Monday, April 27, 2009

Eyeglass Men's Frames

Today's styles show rectangles to be very fashionable for men. These shapes can be explored through many materials. The current technology can offer extremely light- weight and thin designs. The plastic frames offer a bolder look. Rimless styles are extremely popular. Titanium has broadened the choices in eyewear over the years. Its flexible strength has always appealed to men. Many of the rimless designs are made of titanium and are therefore much stronger than their predecessors. As with all fashion today, anything goes.

Most men enjoy contemporary styling in their eyewear but the classics still hold up. Aviator styles are still worn as sunglasses. Double bridge styles can still work on some men. Tortoise shell coloring works well on many men who desire a look with a statement. Work with a stylist or optician who can help you make an appropriate selection for your face shape and prescription.

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Women's Eyeglass Frames

Eyeglass frames can truly enhance one’s appearance. Upswept shapes can literally add lift to a face. Color can be used to add attention. The smaller frames are still most popular. When choosing a frame remember it is to accent you, not take over. Today’s materials allow for beautiful color. There is anodized titanium which is thin, light- weight and delicately beautiful. Many of the rimless designs are made out of these materials. The small bits of metal join unframed lenses creating an almost not there look, which is extremely popular today. The rimless style or three-piece mount as it is called also allows you to shine through. These frameless styles offer every shape imaginable.

If your face is round you want a rectangular frame to counter balance the roundness. If you have an oval face any shape from the butterfly, upsweep, oval, round or rectangle are appropriate. Square faces do better with softer shapes. If your chin is very pointy an eyeglass frame can balance that out. Plastic frames are popular for women today. Plastics offer everything from a bright red little cat eye to a heavy tortoise shell rectangle. Many of the frame designers use laminates that allow layering of color for an extremely bold and rich look. Eyewear needs to be considered within the context in which one wears it. There are dressy delicate metal frames. Some designers even add small jewels to the frame. Eyewear follows the trends in fashion. Today you can wear what looks best on you whether it be almost invisible, heavy plastic, small, large and jeweled with upswept temples. Just remember; if it isn’t appropriate to your prescription choose something else. With the myriad of styles available today you with the help of your optician will fine the right frame for your prescription and face shape.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Types of visions

Last night i got an email,

I want "computer glasses" slighty altered from reading prescription for distance to computer display (18-30 in.) vs normal reading (12-18 in.) can my optometrist make such a prescription?

Types of visions :

There are three types of vision

1st distance.

2nd reading.

3rd mid vision.

Distance vision:

Distance glasses unlike reading glasses tend to spend a lot more time on your face. That makes sense since regardless of how strong or weak your prescription is you still need to have them on most of the time. So that means you want to make sure you get a pair that are comfortable and lightweight. Having glasses on your face for that long should seem effortless. The weight of your glasses is very important and luckily today's glasses are so technologically advance you can find a lightweight pair of glasses no matter what your prescription is.

Reading vision:

Today there is a wide range of reading glasses to choose from. Some are even foldable to fit in small, handy, attractive cases. The frames available are interesting and flattering. You can get these in stainless steal, gold or silver rimmed or even in trendy plastic, in a variety of shapes and colors. If you are looking for something exclusive, choose handmade frames. Accessories like magnifiers to read really small print, or even in dim light are also available.

Mid vision:

Mid vision is use for computer glasses. If you want only single vision glasses for computer purpose only then send your complete prescription, I will let you know your mid vision prescription via reply.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Eyeglasses for computer use

It has been discovered, sitting in front of a computer screen not only makes you a pain in the neck and causes a creak in your backside, but it gives you eye problems as well.Even if you are currently wearing eyeglasses,you may want to purchase yourself a pair of computer glasses.

Computer glasses are specially made. In regular prescription glasses, including bifocals, you usually find help in seeing better at near ranges or far ranges.

If you spend long hours in front of a computer, you may want to get computer glasses, whether or not you have to wear corrective lenses. Computer Vision Syndrome can cause a multitude of symptoms, leading to loss of productivity. CVS can cause headaches, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain, loss of focus, tired, burning eyes, and double vision.If you do not wear a eyeglasses, then you may want to get computer glasses anyway, as they also help with the glare from fluorescent lights.

The simplest pair of computer glasses you can order would be the single vision lenses. Their modified power helps keep the general user from some of the discomforts associated with CVS. For people with presbyopia, the occupation progressive lens, would probably work best. The transitions zone is much larger than your typical progressive lens and can even do some distant vision for you. They have improved computer vision near and far as well as the middle zone.

For some people it may be beneficial, even if not strictly necessary, for them to get an occupational bifocal. If you need reading glasses, this could be a good option. A portion of the lens is dedicated to close up work and the other portion to mid-distance work for working on the computer.

