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ADJUSTING TO THOSE NEW SPECS

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Tips for Adjusting to New Eyeglasses

From Your Local Optometrists

 

The eye care team at Moody Eyes are committed to helping you get the best-fit prescription eyeglasses to fit your vision needs. Serving Greenwood, Downtown, and Northside areas, our optometrists in Indianapolis rely on their combined decades of experience, advanced clinical skills, and modern technology to deliver customized and affordable prescriptions for patients of all ages. Even though many people who wear eyeglasses find that it takes a little time for their eyes to get used to them, our eye doctors have some helpful tips to ensure your adjustment period goes as smoothly as possible.

 

Why Does It Take Time For My Eyes To Adjust To A New Pair Of Eyeglasses?

 

Much like a new pair of shoes which can be a little uncomfortable until they're broken in, a new pair of eyeglasses can cause a bit of discomfort in the first few days.  This is because your eyes and brain must "learn" to process visual information under a new visual correction system.

 

Not everyone experiences this "adjustment" period, but for those of us who do, we may experience any number of symptoms that suggest our eyes (and brain) are working hard to adjust to this new view on life:

 

Headaches

Dizziness

Eye strain

Blurry vision

Double vision

Light sensitivity

Decreased peripheral vision

 

These symptoms are temporary and will go away once you've adjusted to your new prescription. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call one of our eye doctors for some guidance.

 

Top Tips On Getting Used To Your New Eyeglasses

 

• Wear your eyeglasses as much as possible in the first 48 hours after bringing them home. You should especially aim to put on your glasses first thing in the morning so your eyes have a greater amount of time to adjust.

 

• If headaches or dizziness persist, remove your glasses until these symptoms go away.

 

• Keep your eyeglasses clean using optometrist-approved cleaners and cloths, and be sure to store them correctly to protect the lenses.

 

• When turning to look at something, try moving your entire head (not just your eyes). In the early days of eyeglasses use, this can help relieve strain on your eyes.


In Need Of A New Pair Of Eyeglasses? Visit With Our Optometrists In Indianapolis For $50 Off Your First Complete Pair!

 

The eye doctors at Moody Eyes--serving Greenwood, Downtown, and Northside areas of Indianapolis--want you to be 100% satisfied with your eyeglasses. To learn more tips on adjusting to your new prescription, to schedule a comprehensive eye exam, or to learn more about our other vision and eye care services, call our optometrists in Indianapolis today!

 

(317) 883-1122 for our Southside/Greenwood location

(317) 296-7099 for our Downtown location

(317) 927-8412 for our Uptown location

 

 

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Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

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Tips to Protect Your Eyes When Working on Computers

 

The eye care team at Moody Eyes are committed to helping you get the Our Indianapolis Eye Doctor Explains How Using A Computer Can Be Harmful

 

Prolonged and excessive computer use has been strongly linked with eye strain (the temporary sensation of tired eyes). The symptoms of eye strain--including tired dry eyes and blurry vision--aren't permanent, but can be disruptive to your daily life and if uncorrected may exacerbate chronic eye health problems. Additionally, blue light (commonly emitted from digital screens) has been shown to damage the delicate retinal tissue within your eyes, which can contribute to vision loss.

 

Top 5 Eye Care Tips To Protect Your Eyes and Vision While Using A Computer

 

• One of the most important steps you can take to protect your eyes is to schedule an annual comprehensive eye exam with our optometrist in Indianapolis, Dr. Moody. This is the best way to ensure your eyes are functioning properly and to ensure that you are receiving appropriate treatment for any eye health conditions, including farsightedness and astigmatism.

• Remember the 20/20/20 tool to help minimize the impact of prolonged screen time. Every 20 minutes and for at least 20 seconds at a time, look away from your computer at a spot about 20 feet away. This is like giving your eyes a chance to "take a break and stretch."

• Practice good ergonomics and body mechanics. You want to set yourself up for success as much as possible when using a computer, especially if you are planning to use one for a prolonged period of time. Ensure that there is adequate lighting in your workspace, minimize glare, and avoid harsh overhead fluorescent lighting if possible. Sit far enough away from your computer (at least an arm's length away), and orient the screen so that it is at eye level. 

• Consider adjusting your monitor to minimize blue light emission and eye strain. You can even download certain apps that can automatically adjust your screen according to the time of day in order to reduce blue light emission and eye strain.

