be comfortable, stylish and stay properly positioned on your face.

Here are a few essential tips when shopping for eyeglass frames:

Consider Your Face Shape

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