When it comes to vision, it is better to understand what is really happening to our eyes. Eyesight is always been one of the most important sense to all of us. Most of us knew that, we may have eyesight problem in any stage of our life starts from birth till we get old. But nowadays, vision issues have been developed in more earlier stages. However, this is a normal change with the eye’s ability to focus and may progress with time.One should also be aware and able to recognize the causes of eyesight problem, so that we can improve our vision by correcting it. Vision may improve by wearing prescription glasses, contact lenses, and surgery, but if you want to do more to improve your vision, there are other way to do so. Here, let us discuss on how can someone improve their eyesight.
The most common eye disorder which can affect an individual eyes is Dry Eyes. Nowadays, dry eyes is being a common eye problem which can affect anyone due to inadequate and unstable tear flow or productions. Understanding tear layers and its mechanism is quite complex as tear structure is made up of various components. The interactions of tear layer which composed of lipid, protein, salts, mucin and water is quite essential to obtain its stability. The outermost lipid layer functions to prevent our tear from evaporating, the middle layer of aqueous supplies moisture to our eyes, and the innermost mucus layer is to allow our tear to stick on the front surface of cornea. When this layer has been interrupted, dry eyes may occurs. There are numerous causes and reason for us to know about unstable tear production and tear inadequacy. Before that, we need to know what are the symptoms that we may experience once we have dry eyes. From there, we can able to detect the causes and risk factors of dry eyes. By determining the symptoms and causes, we are able to manage and treat dry eyes more effectively. So, lets read more to know how can someone know if he or she have dry eyes, what happen if I have dry eyes and what are the reason for you to have dry eyes.
First and foremost, we need to discover how does one feel when they have dry eyes. The basic problem that one may encounter is their eyes feel discomfort after a long day facing at screen, watery eyes, experiencing clear and blur vision on and off. We as an optometrist are professionally well trained and experienced in facing various complaint from our patients about dry eyes symptoms. Despite of that, the prevalence of dry eyes has increased during this pandemic as many of us are assigned to do work from home, which makes us to face screen time more and causes dry eye more in the past year. Remember, blinking helps to moisturize our eyes as new layer of tear across the cornea is distributed when we blink. But when we are facing screen time or doing any near visual tasks for longer hours, our blinking rate will reduce half from the average rate (12-15 blink per minute). We should also understand that dry eye may seem to be common but if it left untreated it can lead to chronic condition affecting the front surface of the eyes known as cornea. Once the eye notices a lack of lubrication and moisture in its surface, this can lead to dry eyes. This can help us to know what happen if we have dry eyes. If we notice any of the listed symptoms as below, thus we should start to take an action to treat it.
One may notice a constant uncomfortable feel in their eyes, following with the dry eyes symptoms such as irritation, burning or scratching sensation, tearing eyes, redness in the eyes, mucus discharge, blurry vision, easily can have eye fatigue and itchiness. We may experience one symptom or few combined symptoms at a time. Thus, understanding the tear layer and its anatomy may help us to know the reason of why we need to keep our eyes lubricated all the time and protect our eyes from foreign particles.
The two main type of dry eyes is known as evaporation dry eyes and aqueous deficient dry eyes. The evaporation dry eyes carries 85% of the reason for dry eyes to happen. When the lipid production from meibomian gland is insufficient, it will lead our tear to evaporate. Also if there is any blockage or dysfunction of meibomian gland, it will cause an inadequate lipid production, thus, evaporation may occur too. Next, the least common type of dry eye is known as aqueous deficient dry eye, which causes by the insufficient tear production from lacrimal gland and it can be further classified into Sjogren’s and non-Sjogren’s syndrome.
Before confirming on the management and treatment plan for dry eyes, we as an optometrist do also make sure by determining what are the causes of these dry eyes symptoms may occur. It is also important to understand who is at the risk of getting dry eyes easily and it would be helpful for us to monitor them frequently. Dry eyes may develop due to several reasons. It can occur due to aging factor, inappropriate use of contact lenses, side effect of certain medication such as (antihistamines, antidepressants), lack of vitamin A, laser or refractive surgery, hormonal imbalance, eyelid problems, allergic eyes, frequent computer users, and improper blinking effect. Whenever you blink, a new layer of tear film will spread across your cornea. Also severe dry eyes may lead to blurry vision and it can impact your daily life activities.
