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  • 2009-12-09
  • By Darja Kuznecova

Different problems with eyesight
One’s eyesight is the most amazing thing that is given to humans. Through our eyes we can see the beauty of the world. We can see colorful life – flowers, earth’s wonders and many other things. There are many questions about eyesight, such as how we can see? Or, why do we have problems with eyes? How often should we have our vision checked?

Specialists recommend examining your eyes yearly. But if you feel any changes in the quality of your vision, you should go to the optometrist immediately. Often, when specialists for the first time prescribe glasses or contact lenses, you feel a better quality of vision and think that you can’t live without them any more. But in fact, your vision doesn’t worsen. This happens because you can compare two different pictures.  Note that wearing glasses or contact lenses can’t damage your vision. Vision can be corrected and improved with glasses or a special kind of contact lens.

The cornea and lens of the eye work together to properly focus images on the retina. If an image is out of focus, it is because the overall shape of the eye is incorrect, or because the cornea does not have the proper curvature. When the eye is too big or the cornea is too steep, visual images are focused in front of the retina. This condition is called nearsightedness (myopia). Myopia normally starts to appear between the ages of 8 and 12, and almost always before the age of 20.
The treatment for nearsightedness includes lenses which allow visual images to be focused on the retina. These corrections can be in the form of contact lenses or glasses.

Farsightedness (hyperopia) occurs when the eye is too small or the cornea is too flat. When this happens, visual images are focused behind the retina. A person with hyperopia is able to see objects at a distance, but has trouble with objects up close, like books or newspapers. Many people are not diagnosed with hyperopia without a complete eye examination. School screenings typically do not discover this condition because they only test for distance vision. Treatment also includes contact lenses or glasses.

In order for the eye to work properly, light coming into the eye must be properly focused on the retina. When the image is not focused, there is an irregularity in the eye. The cornea should be curved equally in all directions. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is curved more in one direction than another. Astigmatism is quite common and, in the vast majority of cases, is due simply to variations between people. Just as different people have different shaped feet or hands, people also have differently shaped corneas. Astigmatism may cause blurred vision, eye strain or even headaches. It can also cause images to appear double. Astigmatism can be corrected with special kinds of glasses or contact lenses. Three quarters of middle aged people have complaints about their vision. Some of them can read small text, some can’t see in the distance. For people who cannot read and cannot see in the distance, specialists advise them to have progressive lenses for glasses. It helps you to feel comfortable and use only one pair of glasses instead of two. Around Europe you can buy these kinds of glasses for 200 euros, but in Latvia cost of glasses with progressive lenses will start from 100 euros.

The better way to solve vision problems

In its stores, Pasaules Optika is working with high quality eye vision professionals. They improve their knowledge regularly by attending seminars, conferences, and courses not only in Latvia, but also abroad. It shows that Pasaules Optika implements all new technologies and tendencies in eye vision improvement and correction in their work daily.

There are many people who come to different eye vision specialists, but don’t know what problem the specialist can help to solve. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor whose specialty is the science that deals with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye. An optometrist is one who is skilled in the measurement and examination of the visual power of the eye. At Eye Vision, our optometrist tests your eyes for visual defects and figures the prescription to correct them, with glasses or contact lenses. Often they are working in eye vision shops and make an examination of the vision to prescribe glasses or contact lenses.

Eye Vision opticians are the ones who make the glasses for correcting vision in accordance with the prescriptions for each patient. In case the optometrist sees the symptoms of any eye disease, he can ask to attend an ophthalmologist before prescribing the glasses or contact lenses. Eye vision examinations now are performed for a friendly price in Pasaules Optika. This service now is available also for foreigners who came to Latvia on business or travel. This is one of the medical tourism services in Latvia.

Modern tendencies from Paris
For people who check out fashion collections every season, Pasaules Optika has a wonderful surprise. You can find here the latest collections of eyewear from the annual Silmo exposition. It was held in Paris this September (2009/2010). First of all, finally there is the eyewear collection from Sven Gotti, in Latvia. Designed in Switzerland and produced in Germany and Japan, Gotti glasses are now distributed worldwide as more spectacle wearers discover Gotti’s combination of smooth Swiss design and quality - the company’s motto being ‘The Beauty of Simplicity.’

Another tendency is that Pasaules Optika has joined the “green wave” strategy. Now the company can offer to costumers ‘eco glasses,’ which are produced from eco materials and don’t damage the environment. The Etnia Barselona brand is produced in Barcelona and has a variety of frames of modern styles. These features can create your own individual chic and style.
Note only at Pasaules Optika can you buy any frame of world famous designers for friendly prices with special discounts and sales. It will be cheaper than it is in Europe. The average cost of frames in Europe is about 200 euros, but in Latvia you can buy them for 75 euros.