Now that school is back in session, though kindergarten up through college and beyond, is the perfect time to make sure that you are taking the best care of your eyes possible – by scheduling a back to school eye exams for you and your family.
Studies have shown that poor vision can have a damaging affect to learning and performance in school. Everything from reading textbooks, studying, attending lectures – all require that your eyes are healthy and receiving the correct prescription to see at a recommended 20/20 level. Many people mistakenly believe that just because they dont “notice” their eyesight being off, that it must be okay. Everything from headaches, irritability, and even back pains can all be caused by unnecessary strain on the eye. Haven’t you noticed that every time you get a new prescription, how good it feels to see so crisply, that first time you put on the new eyeglasses or contact lenses ?!
But it is not just momentary comfort that is at stake if you do not have an up to date eye exam. Studies have also shown that it is not healthy for the long term health of your eyes for them to be straining to see and read. All this is even more important, of course, for your children. It is absolutely critical that their eyesight – which in their schooling years can be changing as fast as every few months – be optimized for the right prescription for their eyes. Take a moment to call us today at Stack Optical to get your eye exam in Cherry Creek, Denver Colorado. You can call us at 303 321-1578
The Importance of Prescription Eyewear and Protecting Eyes from UV and Blinding Glare
We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but we cannot forget the importance of protecting our eyes too. Living in Colorado, sunlight can really affect our eyes at this higher altitude, both by the sun and reflection off the snow. Making sure you are fit for a great pair of sunglasses or prescription eyewear can help protect your eyes from sunburns, cataracts, macular degneration, eyelid skin cancer and more!
Glare is another concern when it comes to protecting your eyes. Glare from too much light can cause eye fatigue, reduced vision, and potentially be blinding. It can become the cause of a horrible car accident if you’re blinded due to glare on the road.
You can protect yourself from harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as blinding glare by being fit for the perfect pair of sunglasses or prescription eyewear. We offer sunglasses with a high eye protection factor as well as prescription eyewear (contacts and lenses) with our without tint, that help to absorb and block those harmful rays and glare.
Call Stack Optical today at 303-321-1578 to make an appointment and get the correct lenses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and blinding glare!
Stack Optical is pleased to be able to offer to the residents of Denver and Cherry Creek in Colorado, Sport and Therapeutic tints for your new eyeglasses !
Eyeglasses and sunglasses technology has improved greatly over the last ten years, as we learn more about how the different color hues of sunlight rays affect our eyesight and vision. Blue light, for example, is one part of the UV spectrum that our eyes are sensitive to, and we now offer sport and therapeutic tints for your eyeglasses.
This means we can take your new eyeglasses from Stack Optical, and apply a special coating to the lenses which can filter out certain types of light. Due to their specific light frequency absorption and areas of transmittance, these specialized tints increase visual acuity for the sports participant and spectator.
Using BPI patented technology, we can for example offer you the Sport Tint™, a rich brown for general sports use. BPI® Sport Tint™ was designed for heightened contrast ability.
If you are a golfer, try the light frequency absorption of Golfer Blu™, which was specially designed to increase contrast against the fairway.
Also the Golf Tint Green brown. The light frequency absorption of BPI® Golf Tint™ were specially designed to increase contrast against the sky.
Or, the Drivers Tint™, an amber-brown color like 540, but which transmits more blue for a balanced effect and full vision of traffic lights.
Finally, we have a full line of Therapeutic Tints, which were developed to provide maximum blue light protection. Blue light is the dominant component of skylight and a major cause of glare. By reducing glare you usually improve contrast and functional acuity.
There are filters that can help with many eye conditions such as: Macular Degeneration,Migraines, Sleep Disorders, and many more that can be helped with Therapeutic Tints.
Research has shown that:
80% of patients who wear anti-glare lenses call them the best sunglasses they’ve ever worn.
80% experience sharper vision, better depth perception.
87% report significantly reduced glare and haze.
94% call the lenses beneficial.
Call Stack Optical today at 303 321-1578 for more information or to make an appointment for an eye exam or sports or therapeutic tints for your eyeglasses.
At Stack Optical, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of our new Topcon TRC-NW6 digital retina camera. This special camera, which is now standard in our regular eye exams, is a digital retinal camera used to take pictures of the back of the eye(retina) the doctor uses it for early diagnosis, of many diseases; glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertension, diabetes, and many more. As we all know, early prevention is the best treatment for most diseases and that includes those of they eye. By detecting early any possible health issues with your vision, we can get a head start on the problem.
