It’s time to pack those lunches, organize those books, and send your little ones back to school. Aside from the new backpack, paper, and pens, ensure you add eye exam to the back-to-school checklist.
Education experts agree that good vision is essential to learning ABCs. In fact, during a child’s first 12 years, 80% of all learning comes through vision. Despite these results, most children have not had a comprehensive eye exam prior to starting school. Many parents believe the eye screening given at school is good enough to detect eye health problems. However, vision screening doesn’t address most eye health issues and it can miss other critical vision deficiencies that may impact a child’s eye health. A professional eye care exam is essential for the early detection of eye disease and is mandatory for children with diabetes.
A comprehensive eye exam measure a number of visual skills are critical for healthy vision. Among those skills include:
- The ability of the eyes to focus properly when reading a book or viewing a computer
- The ability of the eyes to move properly when reading across a page of print
- Color and depth perception
- Field of vision, which is the entire area that can be seen without shifting of gaze.
With proper vision, children can then go back to school ready to grasp what the education system brings. With strong vision, a clear focus, and a positive attitude, you child can be more productive than ever before. In fact, 60% of students identified as problem learners have undetected vision problems.
Don’t let your child’s education or health fall behind. Get a timely eye exam performed on your child today.
That little twinkle in her eye may have cost her $15,000! Beauty addicts are eyeing a new trend — custom-made, gold-plated contact lenses featuring 18 sparkling diamonds. The peculiar and appealing new jewelry line from Shekhar Eye Research satisfies those are looking for innovative ways to boast their bling.
Creator Chandrashekhar Chawan tried his hand at gold-dust contact lenses, but they lacked the “sparkle effect” he was looking for. He found his inspiration, oddly, through cosmetic dentistry: Chawan’s wife had diamonds planted on her teeth at her last dentist visit, and he realized that people loved jewels anywhere and everywhere.
Chawan believes its “only matter of time” before his creation is a hit, but the public has its doubts. Internet critics called the product everything from cringeworthy to “freaky ugly” to downright demonic-looking. “It’s as if someone saw the Swarovski crystal contacts and thought those weren’t extravagantly dumb enough” wrote tech site Gizmodo.
“We should not introduce harmful foreign objects, however shiny they may be, into our eyes,” said Dr. Rajesh Khanna, a cornea and refractive surgeon, who worries that such lenses require substantial maintenance. Khanna says Boston Scleral lenses are generally prescribed for people with severe eye disease who have no other option.
But Chawan does not see any harm with the lenses. While acknowledging that the sparkly lenses are a luxury – not a necessity – for those who want to “show off” and attract attention. “We always talk eye to eye,” he told TODAY.com, “and if your eyes are sparkling with diamonds, no one can look away; their eyes will be glued to you and your personality.” In fact, Chawan sees a future in which his prized lenses replace our dependency on traditional jewelry.
In the past, Optometrists have always known that all eyeglass lenses had distortions and aberrations as an innate characteristic of the lens. These distortions would cause blurry vision at various points on the lens. As a whole, the optical industry was unable to do anything about correcting these visual distortions.
Valuvision carries the highest quality eyeglasses
Now we can! The scientists from Essilor Optical Laboratory have developed a way to remove the unwanted distortions and aberrations from eyeglass lenses. This discovery has lead to the development of an eyeglass lens personalized for each individualized wearer. Resulting in clearer, sharper vision, no matter what point of the lens you gaze through.
High Defnitiion vision at Valuvision
These new lenses increase the contrast in your vision, thereby, giving you a high definition (HD) effect. Essilor’s personalized lenses are for patients who demand the ultimate in vision correction and will not settle for anything less. Val-Uvision is committed to offering you the best optical products available, because we believe you and your eyes deserve the best. Check out www.valuvision.com to contact your nearest Valuvision office.