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Binoculars

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:47-07:00 November 14, 2017|

I love my binoculars – almost as much as my F-150 or maybe even my wife. Please don’t tell her I said that!

If you’re around a bunch of hunters don’t mention binoculars. Hunters are experts on everything hunting or fishing. Binoculars and rifle scopes are topics hunters afford no common sense.

Sound patronizing? It ain’t. I’m […]

Nose Pads and the Profits

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:47-07:00 November 4, 2017|

Have you ever had your nose pads replaced on your eyeglasses? Should the optical facility charge for them? It’s a good question.

At Family Eye Clinic we can get nose pads for $0.10/pair – but not good silicone ones, which are the best.

Why?

Silicone breathes, so it doesn’t cause skin necrosis like PVC or plexiglass pads. Silicon […]

The Solar Eclipse and Eye Health

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:47-07:00 August 8, 2017|

My radio ads direct you to this site concerning the eclipse and eye health. My comments concerning the upcoming eclipse are about viewing it in and around Pullman, Washington. Those viewing elsewhere should get their information from experts within those areas. You can find good information at these sites: NASA (the best), […]

Cheaper Glasses

By | 2018-07-02T22:44:17-07:00 May 26, 2017|

In my boyhood “cheap” meant of poor quality to most of the reading public. Something selling for less was “less expensive.” Consequently, I always have reservations about being “cheaper.”

Family Eye Clinic will never tell you we can do it “cheaper.” That market is saturated. Places like Walmart, Costco and Warby Parker can do it better […]

I’m Allergic To Contact Lenses

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:48-07:00 May 4, 2017|

Dear Dr. David,

I’ve tried contact lenses several times. I always develop an allergy to them. Are there any contact lenses which do not cause allergies?

Sincerely,

Miss Frustrated

 

All contact lenses are hypoallergenic*, because all contact lens materials are inert and immunologically neutral. So, in short, contact lenses materials do […]

Wearing My Brother’s Contact Lenses

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:48-07:00 April 14, 2017|

My brother’s away at college. His contacts feel fine, and I see great in them. I can easily order new ones online. What’s wrong with that?

Respectfully,

Lil’ Bro

Well, Lil’ Bro, what if the power is wrong?

Your vision will either blur and/or fatigue. Although uncomfortable, neither causes […]

The Foresight of a Backward Glance

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:48-07:00 February 1, 2017|

Radio and TV ads of late frequently tout the benefits of refractive surgery and how it has improved people’s lives. Refractive surgery is the general term for surgical correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness etc. In fact one such ad in our area says that refractive surgery eases human encumbrance. These ads are true. LASIK is wonderful […]

Scleral Contact Lenses

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:49-07:00 October 28, 2016|

Let’s consider the comfort of firm vs. soft contact lenses. A significant number find both firm and soft contact lenses uncomfortable, a few find firm contact lenses more comfortable, and a greater number find soft contact lenses more comfortable. Some of the comfort experienced by soft lens wearers is because soft lenses are larger.

Let’s consider […]

Streaming the Blues

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:49-07:00 August 11, 2016|

Your eyes, in combination with your brain, can see and understand light waves by interpreting them as color. Reds are longer wavelengths while blue and violet are shorter. Light is energy emanated in electromagnetic waves which are measured in nanometers (nm) or billionths of a meter. The longest electromagnetic wavelength that a human can see […]