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9 Tricks to Keep Your Glasses from Fogging Up this Winter

Posted by administration on January 24, 2015

Fogging GlassesCold weather mixed with moist body heat is a recipe for fogged glasses.

Here are 9 tricks to keep your glasses from fogging up this winter. (We advise checking with your optometrist before using any of these tricks on your prescription glasses.) Not every tip will work for every person; you may need to experiment with different options to find the one that works for you.

  1. Use anti-fog wipes
  2. Clean your glasses with a small dab of shaving foam
  3. Rub a small amount of pure white bar soap on your lenses, then buff off
  4. Apply anti-fog paste or spray
  5. Use rain repellent on glasses
  6. Clean them with your saliva
  7. Choose glasses that sit away from your face to circulate air
  8. Wear contact lenses instead of glasses
  9. Get LASIK vision correction in San Francisco

When you wear prescription glasses, moving from warm to cold environments (and vice versa) can be quite annoying. Not only will you have to continually wipe off the fog each time you remove your glasses, your vision will be impacted.

At Pacific Eye Speicalists, we feel the 9th trick gives nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic patients in San Francisco the best chance for foggy-lens reduction. We say “reduction” because even if you have a successful LASIK procedure and achieve 20/20 or better vision, you still need to wear protective sunglasses all year. Yes, you may still experience the fogging problem, but you have more opportunity to try out different types of sunglasses and goggles to reduce the annoyance.

So whether you reside in a cold climate or just enjoy winter trips to the mountains, reduce the fog from your life. Schedule a free LASIK Consultation at Pacific Eye Specialists today by calling 415-921-7555.  

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Blueberries and Night Vision

Posted by administration on January 16, 2015

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If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, blueberries are one of those “super foods” you may want to start incorporating into your diet.

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and may help improve cardiovascular health, memory and assist with disease prevention. Some researchers have claimed that the pigment molecules in blueberries can even improve night vision.

But if you think that consuming this tasty fruit will help you achieve owl-like night vision, a recent report appearing in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry may prove otherwise. The researchers concluded that a diet high in blueberries did not improve vision in dark environments; however, to a small degree the fruit did help the participants return to normal vision after bright light exposure.

Most people have at least a little difficulty seeing at night, especially when driving. In the past, night vision problems after laser vision correction were common; however, today’s advanced LASIK technologies have reduced the chance for night vision complications after laser vision surgery in San Francisco.

The doctors at Pacific Eye Institute performs comprehensive exams to ensure that his patients’ eyes are right for LASIK. This evaluation is critical to the success of the procedure, and he will only approve candidates for laser vision correction who have the right eye characteristics to reduce the chance of complications.

Schedule an eye exam at Pacific Eye Institute today to learn more about your eye health and find out if San Francisco LASIK is right for you. Call 415-921-7555 or visit pacificeyespecialists.com today.

Remember: Practice moderation when eating blueberries and all types of foods! 

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Carrots and Eyesight

Posted by administration on January 09, 2015

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Ehh…what’s up doc? Are carrots good for your eyes or not?

Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, a form of vitamin A, which is a healthy nutrient for good vision. However, simply eating Bugs Bunny’s favorite snack will not actually improve your vision.

That said, if you do not consume the proper amounts of vitamin A, through carrots or other sources*, as well as other essential vitamins such as C and E, over time your vision may deteriorate. Consuming a healthy diet may reduce the incidence of certain eye diseases such as cataracts or macular degeneration in San Francisco.

One way to improve your vision, if you have a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, is to have laser vision correction in San Francisco. The doctors at Pacific Eye Specialists offers free LASIK Consultations to confirm that people are good candidates for this popular procedure, which has been proven to produce 20/20 vision for many patients.

Consume carrots and all types of food in moderation: too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.

Schedule an eye exam at Pacific Eye Specialists today (even Bugs Bunny had an eye exam!) to learn more about your eye health and find out if San Francisco laser vision correction might help you see as well as Bugs. Call 415-921-7555 or visit pacificeyespecialists.com today.

*If you don’t care for carrots, you can also get vitamin A from milk. Celebrate Milk Day on January 11, 2015! 

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New Year, New You: Make Up Your Mind Day

Posted by administration on December 31, 2014

New YearsNow you have a deadline to stop being indecisive.

Dec. 31, 2014 is “Make Up Your Mind Day.” If you are known in your circle of friends for struggling to make any type of decision…from choosing a menu item to choosing a boyfriend, it’s time to stop wavering.

“Indecision may or may not be my problem.” – Jimmy Buffet

This wacky observation can apply to virtually any aspect of your life…including the decision to undergo a potentially positive life-changing procedure like San Francisco LASIK vision correction.

How many times have you:

  • Gotten frustrated with your contact lenses?
  • Broken or lost your prescription glasses?
  • Ran out of contact cleaning solution in the most inopportune times?
  • Wished you could participate in sports without the hassles of glasses or contacts?

If you have wished for 20/20 vision and wondered if blade-free LASIK in San Francisco might be the answer, what is holding you back?

  • Cost?
  • Fear?
  • Time?

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision” - Maimonides

At Pacific Eye Specialists, we can help you learn more about your own eye anatomy and tell you if LASIK is a possibility for achieving 20/20 vision during a free LASIK Consultation. We’ll also explain in detail how the procedure is accomplished and what potential risks exist, as well as give you LASIK financing options to make the procedure work within your budget.

But the ultimate decision is up to you.

Isn’t it time you got decisive about your visual freedom?

Make Dec. 31, 2014 the day you decide to truly have a New Year, New You in 2015. 

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LASIK: The Jelly Club Alternative

Posted by administration on December 23, 2014

Holiday GiftYour loved ones probably don’t want a “one year membership in the jelly-of-the-month club” this holiday…

And let’s face it: there are only so many bathrobes, coffee mugs, neckties and kitchen appliances a person needs. If you have a loved one who wears glasses or contacts, give the best gift ever this year: LASIK vision correction in San Francisco. 

“Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on givin’ the whole year.” – Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Cousin Eddie was right! LASIK can reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts by slightly changing the shape of the cornea so light focuses properly on the retina (the back of the eye). Some people can even achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK, allowing them to…

  • Work
  • Play sports
  • Watch movies
  • Shop
  • Read
  • Wake up in the morning

…without the hassles of corrective lenses…all year long.  

Every potential patient must have a proper LASIK Consultation to confirm candidacy for this popular procedure (there is no other way to know for sure). Pacific Eye Specialists offers free LASIK Consultations in San Francisco to help jump start this process. You can schedule an appointment for your loved one (or yourself) online at pacificeyespecialists.com or by calling 415-921-7555.

You may be thinking that LASIK is too extravagant a gift. But with 0% LASIK financing options available, this becomes a very affordable option. During the Consultation you will find out exactly how much the procedure will cost.

Imagine the look on your loved one’s eyes when they open the gift of better vision this holiday! Contact our doctors at Pacific Eye Specialists to mark one more shopping item off your “to do” list this holiday. 

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