• Always wear your prescription eyewear to prevent eye fatigue, and ask our optometrist in Indianapolis about specialized prescription glasses that have blue light filtering lenses.

Make Sure Your Eyes Are Healthy By Consulting With Our Optometrist in Indianapolis

 

Dr. Moody is proud to be your optometrist in Indianapolis, also serving Greenwood, Downtown, and Northside Indianapolis in 3 convenient locations. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam and to learn more eye care tips, call Moody Eyes today at:

(317) 883-1122 (Southside/Greenwood office)

(317) 296-7099 (Downtown office)

(317) 927-8412 (Uptown office)

As a new client, be sure to ask about our special gift to you: $50 off a complete pair of glasses!

 

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Dry Eye Syndrome?

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How to Relieve Dry-Eye Syndrome

Symptoms of Dry Eye Treated By Your Optometrist in Indianapolis

 

Computer users may experience frequent bouts of dry eye from the time spent staring at the screen. We know that computer users blink infrequently, which dries out the eye. Other people get dry eye when their tear glands become blocked and fail to adequately moisturize the eyes.

 

While anyone can get dry eye syndrome, the condition is more common among older adults and women, especially post-menopause.

If your eyes look red or feel dry, itchy, or sensitive to light, you could have dry eye syndrome. Some people also feel like something is stuck in their eyes. If you experience any of these symptoms, the first step is to visit our optometrists in Indianapolis, who can make a diagnosis and recommend treatment.

 

Finding Dry Eye Treatment

 

Our eye doctor will examine your eyes and ask about symptoms to make a diagnosis of dry eye.

 

Moving on from diagnosis, we provide dry eye relief through medication and lifestyle suggestions. If we think heavy computer use exacerbates your symptoms, we may suggest you try computer vision glasses. These block glare from the computer screen, cutting down on dry eye symptoms.

 

For medication, we usually begin with eye drops that moisturize the eyes. We may recommend over-the-counter or prescription drops, depending on the severity of your symptoms.  If we believe your tear glands are blocked, so moisture does not reach the eye, we can remove the blockage.  If that does not fix the issue, we may insert a tear duct plug. This keeps moisture from draining out of your eyes, to reduce dryness.

 

Schedule an Appointment For Your Dry Eye Symptoms in Indianapolis Today!

 

We have three convenient locations to best serve you: Uptown, Downtown, and Greenwood. Reserve your appointment online or call the closest location to schedule eye care services. Call the office most convenient for you to schedule your first visit!

 

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Are Daily Contact Lenses Right for You?

 

At Moody Eyes, Dr. Moody, your Indianapolis eye doctor, offers daily contact lenses in addition to long-wear lenses. Let us tell you the pros and cons of daily lenses, so you can decide whether they might suit your vision and eye care needs.

 

Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses

 

Daily lenses are convenient, since you simply throw them out when you remove them and then put in another pair the next day. Since the lenses are always new, you enjoy peace of mind that they're hygienic. If you've ever had a bacterial infection from lens care, then you know how painful they can be. Since daily lenses are more hygienic and more convenient, they're often enjoyed by business travelers, busy adults, and teens. Not only are the lenses more hygienic, but they are more comfortable to wear. If you've tried contacts before, but found them uncomfortable, you might want to give dailies a try!

While contact lenses deliver convenient eye care, they are more expensive over time. Even if a particular pair of lenses costs less than a long-wear lens, you'll still need 365 pairs of them to get through a single year. Daily lenses are not the best option for every vision problem. Our eye doctor will evaluate your eyes to determine whether these lenses will correct your vision before prescribing them. If you're interested in the convenience of daily disposables but cannot afford new contacts every day, our eye doctor can recommend short-term wear contacts, intended to be worn for a week.

Daily Contacts Our Indianapolis Optometrist Offers

 

Our eye doctor offers the following types of daily contacts:

• CooperVision Proclear 1-Day

• Clariti 1-Day

• Bausch & Lomb Biotrue

• Total Dailies One

• 1-Day Acuvue Moist

and others…

 

We can recommend one of these brands for you based on your eye health and vision needs. Learn more in a consultation and contact lens fitting.

 

Contact Our Indianapolis Optometrist Today!

Are you ready to give daily contacts a try? Then schedule your contact lens exam with our Indianapolis optometrist online or by calling us.  Contact us today to learn more!

