Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of your eye. This is more common among women. Although there is no determining factor for this, we believe dry eyes could possibly be due to hormonal fluctuations.
Symptoms You May Have Dry Eye Syndrome
Sensitivity to light
Irritation from windy conditions
Fatigued eyes, especially at the end of the day
Irritation, or problems wearing contact lenses
Gritty or scratchy feelings
If you suffer from any of the above, get in touch with your local Performance Eyecare office to take a look and possibly diagnose for treatment.
Heavy reading, or excessive digital device use
LASIK eye surgery
Prolonged contacts lens wearing
Living or working in dry environments
Diets lacking in fatty acids
Certain prescriptions such as allergy drugs, beta-blockers, etc
Deficiency of tear-producing glands
Certain health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, lupus & more
Most prescription sunglasses are the only way to get the much-needed protection the eyes need. With prescription lenses, you get polarized lenses to provide the best vision and performance, as well as protection from the sun. Prescription lenses provide UV protection to prevent damage to the eyes. In addition, polarized lenses reduce glare to provide crystal clear vision. You can opt for the pinnacle of style found only in Etnia Barcelona Sunglasses. Etnia Barcelona combines the best styles and colors to provide the most fashionable options available. The color schemes are chosen based on each season’s trends in the fashion and art world. The styles of the frames are inspired by many of the most fashionable people throughout the history of fashion trends. This allows anyone to find the perfect style to complement their personality and fashion sense.
Once the right lenses are chosen to suit any personal needs or lifestyle, you need to find the right frames. Etnia Barcelona Sunglasses are always a great option. Our eye care specialists can assist in providing the best lenses for your sunglasses possible based on your personal lifestyle. Depending on the type of activities you enjoy, our eye care specialists can find the right lenses to not only protect the eyes, but also provide the best lenses to allow for top performance and vision during their use. To find the best sunglasses for your personal fashion statement, as well as the best protection for your specific lifestyle, contact us today or schedule an appointment at any of our locations!
Plastic frames with the look of wood have become popular for men and women. The look is studious but fun and takes your inner geek to a new level of style.
All types of metallic colors, silvers in particular, are currently making a splash in eye wear.
Look for frames with lenses that are a perfect circle. These are typically surrounded by plastic and can come in any color, but soft pastels are fashionable for women.
For men, round lenses are popping up in aviator styles.
These plastic frames are colorful, but you can see right through them. This light and breezy look is casual and comfortable.
This style is marked by color patterns that start out dark and then fade to light or the other way around. You’ll see this style in blue gray hues as well as pinks.
Animal patterns are a trend that has been coming and going for years, and right now, the animal pattern is seeing a surge in popularity. Look for zebra and cow patterns as well as the traditional leopard.
You’ve heard of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, and now is the time to make that happen. Rose quartz and other dusty pinks are currently the hottest color in eye wear for women.
Your glasses are more than just tools that help you see. They are also a reflection of your personal style. Check out these top trends, and you’ll be inspired to find just the right eye wear look for you.
Few things are as precious as our eyesight. When our sight is less than perfect, it reduces our quality of life by making everything more difficult. If you don’t want to wear glasses because they’re bulky on your face or you just dislike the look, and you don’t want to deal with contacts or can’t wear them, and you’re uncomfortable with the idea of having surgery on your eyes, another option to help your vision does exist.
There’s now a new technology, started in 2010, called the Vision Retainer Shaping System. This procedure provides non-surgical vision correction while you sleep. It works similar to a dental retainer, but it’s for your eyes.
The special lenses involved are only worn at night while you sleep. They gradually reshape the cornea to reduce (or even eliminate) myopia or astigmatism. The lenses are comfortable to wear and easy to care for. You’ll feel no pain, and you can wear lenses in both eyes at the same time. Take them out in the morning, and you’ll have clearer vision all day long.
The treatment is most effective on mild to moderate cases. More severe cases may still require additional vision correction. If you’re not happy with the results for any reason, this process is also completely reversible. Simply stop wearing the lenses at night, and your vision will gradually return to its original state.
