Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Importance of Caring for Your Eyes...

ZEISS is a great resource for information regarding the health and care of your eyes.  They have a wealth of well-categorized information regarding important facts you should know about vision and lenses, tips for selecting an eye doctor, questions to ask at your next eye appointment, and facts to know about age-related vision changes.

Here is a little sneak peak of what I found on the website:
"1.Know The Three Os:
a.An Optometrist performs eye examinations and writes prescriptions for corrective lenses. Most Optometrists can diagnose and treat many medical eye conditions and prescribe certain medications.
b.An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor treating the full range of eye diseases and conditions. Ophthalmologists perform surgery for cataracts and other eye conditions.
c.An Optician fills the prescription from the optometrist or ophthalmologist and specializes in fitting eyeglasses and providing lenses to correct vision problems.

2.Children should have eye exams:
a.At ages six months, three years and when beginning school.
b.Every 2 years (even with no vision issues) to check for early signs of eye disease.

3.Adults should have eye exams:
a.Every two years, even with no vision issues.
b.Annually starting at age 40 as your eyes start to experience natural age-related vision changes.

4.Not all lenses are created equal. Zeiss Individual® is the first progressive lens to integrate how your frames, face and prescription work together for a one-of-a-kind lens that is precisely personalized for the wearer. ZEISS technology is used to create these customized progressive lenses, which are clinically proven to be preferred by consumers over conventional progressive lenses to improve their vision and quality of eyesight.

5.Know your coating options:
a.Anti-reflective: Reduces reflections to a minimum for crisper, clearer vision in all lighting situations.
b.Anti-scratch: Provides optimum protection against scratches which can interfere with vision.
c.Anti-static: Repels dust and dirt so lenses stay cleaner longer.
d.Hydrophobic: Dirt and moisture slide off the surface, so the lens is quicker and easier to clean.
e.PureCoat® by ZEISS: This high-tech coating offers all-round protection including hard anti-scratch coating, anti-reflective coating, and the anti-static function all in one.
f.UV coating: Some lens materials block 100% of harmful UV rays. Those that don’t require a coating or treatment that offers full UV protection.
Additional options include:
a.Self-tinting lenses: Tint reacts to changing light, darkening in the sun and clearing indoors. Self-tinting lenses like PhotoFusion® by ZEISS also offer full UV protection.
b.Polarized lenses: Sun lenses that filter out almost all glare created by sunlight reflected off of water, snow and other surfaces."

Here are a few important questions to keep in mind at your next eye appointment:
1.What is a “coating” and what does it do?
2.How do I avoid reflections on my eyeglasses?
3.How do self-tinting (photochromic) lenses work? What brands of self-tinting lenses are available?
4.Does my prescription limit the type of frame I can wear?
5.What are “computer lenses”?
6.Do I need special lenses for playing sports?
7.What lenses are ideal to reduce sensitivity to light and reflections?
8.If I have difficulty driving at night, what type of lens is recommended?
9.How can I prolong the life of my eyeglasses?

Your eye doctor should be able to answer all of these questions and work with you to figure out the best eye care and vision plan for you.
Check out ZEISS before your next eye exam to get a better idea of your options. 

Disclosure: This is a paid post through MomSelect.  The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.


  1. Yikes- I haven't had an eye exam in about 20 years or so- since I was in school. I guess I better set up an appointment. Thanks for the reminder!

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