Wondering if you perceive color “normally’?

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Glasses

  TAKE THE COLOR VISION TEST: https://enchroma.com/pages/test   There are three main kinds of color deficiency, based on photopigment defects in the three different kinds of cones that respond to blue, green, and red light. Red-green color blindness is the most common, followed by blue-yellow color blindness. A complete absence of color vision —total color blindness – is rare.   [courtesy of EnChroma] OPTICS ENGINEERED FOR COLOR VISION Part optics, part neuroscience, EnChroma® glasses unlock a new world of color for people with color blindness. Our glasses are designed to make you look good, too, so better color vision can be a seamless part of your everyday routine. The EnChroma lens technology is based on over a decade of research effort to understand the causes of color blindness and how to engineer an optical technology platform to address the problem. HOW THE EYE SEES COLOR The structure of the eye projects light and images onto the retina, where a dense matrix of approximately 6 million retinal cone cells turn that picture into neural signals transmitted up to the visual cortex. Each cell is ‘color specific,’ responding mainly to light of specific frequencies. The three different types of cone cells correspond to the three primary colors of light: red, green and blue. UNDERSTANDING COLOR The eye responds to light, but vision is formed in the brain. The visual cortex must process a vast amount of information to decipher where objects appear and their properties such as motion, shape and color.  The ability to see color is an important part of being able to see objects in situations where they are not clearly set apart from the background, such as oranges in a tree.  In modern life we are also faced with the need to interpret color-coded information such as signs and lights.  These are just a couple of examples of how color vision helps us to see and understand the world. WHAT IS COLOR BLINDNESS? Approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some degree of color blindness. There are different types of color blindness but the most common is known as ‘red-green color blindness.’ Color blindness (also called color vision deficiency by vision scientists), is a condition in which the retinal cone cells respond to light differently than normal. People with color blindness can usually still see colors but have color confusions or see certain pairs of colors so similarly that they cannot tell them apart. Read our blog “What is Color Blindness?” Learn more about Types of Color Blindness. ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM The underlying cause of most color vision deficiencies is due to the red and green-sensitive retinal cone cells having an overlapping response to light. Instead of responding separately to each wavelength of light, their response is highly similar. To compensate for the overlap, the EnChroma lens contains proprietary optical materials that selectively remove particular wavelengths of light exactly where the overlap is occurring. WILL IT WORK FOR ME? According to genetic population statistics it is estimated that 4 out of 5 cases are forms of partial color blindness (also called anomalous trichromacy) which are addressable using the EnChroma optical lens technology. To find out if EnChroma glasses can help with your color vision deficiency, take...

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Celebrating 21 years on Main Street with 21% off All Sunglasses!

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in home, Sunglasses, Uncategorized

  Okaloosa Eye Care is celebrating our 21 year anniversary on Main Street.   Stop in to help us celebrate and receive 21% off all sunglasses in our optical!  We carry a wide selection of sunglasses, including Costa, Proof, Oakley, Badgley Mischka, and Vera Bradley....

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Spring into Summer with New Designer Frames in Our Optical!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Child's Eyewear, children's glasses, Glasses, Sunglasses

Okaloosa Eye Care has recently received several shipments of new designer eyewear for both adults and children. To give you a little sneak peek, here are a few of our favorites:   Beautiful Carolina Herrara frames for women.         Adorable Sperry frames for tweens and kids.         Stylish new Ann Taylor frames, available in Tailored and Petite sizes, for women.         Adorable Nicole Miller frames for girls and women.     This is just a small sampling of all the boxes we have recently received!  Stop by to check out the entire selection anytime during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm.         Also, don’t forget about our great spring special on SaltLife going on now.  We are currently offering 20% off on SaltLife sunglasses until the end of April 2018!...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in home, Uncategorized

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Okaloosa Eye Care’s redheads!      

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Comprehensive Eye Exam, Homepage

Christmas is almost here! If anyone needs any awesome last minute Christmas stocking stuffers or gift ideas, we have you covered.  Here are just a few ideas….     Sunglasses are a wonderful gift that can be enjoyed every day!  Come check out our great selection of sunglasses, including Salt Life.       Costa Cords are always welcome gifts for any Costa fan.         Nordic Naturals ProOmega supplements are a great gift for those suffering from dry eye syndrome or macular degeneration.       Keychain Glasses are a great gift for the family member or loved one who is always misplacing their reading glasses!       Contact lens wearers would love some contact lens solution or rewetting drops in their stockings!       All of us at Okaloosa Eye Care want to wish you a……. http://www.okaloosaeyecare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_8254.mp4   We hope all of our patients and their families have a wonderful holiday filled with peace and joy!...

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