Digital Eye Strain And Children

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As computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones saturate almost every aspect of our daily lives, it is only natural that they have become part of our children’s lives as well. Children it turns out are using digital devices as much if not more than their parents. Eye strain can be very hard on a growing child’s eyesight, causing headaches, neck pain, fatigue and blurry vision.

Children aren’t as aware as adults to these changes and may simply ignore them. They aren’t as aware of the hours they might be spending in front of computer screen, televisions and portable digital devices including game consoles. As today’s children spend more time inside than ever, there is higher probability of developing myopia or nearsightedness. Parents should look at limiting time spent on digital devices as well as encouraging children to step outside into the real world more often. Looking at something more than 20 feet away can greatly help eyes spending so much time looking at things measured within inches instead.

Another problem with children and digital devices is blue light. Mobile phones, tablets, TV screens and so on produce a very intense amount of blue light. Yes, the sun produces even more, but most of us, including our children, are spending some 6 hours a day in front of a digital device without the help of sunglasses. Blue light, especially at night […]

By |2019-10-18T08:40:41-05:00October 5th, 2016|Conditions, Exams, eyeglasses, Fun Facts, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Digital Eye Strain And Children

Sunglass Tints

The warm weather is here and we are all spending more time outside. Whether you are playing golf, tennis, bike riding, swimming, sailing or just catching a few rays during lunchtime, sunglasses should be a very important part of your summer wardrobe. At Midwest Vision Centers we have a huge selection of name brand designer sunglasses available in prescription and non-prescription. Before you come in to pick out that perfect pair of sunglasses for summer, we thought we would share this infographic about the various sunglasses tints available to help you select that perfect pair for your needs. Stop in and let us show you the different tints we can make for you based on your needs.

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By |2019-10-18T11:05:35-05:00May 13th, 2015|eyeglasses, Fun Facts, infographic, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Sunglass Tints

Famous Eyewear

We recognize iconic looks every day. From Willie Nelson’s pigtails to Miley Cyrus’ tongue. In the eyeglass world, we have plenty of iconic looks as well, from Elton John to Harry Potter. Here is a look at some very famous eyewear from the folks at Pop Chart Lab. What is your look? We can help make it even more iconic!

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By |2019-10-18T10:42:55-05:00January 8th, 2014|eyeglasses, Fun Facts, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Famous Eyewear

Use Them Before You Lose Them

Your 2013 Insurance flex funds will expire soon. Don’t lose the money you worked for all year. Come into any Midwest Vision Centers location and purchase a new pair of stylish eyeglasses with those dollars. It’s almost like getting a new pair of eyeglasses free!

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By |2019-10-18T11:48:15-05:00December 10th, 2013|eyeglasses, Sale|Comments Off on Use Them Before You Lose Them

Colorblind?

Did you know that upwards of 8% of men are colorblind? No, we are not talking about the tie they chose to wear with that shirt, though perhaps for some men, that is a very legitimate excuse. Women are affected far less with only 1 out of every 200 affected by colorblindness. The light sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of our eyes is called the retina. The retina is made up of rods and cones. The rods give us our night vision but do not distinguish color. The cones perceive color.

The cones, each contain a light sensitive pigment which is sensitive over a range of wavelengths (each visible color is a different wavelength from approximately 400 to 700 nm). Genes contain the coding instructions for these pigments, and if the coding instructions are wrong, then the wrong pigments will be produced, and the cones will be sensitive to different wavelengths of light (resulting in a color deficiency). The colors that we see are completely dependent on the sensitivity ranges of those pigments.

People with normal cones and light sensitive pigment  are able to see all the different colors and subtle mixtures of them by using cones sensitive to one of three wavelength of light – red, green, and blue. A mild color deficiency is present when one or more of the three cones light sensitive pigments are not quite right and their peak sensitivity is shifted.  A more severe color deficiency is present when one or more of the cones light sensitive pigments is really wrong.

There is not one type of colorblindness. Each of us have different color sensitivities. Take a look at these Ishihara color tests to see what numbers you see in each plate. […]

By |2019-10-18T10:16:32-05:00September 12th, 2013|Exams, eyeglasses, Fun Facts|Comments Off on Colorblind?

Protect Yourself From Eye Injuries

As safe as we would all like to think we are, accidents happen.  43 Americans are treated for work related eye injuries ever second of every day. Even off the job we expose our eyes to injury. Every 13 minutes someone is visiting an ER due to a sports eye injury. At Midwest Vision Centers, we take your eyesight personally. We have the best selection of the finest eyeglasses, sunglasses and lenses available in the state to help you see better and to protect your vision. We even have a great selection of safety glasses and goggles in which we can put your personal prescription in. Check out this infographic and be sure to let us help take care of your eyesight.

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By |2019-10-18T10:57:42-05:00August 27th, 2013|eyeglasses, Fun Facts, infographic|Comments Off on Protect Yourself From Eye Injuries

Back To School

As you start preparing for your children to head back to school, be sure to get their eyes examined at the nearest Midwest Vision Center and if they need eyeglasses take advantage of our Back To School Specials.

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By |2019-10-18T10:05:41-05:00August 6th, 2013|Exams, eyeglasses|Comments Off on Back To School

Eyeglasses Through The Ages

At Midwest Vision Centers we pride ourselves on bringing you the newest designs from around the world with the finest lightest weight optics anywhere. It is still fun to take a look back at what our ancestors had to use to see better. 

By |2019-10-18T10:36:01-05:00September 13th, 2012|eyeglasses|Comments Off on Eyeglasses Through The Ages