#Life need not be perfect! Your #eyewear can still be! #LawrenceAndMayo #Style #Trends #Fashion

16 Jan

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Life Need Not Be Perfect But Your eyewear Can be

Are your #eyes ready for the #digital age? It time for some #EyeZen #EyeStrain #SmartVision

12 Jan


Crizal Eyezen – innovative lenses for the digital age

Today’s world throws up more challenges than ever before for innovators, manufacturers and service providers across all industries. Fortunately, there are some among them who are quick to respond to the needs of the hour. Among them is undoubtedly Essilor, the world’s leading company in ophthalmic lenses, internationally renowned for its wide range of the very best lenses and continuous innovation.

It comes as no surprise then that Eyezen, Essilor’s latest offering, was a winner of the prestigious Silmo d’Or 2015 in the ‘Vision‘ category. Relentless in its pursuit of and dedication to the best eye care products, Essilor’s new technology lenses have been specially designed to meet the evolving needs of one’s eyes in this digital world. The company’s consumer study on new digital behaviour showed that 75 per cent of the people interviewed suffer from visual fatigue, and 66 per cent believe digital screens require additional effort for the eyes. Crizal Eyezen offers a solution with lenses that minimise the eyestrain caused by prolonged exposure to multiple digital screens. Using digital devices also leads to higher eye and head declination, which may cause neck and shoulder pain. This was evidenced through the study as well, as 70 per cent of those interviewed complained about neck and shoulder pain. In addition, while the natural reading distance is stable at 40 cm on paper, it shrinks to an average of 33 cm for smartphones. This new ultra-near vision zone is very demanding on the human eye, causing eye fatigue and strain, and poses a challenge in adjusting to the system.

Rapid adoption of newer technology in this digital world presents newer challenges with respect to protection requirements. It is also essential for ophthalmic lens technology to evolve to meet the needs. Crizal Eyezen represents Essilor’s innovation, offering users the maximum protection and comfort. Eyezen is a lens specifically designed for the digital age

Taking into account this dramatic shift, Essilor has introduced this highly impactful technology-driven lens, designed specifically to meet the changing needs of the eyes in a highly connected world. With the twin functions of relaxing the eyes from digital eyestrain and protecting visual health from harmful blue light and UV rays in the long run, Eyezen lenses represent the latest in Essilor technological innovation.

Eyezen has been built with state-of-the-art W.A.V.E. (Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement) technology that offers sharper and clearer vision in comparison to other single vision lenses. “Eyezen focus” technology supports the eye’s additional effort in focusing at ultra-near distances that are typical of handheld devices. The Light Scan technology which is a unique light filtering technology drawn from Essilor’s landmark Crizal Prevencia innovation, protects eyes from the harmful blue-violet light emitted by digital screens.

Till recently, Computer Vision Syndrome was considered an appropriate term to describe the increasing stress on eyes and posture. Today, the rapid transition in technology has led to several new facets being added to visual eyestrain. The massive popularity of touchscreen smartphones, followed by tablets, has generated dramatic changes in lifestyle behaviour in recent years, making Computer Vision Syndrome almost seem like an obsolete term and less accurately reflecting real life experience.

Five years back, the main cause of visual strain was continuous usage of computers. But in today’s modern age, we are seeing a scenario where we are using a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, an e-reader as well as the good old television all at the same time. This does not just increase digital exposure of the eye, but adds extra pressure on the eyes as they continuously switch between devices and adapt their focus while sitting, standing and lying down. The cumulative stress on the eye today is much more than it was five years back when smartphones and tablets were yet to become a norm

The time spent on digital devices has nearly doubled in the past four years. The real change is from handheld devices overtaking the time spent on television. The increasing usage of multiple digital screens simultaneously is another added lifestyle factor. Sometimes, four different devices may be used by an individual simultaneously, either for work, education, socialising or leisure. In this scenario, Crizal Eyezen offers the best solution to enjoy staying connected in this digital world while protecting against eye strain and fatigue, and enhancing comfort.


Crizal Eyezen is today available across all branches of Lawrence and MayoEyeZen

Eye Donation – a Mother’s Testimonial

19 Feb

The day started out like any other, it was Christmas, two years ago. Family gathering, celebration and joy of inviting friends, family, get-togethers, shopping, all the happiness in the world is in our home. My children were coming home for Christmas from their college.

