Central Oregon Eyecare

i.Scription Technology for Your Best Vision Possible!

Jun 23 2015

And suddenly you see more, even at night and in low-light!

i.Scription® lenses by ZEISS offer a new approach for better vision — enjoy clearer vision with better contrast

The human eye is one of the most complex systems in the human body. Each of your eyes is as unique as a fingerprint and numerous elements must come together to provide you with good vision. Even the smallest imperfection can lead to vision issues. The good news is that Central Oregon Eyecare & ZEISS can customize a vision solution to provide you with clearer vision. i.Scription technology by ZEISS analyzes the individual profile of each of your eyes, and uses the data to provide a highly refined and specialized eyeglass lens prescription. This prescription is used to create lenses that are individually tailored to the unique characteristics of each eye — providing you with your best vision possible.

For some, i.Scription can mean an entirely new quality of vision — especially at night, when the risk of having a traffic accident is at its highest, due to reflections, mirror images, limited vision, and low contrasts which can irritate and fatigue the eyes and the human sensory system overall. Eyeglass lenses with i.Scription technology can improve night vision — making night driving more comfortable and safe for you.

ZEISS precision eyeglass lenses with i.Scription technology will enhance your vision and your experiences. The creation of your individual i.Scription begins at Central Oregon Eyecare with an examination with the i.Profilerplus® by ZEISS, which analyzes more than 2,500 reference points within your eye, providing Drs.Sheldon & Oswald with an extremely detailed vision profile. i.Profilerplus is unique because it allows your eye care professional to take measurements of dilated pupils under low-light vision conditions. As a result, vision problems that have a considerable impact of the quality of a person’s night time vision can be recognized and improved.

 i.Scription technology uses the information gathered from the examination with the i.Profilerplus in addition to our doctors’ measurements to produce an extremely precise prescription that matches your unique vision challenges. The subsequent lenses are refined to an accuracy far higher than traditional eyeglass lenses. With your unique visual profile, your eye doctor determines your precise prescription, and can create ZEISS customized lenses with i.Scription to deliver your best vision possible. 

Computer Vision Syndrome

May 27 2015

Computer Vision Syndrome describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing a computer screen for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of computer use.

The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) are:

  • eyestrain
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dry eyes
  • neck and shoulder pain

These symptoms may be caused by:

  • poor lighting
  • glare on the computer screen
  • improper viewing distances
  • poor seating posture
  • uncorrected vision problems
  • a combination of these factors

The extent to which individuals experience visual symptoms often depends on the level of their visual abilities and the amount of time spent looking at the computer screen. Uncorrected vision problems like farsightedness and astigmatism, inadequate eye focusing or eye coordination abilities, and aging changes of the eyes, such as presbyopia, can all contribute to the development of visual symptoms when using a computer.

Many of the visual symptoms experienced by computer users are only temporary and will decline after stopping computer work. However, some individuals may experience continued reduced visual abilities, such as blurred distance vision, even after stopping work at a computer. If nothing is done to address the cause of the problem, the symptoms will continue to recur and perhaps worsen with future computer use.

Prevention or reduction of the vision problems associated with Computer Vision Syndrome involves taking steps to control lighting and glare on the computer screen, establishing proper working distances and posture for computer viewing, and assuring that even minor vision problems are properly corrected.

At Central Oregon Eyecare, we offer many computer specific lens options for computer users.  These lenses allow the user to see the computer screen clearly without titling their head, as well as read clearly.  The field of view is much wider than a progressive lens.  If you work in an office setting and experience eyestrain by the end of the day, we can help!

Summer Visions from COE

May 26 2015

Fashion month is in full swing, and our team at Central Oregon Eyecare has been inspired by the design vision at New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Our favorite Top 6 NYFW Spring Trends can be added to your collection today with current eyewear styles!

1 | Shiny Happy People Marc by Marc Jacobs glanced back to the Rave culture of the early 90′s for their Spring 2015 NYFW collections. Shiny black acetate frames can mimic the latex pants at Marc by Marc Jacobs, while colorful glasses can integrate the bright spirit of the era.

2 | Underworld Reflections on water, strong silhouettes devolving into fluid shapes were all inspirations at Dolce & Gabbana. Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman noted that the designs were “long and lean and clean, but the fabrics are still luxurious”. Classic frames are given fresh life with blue tones in dark navy and azure, and can also be a flattering replacement to black glasses.

3 | Bardot A number of designers, including Prada, drew inspiration from the late 1950′s and early 1960′s. Justin O’Shea commented that designers found a way to “blend contrasts together”. Cat eye glasses, with their feminine upswept temples provide a perfect nod to this era and, as designers noted, “don’t you want to have a little charm in your life?”

4 | C’est Chic If you’re looking to break away from the restraint of the 1950′s, designers at Tom Ford looked to the decadence of the 1970′s for their Spring 2014 wardrobes. Andrew Bolton notes that the look is not a carbon-copy of the period as design, fabrics and “how they style it makes it more modern”. The essence of the era can be woven into your pieces through metal detailing, deep color tones and creative adornments.

5 | Breakthrough Designers presented a “downtown, cool, uniform, sporty edge” on the runway. Pieces that seemed restrained or tailored, when inspected had fabrics and design that displayed a deconstructed edge. Nicole Phelps notes that it is “so interesting to see them break apart these really traditional codes of Americana”. Glean inspiration from this style with traditional frame shapes that are made new with patterns and color ribbons peeking through modern acetates.

6 | Citadel Military themes and its color palette become an ideal neutral base to allow pops of color and intricate details to shine. Designers used cargo to highlight pieces in vibrant hues. Shades from a utilitarian theme ranged from light moss to dark olive and ranged from casual to luxurious cocktail with satin fabrics and elegant beadwork. Find the ideal shade of army greens to flatter your skin tone and provide a new neutral in your wardrobe through your glasses style.

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