Monday, April 20, 2009

What is Prescription? and How To Read An Eyeglass Prescription?

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sample of a prescription:

How To Read An Eyeglass Prescription:

When you have your eye exam and the doctor gives you a copy of your eyeglass prescription, do you know how to read it? What does OD, OS, and OU mean?

An eyeglass prescription is written in a standardized format with standardized notation so it can be interpreted worldwide. Let’s look at one and break it down:

-2.00 -1.00 x 180. The first number (-2.00) tells us the spherical refractive error (farsightedness or nearsightedness). In this case, because there is a minus sign in front of the 2.00, this patient is nearsighted. A plus sign would indicate farsightedness.

The second number (-1.00) is the astigmatism. If there is no astigmatism, we generally write the letters DS or SPH after the first number to let the optician know that we didn’t just forget to write in the astigmatism.

The final number (180) is the direction (AXIS) of the astigmatism. Astigmatism, a football-shaped eye, can be measured in any direction around the clock. We use the numbers from 90 to 180 to indicate the orientation of the football shape.

There may be additional numbers in a glasses prescription. For instance, if the basic prescription is followed by a small number with a superscript (1^) it indicates prism correction. There may be more than one set of prism numbers for each eye.

Lastly, there can also be numbers denoting the amount of near reading strength needed (bifocal or progressive). They usually go from +0.75 to +3.00, depending on age and visual need.

The letters OD and OS in front of a prescription let us know which eye each string of numbers is for. OD (Oculus Dexter) stands for right eye and OS (Oculus Sinister) for left eye, while OU (Oculus Uterque, Oculus Unitas or Oculus Uniter) means both eyes.

  • Sphere: This number measurement reflects the extent of the nearsightedness or farsightedness.
  • Cylinder: This number measurement refers to the amount of astigmatism (an irregularly shaped cornea which causes blurring) in the eye.
  • Axis:This number measurement describes the astigmatism in degrees from the horizontal (most left and right eyes have the same axis in astigmatism) axis.
  • Friday, April 17, 2009

    Kids Eyeglass Brands

    There are some specific prescription eyeglass brands that focus on making frames for children. For the most part, these brands are great for helping kids ease into wearing glasses, making them more comfortable. Kids' eyeglass brands can make having to wear prescription eyeglasses seem fun, while making the fit easier to achieve. Some popular kids' eyeglass brands include:
    - Barbie 
    - Captain America (by Marvel) 
    - Childs View 
    - Disney 
    - Dora the Explorer 
    - Fairly Odd Parents 
    - Fisher Price 
    - Garfield 
    - Hershey's 
    - High School Musical 
    - Incredible Hulk (by Marvel) 
    - Jimmy Neutron 
    - Kool Kids 
    - Rugrats 
    - Scooby Doo 
    - Spongebob 
    - Whiz Kid

    Sporty Eyeglass Brands

    For the athlete or person with a more active lifestyle, there are a variety of brands that accommodate your way or life. These styles may be more durable or resilient: ready to take on any challenge that puts them to the test. Some of the more popular sports-related eyeglass brands include the following:

    - Adidas 
    - Body Glove 
    - Columbia 
    - Converse All-Star 
    - Golf Club 
    - Nautica 
    - Nike 
    - Oakley 
    - Puma

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Sunglasses buying tips

    Regardless of style, sun glasses should protect your vision. Recent scientific advancements have greatly expanded understanding of the eye, creating materials to defend them.

    The bright light of a cloudless day can be painful and distracting, so most people wear sunglasses when outside, especially while driving. At the other end of the spectrum, fog and smoke decrease visibility. The amber-colored lenses of recent decades filter out the additional blue light scattered by low-lying clouds, giving drivers a more balanced, clearer view of the road. Polarized sunglasses help cut down the glare of reflected light.

    Ultra-violet radiation (known as UVA and UVB) has been shown to be a contributing factor for cataracts and many other eye problems. Look for UV-rated sunglasses, which block at least 70-percent of UVA and 60-percent of UVB light. Some sun glasses claim to block 100-percent of both.

    The other main danger is impact damage. Flying debris ranges from annoying (specks of dust) to sight-threatening (pebbles kicked up by passing cars). The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private organization dedicated to producing quality goods in the USA. For sunglasses, ANSI requirements include dropping a 1-inch steel ball on the lens from four feet high and shooting a quarter-inch ball at 150 feet per second. If no part of the lens touches the eye when impacted, the glasses pass the test and may advertise themselves as ANSI compliant. This is especially useful in sport eyewear.

    Sunglasses are one item where the highest price doesn't always mean the best product. Some designer glasses may not include the safety features that your eyes deserve. Of course, at, discount sunglasses and designer sunglasses can be synonymous.