My son Joe coming back home, took a bus after the college was closed for Christmas. All were asleep aboard the bus, it was midnight, closer to the destination, the bus met with a terrible accident and engulfed with flames immediately. Passers-by stopped, tried to rescue and rushed them to hospital, but it was too late for my son Joe.

Later that afternoon, I mentioned my husband that I read an article that said it was possible to donate corneas even a few hours after death. This makes sure the spirit of Joe lives forever.

Phone calls were made and we were able to donate both of his corneas to two other children. It was a tough day, but to know that his beautiful eyes were living on. It was like a tiny ray of light that helped to lighten the darkness that had surrounded us. It was comforting knowing that some good came from this terrible thing that had happened to our family.

Every mother dreams of watching her children grow, living life, seeing all the beauty that surrounds them, achieving wonderful things in life. Even though Joe died at such a young age, he accomplished something so very special – he was able to give sight to two others, so that they could experience and enjoy all the beautiful things that life has to offer.

He loved his cars, movies, cricket and daily crossword puzzles. Most of all Joe loved to make people laugh and keep them happy. He would write skits every Christmas and have family members perform in them and recording them, for a great laughter time watching later. He loved his family and friends and would give the last buck to help anyone out.

We donated Joe’s eyes so he would continue to help someone and to continue to see the world through their eyes and he would continue to live on and make others happy, like he lives on in the hearts of all his family and friends.

An Eye for an Eye gives the whole world sight

30 Jan

15-Mar’12, 10:15pm

Today I visited my eye doctor; he said it might take approximately 6 more months for me to get my complete vision back in my right eye. It’s becoming difficult to see with my left eye.

19-Mar’12, 4:30am

I woke up suddenly because I had a dream where it was all dark and I couldn’t see anything. It startled and jolted me out of my sleep. I’m worried about my left eye, the vision is deteriorating. The doctor says it’s some corneal problem. Only replacing the cornea will bring back my vision. A similar thing happened in my right eye and I lost vision.

It all started 2 years ago. I was a happy-go-lucky person and enjoyed my school days. One day I was coming back from school and suddenly there was an explosion from a road side shop. Dirt and some sharp objects hit my face and few of them injured both my eyes.

I was taken to the hospital and treated. After a month I was left with partial vision in my left eye. The vision in my right eye was completely gone, due to an infection following the injury. Doctors gave me hope saying that replacing the cornea will bring back the vision in my right eye. But they also said that the vision in my left eye will gradually reduce with time. I rejoiced that the cornea can be replaced, but when I came to know that I have to wait for it, I wondered how long it would take to receive one.

25-Mar’12, 9:25pm

I inquired about eye donation. That’s when I learnt how it all works – they take the cornea of a person who has pledged his or her eyes. This can be done only after their death. I felt sad I have to wait for someone to die. It is sad that so many people die every day and their eyes cannot give some one sight if they haven’t pledged them.

15-Apr’12, 6:15am

Today I have to visit my doctor. I will know precisely when they will operate on my right eye. I’m tense and hope they don’t delay it further.

15-Apr’12, 9:45pm

The doctor said they would probably operate on my right eye in the first week of July. Now they receive more eye donations from people, as they are more aware of the need. Once I regain my vision, I will contribute some of my time and work for building awareness. Millions of people are blind and are waiting to regain their vision. If only everyone would pledge their eyes, there will not be anyone missing out on the beauty of nature and their independence.

30-Apr’12, 11:30pm

Now it’s become difficult for me read or write. I read one or two lines and my left eye starts paining.

15-May’12, 1:00pm

I visited my doctor today. The vision in my left eye has completely deteriorated.

25-Jun’12, 11:00am

I can’t resist writing. I can barely see my diary. I have to take my mother’s help. I’m tense, yet I look forward to the days after my surgery. I hope to read and write well and also be able to do everything on my own. I want to study and make a career, while leading a normal life, just as the others.

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Image courtesy: staticflickr.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Excerpts from the diary of a child”

Why do I donate my Eyes?

13 May

Corneal Blindness is one of the most common causes of blindness in India and our country shoulders the largest burden of global blindness.

A corneal transplant is the replacement of damaged or diseased tissues or organs with healthy replacements. In this procedure, an ophthalmologist surgically replaces the diseased cornea with a healthy one.

