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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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 Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in children's glasses, Eyeglasses, Glasses, Uncategorized

Happy Valentine’s Day! Show your eyes some love with XOXO frames by McGee.  We just received a new shipment with lots of cute frames!       If candy is more your style, how about a little eye candy with Candies frames by Marcolin?  We carry a wide selection for both ladies and tweens.   We look forward to seeing you in our optical!  Stop by any time Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm!  Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Okaloosa Eye...

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5th Annual Tailgate Party and Trunk Show

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Glasses, home, Homepage, Sunglasses, Trunk Show, Uncategorized

Come join us for our 5th annual Tailgate Party and Trunk Show on September 18!   We will be offering fabulous discounts, including 20% off your complete pair of glasses or sunglasses PLUS free non-glare lens treatment (a $105 value)*.  Outside prescriptions are welcome.   A  ClearVision Optical representative will be here, featuring an extended selection of frames including Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, Izod, Jessica McClintock, and OP.   We will also have food, drinks and great door prizes.  Come in and enter for a chance to win a free pair of progressive lenses. If you are interested in receiving updates as the event gets closer, make sure to like us on facebook.  See you on September 18! *Cannot be combined with insurance or other...

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Comprehensive Eye Exam, Glasses, Homepage, Uncategorized, Vision Problems

   At Okaloosa Eye Care, we understand the importance of maintaining good vision to improve productivity and comfort.  If you experience the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome at work or at home, let us help.  Call (850)683-0221 to schedule an appointment today.   For more information on Computer Vision Syndrome, click on the following...

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The Importance of Your Child’s Vision!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Astigmatism, Blog, Child's Eyewear, Children's Eye Emergencies, Children's Eye Health & Safety Month, Children’s Sunglasses, Common Signs for Vision Problems, Comprehensive Eye Exam, Computer Eyeglasses, Cornea, Dilated Eye Exam, Dry Eye Syndrome, Dry Eyes, Eye Allergies, Eye Care Professional, Eye Conditions, Eye Diseases, Eye Emergencies, Eye Emergency, Eye Exam, Eye Injuries, Eye Injury, Eyeglasses, Farsightedness, Featured, Glasses, Homepage, Myopia, Nearsightedness, Pink Eye, Prescription Eyeglasses, Prescription Sunglasses, Protective Eye, Reading, Retro Banz, September: Children's Eye Health & Safety Month, Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Kids, Swollen Eye, Vision Problems

  Okaloosa Eye Care wants you to know that your children’s vision is very important to us. We are dedicated to helping you detect and treat any type of vision problem your child may have. It is important for us to help educate you on the importance of healthy vision for your children. Answer this question honestly: When was the last time you had your child’s vision checked? Did you know that having a child’s vision tested by an optometrist can lead to greater success in the classroom? This is due to the fact that most of a child’s learning occurs visually. Did you also know that some students that were diagnosed with a learning disability may actually have vision problems instead? “More than 80% of the information they receive at school comes through their eyes.” The top three children’s vision problems are: 1. Myopia (Near-Sightedness) 2. Hyperopia (Far-Sightedness) 3. Astigmatism (Football-Shaped Cornea) The ideal way for parents to know whether their children have vision problems is to come in and have a comprehensive eye exam. However, there are also some signs and behaviors parents can watch for that may indicate a child is struggling with his or her vision that OEC wants you to know about. Look at Your Child’s Eyes . . . Does he or she have one that doesn’t line up? Does one eye appears crossed or looks outward? Are their eyelids are red-rimmed? Crusted? Swollen? Do they have watery eyes or red eyes (do the eyes appear to be inflamed)? Look at Your Child’s Actions . . . Does he rub his eyes frequently? Does she close or cover one eye? Does she tilt head or thrust her head forward to see? Does he have trouble reading or doing other close-up work? Does he hold objects close to eyes to see? How about blinking? More than usual? Does he or she seems cranky when doing close-up work? Does your child squint eyes or frown to see? Listen to What Your Child Says . . . “My eyes itch.” “My eyes burn.” “I can’t see very well.” When doing some close-up work, does your child ever say: “I feel dizzy.” “I have a headache.” “I feel sick.” “Everything looks blurry.” Our optometrists encourage parents to be proactive with their children’s vision. It can make a real difference in their lives. (850)...

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