Try Progressive Lenses Today!

Few of us like to advertise our age, especially once we reach 40 and have trouble reading fine print. Lucky for us, today’s progressive lenses make it impossible for others to tell when we’ve reached the “bifocal age.”

Bifocal lenses have only two powers – one for seeing across the room and the other for seeing up close. But what about those objects in between, like your computer screen or groceries on a store shelf?

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Progressive lenses will help you see at all distances, including close-up for reading and computer use.  Today’s advanced technologies deliver a smooth, seamless progression of lens powers for clear vision – at every distance. Progressive lenses provide a more natural depth of focus, offering enhanced comfort and no “image jump.”

Progressives are available in the latest lens materials, making them thinner, lighter and more comfortable than ever. High-index plastic lenses can be up to 50% thinner than standard plastic bifocals.

For safety eyewear, many brands of progressives are available in lightweight and impact-resistant polycarbonate.

Crystal-clear performance

Many progressives have compact designs specially made for smaller frames. With these new designs, wearers with small faces or anyone who wants a trim, fashion-forward frame can enjoy all the benefits of progressive lenses.

More options: for the ultimate in vision, comfort and appearance, request an anti-reflective (AR) coating to eliminate distracting reflections that cause glare when driving. For outdoor wear, progressives are available in photochromic tints for greater comfort when going inside and out. Lenses are also available as polarized sunwear, giving you deeper colours, better contrast and protection from UV rays, glare and intense light.

Let your eyecare professionals recommend a truly customized progressive lens solution – for your unique lifestyle and visual needs.

Lucent Family Eye Care is a member of Eye Recommend, Canada’s Vision Care Professionals, helping doctors help their patients since 1997. We are proud to be able to help Canadians attain optimal eye health.

From the practice of:
Lucent Family Eye Care – Optometrists
Dr. Linda Yee, O.D.
7578 6th Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 3M3
Tel: (604) 777-7577
Email: info@lfec.ca
Web: http://www.lfec.ca

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Sunglasses Will Save Your Eyes!

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Summer is starting to come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we can stop wearing our sunglasses outdoors.  Our eyes are exposed to UV radiation year round and causes damage to our eyes in several ways.

Short-Term Effects:

If you are exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation in a short period of time, you may experience photokeratitis, which is an inflammation of the cornea. It can often feel like a “sunburn on the eye” which may be painful and cause symptoms including red eyes, a gritty feeling in your eyes, light sensitivity, and excessive tearing.  Fortunately, this is usually temporary and rarely causes permanent damage to your eyes.

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Long-Term Effects:

The long-term effects of UV radiation exposure are more serious. These include:

Cataracts, which is a clouding of your vision that makes small print increasingly difficult to see and night time driving more difficult because of glare.  If it gets bad enough, surgery is an option to remove the cataract and to replace it with an artificial lens.

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Macular Degeneration, which is damage to the retina in the area of your central vision, resulting in a large area of blindness in your direct line of sight. This damage is not reversible, but if caught early, can be managed to slow down its progression or limit its effects.

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Top: Normal Retina; Bottom: Macular degeneration

Pterygium, a whitish growth that starts from the white part of your eyes and invades the clear part of your eyes.  If it continues to grow, it can eventually cover your vision. Surgery is an option to cut and peel off this growth, but may leave scars and subsequent irritation. There is a high chance that it will grow back if sunglasses aren’t worn afterwards.

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Pinguecula, a yellowish, elevated growth that forms on the white part of your eye. Surgery is usually not performed on this because it does not impede with vision. The consequences of having these on the eye are eye irritation, dry eyes, and a cosmetically unattractive yellow bump!

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Skin cancer around the eyelids, such as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, or actinic keratosis, etc can grow on the upper or lower lids due to sun exposure.

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Your sunglasses should block out 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation in order to protect your eyes. If you are unsure, bring in your pair and we can check it for you right here in our office with our UV lensometer!

From the practice of:

Lucent Family Eye Care – Optometrists

Dr. Linda Yee, O.D.

7578 6th Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 3M3

Tel: (604) 777-7577

Email: info@lfec.ca

Web: http://www.lfec.ca