Do You Know Snellen?
Most of us are familiar with the chart an eye doctor asks us to read during an eye exam to help determine if we need glasses or contacts, or to make changes to an existing prescription. The eye chart measures visual acuity, which is clarity or sharpness of vision. But where does that chart come […]
July is UV Safety Month – Here’s Why All Sunglasses are Not Created Equal
Sunglasses may be a fun fashion accessory, but more importantly, they should protect our eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays produced by the sun. These UV rays—including UVA and especially UVB— damage the eye’s surface tissues, cornea, and lens. Over time, that damage can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other vision-stealing eye conditions. So when […]
Confused About the Right Frames for your Face? You’re Not Alone!
When you visit the Atlantic Eye Optical department with your prescription in hand, it’s thrilling to see and try on the many styles, shapes, colors, and materials of fashionable eyeglasses. But it can be hard to make that final decision with confidence. Here’s some advice about what styles will tend to flatter your individual face […]