When my parents gave me Contact Lenses for my 14th birthday, it was at a time that contact lenses were a very expensive option for vision correction. But, oh my!… what a difference in my life they made! I was on the track team as a sophomore, and glasses bouncing up and down (and sometimes […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Contact lenses for Sports?… of course!
Those of us in the optical world have been witness to an increasing trend in our children: more nearsightedness, and often in high amounts, that can progress from year-to-year. For many years, vision scientists thought it was because children were being required to do increasing amounts of reading and computer work. But a study a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Myopia boom worldwide
We may have developed the ability to resolve fine detail (known as “clarity”) as well as our color vision in order to defend ourselves from snakes. Retinal receptors were refined to differentiate a snake’s presence from a simple stick on the ground or a branch in a tree. See the article here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2015/03/19/394099609/we-may-have-snakes-to-thank-for-our-acute-vision Careful out […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Snakes and our Vision
There’s some hope on the horizon for low vision and Macular degeneration patients with a new telescope design. The special thing about this telescope is that it is IN a contact lens. You can read more here :http://optometrytimes.modernmedicine.com/optometrytimes/news/telescopic-contact-lens-could-help-amd-patients It’ll be exciting to see this new technology get incorporated for those patients with real life challenges! […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Telescope Contact Lens may help those with Macular Degeneration
Feel free to drop by anytime today to say hi and get pie! Have a wonderful Saturday, TheresaContinue Reading... Comments Off on We’re celebrating PI Day here at Tigard Eyecare!
Normal human color vision is called “Trichromatic,” which is provided by retinal cells that can sense a range of wavelengths centered around three main colors: blue, red, and green. “Tetrachromatic” color vision is uniquely provided by an incredibly rare genotype, which allows a fourth color receptor in the eyes. Most humans have vision than can […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The world through a Tetrachromatic’s Eyes
In case you were wondering if the mystery of “The Dress” has been solved, you can find some facts here: NY Times article Many thanks to our friend and colleague, Stan Teplick, MD, for sharing this article with us! I hope you all have a wonderful day! TheresaContinue Reading... Comments Off on “The Dress”