Disorders of the Eye
Did you know that more than half of us have a family history of eye disease or are at risk for vision problems because of health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension? Early detection of these complications can be sight saving.
Today, more than ever, contact lenses are the choice for vision correction for a growing number of people around the world. Innovations in contact lens technology means that contact lenses can now correct astigmatism, replace bifocal glasses, and enhance or even change eye color.
This year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans will have refractive surgery. No doubt, even more Americans will contemplate having it. Should you have it done? The decision is particularly important because refractive surgery changes the most valued human sense – vision.
The Science of Ophthalmic Lenses
Physicists, mathematicians, chemists and engineers are creating, patenting, and marketing new lens technology at a breathtaking pace. Here is an overview of the theories driving modern ophthalmic lens materials and the most useful lens materials and lens designs for our patients, progressive lenses, and lens coatings.