Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BeBe at BWEye

B W Eye Optical has added a new fashion line for the women. Introducing BeBe eyewear. New styles and colors that catch your eyes.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bio Inspired

All contact lens wearers are looking for comfortable and easy cleaning options. Bausch and Lomb’s new Biotrue multipurpose cleaner takes ideas for its chemical composition from molecules that occur naturally in the body and tear film. They call it “bio inspired”. So far we are getting great feedback form patients who find that it improves lens comfort. Let us know your experience.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Introducing:Essilor Anti-Fatigue lenses w/ Anti-reflective coating

Who is this for?
Emerging presbyopes or individuals who are not ready for no-line bifocals or standard line bifocals at this time. The lens is developed to give the patient added edge so fatigue doesn’t set in when doing more reading, texting, paperwork.

How does it work?
By adding a little plus power to lower portion of lens. This helps the patient accommodate near vision and reduces fatigue and having to remove eyeglasses in order to do near visual tasks.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Post op patients today

Great morning of seeing post op cataract patients. Great results with astigmatism implants. Happy folks.

Myths and Misconceptions

“ Now that I am over forty and having issues with seeing clearly up close, I can no longer wear my contact lenses”

For many of us over forty we are starting to notices that close work has become more of an effort or next to impossible. And our arms can stretch the work out in front of us only so far. Unfortunately, there is nothing yet that can turn back the hands of time ( or give us longer arms ). However, the common held misconception that we all must now give up the contact lenses that we have loved since our teens is just not true. Several options exist that will allow a contact lens wearer to see both at distance and at near. Monovision designs that correct the dominant eye for distance and the non-dominant eye for reading work very well especially for people just beginning to notice a problem. Multifocal contact lenses that focus both a near and a distant image in each eye have really hit their stride in the last five to ten years. Nothing can return us to our 20 something eyesight but monovision and multifocal contact lens options can allow us to continue to wear contact lenses throughout most of our daily activities.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Myths and Misconceptions

"If you say I am farsighted. How come I take my glasses off and can't see!'

It would be intuitive to think that if you are farsighted, you should have far- sight. The ability to see at a distance without any type of correction. This should be the case if we take the term literally. But this is not the case. As we age, the eyes ability to compensate for certain degrees of hypermetropia or farsightedness diminishes. The same is true of very high degrees of farsightedness. People that have low levels of hypermetropia can usually go without glasses until their late thirties or early forties. At this time presbyopia, or the diminished ability to focus up close sets in. This is a normal change. This is the time for reading glasses. For individuals with greater degrees of hypermetropia it might be time for progressive or bifocal glasses. This is another example of a less than perfect term.