Even with all of the most modern optical equipment in the world, though, the most important thing about any eye exam is the time and care that the eye doctor puts into it. Beware of the chain store mentality, advertising ‘free’ eye exams and such – since we all know nothing is free, what is most likely to suffer in a free eye exam ? The time and care that goes into it. That is why at Stack Optical, we take our time to be sure that we can understand your personal vision history; any recent new changes or symptoms with your eyesight; checking for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and any possible vision or eye health issues unique to you. That is the Stack difference.
The Small Pupil Detection feature allows us to see if you have a smaller than normal pupil, a common phenomenon, especially if mydriatic (dialating) drops can not be used. This allows to still take a clear picture of the back of your eye and retina, without using a special feature or dialating procedure. This means more comfort during your eye exam and less recovery after your eye exam.
Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of blindness in the USA, behind cataracts. Glaucoma is actually part of a group of eye diseases grouped together in that they cause damage to the optic nerve, and we at Stack Optical recommend getting an eye exam every year, in order to detect changes in your vision and eye health. Regular eye exams can detect the disease in it’s early stages and thus allow better prevention and treatment, with either surgery or medical strategies.
If the condition is detected early enough, it is possible to arrest the development or slow the progression with medical and surgical means. During your eye exam the doctor will test for various indicators, such as innocular eye pressure. Although it only takes a few moments, it can go a long way towards early detection.
As we head into fall, many people are going back to school – kindergarten, junior high, high school, or college. It is very important that you be able to see well if you are going to be able to do well in class, studying, and homework. We always recommend that you can an eye exam this fall, as it is a good way to stay on top of the health of your eyes, as nothing is more important to us and our success than good vision.
For most people, an eye exam once a year is recommended. For younger people, the eyes are still developing and so vision and correction can change.
As well, for older people, the eyes and eye muscles began to change shape and lose their elasticity. In both cases, an improper eyeglasses or contact lens prescription can, at best, make it more difficult to see correctly and at worse can even make the problem worse. An eye exam can prevent these problems by correcting issues before they occur.
There are also other good reasons to get eye exams every fall – they can prevent health problems in your eyes and vision from going unnoticed – things like glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye diseases that can cause real problems in vision or even eye health.
Good eye exams are performed by competent eye doctors, who will check the health of your eye, eye pressure, vision, etc. You can get eye exams that deliver accurate prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, or both. We offer eye exams in our Cherry Creek office, located in Denver Colorado
Call us today at 303 321-1578 to schedule your eye exam today !
As we are located in beautiful and sunny Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado many of our clients are finding they need special eyeglasses for their active lifestyle, such as golf, hunting and sport shooting, motorcycle and mountain bike riding, etc.
Special lenses and eyeglasses can not only enhance performance in these activities by reducing glare, but they also serve a valuable function by helping protect your eyes and reducing exposure to harmful UV rays. Simply wearing sunglasses, or even prescription sunglasses, is not enough.
Our special lenses are specifically designed for specific outdoor activities like golf, hunting, and others. By designing lenses to optimize your eyesight under certain conditions, we are able to help yo both perform better while also protecting your eyes from the harm of frequent time spent in the out of doors.
How often should I get an exam for eyeglasses or contact lenses if I live in Cherry Creek, Denver? This is a question we get quite often at Stack Optical. It is a great question, because nothing is more important than the health of your eyes and vision. There are a few criteria that determine how often you should get an eye exam in Denver. Here are a few guidelines and tips to make sure you are getting your eyes checked often enough, without going too often.
Children have special eye care needs that should be addressed as follows: First, every child should get an eye exam at six months old. Although the eyes are still developing at this stage, it is a good time to catch early on eye conditions such as strabismus, presbyopia, and even nearsightedness and farsightedness, though these are not easily determined at this young age.
The next eye exam for children should be at 3 years of age, and then again when they enter kindergarten around age 6. Once a child begins wearing glasses, they should get an Eye Exam every year at a minimum.
Professionals recommend for adults ages 19 to 59, getting a comprehensive eye exam every two years, and annual exams for seniors age 60 and older. Additionally, any adult wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses should get an eye exam every year also.
In addition, at risk adults should have eye exams more frequently . Risk factors for adults can include:
Also, adults who wear contact lenses should have annual eye exams, according to doctors.
If you have any doubt how often you (or your children or parents) should have your eyes examined, or would like to schedule an appointment to get your eye exam in Cherry Creek, Denver call us today at 303 321-1578
This week we were talking about custom sport eyeglasses. When you are outside in hunting or shooting actvities, having proper eyewear is critical to your success, enjoyment, and safety. Here, Allen Stack from Stack Optical on the Saturday “Sportsmen of Colorado” radio show with Scott Whatley, who says ” Premier service! I had a regular pair of glasses made and a “custom” pair of hunting glasses. I LOVE THEM!”Go by and check out the custom hunting glasses at Stack Optical!”