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Blue Light

Increased blue light exposure is becoming ever prevalent in our world. According to  The Vision Councils 2015 Digital Eye Strain report, over 90% of adults spend more than two hours a day using digital devices such as smart phones in addition to the exposure they get from computers, TVs, and LED light. 1) Too much […]

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Career

Job Title: Optician/Stylist Department: Store Operations Reports to: Operations Director We are a high energy organization that doesn’t believe in big corporate/big optical approaches. This position requires an exceptional multi-talented individual who focuses on ensuring optical excellence and promoting the Sanibel Eyecare brand. Our locations are in retail/tourism areas and we also provide medical eye care. We reward individuals […]

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Hoya Recharge Lens Treatment

At Sanibel Eyecare, we strongly recommend Hoya Recharge lens treatment for patients who are either computer users or are school-aged.  The recommendation is based on a number of important factors: Macular damage from HEV light (Smartphone, Tablet, Computer, TV) is an accumulation effect over a lifetime. Similar to UV damage to the skin over time. Children […]

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Smith Optics ChromaPop

Of this year’s new offerings, our best sun lens is Smith Optics’ new ChromaPOP lenses. Smith calls its new ChromaPOP lenses the “most scientifically advanced polarized lens” in the world. The lenses feature an entirely new, proprietary manufacturing process that produces unlaminated polarized lenses. This means the polarization is built into the lens material, rather than requiring […]

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The eye chart

Herman Snellen died January 18th 1908, at the age of 73.  You may not recognize his name, but if you’ve ever gone to the eye doctor, you’ll certainly recognize this Dutch eye doctor namesake creation. It’s the eye chart . . . the one with the big E on the top. The Snellen chart features eleven lines of progressively smaller […]

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Acuvue Brand Discontinued Contacts

Today, we are sharing with you that we will no longer offer diagnostic lenses for Acuvue Advance Plus Brand Contact Lenses as of August 1, 2014, and we will be discontinuing the sale of lenses across the entire Acuvue Advance Brand Family beginning March 31, 2015. This includes: Acuvue Advance, Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism, and […]

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Why a Form Collecting Race, Ethnicity and Preferred Language Data?

There are recent changes in how you are registered at a hospital. These changes are based on years of research with the goal being improved care for all. It is good to be prepared, so here is a bit of background information. The Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s landmark report“Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities […]

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Distortion-Free Optics

Rimless frames (also called 3-piece or drill-mount frames) are popular for their lightweight and fashionable look.  But every eye care office knows their limitations:  the frames intrude into the optical zone of the lens, holes drilled in to the lenses induce stress and can lead to stress cracking of the lens, mountings come loose, and […]

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Can You See Me Now?

If you notice you’re struggling to read fine print or making adjustments between distances you may have a condition called presbyobia. Don’t worry, it’s not scary and believe it or not everyone will get it eventually! Presbyobia most commonly starts to set in around age 40. That’s when you’d consider getting bifocals or readers. No […]

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HOYA RechARge

Our eyes were designed for us to use as hunters and gatherers. Now we hunt and gather on Google! We are not fully equipped to handle all of the demands placed on our eyes by today’s technological devices. We are a society seeking efficiency and convenience. However the very devices that bring those benefits have a downside, especially […]

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