    By the way, when buying sunglasses online, you may find that so-called discount sunglasses, allegedly from top designers, are, in fact, cheap knock-offs instead of the real deal. If so, the chances of a refund are pretty slim, so buy from a reputable dealer like, one with a long history of selling authentic, quality products.

    Saturday, April 11, 2009

    Designer Eyeglass Brands

    There is no shortage of options for the fashion and label conscious when it comes to eyeglass brands. Virtually every well-known fashion designer has at least a modest line of eyeglass frames that proudly tote their label. If you have a signature style that coincides with one of these fashion houses: the choice may be easy! Even if you aren't necessarily a fashionista, frames from a designer label may suit your style. Below is an abbreviated list of very popular designer eyeglass brands:
    - Anne Klein 
    - Burberry 
    - Bvlgari 
    - Calvin Klein 
    - Dolce & Gabanna 
    - DKNY 
    - Fendi 
    - Gucci 
    - Prada 
    - Ralph Lauren 
    - Versace


    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Popular Versace Glasses Guide

    Versace eyeglasses are on the cutting edge of fashion and offer a diverse collection of distinctive models. Versace is a fashion icon known throughout the world for the bold statements that their unique apparel makes. When it comes to eyeglasses, they do not hold back on their creativity and attention to detail. Versace eyeglasses are designed for those who demand more than just functionality from their frames. They are designed for people who demand style.

    The latest line of Versace eyeglasses provides many options for the consumer to choose from. You can purchase them with a variety of different frame choices. Lightweight metals, made of such materials as titanium, and high quality plastics are used to construct eyeglass frames. These frames are available in many different colors that are suited to complement your personal style. Wraparound frame styles, classically round styles, and frames with square and rectangular lenses are all available.

    The colors that Versace uses for its glasses are unique in their own right. Daring color combinations of striking colors and hues are used to make their frames stand out from the competition. You can choose from a number of models that feature colors that are only available with Versace: variegated blues and greens, bright turquoises, muted hues like yellow and pink, and brilliant reds and oranges are only a few examples of what it has to offer.

    It is not simply the aesthetic quality of Versace glasses that make them special. They utilize the latest safety technology to make their glasses both stylish and practical. They are available with 100 percent UV protection from the sun in order to prevent eye damage as a result of long exposures to sunlight. They also use high quality, shatter proof plastics in their lenses that will not cause facial injuries in the unfortunate event of an accident. Of course,Versace glasses are also very comfortable to wear due to their light materials and rounded detailing.

    With so many different models to choose from featuring brilliant colors, high quality materials, and frame shapes, it's only a matter of finding the pair that fits you and your style the best.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Types Of Prescription Lenses

    • Single vision lenses :
    Your eyes might require vision improvement only for distance, only for reading purpose, or even for both. If you require correction only for distance vision, then you probably only want single vision lenses. With single vision lenses, you could look through all areas of the lens and it is visible clearly. If you desire vision improvement only for reading and in case you do not have astigmatism, then you could even purchase non-prescription reading glasses. If you do have astigmatism, you should go for prescription reading glasses. In either case, these are only considered single vision lenses.
    • Progressive lenses :
    Progressive lenses are sometimes as well recognizedas no-line bifocals, which are in fact trifocal lenses without the visible lines. Progressive lenses were urbanized as many people required the convenience of not having to change their prescription glasses for reading purpose, but they did not like other people to see the visible line. Progressive lenses do have an additional benefit however, which is that you sense a soft transition when you move your eyes from far away objects to close up objects. With a lined bifocal, the transition among viewing areas could even be somewhat uncomfortable.

    • Multifocal lenses :

    If you require vision adjustment for both distance and for reading purpose, then you could use two pairs of glasses, and swap depending on what you require to see. Or, you could even choose multifocal lenses (bifocal lenses, trifocal lenses, or progressive lenses). Many people find it not convenient to swap every now and then to another pair in order to read something.

    Multifocal lenses divide the lens, so that part of the lens is kept for reading and another part of the lens is kept for distance vision. Bifocal (two areas) and trifocal (three areas) lenses have visible lines, which separate the diverse areas of the lens.

    • Prescription reading glasses :

    Non-prescription reading glasses just enlarge objects that are close to us, like the letters in a book. Your eye doctor could only decide the magnification power, which is most excellent for you, or you could figure it out by yourself through test and error. A doctor’s prescription is not sometime necessary in order to choose a reading lens. Drugstore reading glasses are just eyeglasses frames with enlarging lenses pre-loaded in a range of powers with stock lens powers. It is typically less costly to buy reading eyeglasses this way, but stock lens powers hardly ever offer an optimal vision correction. For best results, reading lenses with magnification customized to your requirements could be installed in any pair of eyeglasses frames.

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    EyeBuyDirect Deal of the Day

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