Non-Surgical Vision Correction While You Sleep

VRSS

VRSS, Visual Correction, Performance Eyecare Alton IL, Illinois Eye Doctor

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!

Stylish frames to look younger!

Woman wearing contemporary eyeglasses to look younger

Just because you are older doesn’t mean you have to settle for the grandma look when it comes to glasses. Take a look at these tips to consider the next time you pair a new set of frames.

Are you an older woman who wears glasses and wants to look younger? If so, then pay attention because you shouldn’t have to settle for the bifocals-hung-from-chains-around-your-neck look.

As noted by Julyne Derrick of Beauty.About.com, there are many frames and styles that will help you achieve a more youthful look.

Black frames are a classy look that show sophistication and a sense of style. These frames can be oversized but they will still appear flattering. It’s recommended you steer away from excessive jewelry and other accessories to pull off the black frame look.

Want a subtle look when wearing glasses? Try a frameless pair that won’t bring attention to your glasses. They will blend into the face better, as will thin frames. Frameless glasses also let off a sophisticated look.

There’s three things you should consider when you choose glasses. Most of us think about our face shape, but it’s also about hair color and personality. Square frames can balance out a longer face shape and black frames can complement a lighter hair color.

Don’t go alone when you’re shopping for eyeglasses. Always bring a friend who knows your style and can be honest with you. No one wants to buy a pair of frames and later find out they don’t look as flattering as they previously thought.

At Performance Eyecare, we offer designer frames of the highest quality and also affordable name brands such as Lafont, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tom Davies, OGA, Tom Ford, Maui Jim, OGI and many others.

Click here to read more tips on how to look younger while wearing your glasses.

Original article: http://beauty.about.com/od/allaboutyoureye1/ss/Best-Glasses-For-Older-Women.htm

15 Facts About Your Eyes

Eyes are very complex and interesting organs. There are seven main parts in the eye that play a role in transmitting information to the brain, detecting light, and focusing. A problem with any of these parts means a problem with your vision.

Here are 15 interesting facts about eyes that you probably didn’t know:

  1. The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second.
  2. While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.
  3. Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours for the eye to repair a corneal scratch.
  4. Seeing is such a big part of everyday life that it requires about half of the brain to get involved.
  5. Newborns don’t produce tears. They make crying sounds, but the tears don’t start flowing until they are about 4-13 weeks old.
  6. Around the world, about 39 million people are blind and roughly 6 times that many have some kind of vision impairment.
  7. Doctors have yet to find a way to transplant an eyeball. The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is too sensitive to reconstruct successfully.
  8. The cells in your eye come in different shapes. Rod-shaped cells allow you to see shapes, and cone-shaped cells allow you to see color.
  9. You blink about 12 times every minute.
  10. Your eyes are about 1 inch across and weigh about 0.25 ounce.
  11. Some people are born with two differently colored eyes. This condition is heterochromia.
  12. Even if no one in the past few generations of your family had blue or green eyes, these recessive traits can still appear in later generations.
  13. 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 because your eyes work together to fill in each other’s blind spot.
  14. Out of all the muscles in your body, the muscles that control your eyes are the most active.
  15. 80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.

Have any more questions about eyes? Let us help! Click here to schedule an appointment with us!

Original article: https://www.vsp.com/eyes.html

Hey, Golfers and Golf Lovers! Do You Cherish Your Eyesight? Protect It With Callaway Eyewear!

 

Hey, Golfers and Golf Lovers! Do You Cherish Your Eyesight? Protect It With Callaway Eyewear!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!