Understanding Your Vision

I work in an Ophthalmologists office, so I know that routine eye examines are important. But many people take their eyes for granted.

Zeiss has some great information to help you understand. Some people get their eyes examined by an Optometrist, who can examine your eyes and write a prescription. They can also diagnose some medical conditions. An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who does medical eye exams and treats everything related to the eyes, as well as writing prescriptions. An Optician is the person that fills the eye glass prescription.

Did you know there are different types of frames and lenses? Some frames are heavier than others. And depending on the shape of the frame and the lens, it can affect your vision more than just your prescription. There are many types of lenses as well. For sun glasses, polarized lenses are the best. It helps reduce glare caused by the sun, snow or water.

Once you reach age 40, your eyes tend to get presbyopia, which means you have a harder time reading close up. Presbyopia is a natural part of the eye’s aging process. I’m near sighted, so I will not get as presbyopic as someone who is not. Near sighted means just that – I can see near better than I see far. Far sighted is just the opposite.

There are many different types of contact lenses and eye glass lens that can help you see your best. Check with your doctor and make sure to get a yearly eye exam after 40.





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I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. great timing. I am going for an eye appt. in a couple weeks.

  2. Great post. I’m so nearsighted I can only see a few inches away from my face!

  3. You are a true blessing to spread the word about our eyes.

    I have been diagnosed with cataracts and also glaucoma !

    Both are under control by my doctor. You may let people know how

    blue eyed people should really take extreme precautions ! Wear those

    sunglasses at all times !

  4. I am trying to accept the fact that I need some correction for reading now. SInce I am already nearsighted, that will mean progressive lenses in my glasses. *sniff*

  5. Great post. I definitely think eyesight is something that not near enough people pay attention too.

  6. The older I get, the more trouble I have with my vision, too.

  7. I’m just about blind without glasses. I have no choice but to take care of my vision. Great post

  8. I will be 40 this year and just started to notice I can’t read things up close anymore. I didn’t know what it was called though…thanks for the great post.

  9. well that explains that. I’ve been having a horrible time lately and looks like i’m needing my glasses more and more
    I reach ummm… the big 4 2 shhhhh

  10. I sure hope my eyes do not get any worse when I turn 40! They are bad enough!