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February 11th, 2013 @ 10:02pm
Kennedy Vision Health Center is keeping up with the latest technology in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes and was recently certified by TearLab as an "Accredited Dry Eye Center". By being certified Kennedy Vision Health Center has demonstrated expertise and dedication to the most advanced technologies and treatments in the management of dry eye disease. The doctors at Kennedy Vision have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease.
We now have the ability to measure tear osmolarity with the TearLab test, which helps us diagnose, treat, and monitor a patient's dry eyes.
One of the most common clinical challenges faced in optometry is dry eye. Thanks to new technology we can now treat dry eye in ways never before available. The latest in technology is called The TearLab. It measures a small sample of the patient's tears to see how "dry" they really are. Our clinic is one of the first to offer this advanced diagnositc evaluation.
Treatment is prescribed based on the measurements from the TearLab. Treatments range from Omega 3 supplements, tear replacement drops, punctal plus, anti-inflammatory drops, oral antibiotics, and prescription strength artificial tears.
December 21st, 2012 @ 03:12pm
Optifog Clears up the Fog for Eyeglass Wearers
One common problem that affects eyeglass wearers is fog, which can cloud one's vision and provide a frustrating hindrance - an unwanted and uncontrollable "blindfold", that can appear unexpectedly and interfere with one's daily life.
Indeed, of the 1.6 billion eyeglass wearers worldwide, 75% would like to have an anti-fog solution for their lenses to improve their vision. To find a solution to this issue, Essilor has developed Optifog, a breakthrough lens based on a technology covered by an international patent application. When combined with Optifog Activator, it provides immediate and efficient fog-free vision.
1) What is fog, anyway?
Fog appears on eyeglasses with temperature change, always from cold to hot environment.
The ambient humidity condense into tiny droplets commonly called " fog", disturbing vision.
2) When is fog a problem for eyeglass wearers?
What eyeglass wearer has never experienced fog in his everyday life when changing environments (from cold to hot), drinking hot beverages, eating hot food, cooking, opening the dishwasher, ironing)?
...Or while playing sports (running, cycling, tennis, skiing...), or doing leisure activities (hiking, motorbiking, walking outdoors...)?
...Or at work, either indoors or outdoors, when wearing a mask (surgeons at hospital) or goggles (in manufacturing jobs), or when constantly changing environment (delivery men getting in and out their vehicule).
3) How does Optifog work?
The Optifog lens is activated by the Optifog Activator by simply adding a drop of this concentrate to each side of the Optifog lens.
By gently wiping with a microfiber cloth to make sure to coat the entire surface, eyeglass wearers will find that their vision becomes perfectly fog-free up to one week.
An incredible innovation that will change their daily lives!
Optifog can work for anyone who experiences problems with fog on their lenses, and is suitable for eyeglasses that correct all types of vision problems.
May 16th, 2012 @ 09:05pm
Every doctor at Kennedy Vision Health Center is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye infections and diseases. Furthermore, we have the latest equipment and technology for evaluating your eyes, equipment that will not be found at your family physicians office, or even the neighborhood urgent care and emergency room. Kennedy Vision Health Center should be your first stop when experiencing any problems with your eyes or vision. The most common causes of red eyes are allergies, dry eyes or a foreign body in your eye. However; red eyes can also be due to contact lens induced infections, viral infections or bacterial infections. You should take any symptoms regarding your eyes seriously and visit your eye doctor as soon as possible. . The earlier you come and see us the quicker your eye will heal.
When it comes to dry eyes many treatment options are available, from medication to simple procedures. Most importantly, there is no need to suffer with dry eyes. Often the appropriate dry eye treatment can make contact lens wear an option for a patient who has avoided them in the past. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have been suffering from dry eyes or have been experiencing poor comfort in your contact lens wear.