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Bayshore Eyeglass Store

Prescription Glasses 11706

At our Bayshore eyeglass store, we explains to all our patients that unlike an eye test, an optical prescription is not a straight measurement of your ability to see. It does not compare eyesight with someone who has perfect vision, the way an eye chart does. Instead, the numbers on your prescription are the specific power that is needed to correct your vision to normal. Basically, with an accurate optical prescription, corrective lenses in your glasses bend the light rays to focus more directly onto your retina. The amount of correction necessary is written as your prescription and is what is used to correct your vision.

Designer Eyeglass Frames 11706

Designer Eyeglass Frames 11706

If you wear glasses, you certainly know they help you to see better, but you may not know how they specifically correct your vision. Whether for nearsightedness or farsightedness, eyeglasses work in the same way. When the lens in your eyeglass is curved, it bends the light rays that hit your eyes, so you can see images clearly. The experts at our Bayshore eyeglass store, Vision Center, wants all of our patients to know that understanding how glasses correct your vision, begins with a basic understanding of how your eye works. At the back of your eye is your retina, which is a layer of cells that reacts to light. The reaction is sent to your brain, and your brain translates the cells activity into an image, or the thing that you actually see.

When you look at something, the light rays focus inside your eye, or come together. When you have perfect vision, the light rays focus directly on to the surface of your retina. Because the retina is curved, the image must also shrink, and needs to be curved, because the retina is curved. Your pupil and cornea are responsible for shrinking, focusing, and curving the image and if any of them have any irregularities, your vision becomes blurry. Eyeglass lenses are curved pieces of glass and the curvature of the lens bends the light rays as they move towards your eye. This helps the rays focus on your retina, instead of behind it or in front of it. Statistics show that over 160 million people in the United States alone wear corrective lenses and perfect vision is very rare. If you’re one of those 160 million people, come down to our Bayshore eyeglass store and shop for a new pair of eyeglasses to improve your daily vision.

Bayshore Opticians
2044 Sunrise Highway
Bayshore, NY 11706
(631) 666-9595

Long Island Optometrists

Long Island Optometrists

Protect Your Eyes From Digital Devices with Vision Centers in Long Island and Queens New York

With all the advances in technology over the past decade, it seems that you don’t go anywhere without carrying some kind of device to keep you connected. Whether its a new tablet, a smartphone, or a laptop, we are constantly looking and becoming absorbed in screens. But many people don’t think about the impact it can have on our eye health and vision. Your Long Island and Queens optometrists at Vision Center are not suggesting you forget about this technology, but we offer a few tips for digital device usage that is both healthy and necessary for your vision health.

Eye strain is a common occurrence with digital devices, but many consumer forget that technology is meant to be ergonomic and conform to our standards. Just because the default setting of your smartphone or tablet has small text, doesn’t mean you can’t change it! Adjust your environment to suit your needs and promote healthier eyes. If possible, use a large screen or magnify the screen to reduce eye strain. For chair positioning, be sure to have a chair with excellent lower-back support and keep it close to your computer.

Prevent Eye Strain with Your Long Island Eye Doctors

Lighting is another environmental adjustment that can be made. Not only can you change your monitor settings to a reflective lighting scheme, you should make sure you have good room lighting. Keep the bright lighting overhead to a minimum because it can overexpose and irritate the eyes. But don’t keep it too dim, because too little light causes the eyes to strain in order to see. Vision Center Optometry Long Island suggest that you keep a desk lamp shining on your desk. have window light off to the side rather than in front of in back of you. Position your computer screen to reduce window glare and reflections from overhead lights.

The perfect reading angle is at a slightly downward angle and roughly two feet away from your face. The center of your computer screen or smart phone should be four to six inches below your eyes. Don’t forget that you can adjust the screening setting for optimal brightness and contrast.

As we said before, magnifying the text and images on your device will prevent squinting. Almost every device can be adjusted to display with larger text, which will make reading easier and your eyes will thank you.

Vision Correction at Queens Optometry

Lastly, it seems simple, but don’t forget to blink! Blinking washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears, which is a nice refresher for those of you wearing contact lenses. Digital devices are set up for non-stop work, but you don’t have to work non-stop too! Our Queens optometrists suggest you take a break every twenty minutes and look away from your screen for twenty seconds at something farther than ten feet away.

The most common effects of digital overuse are eyestrain, double vision, temporary short-sightedness and visual fatigue. The term eyestrain alone can cover a range of symptoms, including irritation, soreness, photosensitivity and general tiredness. If you suspect that your eyesight is suffering from constant technological use, you may need eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our five optical stores in New York provide comprehensive eye examinations, a large selection of designer eyewear and contact lenses exams and fittings. We have five convenient locations in New York including Bayshore, Farmingdale, Moriches, Greenlawn and Whitestone.