To avoid from getting dry eyes, you need to find out how does the dry eyes causes. You can apply some of these simple tips in your daily life. First, do not allow direct air blow into your eyes. Positioning air-condition or fans away from us will help our tears to not evaporate. Usage of artificial tear drops helps to moisturize our eyes and produce a smooth and soothing effect. There are tons of artificial tear drops available in market, and preservative-free tear drop is suggested to use so that it can avoid our eyes from irritation. For more severe dry eyes, you may need to use lubricants or ointment as the thick viscosity in the ointment will stay longer in the eye surface. Studies proved that supplement such as omega-3 and antioxidants helps to treat dry eyes by increasing the production of tears and improve the tear stability. If you have any of the symptoms as listed above, or would like to understand more about dry eyes, please do book an appointment with us today, and get your eyes tested with our professional optometrist in town.
Maui Jim has 4 types of polarized lenses- Neutral Grey, HCL Bronze, Maui Rose and Maui HT. The materials of Maui Jim polarized lenses are also divided into 4 types –SuperThin Glass, Maui Brilliant, Maui Pure and Maui Evolution.
It offers the highest available light reduction for the richest colours and the sharpest contrast in bright or direct sunlight.
HCL is known as High Contrast Lens. It provides the wearer with a warm, soothing tint which is excellent for varied and everyday uses.
Maui Rose is perfect and suitable for fast-moving sports in which it provides the highest available contrast.
Maui HT is known as Maui High Transmission. When most lenses would be too dark, it provides wearers extra contrast and colours, which are best for low light and golf.
The Materials of Maui Jim Polarized Lenses
- SuperThin Glass
Features of Maui Jim SuperThin Glass
- Gives the wearer the crispest optics available
- Thinner and lighter than standard Glass
- Scratch Resistance
2. Maui Brilliant
Features of Maui Jim Maui brilliant
- Most Advanced Lens material
- Clarity nearly as clear as glass but weighed only one third of the glass
3. Maui Pure
Features of Maui Jim Maui Pure
- One of the most popular lens material
- Optics almost as crisp as SuperThin
- Ultralight weight
- Scratch and shatter resistance
4. Maui Evolution
Features of Maui Jim Maui Evolution
- Light Weight
- Scratch and impact resistance
TOKAI PROGRESSIVE LENS
Progressive lenses have turned into a popular lens design that is commonly worn by people nowadays. Especially for those already present with glasses to look at the distance since young and they also start getting blurry vision when reading or looking at computer screens when they are entering the age of 40. Progressive lenses are convenient, it eases the user, with only one glass, able to access vision through all distances, way far better than having 2 separate glasses where users have to switch between them when looking at distance and look at near.
However, a good progressive lens is very important, as it helps the users to make their daily work to be completed much more effectively and reduce the work stress. To ensure progressive lenses come with maximum comfort and are stress-free, TOKAI introduces the RESONAS, an all-new progressive lens design using the neuroscience technology – analysis of the brain wave.
The design is developed from the E.N.Spiral Model which uses neuroscience to repeatedly test the lens.
a) RESONAS WS
TOKAI invented this new design with both the front and back surface of the lens being a progressive design, an additional combination with the use of an aspheric lens. Incorporated neuroscience technology, allows the evolution of RESONAS inner surface progressive addition lens. The double side progressive and double side aspheric made to balance the far, intermediate and near vision, maximising the comforts when switching distance. It also decreases the distortion, giving a better peripheral vision, makes the sight even clearer and wider.
Progressive design lens incorporated with neuroscience, a neurologically pleasing fit. TOKAI RESONAS with the design of backside progressive and backside aspheric perfectly suits customers who want more than just a progressive lens. The neurological design is developed under the concept YES/NO, NO = brain in Japanese, YES = rejoicing, in pursuit of the extremely simple but important comfort fitting. This contributes to the optimization in fuzziness, distortions and movements, and leads to a better fitting. RESONAS neuroscience design and monitoring based on ergonomics, measures and analysis of the brain waves, led to the uprising of progressive addition lenses, even pleasing to the brain.