When I donate my eyes and encourage my family, friends and people I interact with to donate their eyes, I bring in a possibility of change in the situation in India and we can bring light into the life of the deprived.

Image courtesy: netradaan.blogspot.com

Image courtesy: netradaan.blogspot.com

According to World Health Organization (WHO) calculations, there are about 10 lakh blind and visually disabled persons in India alone – this number could double by the year 2020 unless immediate interventions are made.

Of these 10 lakh, nearly 2 lakh persons have Corneal blindness.

Of these 1.4 lakh can be treated through corneal transplant.

Approximately 20,000 cases are being added annually and

ONLY 20,000 corneas are collected through eye donations annually

ONLY 50% of the donated eyes can be used

As of now we need 1.4 lakh corneas in India to combat Corneal Blindness

As a result, the patient line-up and wait to get a corneal transplant keeps getting longer with each passing day.

Image courtesy: aliseyecare.com

Image courtesy: aliseyecare.com

The cost of corneal transplant, in addition to unavailability for corneas, makes it practically impossible for the underprivileged to access these medical remedies.

Corneal transplant must be provided free of charge to those in greatest need.

Patients with corneal blindness can be visually rehabilitated only through transplanting their damaged or disease-affected corneas with healthy corneal tissues, obtained from voluntary donors.

Corneal problems can happen to anyone at any age.

Eye donations are hindered by lack of awareness and traditional beliefs and I strive to change that.


Glaucoma and Its Effects

15 Apr

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that produces increased pressure within the eye, in most cases. This pressure is caused by a backup of fluid in the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve, over time.

How is Glaucoma caused?

Any disturbance for the flow of the aqueous humor can raise the Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP) of the eye. Unless the pressure at the front of the eye is controlled, it can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss.

Who is at risk?

Although anyone can get glaucoma, some people are at higher risk than others. They include:

  • Blacks over 40 years of age.
  • Everyone over 60 years of age.
  • People with a family history of glaucoma.


Initially, open-angle glaucoma has no symptoms. Vision stays normal, and there isn’t any pain. As glaucoma remains untreated, people may notice that although they see things clearly in front of them, they miss objects to the side and out of the corner of their eye.

Without treatment, people with glaucoma may find that they suddenly have no peripheral (side) vision. It may seem as though they are looking through a tunnel. Over time, the remaining central distance vision may decrease until there is no vision left.

Vision with glaucoma normal vision.

Types of Glaucoma:

Although open-angle glaucoma is the most common type, some people have other types of this disease.

  • In low-tension or normal-tension glaucoma, optic nerve damage and narrowed peripheral vision occur unexpectedly in people with normal eye pressure.
  • In closed-angle glaucoma, the fluid at the front of the eye cannot reach the angle and leave the eye because the angle gets blocked by part of the iris. People with this type of glaucoma have a sudden increase in pressure. Symptoms include severe pain and nausea as well as redness of the eye and blurred vision. This is a medical emergency. The patient needs immediate treatment to improve the flow of fluid. Without treatment, the eye can become blind in as little as one or two days. Usually, prompt laser surgery can clear the blockage and protect sight.
  • In congenital glaucoma, children are born with defects in the angle of the eye that slow the normal drainage of fluid. Children with this problem usually have obvious symptoms such as cloudy eyes, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing. Surgery is usually the suggested treatment. If surgery is done promptly, these children usually have an excellent chance of having good vision.
  • Secondary glaucoma can develop as a complication of other medical conditions. They are sometimes associated with eye surgery or advanced cataracts, eye injuries, certain eye tumors, or uveitis (eye inflammation).

One type, known as pigmentary glaucoma, occurs when pigment from the iris flakes off and blocks the meshwork, slowing fluid drainage.

A severe form, called neovascular glaucoma, is linked to diabetes. Also, corticosteroid drugs—used to treat eye inflammations and other diseases—can trigger glaucoma in few people. Treatment is through medicines, laser surgery or conventional surgery.

Image courtesy: morganhuangmd.com

Image courtesy: morganhuangmd.com

How is glaucoma detected?

Most people think that they have glaucoma if the pressure in their eye is increased. This is not always true. High pressure puts a person at risk for glaucoma. Whether or not they have glaucoma, depends on the level of pressure that their optic nerve can tolerate without being damaged. Although normal pressure is usually between 12-21 mm Hg, a person might have glaucoma even if the pressure is within this range.

