Category Archives: eyecare

Replace Your Scratched Rudy Project Lenses

Replacing your old scratched Rudy Lenses with the Rudy Project Replacement Lens Guarantee

Rudy Project LogoI love my Rudy’s and have replaced my scratched lenses on each pair due to scratches.  This is a great benefit.  Rudy Project sunglasses are great for athletes and the casual wearer alike.  Here is how to get your lenses replaces directly from Rudy Project.

The RLG covers all lens damage (e.g., scratching) from use or activity on all RP Optic Lenses made by Rudy Project and on products that are in the current year’s Product Catalog. RX or prescription lenses are not covered.  Through Rudy Project® North America’s Replacement Lens Guarantee (RLG), consumers can opt to replace scratched lenses for a nominal processing fee ($19.95) directly through Rudy Project North America. You have to send them your old lenses qualify for the Replacement Lens Guarantee. To expedite your order tell them the name and/or model number of the sunglasses. Don’t forget to include your name and return address in addition to an email address.

To have your lenses replaced under our replacement lens guarantee, please send your lenses and a credit card number or check for $19.95 ($24.95 for Canadian customers) made out to Rudy Project North America to:

Rudy Project North America
Attn: Replacement Lens Guarantee
1015 Calle Amanecer
San Clemente, CA 92673

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Top Ten Reasons to Buy Your Contact Lenses from Your Eye Doctor

1. You are guaranteed to get the correct lenses in the correct parameters

2. You are guaranteed to get unexpired lenses

3. If your lenses are not performing properly you don’t have to worry about exchanging your old lenses

4. You can exchange unopened, unexpired, unmarked boxes in new condition at your yearly eye exam

5. If you have a defective lens, we will replace it free of charge

6. We have the latest manufacturer’s rebates available to save you money

7. Competitive pricing

8. FREE shipping

9. You will be getting the lenses from an authorized distributor of the brand you wear

10. You will have the satisfaction of supporting a local business that cares about you and your eyes

Image courtesy of Flickr user Malkav.

Cool Technology – Stem Cell Treated Contact Lens Reduces Blindness

This is great stuff.  A contact lens was applied to a patient’s eye to treat a corneal problem, reducing the patient’s blindness.  Contact lenses will soon be used to administer allergy and glaucoma medications.  Our state legislature, here in Texas, last month approved eye doctors to fit the medication delivery contact lenses.  Optometrists and ophthalmologists will be able to begin fitting them when the FDA gives the new drug delivery contact lenses their final approval.  Check out the stem cell video below.   A medical school in Australia is pioneering this important technology.

Video Games May Help Your Vision?

Snellen-Eye-Chart, Copyright 2009 The Eye Doc BlogA new study found that first person action games improved the vision of adult video game players.   Two groups of patients were tested.  The first group of patients played Call of Duty and experienced a significant increase in their ability to distinguish different shades of gray (contrast sensitivity function).  The second group used The Sims, which was similar in it’s graphic detail however it is a non action game that does not require precise visual activities such as aiming.

Contrast sensitivity function is a measure of visual acuity (the chart on the wall that uses progressively smaller numbers is another, more common method, shown to the right) uses different shades of gray to evaluate a person’s vision rather than how small of a letter a person can read (the latter is called Snellen visual acuity.  Contrast sensitivity is a much more precise way of evaluating a person’s visual acuity and is more often used in clinical research.

The exciting part of this study is that it has been previously thought that it was difficult to improve the vision in adults.   This study paves the way for possible new treatments of amblyopia in children and the hope of retraining patients that may have lost vision due to some retinal conditions.  The study showed that not all games are created equal in producing this affect and advised caution in recommending games to recommend to patients.  The entire study was published online by the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Study Shows Contact Lenses Improve The Self Image of Children

A new study evaluated the self perception of children between ages 8 and 11, finding that the contact lens wearers had a significantly higher sense of self worth than eye glass wearers in the areas of physical appearance, athletic competence, social acceptance and scholastic competence.

As eye doctors we should not only consider the best mode of correction for the patient but also the social and psychological implications on the child.  More information about the Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) Study is  available here.  This is excellent information for any parent considering whether glasses or contacts are right for their child.

The Optomap Retinal Exam Featured on The Doctors TV Show

The Doctors is a TV show carried on CBS featuring four doctors that discuss current medical topics and new technologies.  And yes one of the doctors you may recognize as “The Bachelor”.  Recently they featured the technology of the optomap® Retinal Exam.  Total Eye care is one of approximately 3000 offices nationwide that utilizes this great technology.  Check out the video below.  For more information on the Optomap Retinal Exam check out the Total Eye Care website.

Ribbon Cutting for The Total Eye Care Office in Colleyville

Thanks to all who attended our Ribbon Cutting Thursday and made it a smashing success.  We would like to say thanks to the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for christening our new building.  We would also like to thank Ralph Zuranski for making the great video of our grand opening shown below.  Check out Ralph’s website at www.InSearchOf heroes.com.   Ralph is a photographer and videographer.  We would also like to thank our business partners, CooperVision, Coach, Calvin Klein, Nautica, BCBGMaxazria, Bausch & Lomb and Hoya.  Check out the video.