Individual personalising progressive lenses, gathering personalised data and designing based on the eyes and frames according to each customer. Customising lenses for both far and near, order-made and designed to be personalised. MYTUNE makes progressive lenses not only for clear vision but also for overall comfort and natural feel, just what you are looking for.
For more information regarding multifocal / progressive lens, please make an appoinment and drop by . We have experienced optometrists ready to answer your questions.
Oakley takes sunglasses to a whole new level. OAKLEY PRIZM™ LENSES is a proprietary technology that is designed to enhance contrast and reduce glare that we see every day, making it more detailed and vivid. You can use this game-changing technology for a specific sport, environment and condition.
Maui Jim Best Polarized Sunglass
First of all, what do Polarized Lenses means?
Sunlight scatters in all directions, causing glaring and reduces visibility. Thereby, polarized lenses have a special chemical or filter in which it helps to block unwanted reflection light. The special filter specifically helps to block some of the light passing through the lenses by creating a vertical opening for light. This means that light waves approaching horizontally are totally blocked or bounced away from the lenses, allowing only vertical light to enter the eye. Think of it as a mini blind hanging in front of a window. The only light that passes through the blind’s openings can be seen. This results in improving the wearer’s clarity in which objects will look crisper and clearer. Besides that, polarized lenses help in improving clarity and reduce eye strain.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Polarized Sunglasses
- Enhances Visual Comfort and reduces eye strain
- Improves Clarity and contrast
- Reduces the harmful impact of UVA/UVB
- Difficulty to view LCD screens
- Hard to distinguish between white colours
- Might have too much filtering for some people
Short History of Maui Jim
Maui Jim is known as one of the best Polarized Sunglasses.
1980 – The company was founded in Lahaina, Hawaii
The original “Maui Jim” was known by a fisherman named Jim Richard who began selling sunglasses on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii
1991 – Walter Hester who was a boat caption purchased the company after trying on the sunglasses and named the company Hester Enterprises, Inc
1994 – Illinois – based RLI Vision became the mainland distributor for the company
2004 – A new distribution centre was opened in Braunschweig Germany (European Headquarters)
2016 – The company sold over 125 different styles of polarized sunglasses across the world over 100 countries
What made Maui Jim lenses one of the best-polarized lenses?
PolarizedPlus2® lens technology is patented to all Maui Jim Sunglasses. This technology developed by Maui Jim helps the wearer experience vivid colours, better clarity, and crisp details while blocking glare and harmful UV. PolarizedPlus2 lenses eliminate 99.9% of glare allowing users to see the world at its brilliant best.
a) Hyper-Precise Polarization
PolarizedPlus2 provides the highest level of efficiency in blocking horizontal or unwanted glare from the surface of the lenses for better clarity and eye comfort.
b) Bi-Gradient Mirror
This technology applies to the top and bottom of the lens to reduce the brightest light from above and below for eye relaxation.
c) Fashion Lens Mirror
Fashionable and highly functional which has blue and pink mirror colours.
d) Maui Gradient
As stylish as a Bi-Gradient mirror, a darker application at the top gradually gets lighter moving down the lens.
e) Anti-Reflective Treatment
This technology blocks reflected light and glare not only from the front part but also from behind.
2. Colour Enhancement
Most sunglasses just darken the user’s view, dimming and fading colours away and provides a low contrast perspective.
PolarizedPlus2 Technology infuses a patented blend of three rare Earth elements to enhance red, green, and blue light waves in which helps balance the saturation of colours we see.
3. Eye Health
Just like our skin, your eyes need to be protected from UV as well.
a) UV Elimination
Block 100 % of the harmful UV rays and protects your eye from damage and long term health risk.
b) Skin Cancer Prevention
Maui Jim sunglasses have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.
c) Eye Comfort and Strength
Maui Jim lenses help users’ eyes stay relaxed by eliminating 99.9% of glare and reducing the impact of the sun’s brightness.
d) Blue Light Protection
Maui Jim lenses provide High Energy Visible Radiation (HEV) known as Blue light reduction without removing the blue colour.
4. Lens Protection
a) Scratch Resistance
Maui Jim provides a technology called CLEARSHELL treatment to both the front and back of the lens which provides a high level of scratch resistance.
b) Water and Oil Proof
The Oleophobic component repels grease and makes smudges and fingerprints easier to wipe away on both the front and back of the lens.