Because this system doesn’t work on every cornea shape, only specially trained optometrists can evaluate your suitability for this treatment and perform the procedure. The optometrists at the Vision Centers of Performance Eyecare in St. Louis & Illinois have received the special training necessary and have the proper diagnostic equipment and expertise to perform VRSS.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll review your prescription and let you know if the Vision Retainer Shaping System is right for you!
As you consider whether to make the switch to contact lenses, you may be wondering if they’re right for you. There are many aspects to take into consideration, and the choice is not an easy one to make. These facts about lenses might just help you see the best option for your personal eye care.
While glasses may be easier to put on, contact lenses allow for ease of use throughout the day; they don’t smudge, fall down, or break. Because of this, they are useful for anyone who plays sports, exercises, or performs moderate to high physical activity throughout the day. Furthermore, contacts aren’t usually affected by weather; no more foggy lenses!
Contact lenses, unlike traditional glasses, can temporarily change the appearance of your eye color. With the use of colored contacts, you can change the color or shape of your eye for parties, celebrations, or casual wear: cat eyes, zombie effects, and even solid color contacts are popular in costume during festive holidays, such as Halloween.
Contacts can also provide the wearer with a wider range of vision than traditional glasses can. Peripheral vision is not affected by contacts the way glasses are, and distortion is less likely to occur.
There are many advantages to contact lenses, and new advances are being made every day. In the future, there may be smart contact lenses that provide wearers with a virtual reality experience, aside from and more discreetly than the popular headset. It may well be time to trade in those old lenses for some new, improved, stylish contact lenses.
For more information or any questions or concerns you may have, feel free to contact us.
With the new school year right around the corner, parents are busily preparing their children to head back to school. In between all the enrollment forms, doctor checkups, and back-to-school shopping, you might not even think to schedule an eye exam for your children. But now is the perfect time! Not only can a child’s academic performance suffer due to untreated vision problems. Serious eye problems can also lead to health complications or even blindness.
Why Does My Child Need Regular Exams?
Because most eye problems are invisible or produce vague symptoms, it’s important that children receive an annual eye exam. Your child’s pediatrician can examine their eyes during regularly scheduled appointments. However, regular vision testing should be conducted starting when a child is about three years old. Regular eye exams can not only catch physiological eye problems that show outward signs. They can also help catch refractive vision errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism) while they are still easily corrected. If your child is diagnosed with an eye problem, their pediatrician can refer you to an eye health professional who can provide them with the appropriate treatment.
When it comes to your child’s vision health, you shouldn’t only worry about physiological disorders. According to Prevent Blindness, 125,000 eye injuries are caused by common household products every year, and a sports-related eye injury is treated in an emergency room every 13 minutes. Because these injuries can result in permanent blindness, it’s important to ensure your children’s eyes are protected. Around the house, secure hazardous objects and chemicals which can cause serious harm if children were to get into them. If your children are active in sports or other outdoor activities, make sure they wear the appropriate protective eye-wear to guard against injury.
Before sending your kids off on the school bus this year, remember that August is Children’s Eye & Safety Month. This is a great time to schedule an appointment to have their eyes checked! At Performance Eyecare, our highly trained optometry staff is able to assist you and your child with everything from vision exams to glasses and contact lenses. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
The eye is a fascinating, powerful part of the human body that is surrounded with legend and awe. It is said that they are the windows to our souls, and in ancient culture, they were symbols of spirituality and wisdom.
Because of technological advances in the field of optometry and ophthalmology, we know more about the eyes now than ever!
How much do YOU know about your eyes? The following 25 facts might surprise you! Read on to find out more!
*Your eyes are comprised of over 2 million working parts to make them fully functional.
*The most active muscles in your entire body are the muscles that control the eyes.
*Human corneas are so similar to shark corneas that they have been used as a replacement in human eye surgery.
*Eyes can process about 36,000 bits of information each hour.
*Our eyes are approximately 1 inch across and weigh about ¼ of an ounce.
*An eye blinks over 10,000,000 times in ONE YEAR!
*Our eyes can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
*Your pupils change in size in order to allow different amounts of light into the eyes.
