Let’s wish each other health & wellness as we work together to FLATTEN THE CURVE. In compliance with CDC guidelines during the COVID19 pandemic, we will temporarily stop seeing patients at 6pm Thursday March 19, until further notice. Please be assured that we are still available to help you with vision-related needs during this challenging […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tigard Eyecare: Flattening the Curve
It’s a question we field at least once per week: What’s one to do if the Zombie Apocalypse happens, and you can’t get any more Contacts? This article from Mental Floss gives some good ideas and thoughts on the subject: CL’s & the Zombie Apocalypse Fortunately, we are not (yet) in this predicament. If it’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Contacts & the Zombie Apocalypse
Optical Illusions Here’s something fun for your weekend! Optical illusions are usually static images, but this particular illusion takes advantage of how the brain processes moving images. The illusion is 70 seconds in length, and is linked directly below (click on the arrow). The first part of the illusion is only 30 seconds long. Be […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Van Gogh’s Starry Night comes alive!
A married scientist couple from Seattle, WA, has been doing some significant research for many years, trying to find a cure for genetic color blindness. The woman’s brother is a color-blind man from birth, so she has been motivated to help him and others with the same condition. Now it seems there may be some […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Possible cure for Color Blindness
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