 

 

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Your Child's Eye Exam

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After your child undergoes a vision exam with an optometrist in Indianapolis, you will work with an eye care professional to select a frame and pair of lenses for your child’s new glasses. If your child has never worn prescription eye glasses before, you may be unsure of where to start when shopping for frames.

 

While most optometrists recommend polycarbonate lenses with an anti-scratch coating and anti-glare feature, you will have many options when it comes to selecting frames. Consider these tips when choosing a complimentary frame for your child’s glasses.

 

Material

Plastic frames are durable and lightweight, making them a great option for a child who needs glasses. Plastic will not dent if dropped. If you do choose a metal frame, titanium is a great choice because it is flexible and easy for the eye care Indianapolis Indianapolis eye exam care team to adjust to fit your child.

 

Color and Shape

Choosing the color and shape of frames is an activity that your child may want to do along with you. Children with a round face shape may benefit from square or cat’s eye shaped frames, while children with an oval or heart shaped face may do well with rounder frames and lenses. Plastic frames come in every color of the rainbow, and some even include rhinestones or other decorative touches. Metal frames come in shades of silver, gold and bronze. You can also find black metal glasses frames.

 

Getting a Great Fit

The optometrist will measure your child’s pupillary distance, bridge width and general face size to help you choose a frame that fits well. This information, however, can be obtained through the initial eye exam. For your child’s comfort, choose frames that have silicone nose pads. These pads keep the glasses in place while your child is active.

Spring hinges also help to ensure a steady fit. If your child is younger than 3, ear pieces that are coated with silicone can help to increase comfort and maintain a snug fit. Children younger than one year old should use an elastic strap attached to the glasses. The elastic strap fits around the back of the child’s head to keep the glasses in place.

 

Sources:

Top 6 Features to Look for in Kids’ Eyeglasses, vision.about.com

How to Choose Glasses for Kids, parenting.com

 

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Should You Buy Eyeglasses Online?

 

When you buy your eyeglasses online there are a number of questions you should ask. Recently GlassesUSA.com  has been posting their article “7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Glasses Online” all over the internet. Let’s take a look at the points they make…

 

Claim #1:  ” You will save up to 70% on Prescription Eyeglasses”

 

This is a very bold claim. I did not think it would stand up to scrutiny.  So I compared five different styles and manufacturers both of us carry. The savings were much less than claimed.

 

For example:  RayBan 5154 including single vision lenses:  Glasses USA Price:  $180   Moody Eye price:  $199  Certainly not a 70% difference. Keep in mind, claims of spectacular savings are rarely accurate. When they are, it is usually in a very specific situation with limited options.

 

Claim #2:  “You can expect the same Top Quality when you buy eyeglasses online”

 

I believe this to be true. It is not an advantage but every customer’s expectation the quality will measure up. This is true whether purchasing an item in a store or online.

 

Claim #3:  “Online retailers don’t work on commission”

 

Neither do most retail opticians. All sales people are rewarded in one way or another because their responsibility is to help customers purchase all they want. The store, whether online or bricks and mortar, cannot grow without sales. While some might view it differently, I do not see this as an advantage for you to buy your eyeglasses online.

Claim #4:  Bigger selection when you buy your eyeglasses online

 While there is no doubt an online eyeglass store can have more selection than any bricks and mortar location, the real question is “how much selection is enough?”  Most frames fall into a limited number of styles with small differences in the details separating them. These differences can be important. Our experience is that most patients will try on fewer than a dozen frames and choose from those. Do you really want to look at 4 thousand frame styles?

 

Claim #5:  You can try them on.

 

Well, not really. Virtual try on technology is getting better but it still does not match the experience of actual trying a frame on. In person you can feel the quality (or lack of quality), feel the weight, and truly experience what you will look like in that frame. You can also make a judgement of the small details. A virtual experience can never truly replace a real experience.

 

Claim #6:  You will have reliable customer service.

 

“Reliable” is not the same as “great”. Our offices are in our community. When you need an adjustment, a nosepad or scratched lens replaced, or a more major repair, we are here to take care of you. No need to send the glasses away for that. In fact, we have an onsite optical laboratory that can replace lenses within a day or less.

 

Claim #7:  Shopping for glasses online is safe, secure, and fast.

Moody Eyes has safe and secure payment options, too. Plus, we can deliver your new glasses within a day.

 

Add up all the claims…what do you think? Do you still  believe it is smart to buy your eyeglasses online?

 

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