Our digital world puts us all in front of some sort of screen for some portion of our day, almost every day. The growth of technology becoming part of our daily routine has impacted our lives in ways unknown to previous generations. What we want to you know is how staring at a screen almost constantly affects your eyesight.
Digital Eye Strain – Doig Optometry – Optometry in CalgaryApart from the increased amount of blue light exposure due to screen use as explained on our last blog, long hours of digital device use (especially handheld device use) can cause soreness, tiredness, and eyestrain. We refer to this sort of eyestrain as “digital eye strain”. It comes more often to those who use their devices for more than an hour or two per day for a few reasons.
Progressive Lenses and Their Measurement Factors – Doig Optometry – Optometrist CalgaryProgressive lenses are a sophisticated alternative for those with varying focus needs at multiple distances. They require measurements of very intricate details in order to design the best type of lens for one’s vision.
Bring Your Phone To Your Appointment – Doig Optometry – Optometrist CalgaryYeah, you heard us right! We want you to bring your phone into your next Doig Optometry appointment. Why? Because phones are a large part of most people’s lives, and we read from them more than we read from paper these days. How you look at your phone can give your optometrist plenty of insight into your vision requirements, and here’s why.
Far and Near Vision: Switching to Progressive Lenses – Doig Optometry – Optometry in CalgaryDoig Optometry is calling all bifocal users in Calgary to come to us to experience the switch to progressive lenses. Progressive lenses can now remedy magnification issues that may have kept you from switching out of your bifocal lenses. Plus, progressive lenses just look better!
Why Your Choice of Frame is Important for Progressive Lenses – Doig Optometry – Optometry in CalgaryWe could list many reasons why you should always visit an optometrist for comprehensive eye care. Just one of those reasons relates to how your final choice of frames will affect your vision as well. What good are all of the fine-tuned measurements if, at the end of the process, your frames are too far or too close to your eyes? In this blog we explore vertex distance and why it’s important.
Pantoscopic Tilt and Panoramic Angle – Doig Optometry – Calgary Optometry ClinicEvery pair of glasses are different. That’s what we love about them! Your frame’s unique look expresses your personality, and your glasses should be your favourite thing to wear. Here are some factors that will create the distinction between quality frames and bothersome glasses that’ll only bring headaches.
Segment Height and Binocular Balance – Doig Optometry – Calgary Optometry ClinicAre you about to make the switch to progressive lenses? Congratulations! Progressive lenses are a fantastic alternative to bifocals, and they assist multiple fields of vision by offering a seamless transition between each field. To ensure that your progressive lenses are perfect, there are few additional measurements the friendly Calgary optometrists at Doig Optometry will have to carry out.
Vertex Distance – Doig Optometry – Calgary Optometry ClinicAfter you’ve chosen your fancy new frames, there’s still an important final measurement that has to take place. That’s vertex distance, and it refers to the distance between your eyes and your progressive lenses.