Transitions Lenses – Experience It!

2 02 2014

Experience it!  Experience the world.  There are so many beautiful things to see.  Life is too short to miss it.  Many of us are and we don’t even know it.

For example, when we check young school age children, we occasionally come across one that finds out (usually boys) that he can’t distinguish between the reds/brown/green family of colors.  They just don’t know what they are missing.  To them, everyone sees that way.  You don’t know what you don’t know.   

By the way, I hate the term color blind.  It’s not really accurate since most people who have a color vision problem aren’t blind to colors, they just don’t appreciate all of them as distinctly as others.

However, even people with normal color vision don’t always experience the world with all it’s full glory and color.   The glare of the sun, the haze in the atmosphere, the blue light from electronics…all are causing interference to our vision everyday and sometimes we don’t even realize it.

The new Transitions Signature VII adaptive lenses  have just been released and I have to say I’m impressed. (http://www.transitions.com/en-us/products/transitions-signature )  The lenses are a true dark grey and they get darker in warm weather now, which has been a weakness in the past.  They really make the contrast of colors “pop” more.  I cannot see any tint to it indoors and they change extremely fast.  After seeing it in action and learning more about the new lens technology, I am a bigger believer than ever in this lens now.

We are so careful now days about UV damage to our skin that we now know is a cumulative exposure risk.  The earlier in life we are exposed to damaging UV rays and the longer we are exposed the more risk.  It’s important to start protecting your kids early.  Transitions are sunscreen for the eyes!  Why would you not want you and your kid’s eyes  not protected from harmful UV rays at the earliest age?  And kids are more outside than adults!    I recommend them to all children.

Just like shoes or tools, one lens often doesn’t meet all our vision requirements.  I still recommend sunglasses as a secondary pair while driving for maximum lens darkness.

The new Transitions Signature VII lenses come in all types of lens materials and lens types, including bifocals and progressives.  You can even “test drive” the technology with peel off stickers available at our office that can be placed over your clear lenses to simulate the Transitions Signature 7 lens if you are not sure.  We have sample lenses that we can show you as well.

Come by our office and experience them for yourself!   Don’t miss out on the world.  Experience it to the max with the new Transitions Signature VII adaptive lenses.

Courtesy of Dumas Vision Source, PLLC and Dr Tory W. Moore, Optometric Glaucoma Specialist and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.    Serving the Dumas, Texas,  Moore County and upper Texas Panhandle area for 23 years.   Call (806) 935-2020 for appointment or visit our optical gallery without an appointment.  Visit our website www.visionsource-dumas.com for more information.  Like our Facebook business page:  Dumas Vision Source  and you can also connect on Twitter @eyedocdumas

Tory Moore, OD  – “A Hometown Eye Doctor You Know and Can Trust!”

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Attention shoppers! Beware the Blue Light Special!

21 11 2013

Who all remembers the Kmart commercials with the blue light bulb cartoon character advertising their “Blue Light Specials?”  For those not in the know, Kmart shoppers sometimes were able to buy certain items at a special price when the blue police light suddenly came on.  A voice would come over the P.A. system, “Attention Kmart shoppers, there is a blue light special on toilet paper on aisle 5 for the next 10 minutes!”   Then there might be a mad dash of crazed, bargain hunters to go get that item.

That’s not the blue light I am referring to however.   Humans see color in what is referred to as the visible color spectrum.   Basically, it’s the colors we see like in a rainbow.  You can remember them by using the mnemonic fictitious name, ROY G BIV.  He is not a radio personality or even a real person…at least I don’t think so.  Anyway, it’s a tool to remember the colors:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.   All the guys are thinking, “What is Indigo?”   It’s basically dark blue, so unless you work at Sherwin-Williams mixing paint, it’s just trivia.

Some light is not visible to the human eye, such as Ultra-violet (U.V.) and Infrared, which is used in night vision goggles.  We all know the danger that U.V. can cause to the skin and eyes.  Blue light is next to violet and ultra violet light on the wavelength scale.

Over-exposure to blue light is becoming more and more of an issue with the eyes due to the use of electronic equipment and fluorescent lighting.  Research is showing it causes more eye and body fatigue with enough exposure. Some blue light is needed however, as it helps regulate our circadian body rhythms so we have regular sleep cycles.   Over exposure is the problem.

There is a new eyeglass treatment from Hoya Vision that helps reduce the amount of blue light we are exposed to everyday called Recharge EX3 AR.  It is a clear filter that restricts the more dangerous upper end (High Energy Visible or HEV) of the blue light spectrum.  It reflects the portion of blue light emitted from back-lit hand held devices that is “bad” and ensures the portion of blue light we need for optimal contrast and other health benefits is allowed to pass through.

 It makes your vision sharper, clearer and more comfortable when it is a part of your eyeglass lens.   Not a coating, it is a surface treatment that is part of the lens so it can’t peel off.  It reduces reflections and glare from light reflections, especially at night.  And, it’s been tested and certified by an independent lab to be as scratch resistant as glass!

Come by our office and visit with one of our opticians if you would like to see a demonstration lens and to learn more about this new product.

Until we can get someone to do something about those newer,  blinding, blue car headlights at night, this is JUST what the doctor ordered to help!

Courtesy of Dumas Vision Source, PLLC and Dr Tory W. Moore, Optometric Glaucoma Specialist and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.    Serving the Dumas, Texas,  Moore County and upper Texas Panhandle area for 23 years.   Call (806) 935-2020 for appointment or visit our optical gallery without an appointment.  Visit our website www.visionsource-dumas.com for more information.  Like our Facebook business page:  Dumas Vision Source  and you can also connect on Twitter @eyedocdumas

Tory Moore, OD  – “A Hometown Eye Doctor You Know and Can Trust!”