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1. Lensometer: The lens prescription is verified from the lab. The optical center of the lens is dotted. This is how we line up the cylinder on correct axis and line ...

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Dayton Daily News [11/16/17, via Dayton Daily News]
Eyeglasses may be exempt from state sales tax, lawmaker says Ohioans may soon get a tax break when buying prescription eye glasses and contact lenses. Lawmakers struck a deal to exempt corrective eye wear from state sales taxes, according to state Rep. Derek Merrin. Merrin, R-Monclova Twp. near Toledo,  [...]

Orange County Business Journal [11/24/17, via Orange County Business Journal]
RxSight Gets FDA OK RxSight Inc. received Food and Drug Administration approval for its Light Adjustable Lens technology. The Aliso Viejo-based ophthalmic company said its device is the “first and only FDA-approved intraocular lens” that allows physicians to apply the [...]

[11/07/17, via Boulder Daily Camera]
Grillo: Once cataract appears, patient faces several options ... While cataract development can be related to diabetes or smoking, aging is the reason for most lens clouding. More than half of Americans by age 80 have a  [...]

WTOP [11/17/17, via WTOP]
How to get a good deal on glasses | WTOP From shopping around for the best eyewear prices, to buying online, a local consumer's group has advice for people considering new glasses. [...]



A lensmeter or lensometer, also known as a focimeter, is an ophthalmic instrument. It is mainly used by optometrists and opticians to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, to properly orient and mark uncut lenses, and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames. Lensmeters can also verify the power of contact lenses, if a special lens support is used.
The parameters appraised by a lensmeter are the values specified by an ophthalmologist or optometrist on the patient's prescription: sphere, cylinder, axis, add, and in some cases, prism. The lensmeter is also used to check the accuracy of progressive lenses, and is often capable of marking the lens center and various other measurements critical to proper performance of the lens. It may also be...

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More About Some Associated Tests for Eye Exam in Toronto

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This includes refraction for determining accurate eyeglass prescription. Now the operator will ask you to make choices between two lenses. It involves fine-tuning of the power of the lenses until they reach final eyeglass selection. This test is for determining the farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia and nearsightedness level of the patient via a thorough eye exam in Toronto. Barometers and auto refactors are other tools used by the optometrist to diagnose different problems related to the eye of the patient. These are for automatic estimation of eyeglass prescription. Auto refactors work as manual refraction determining the power of the lenses for accurate focusing of light on the retina.

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5 Questions to Help You Determine Whether San Diego LASIK is Right for You

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Laser eye surgery is a remarkable medical advance that has helped millions of people improve their vision, and free themselves from having to rely on glasses or contact lenses. So in this article we present a number of questions to ask yourself to help you decide whether LASIK is right for you. LASIK is remarkably effective in treating the following vision problems – farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. It is generally not effective at treating presbyopia (age-related near vision problems). This may sound like an odd question when considering a surgical procedure on your eyes, but it's one of the most important questions to ask yourself. You need to be in good general health so that your autoimmune system can heal from the surgery quickly, and you need to be free from eye diseases and from autoimmune diseases.

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[03/16/16, via USC-News]
Something to keep your eyes on: affordable glasses with lenses that need no prescription Joycelyn Yip and Stephanie Fong, from left, of FlexSpecs work on their prototype in the lab. (Photo/Courtesy of Stephanie Fong) Stephanie Fong ’15 has long wanted to make a difference. That’s why she studied biomedical engineering as an undergraduate. [...]

[03/16/16, via NASDAQ]
7 Hidden Tax Breaks for Retirees to Maximize Tax Refunds The cost of many medical-related items can be deducted from taxes. According to Himmel, some medical items often overlooked include prescription glasses and contact lenses, bandages, dentures, hearing aids and wheelchairs. The amount that can be saved will ... [...]

[03/16/16, via The Facts]
Consumer reports The two best-selling lenses are the most basic ones: the CR-39 and the polycarbonate, both plastic. (Few people now use glass, which is heavy and breakable.) If you have a single-vision prescription (glasses to see far away or close up), you can generally ... [...]

[03/15/16, via Daily Local News]
Consumer Reports: Need eyeglasses? Don’t overlook this The two best-selling lenses are the most basic ones: the CR-39 and the polycarbonate, both plastic. (Few people now use glass, which is heavy and breakable.) If you have a single-vision prescription (glasses to see far away or close up), you can generally ... [...]

[03/13/16, via Iowa State Daily]
Buying Glasses Online Many of us who wear prescription glasses have either broken or lost them and if not ... Zenni Optical: as their selection of merchandise is smaller they are very modern. Lenses are at no cost and they classify their frames by style so it is easier to ... [...]

Glasses vs. Contact Lenses

Are glasses better for the planet than contact lenses? Instead of glasses, I wear contact lenses. This means throwing out scraps of plastic (as well as their packaging) every two weeks, in addition to using cleaning fluid (which comes in plastic containers) and plastic lens cases. How much better would it be for the planet if I switched to glasses?Sure, there are going to be impacts associated with manufacturing contact lenses—for example, you need energy to run the factories (which will...

Technology is improving prescription eyeglasses

Products being offered include lenses to filter out potentially harmful light from computers, an iPhone app to improve vision and adjustable-focus glasses.A pair of glasses is fitted with BluTech lenses. The lenses are infused with… (Gary Friedman, Los Angeles…)Google Glass has been hogging the spotlight when it comes to eyewear, but get ready to see new technology designed for those stuck with old-fashioned prescription eyeglasses.About 64% of Americans wear glasses to improve vision. Many...

Prescription Glasses for Dogs

Now dogs may face the backyard taunt of being called "four-eyes." Or you may see a blind dog walking down the street wearing stereotypical dark glasses. No, I'm not kidding. Doggles, a manufacturer of protective eyewear for dogs, is trying out a line of canine corrective lenses for dogs that can't see far beyond the end of their noses. For mature mutts that begin to lose their eyesight or for dogs that have lost their vision due to cataracts or unsuccessful cataract surgery, doggie glasses...