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Explaining Your Prescription

Your prescription drives everything we do for you, as an optician. It steers us through which lens design might be best for you, which frame is suitable for you, and when you should wear your glasses. 507 more words

Magic Vision — Through Science!

As a visual artist, my eyesight is of prime importance, and I’ve just embarked on the life-changing experience of having my vision corrected — surgically. 1,090 more words


What does my eyelasses prescription means? 

I was using eyeglasses since 2013. The grade was only R: 75; L:50 + astigmatism (that’s how they give grade in the Philippines) but I don’t actually use my eyeglasses then, I only used it whenever I review my notes, I read my lessons or whenever I can feel my eyes are sore. 773 more words

KSA Journey

Yet Another Risk Factor for Myopia

Yet another risk factor for developing nearsightedness is a child’s natural resting posture of the eyes. Depending on that posture, a child may be at moderate or high risk for myopia. 11 more words

Pediatric Eye Care

Risk Factors for Myopia

Research shows that there are many factors that contribute to the development of nearsightedness. There is not just one element that causes myopia. Consequently, we should not view any one factor as the singular cause of nearsightedness, but rather we should understand that it’s one piece of the puzzle. 55 more words

Pediatric Eye Care

Glaucoma and Myopia

Another reason to slow down the progression of nearsightedness is the increased risk of glaucoma. Nearsightedness, or myopia, increases the risk of glaucoma by 4x’s. Glaucoma slowly kills the nerves in the eyes, and is a leading cause of blindness. 34 more words

Pediatric Eye Care

Cataracts and Myopia

Controlling myopia, or nearsightedness, is important because of the associated risks of being nearsighted. For example, a person who is nearsighted is at a 2-5X’s greater risk for developing cataracts. 42 more words

Pediatric Eye Care