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Break Free from Frames with Prescription Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses are a great way to complete your look, no matter the style you are going for – from fashionable and trendy to professional and sophisticated, frames help say it all. However, as the summer heat ramps up and you kick your active summer lifestyle into gear, those ever so trendy frames can become more of a hassle than a fun accessory. Anyone who has spent a summer in the Carolinas is accustomed to the thick humidity this time of year.  If you wear glasses, you know this means foggy lenses when leaving the cool AC to go outside and frames that have a tendency to slide off your nose,...

What You May Not Know About Contact Lenses

Brief History of the Contact Lens Far back in the history of mankind, in 1508, Leonardo da Vinci described and drew the sketch to express his idea of a contact lens. But it was in 1827 that Sir John Hershel, an English astronomer astounded the world with his idea of making a mold of a human eye so that a lens could be made to fit perfectly. Sixty years later in 1887. F.A. Muller, a German glassblower used these ideas to create the world’s first known contact lens. Contact lenses are full contact optical accessories which rest directly on the cornea to facilitate a better and natural vision...

Reading with Contacts When Your Arms Are No Longer Long Enough

Age related changes in the internal lens of the eye reduce the ability to focus the eyes close enough to read comfortably.  This change, occurring usually in the 4th decade, is called presbyopia and is often the topic of impolite birthday cards and gag gifts.  However, despite the inconvenient nature of this change in life style several options are available to allow us to read comfortably and conveniently without losing the benefits of contact lens wear. Reading Glasses over Contacts Simple reading glasses, worn over the contacts will enable you to read clearly and comfortably with the closest-to-natural...

Lens and Lens Treatment Options Galore!

LENS MATERIALS Conventional Plastic Hard resin plastic lenses are half the weight of glass lenses, and can be tinted any color and intensity. Optional scracth coatings help protect their surface from wear and tear. Ultra-Thin Plastic (Hi-index) Modern technology has created hi-index plastic lenses which can be manufactured about one-half thinner than conventional lenses. In addition to being more attractive, they are much lighter in weight. Polycarbonate Plastic This type of plastic is the safest of all the lenses available. It is the preferred lens choice for children, active sports play...
Durham Office - Academy Road
  • 3115 Academy Road
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • 919-493-7456
  • Dr. Greene & Dr. Powell
Durham Office - W. Main Street
  • 2200 West Main Street, Suite #A160
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • 919-286-2912
  • Dr. Stewart
Chapel Hill Office - MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • 910 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • 919-942-8531
  • Dr. Kroninger & Dr. Wujciak