*Your eyes started to develop only after two weeks you were conceived.
*Your eyes always remain the same size once you are born, but your ears and nose will never stop growing.
*Babies may cry, but they cannot produce tears when they cry until they are between 1 and 3 months old.
*The older we get, the less amount of tears we produce.
*One in every 12 males is colorblind.
*The leading cause of blindness in the United States is diabetes.
*Those who are blind can see their dreams as long as they weren’t born blind.
*The images that are sent to your brain are actually backwards and upside down.
*Each of your eyes has a small blind spot in the back of the retina where the optic nerve attaches. You don’t notice the hole in your vision, though, because amazingly enough, your eyes work together to help fill in each other’s blind spot!
*Your eyes use about 65% of your brainpower, the most out of ANY body part!
*Every single body part of yours contains blood vessels – every part except for the cornea.
*Some people are born with two differently colored eyes. This condition is known as “heterochromia.” For example, Max Scherzer, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (and a St. Louis native!), has a brown eye and a blue eye!
*It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open (and we wouldn’t recommend trying it).
*Each eyelash has a life span of approximately 5 months.
*It may take time for most of your body to warm up to their full potential every day, but your eyes are ALWAYS on their “A game!”
*Pirates used to wear a gold earring because they believed it would improve their eyesight.
*Doctors have yet to find a way to transplant an eyeball successfully. The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is too delicate to successfully reconstruct.
And here’s an extra tip – your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body and should be taken care of properly! So why not provide one of your most important body parts excellent care from Dr. Massie or Dr. Cuff?Make an appointment today to get your eyes checked and cared for properly! Call Performance Eyecare at (618) 234-3053 or visit our website at www.PerformanceEyecare.com!
Golf lovers around the world depend on their eyesight. Whether they are professionals, amateurs, or simply spectators, these enthusiasts need healthy sight for optimal performance in the golfing world. Obstacles such as varying light and playing conditions and the continuous exposure to ultraviolet radiation, a golf lover’s visual ability can be greatly affected without proper eyewear.
It’s important that golfers have the right equipment to optimize their performance and give them a keen advantage over others. Of course they will need the right clubs and equipment, but one of the most crucial pieces to the puzzle of success for golfers is good vision.
Think about it – a great portion of the information that your brain receives when you’re setting up your shot comes from your eyes. If your eyesight is compromised in any way because of glare or too dark of lenses, your ability to set up winning shots decreases.
So what can you do to ensure that you will be at your optimal efficiency on the green? You can start by protecting one of the most important things you have – your eyesight.
You only have one pair of eyes, and you need to do all you can to protect them so that they may function the best they can today and in the future, so it’s only natural to want the best to protect your eyes. Well, luckily for you, we can provide you with the best!
We have special golf glasses just for you! We now have the highly-acclaimed Callaway frames for you to wear on the green (and even off the green, too!).
These Callaway frames are equipped with Transitions® lenses, the official eyewear of the PGA Tour®, CHAMPIONS TOUR®, and Nationwide Tour – the leading professional golf tours in the United States! Additionally, Transitions Optical is the title sponsor of the Transitions Championship®, a PGA Tour event at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort.
“What’s so special about Transitions lenses?” you ask. These lenses are the ideal everyday lens and a smart choice to help you achieve and enjoy healthy sight. These lenses are clear indoors and at night. In the great outdoors, they continuously adapt with every variation of light so you can consistently see your best. They will enhance your vision by providing more clarity and better contrast. They will also reduce glare and any fatigue and strain on your eyes for more effortless sight today.
These special lenses also block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays, and they will help to protect the health and wellness of your eyes so you can see better today and in the future.
When you choose Transitions adaptive eyewear, whether you select Transitions everyday lenses, Transitions XTRActive lenses, or Transitions performance sunwear, you can be assured that you’re making the best possible choice for your lifestyle, health, and wellness of your eyes.
It’s never too early or too late to start protecting your eyesight! See us today here at Performance Eyecare to find the perfect Callaway eyewear for you! Give us a call at (618) 234-3053 or visit us at our website at www.performanceeyecare.com. Your eyes will thank you!