Our Sunglasses Contest Winner!
Congratulations Phyllis, from Dr. Steve Jacobs and his team!
It's hard to believe with rain most everyday and temps in the mid-50s, but summertime is almost here. To greet the season, we'd like you to greet the newest smiling face who'll greet you when you call or enter the office, Christina Rosales. Christina was raised in Washington State - I guess this weather makes her feel like she hasn't left - but now calls Virginia her home. We're so glad to have her as part of our wonderful crew, and we know you'll like her too!!
We specialize in Contact Lenses, from the latest in One Day technology to complex fits involving scleral and hybrid lenses for eye disease or post surgical care, and now featuring Orthokeratolgy (OK for short, ok?). Orthokeratology is a procedure which can provide clear and comfortable, correction-free daytime vision through the use of special rigid lenses while sleeping. It may even slow down the increase in nearsightedness in children.
Out Optical features top lens and eyeglass designer frame brands including Crizal Anti-Reflection and Transitions lenses; Silhouette, Kate Spade, Guess, and Flexon eyewear; and the whole family of Alcon-Ciba contact lenses, among other hi-tech and top quality lines.
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Dr. Steve Jacobs Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Can anything be done to decrease nearsightedness?
The only way to actually reduce nearsightedness if you’re already myopic, is a procedure such as LASIK. For appropriate candidates this can provide clear distance vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Unfortunately, it has no effect on the likelihood of eye disease as any tissue “stretching” has already occurred. Myopia often begins and develops most rapidly between the ages of 8 and 16.
What needs to be done is to stop it before it occurs, or slow it down so the more dangerous levels aren’t reached. Fortunately, recent research suggests certain kinds of contact lenses and eye drops can slow myopia’s development approximately by half.
These include what are called “dual-focus” soft contact lenses, a process known as Orthokeratology (or OK), and very low dose drops of a compound call atropine.