All in all, Maui Jim is a good investment if you are looking for the best-polarized sunglass. Drop by Malaya Optical and try it out yourself.
Essilor Crizal Prevencia is known as a no-glare lens that helps to filter harmful Ultra-Violet (UV) and unwanted blue light into the eyes to prevent long term damage. This lens helps to filter out the unwanted blue light from 415 to 455 nm wavelength.
Computer screens, smartphones, tablets and the sun which is actually the largest source of blue-violet light will damage our eyes by causing eye strain or tired eyes leading to tearing and redness of the eyes.
Not all blue lights are harmful to us, blue turquoise from 465 to 495nm are the beneficial blue light which helps individual regulate their sleep cycle, mood and cognitive performance
Benefits of Essilor Crizal Prevencia
- Crizal Prevencia does not cut off the beneficial blue light which is the 480nm wavelength
- It does not suppress melatonin, the chemical that regulates the sleep/wake cycle.
- Crizal Prevencia is proven to block or filter out harmful blue-violet light by 15% to 20%
- Crizal Prevencia has an Eye-Sun Protection Factor (E-SPF) of 25, which means 25x times more UV protection for your eyes compared to wearing no lens at all.
- Crizal Prevencia is a clear lens which is not a yellowish coated blue filter lenses
So what is Blue Light?
The Visible Light Spectrum is an electromagnetic radiation spectrum visible to the human eye and blue light is the part of the visible light spectrum that contains the highest energy. Because of its high energy, blue light has more potential to cause harm to the eye than other visible light. Within the entire visible light spectrum, blue light has the shortest wavelength which is from 380nm to 500.
Blue Light is categorized into subgroups
- Violet Light ( 380nm – 410nm )
- Blue-Violet Light (410nm – 455nm )
- Blue-Turquoise Light ( 455nm – 500nm )
With high energy, Violet and Blue – Violet rays are harmful to the human eyes. Blue –Turquoise light ray, on the other hand, has less energy and helps in maintaining a healthy sleep cycle which is also known as beneficial Blue Light.
Carl Zeiss has introduced the all-new Zeiss Smartlife Digital Lens. Nowadays people spend most of their time on the usage of digital devices due to the current lifestyle changes. Prolonged near work or extended hours on focusing digital devices will result in eye strain.
Carl Zeiss Smartlife Digital Lens is designed for consumers aged 25 to 45 years old who have been frequently using mobile devices, tablets or other gadgets as well. It provides a wide and clear distance zone, going down slowly to a stress-free and comfortable near viewing zone, for the digital screen views. This all-new Carl Zeiss lens design is suitable for those single vision wearers who always suffered from digital eye strain.
So what are the symptoms of digital eye strain? The following are the most common symptoms:
- Blurred vision when switching from near to distance or distance to near
- Tired eyes
- Headaches after long hours of digital usage
- Eyes dryness
- Eyes fatigue
- Neck feel stress or pain
ZEISS, using the SmartView Technology in the production of new design lenses, is founded on the consumer’s insights and scientific research of today’s modern visual behaviour and individual age-related vision needs. The SmartView Technology allows the Smartlife Digital Lens to be designed for anyone with a connected and all-day-use lifestyle who experience tired eyes or near vision discomfort. Smartlife digital lenses have a new fingerprint design which creates a smoother transition into the lens periphery with less perceived blur.
The advantage of ZEISS Smartlife Digital Lens:
- Large distance zone
Smartlife digital lenses support unrestricted eye movement, allowing a wide distance view that is free from blur and distortion.
- Compressed Corridor
Single vision wearers experience eye accommodation to have a clear mid-range vision and have to always tilt up their heads to read. The new lens design eases the view by compressing the corridor, to achieve a better near vision in all directions.
- Comfortable Near Zone
Each wearer has a different prescription power and decreases in the accommodation level. Therefore, ZEISS Smartlife Digital is eligible to customize the power range from 0.50 D to 1.25 D in addition to power for more comfortable reading.
ZEISS Smartlife Digital Lens is designed for more natural body and head posture while reading, and more than 73% of wearers after trying it did not feel strained eyes after the end of the day. So let’s get a pair of ZEISS Smartlife Digital Lens today!
