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Eye Health

  • Top 5 Q&A: Scleral Contact Lenses

    1. What are Scleral Lenses? Scleral lenses are a large diameter, custom, hard contact lens that vaults (arches) over the cornea, the clear part of the front of the eye, and rests entirely on the sclera, the white part of the eye. They range in size from 14-20mm. At Eyes for Life, we most commonly fit a […]

    Continue Reading February 1, 2017

  • Why is Blue Light Harmful for Your Eyes?

    What is blue light anyway?  For starters, sunlight contains 25-30% blue light, so some blue light is natural and healthy.  Artificial light sources emitting blue light include fluorescent light bulbs and LEDs.  LEDs are found in almost every digital device including computer monitors, tablets, readers, and smartphones. Light is made up of electromagnetic particles that […]

    Continue Reading August 2, 2016

  • Top 5 Q & A: Glaucoma

    Q. What is glaucoma? A. Glaucoma is defined as progressive damage to the optic nerve head, the connection between your eyes and brain. In early glaucoma there are no obvious symptoms, making it critical for regular eye exams. One of the first signs of advancing optic nerve damage and glaucoma is permanent peripheral or side […]

    Continue Reading July 13, 2016

  • Blue Light: Protecting Your Eyes

    What is Blue Light? Blue light by definition is the visible light ranging from 380 to 500 nanometers (nm). Visible light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, refers to the spectrum of light or wavelengths that are visible to the human eye. This range is generally from 390 to 700 nm. The prismatic spectrum of light […]

    Continue Reading July 1, 2016