An eye examination is very important, to investigate glaucoma, the following tests are a must:

  • Visual acuity: This vision test measures how well you see at various distances.
  • Visual Field: This test measures your side (peripheral) vision. It helps your eye care professional find out if you have lost any peripheral vision, a sign of glaucoma.
  • Pupil dilation: This examination provides your eye care professional with a better view of the optic nerve to check for signs of damage. Your eyes will be dilated with drops and after examination your near vision may remain blurred for few hours.
  • Tonometry: This standard test determines the fluid pressure or Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP) of the eye.

Treatment of Glaucoma:

Although there is no cure for glaucoma, treatment can often control it. This makes early diagnosis and treatment important. In common practice, medication is recommended for newly diagnosed glaucoma. However, new research findings show that laser surgery is a safe and effective alternative.

Medicine: Medicines – either eye drops or pills – are the most common early treatment for glaucoma. Some cause the eye to make less fluid, whereas others lower pressure by helping fluid drain from the eye.

Laser surgery (also called laser trabeculoplasty): Laser surgery helps fluid drain out of the eye. Although this may be suggested at any time, it is usually done after trying out treatment through medicines. In many cases, glaucoma drugs have to be taken even after laser surgery.

Conventional surgery: The purpose of surgery is to make a new opening for the fluid to leave the eye. This surgery is often done after medicine and laser surgery have failed to control pressure.

Sunglass Trends

26 Mar

The eyes have been a fascination for eons. They are the mirrors to our soul and poets have rightly romanticized them, artists have immortalised them on canvas & the latest digital cameras, have captured the beauty of our eyes for posterity.

The one thing that has fascinated us for generations, are sunglasses. From Nero spectating gladiator fights through polished gemstones and Chinese judges of old, hiding behind smoky quartz that was finely polished, to the aviators worn by American pilots & adorned the faces of numerous celebrities.
We have all loved to hide our eyes from the sun, the elements, the odd looks and glances & have made sunglasses an unavoidable part of our life.

As a utility item meant for protection, sunglasses have turned into a fashion statement & people who wear them will undeniably swear by them too. They’re just too cool!
For leading brands like Oakley, Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, Serengeti and the rest, utility & fashion go hand in hand, with something for everyone. The technology & innovation has evolved to bring newer styles, newer frames & lenses of impeccable quality and strength.

To talk about the latest trending our sight of vision there is quite the selection.



Image courtesy: oakley.com

Image courtesy: oakley.com

A retro look from the 50’s with the perfect strength to weight ratio of their unique C-5 alloy frame makes this the most comfortable & iconically designed. Oakleys’ Plutonite, HDPolarized & the Iridium lenses add more to the obvious.


Image courtesy: oakley.com

Image courtesy: oakley.com

The perfect gift for your eyes. O Matter frames, Three point fits, multiple interchangeable pads, HD optics & a complement of Oakley’s unique lenses for all seasons & environments. What better gift than that.


Image courtesy: ray-ban.com

Image courtesy: ray-ban.com

Flip Outs are the latest from Ray-Ban, with styles like Aviator, Caravan & Kaleidoscope. They offer a great and vibrant look that’s stronger and lighter & more durable all thanks to Light Ray Technology.

Image courtesy: ray-ban.com

Image courtesy: ray-ban.com

Ambermatic from Ray Ban takes a twist from the 70’s and gives your eyes a real taste for truly enjoying everything under the sun. The light & weather adjusting technology behind this remarkable remake won’t let you miss a thing.

Maui Jim:

Image courtesy: mauiflex.com

Image courtesy: mauiflex.com

MauiFlex & MauiPure, the newest from Maui Jim, remember your fit, offering more comfort & more flexibility. Its patented PolarisedPlus2 Tech stands out among the young crowd. Be it a beach or the street, these are the best for anything outdoor.


Image courtesy: serengeti.com

Image courtesy: serengeti.com

One of the greatest gifts from the Italians is their love for fashion & no one knows it better than Serengeti. The true pioneers of photochromic technology are effectively fashionable, yet uniquely different. The collection & lenses are the ultimate in experience that range like driving to walking through fields of colours.

The unique journey of life and it’s experiences are seen through our eyes. Sunglasses with all their innovation & technology, helps us experience them through multi-faceted lenses, durable & light-weight frames and with designs & shapes for everyone. Sunglasses are truly a way of life. 

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