Rudy Project Prescription Solution – The World Most Extensive Collection of Sports Prescription Solution
If you looking for a pair of sports sunglasses with prescription, Rudy project sunglasses is 1 of the best option that you can have. Most of the models of sunglasses from the Rudy Project allows you to have your prescription on it with their unique system.
- Direct Clips
The Direct Clip accommodates a wide range of prescription parameters and maintains the wide field of vision necessary for performance. Rudy Project’s Direct Clips is one of the popular solutions for prescription as it have the same curvature as the frames and nylon mounting makes use of high-resistance materials, suitable for withstanding the stress of sports use. Thanks to the patented smart mounting system, direct clips offers the versatility of interchangeable clear and sun RX lenses at the same frame.
The main benefits of Rudy Project Prescription Solution-Direct Clips are:
- Easy to mount and interchangeable between clear and Sun RX lenses
- Perfect for high prescriptions
- Ideal for contact lens wearers who want another option when eyes become irritated
- Base 8 Direct Clips compatible with Agon, Rydon and Stratofly models
- Optical Dock
The Optical Dock is a full rim Grilamid clip mounted directly to the frames. Optical Dock models, such as the Rydon, Fotonyk and Stratofly, allow any type of unbreakable material to be used for prescription lenses. With this system, lateral protection and stability in the event of impact are maintained.
The main benefits of Optical Dock are:
- Perfect for sports high prescriptions as it can covers the lens thickness
- Easy to mount and interchangeable between clear and Sun RX lenses
- Full rim interchangeable design to provide maximum protection to the lens
- Available on Rydon, Fotonyk and Stratofly with several colors option.
- Optical Insert
Rudy Project has created RX inserts that can be snapped in behind the polycarbonate Rudy Project lenses. With this patented ‘easy-in easy-out system, this clip-on can be inserted and removed with ease. This is useful when cleaning.
The RX Optical Insert clip is available in almost every Rudy Project performance sunglasses – including the flagship Defender, Tralyx, Fotonyk and Sintryx. This allows athletes to experience the uncompromising comfort and performance of Rudy Project’s sunglasses while keeping investment in corrective lenses to a minimum.
The main benefits of the RX Optical Insert solution are:
- Easy to mount and interchangeable
- Extremely light-weight
- Perfect for lower budgets
- Available on all performance models
- Able to share within different models such as Rydon, Propulse, KeyBlade, Fotonyk are sharing the same insert. Defender, Cutline, Intron and Tralyx are sharing the same insert.
To find out more about Rudy Project prescription sunglasses, feel free to contact us.
The frame is primarily made of light surgical titanium in a material mix with ion plating. The design concept stands for supreme comfort in a refined aesthetic. The temple tips and nose pad are both silicones. Classic panto shape of the Thirties and strong lines of the Sixties interprets the historical eyewear styles for the here and now. All the models have distinctive aesthetics that translates classic forms into the modern. Each model is named after the international cities as it was the inspiration to eyewear designers in designing the eyewear.
The RYAN ADDA Me Milan collection is inspired by Italy’s northern Lombardy region where it is a global capital of fashion and design hub. It was also known as the home to housing Leonardo da Vincci’s mural ” The Last Supper”, testifying to centuries of art and culture. Thus, bringing inspiration of design forms and color tones for the Milan collection.
The RYAN ADDA Me Zurich series is inspired by the cosmopolitan city at which the water combines creative urban life with nature. The Swiss mountains and ski slopes define the foundation to the architecture of the lines of inspiration for Ryan Adda Zurich collection.
RYAN ADDA ME Paris series is inspired by the Eiffel Tower and the 12th – century, Gothic Notre Dame cathedral. The city is bustling with cafe culture and designer boutiques. This gives a fashionable tone to the Paris collection. It comes in 4 different color variance.
The ME Collection’s titanium frame’s light, simple design allows the wearer to be featherlight and free of the same limitations that stifled their desire to explore. Each frame is infused with the joy of discovering new places, appreciating the breeze that carries the earthy scent of the lands beyond, savouring the flavours of other cuisines, and traversing the vast and limitless Earth. More RYAN ADDA collections are available now in Malaya Optical.