Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Solution may be the Culprit

.A common complaint among contact lens wearers is dryness, especially toward the end of the day. While contact lenses can make pre-existing dry eye worse, the disinfecting solution being used can be a culprit too. Many of the store brand solutions are generics of the older versions of name brands. These older technology solutions tend not to disinfect as well and cause more eye irritation due to the preservatives in them. The name brand solutions are constantly improving their disinfecting ability and improving upon comfort of the preservatives in them. Some name brand solutions, once neutralized, are totally preservative free. It is best not to change cleaning solutions without first consulting your eye doctor.

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye Doctors serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

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Are you still cleaning your lenses?

Are you still cleaning your lenses? Favorable testimonies continue to mount from patients having switched to daily disposable contacts. It is routine for them to say that dryness is diminished, that allergies don’t bother them, and they can’t feel the lenses in their eyes. They also report stable clearer vision, that is, less “filmy” times. Clinically, these lenses are helpful in cases of dry eye syndrome, contact lens acute red eye, and contact lens papillary conjunctivitis. Product choices have expanded, including lenses to address astigmatism and UV protection. Visit your eye care professional to inquire.

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye Doctors serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

www.rinkoveyecare.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

What to do with a floaters?!??!

Many people report to the optometrist's office stating that they are seeing floaters. These are often described at black or gray, semi-transparent spots that drift through the vision. While often times these floaters are completely harmless, they can be a sign of a more dangerous problem. Patients should report to their optometrist's office with any new onset of floaters, especially if there are large numbers of them or look like cobwebs in their vision. Floaters accompanied by flashes of light, often described as camera flashes, shooting stars, or pinpoints of light, can also be the sign of a problem. Floaters with the appearance of a curtain over the vision is also the sign of a bigger problem. If a patient sees any of these things, they should report to their eye doctor's office immediately.. They should not wait to see if they will go away on their own as time is often critical in repairing any problems that are causing these symptoms.

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye Doctors serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

www.rinkoveyecare.com

Monday, July 9, 2012

Multifocal Contact Lenses

For contact lens wearers over the age of forty, an excellent option for vision correction is multifocal contact lenses. One has to go into a multifocal fitting with the right expectations, however. Unlike a glasses multifocal which has distinct areas for distance and near, a multifocal contact lens blends distance and near simultaneously.This results in very good vision, however it will not be as good as distance only contact lenses or glasses. Many people will get some glare and haloes with nighttime driving. Also a pair of readers may be necessary for very small print, especially in low lighting.

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye Doctors serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

www.rinkoveyecare.com