• Presbyopia & Blue Light Filtering Reading Glasses | Blue495

    If you’ve ever been out to dinner with someone over 40 and they look like their forehead is about to pop a vein while trying to read the menu, then you know what Presbyopia looks like. Simply put, Presbyopia is a normal change that takes place to the muscle in our eyes responsible for focusing. As we age, the muscle weakens in a slow and predictable way leading to worsening vision while reading and engaging in other near point activities. As we move along the ladder of time, our “number” goes up. It starts around +1.00 in our early 40’s and caps out around +2.50 for most people in our mid 60’s.…

  • Adjusting to Progressive Lenses

    There may come a moment when your doctor recommends progressive lenses. Although you may feel a little uncomfortable with the transition, progressives offer many advantages. Progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as “no-line bifocals,” are eyeglass lenses having a smooth transition between parts with different focal lengths, correcting vision at all distances. They provide the same purpose as bifocals without having the appearance of the line. Progressives offer patients the flexibility of having distance and near vision all in one convenient pair of prescription eyeglasses. How Do They Work? The upper portion of the lens is for distance and as you go lower on the lens, the strength progresses towards your reading prescription. As…

  • It’s Your Right: What to Know When Obtaining Your Prescription

    Did you know that you are entitled to your prescription information? That’s correct, you are entitled to it just as much as you are entitled to all your other medical records. You paid for it, it’s yours. When ordering glasses from our website, you will need to enter your prescription as well as your PD (Pupillary Distance). Only a few states are required by law to provide you with your PD number, but every state is required to give you your prescription. Below is our advice on how to obtain your prescription information from your eye doctor’s office as well as some useful information you should know when asking for…

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