California Prohibits Driving with Some Sunglasses by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS August 1, 2020 Yes, California really prohibits you from driving with certain sunglasses!  Have you noticed all the fashionable sunglasses with thick temples?  Frame designers often like thick temples because it allows them to incorporate design elements like their logo.  But what most do…

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Which Glasses Are Best for Keratoconus? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS July 1, 2020   Several keratoconus patients have asked me if special eyeglasses might help them.  This follows University of Liverpool announcing their engineers are developing spectacle lenses for keratoconus.  While new treatment for keratoconus is welcome, the laws of physics will likely make…

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Is Blue Light Bad for My Eyes? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS June 1, 2020 Confused whether blue light is bad for your eyes?  You are not alone.  There is an ample misinformation about blue light, perpetrated by companies selling products that supposedly protect your eyes from it. Blue light has existed since the dawn…

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Have you purchased a cheap pair of glasses online and felt they just weren’t quite right?  While spending less than $100 for a complete pair of glasses is enticing, it can come with shortcomings, especially for patients with complex and high prescriptions.   Improper Sizing When you shop online for glasses, you are not able…

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should I get contacts

If you’re currently wearing glasses and find yourself consistently wondering, “should I get contacts?” it’s probably worth considering the many advantages of today’s contact lenses. Most people love the change from spectacles when they find out that contacts are safe to wear without the risk of surgery, they often offer better vision and more freedom…

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best eyeglass frames

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already chosen to request an eye exam and determined that you need new glasses. But which kind should you get when you visit your local family eye care center? Not all faces are created equal, and as a result, only some types of frames will look best on your…

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best contact lenses

These days, contact lenses are more popular than ever. With lenses for every type of vision condition –from myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia — there are more products than ever out there to satisfy consumer needs. At your eye exam, your eye doctor will determine based on your vision correction needs, eye health and personal…

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