Friday, January 29, 2016

I spy with my little eye...

I spy with my little eye something blue. If you guessed the Rinkov logo up and to the left, you're right.

We've all played I Spy at one point or another. It's a great way to pass the time, no matter how frustrating it can be that you just can't seem find what you're looking for, especially in those I Spy books!

The first I Spy spotters' guides were developed and originally self-published by Charles Warrell in 1948. Warrell was a British educator and headmaster who believed in active education. His books feature a busy picture or illustration with a number of things hidden within and readers have to find the items listed at the bottom of the page.

FUN FACT: Charles Warrell's alias was Big Chief I-Spy.


After years of success and being picked up by larger publishers, publishing ceased for a number of years, until 1991 when the I-Spy spotters' guide series was acquired by Michelin, who continues to publish the books today.

Scholastic also publishes a line of books similarly titled I SPY. The books also focus on education and learning.

The popularity of the books have led to numerous interactive and digital versions all over the web.

You can play one here: I Spy Games

 

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Can you find the electric mixer?

How about two spatulas and a seashell?

 


From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our convenient Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Nationwide Plaza, and now open in Hilliard!


 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Strabismus...what's that?

Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes do not align properly. One of the eyes tends to look up or down or to the side while the other eye is looking straight ahead.

Congenital Strabismus is the most common type, which is when children are born with misaligned eyes. There are cases in which Strabismus will occur later in life and will cause double vision, and likely be the result of a more serious medical issue.

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Strabismus can be treated multiple ways. One form is the use of optimal eyeglasses and patches that force the use of the weaker eye which strengthens the muscle. This will allow the eye to become properly aligned with the other eye.

Surgery is also a method used to treat Strabismus. An Ophthalmologist will strengthen or weaken the muscle depending on the case.

If you think that you or a loved one may have this condition, you should schedule a visit with your eye care provider.

 

 

 


From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our convenient Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Nationwide Plaza, and now open in Hilliard!


 

Friday, January 15, 2016

My Eyelid Won't Stop Twitching! - HELP!

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It’s happening…again.


You’re staring at your computer screen and all the sudden that annoying little eyelid twitching starts happening. Your eyelid has been twitching on and off for the past few days and it’s really starting to become obnoxious.

Where did this twitch come from? Your eye hasn’t always twitched like this. And why is it happening now? Do you need to take a trip to your eye doctor? Maybe you do, but probably not.

Myokymia is defined simply as involuntary muscle spasms.


Muscle spasms can happen throughout the body and often times we have no idea why it happens. You have probably experienced benign muscle spasms in your arms, legs or back before.

Common causes of eyelid twitching:



  • Stress

  • Lack of sleep

  • Eye strain

  • Too much caffeine or alcohol intake

  • Dry eyes

  • Nutritional imbalances

  • Allergies


To alleviate eyelid twitching:



  • Get a good night's sleep

  • Keep eye moist with eye drops

  • Apply a warm compress to your eyes

  • Decrease caffeine or alcohol intake


If eyelid twitching persists for more than one week, twitching is causing the eye to completely close, you experience other facial muscle spasms, your eye is swelling or expelling discharge, or your eyelid is drooping you should visit your eye care provider to check for a more serious condition.

 

 


From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our convenient Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Nationwide Plaza, and now open in Hilliard!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Are We Seeing Things? - Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions. They mystify the mind and make us feel as though we're losing it. But how do they work?

Magic? Can't be.

Optical illusions work because they mess with your perception of reality. The information your eyes gather and send to your brain can be deceptive and misleading to your brain. Your brain creates a perception of the information the eye has gathered, that does not match with reality. Optical illusions use color, light and patterns to create this effect.

There are 3 main optical illusions:


1. Literal Illusion - Create different images than the objects they are made up of.


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Do you see an elderly couple gazing into each others eyes, or two people sitting down, or both?

2. Physiological Illusions - Caused by the over stimulation of a specific type. Typically, brightness, color, size, position, tilt or movement.
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In this illusions, known as the Hermann-grid illusion, how many dots do you actually see? Do the dots disappear when you look directly at the intersection of the white lines?

3. Cognitive Illusion - The result of our unconscious assumptions about the world.


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In this original version of Young Girl-Old Woman, which do you see? Can you make your brain switch between seeing both the young girl and the old woman?

 

Perception really is everything, ay?


 

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our convenient Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Nationwide Plaza, and now open in Hilliard!