Technology

Did you get a new mobile phone for the holidays? Perhaps a new tablet was waiting for you under the tree? Are waiting to get an Apple Watch when they are released in March? More and more of us are spending more and more time with digital devices and they are only becoming an ever more present part of our lives. While they are convenient and provide a world of information at our fingertips, they are also to blame for digital eye strain. Most of us who spend a lot of time with our smartphones or tablets experience digital eye strain and don’t even know it. The folks at The Vision Council have put together this infographic on Digital Eye Strain and how to reduce it If you work a lot online or experience tired eyes more than you used to, schedule an eye exam with the independent doctors of Optometry at Europtics today and let us see if perhaps your digital devices are to blame.

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We’ve all heard the old English proverb “The eyes are windows to the soul”. Did you know that your eyes are indeed windows to far more? The eyes are windows to your general health including your vascular, nervous and immune systems. Optometrists can often be the first to spot certain medical conditions through a thorough eye exam which can help you find a treatment earlier. Here is an infographic on a few early warning signs courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. Call us today to set up an eye exam for yourself.

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Zeal Optics Ion HD Goggles

It’s always fun to capture a great ski day in video. The problem of course, is carrying a video camera, no matter how small, and still be able to ski well, and enjoy the day. You were either skiing, or video taping. Zeal Optics has changed all that, and Europtics is proud to present to Denver the Zeal HD Camera Google. Now you are able to ski the mountain with the intensity you want and still record up to three hours of video at 1080 or 720p. In addition you can take crystal clear 8 megapixel HD still photos too. Check out some of the features of the new Zeal google and buy a pair for your super skier this Christmas at Europtics.

Goggle Features

>> Anti-Fog Infused Lens Process
>> Impact Resistant Frame Technology
>> High Density Lens Technology
>> 100% UV Protection
>> Helmet Compatible
>> Dual Strap Adjustments
>> Optimum™ Lens

Camera Features
>> Captures 1080p & 720p HD quality video
>> Shoots 8 megapixel HD photos
>> 170-degree wide angle camera lens
>> Camera automatically adjusts for light levels and has infinity focus
>> Utilizes an in-goggle viewfinder
>> Controlled by glove-ready buttons on the side of the frame
>> Rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a three-hour run time, depending on usage
>> Easily integrates with all social media outlets to share your memories

Check out this actual video from a Zeal HD google

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Your  vision isn’t a simple matter of optics. Vision consists of optics, plus neurological processing. The light converging on the retina must be interpreted, and the brain processes those signals. It has been shown that even in cases where a clear image is focused on the retina that neuro-adaptation may still be required if there are inherent optical aberrations within the visual system that the brain cannot accept.

In order to provide you with the best possible visual acuity, both your refractive error and wavefront error must be accurately measured… and corrected. Refractive errors, also known as low order aberrations (LOAs), are determined through traditional measurements and communicated in terms of power (sphere and cylinder) and location (axis). In comparison, wavefront errors, which are comprised of the combination of LOAs and high order aberrations (HOAs), are measured with an aberrometer and communicated in terms of orientation and magnitude.

Basically, every eye (including emmetropes) has some degree of measureable distortion (aberration), both LOA and HOA. While a conventional sphero-cylindrical vision correction eliminates LOAs, a wavefront-guided vision correction minimizes the blur that results from the combination of the LOA and HOA.

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Europtics is proud to be one of the first in Colorado to have the new .Profilerplus® three-in-one system by ZEISS. This complex device will sample around 1,500 points across the entire pupil aperture. With this additional information, the eye doctors at Europtics can create customized prescriptions that address not only refractive error (LOAs), but HOAs as well.

The i.Profilerplus® three-in-one system by ZEISS makes creating a wavefront-guided refraction simple. Using the wavefront aberrometry data captured by the i.Profilerplus, the ZEISS VoluMetric merit function calculates the wavefront refraction with sphere and cylinder powers. Then use the i.Scription® software to combine the subjective refraction with the ocular wavefront aberrometry data to create a customized prescription that is accurate to 1/100th of a diopter, accuracy virtually unheard of previously.

Call and schedule an exam in our new Cherry Creek North store today (303-321-3000) and let us show you this remarkable technology to help us prescribe the best pair of glasses you have ever worn.

Computers and mobile phones are such an essential part of our day to day lives. We spend about a quarter of our day in front of a digital device, How does all that interaction affect our eyesight? We recently saw this infographic created by Mezzmer Eyeglasses and thought we would share with you.

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