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How Many Megapixels is the Human Eye?

If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 6s, you probably know that it features a 12-megapixel camera, but do you know how many megapixels are in a human eye? According to the math, even though your eyes don’t perceive pixels in the same way a digital camera would, a human eye would be the equivalent of a 576 megapixel camera. That’s why it’s so important to keep your eyes healthy. You know what a fancy digital camera with a lot of megapixels costs and that’s an investment you’d want to protect, so why not do the same for your eyes by seeing an optometrist? Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, an astigmatism, or any other specific eye condition, the optometrists at Vision Care Centre Langley can give you a professional consultation. Our optometrists can go into detail and explain any eye condition you might have or irregularity that they see. An added benefit of regularly seeing an optometrist is that it can also help to keep you healthy as optometrists can aid you in detecting high blood pressure, vascular disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and even some cancers. You’d pay to have your new digital camera serviced to be certain that your shutter is working properly or that your lens isn’t dented or scratched, so be sure to take care of your eyes in the same way. See an optometrist to be sure that the beautiful 576 megapixel cameras you were born with are in good working order. Contact us to set up an appointment...

Find Fashionable Prescription Sunglasses

Do you play sports or participate in other outdoor activities essentially blind? Many eyeglasses wearers trade their glasses for shades when spending time outdoors. For those who also wear contact lenses, this switch doesn’t affect the person’s vision, but those who don’t wear contact lenses will often opt to protect their eyes from the sun rather than be able to see clearly. Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and be able to see at the same time with a pair of fashionable prescription sunglasses from Vision Care Centre Langley. Our optometrist’s office is an authorised retailer for many popular sunglasses brands. Maui Jim This popular company began selling sunglasses in 1980 in Lahaina, Hawaii, and they now offer more than 125 styles of sunglasses. All Maui Jim shades are 100 percent polarized and protect your eyes against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Enjoy all of the protection you deserve while experiencing the clear, brilliant colors of the great outdoors.   Zeal Optics A brand born out of Boulder, CO, Zeal Optics crafts quality eyewear for the active community. Lovers of summer and winter sports alike will enjoy this brand’s fashionable prescription sunglasses. Their lenses use polarization, color enhancers, plant-based materials, and impact resistant technology.   Ray-Ban The Ray-Ban brand was created by Bausch & Lomb in 1937. Originally designed as anti-glare sunglasses for U.S. airmen, Ray Ban aviators and other Ray Ban sunglasses have become popular around the world. Ray-Ban eyewear is designed for optimal clarity, comfort, protection, and durability, and they also use polarized technology. Guess   Today, Guess is a worldwide lifestyle brand, but before 1981,...

Don’t Believe These Contact Lens Myths Part 2

Do you fight with your glasses sliding down off of your nose during sports activities or while working? Do you find yourself stopping to clean your glasses every hour because that one smudge is simply going to drive you crazy? Do your tight-fitting glasses give you headaches after wearing them all day long? Well, it sounds like you could use an eyeglasses adjustment, but it also sounds like you could use a break from your eyeglasses. Have you ever considered giving contact lenses a try? Maybe common misconceptions, such as being unable to wear contact lenses with astigmatism, have stopped you. Stop believing common contact lens myths by visiting part one on this topic and reading on to learn some more common myths. Do you believe these contact lens myths? Contact lenses are too risky to wear every day. The contact lens horror stories are plentiful if you have the itch to look for them. Unfortunately, many of these fears people have about contact lenses are either false or no longer relevant with improved lens technology. For example, you cannot lose your contact lens behind your eye. A thin membrane prevents this from being possible. As another example, many people avoid trying contact lenses because they think they will cause eye infections, but proper lens care will prevent most eye problems. I can’t afford contact lenses. The amount your contacts will cost will depend on the type of lenses, the prescription requirements, and your insurance information, but lenses are by no means expensive. Speak with your optometrist to find out what your contact lens options are, or contact Vision...

Don’t Believe These Contact Lens Myths Part 1

Trevor has worn glasses since he was a kid, but his new Rugby obligations have brought contact lenses to the forefront of his mind. Many sports activities, even those which don’t include as much contact as Rugby, are much more enjoyable with a pair of contact lenses. Can you imagine being able to see without having to worry about keeping your glasses safe? Trevor can, but he has heard so many contact lens misconceptions and horror stories over the years that he’s hesitant to give them a try. Trevor just needs some contact lens education. Keep reading to find out the truth regarding three common contact lens myths. Do you believe these contact lens myths? I’ll never be able to put contact lenses in every day. Many people avoid contact lenses because they’ve convinced themselves they’ll never be able to get used to them well enough to put them in on a daily basis. Contact lenses have a reputation of being uncomfortable and difficult to put in, but many wearers get used to their lenses in as quickly as one day. Continuously advancing technology has made contact lenses much more comfortable than they once were. Why not give them a try? My presbyopia or astigmatism doesn’t allow contact lenses. Thanks to years of improvements and advancements, contact lenses can be made for nearly every type of prescription regardless of whatever eye problems you have. Whereas things like presbyopia and astigmatisms used to make contact lenses overly difficult, modern technology has made the creation of a variety of lenses possible. We can now craft varifocal, bifocal, and various other lenses....