(From the American Optometric Association)
Here are four tips to safely view a solar eclipse:
Use approved solar eclipse viewers. The only safe way to view a partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or viewers that meet international standard ISO 12312-2 for safe viewing. Sunglasses, smoked glass, unfiltered telescopes or magnifiers, and polarizing filters are unsafe. If you can’t find eclipse viewers, build a pinhole projector to watch the eclipse. (Note-WrightVisionCare does not carry solar eclipse viewers)
Technique of the pros. Before looking at the sun, cover your eyes with the eclipse viewers while standing still. Glance at the sun, turn away and then remove your filter. Do not remove the filter while looking at the sun.
Totality awesome. Only within the path of totality-and once the moon completely blocks the sun-can eclipse viewers safely be removed to view totality. Once the sun begins reappearing, however, viewers must be replaced.
Visit your doctor of optometry. If you should experience discomfort or vision problems following the eclipse, visit your local doctor of optometry for a comprehensive eye examination.
We are excited to announce that we are moving the Main Street optical over to our Prairie Lakes location. Main Street will remain open and focus on medical examinations. We are making this change to give our patients the convenience of exploring all of our frame lines in one place.
Our new hours are:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9-6
Have you caught Dr. Wright in Charter Spectrum’s latest television commercial? At the beginning of the summer Charter sent a crew to our Prairie Lakes Office in Sun Prairie to film Dr. Wright and the rest of the team for their latest commercial.
It’s on air now so keep an eye out for it! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the video.
For Dr. Clements, eye care is very personal. When Dr. Clements was a junior in high school, he quit baseball because he couldn’t see the ball in the outfield anymore. It was one of his favorite sports. His team went on to win back-to-back state championships. Dr. Clements says a trip to the eye doctor would have kept him in the game. He says it’s this experience that drove him to pursue eye care. He doesn’t want anyone’s vision to be a reason for missing out on anything in life.
This led him to begin his pursuit of eye care at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he earned his BS in Biology. In 2009 he graduated with clinical honors from the Illinois College of Optometry. His eye care specialty is sports vision, Glaucoma management and contact lenses.
Dr. Clements joined our team at Wright Vision in 2012 and lives in the area with his wife.
He is part of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.
You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Clements at either the Prairie Lakes Office or the Main Street Office.
So what is LASIK?
Laser vision correction (e.g., LASIK) is a safe and popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses. LASIK is a laser eye surgery that can greatly reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts. In a brief 30-minute procedure, an ophthalmologist gently reshapes your cornea with a laser. The whole procedure is quick and provides very little discomfort. Most people even see well enough to drive the next day and return to work. To learn more about the LASIK procedure, visit www.LASIKcom.
LASIK eye surgery and another common procedure known as PRK is used to correct the following vision problems:
Our office proudly partners with TLC Laser Eye Centers to provide quality pre and post-operative care for LASIK from a trusted provider for our patients. Through this team-based approach, a surgeon performs your procedure at TLC, and we continue your follow-up care. More than 2.2 million procedures have been performed at TLC in the last 20 years.
Your eyes are as uniquely shaped as your fingerprints. A free consultation allows you to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK or a similar procedure. We can help you set this up, or youc an visit www.TLCVision.com to schedule online. Ask us today if LASIK is right for you.
To learn more about whether LASIK is right for you, click here to read Dr. Wright’s blog post.
TLC Laser Eye Centers are giving away one FREE LASIK procedure per month!
We’ve had many many patients get laser eye correction and say it changed their life. So take a few minutes and enter the sweepstakes. Here’s the link!
It’s safe to say no one likes to get their eyes dilated when they go in for their eye exam. That’s why OPTOS or OPTO Map Imaging is such good news for our patients!
OPTOS allows us to see the back of your eye and make sure it is completely healthy without having to dilate your eyes! Hooray! So what’s the catch? There isn’t one. It’s really simple and it doesn’t hurt at all. You just lean forward towards the OPTOS machine and we’ll snap a picture of the back of your eye. That’s it!
Unfortunately, not everyone can avoid dilation. There are certain conditions where the OPTOS won’t work. To learn more and see what you can expect at your next eye exam, click the link below to watch Dr. Kovacs explain.
Dr. Zarwell lights up our office. She is equally caring as she is skilled in eye care. We love the passion she brings to our team and how faithfully she serves her patients.
She says she enjoys being an optometrist because, “it allows me to help people see better and feel better, which in turn, allows them to function at their highest level at home and at work.”
Dr. Zarwell graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA and went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. She completed her residency in cornea and contact lens at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Her particular eye care passions are fitting contact lenses and working with patient’s to meet their vision goals. She also has a deep interest and expertise in eye health as it relates to the patient’s systematic health. Patients with diabetes, hypertension and other systematic diseases require special instruction on how to keep their eyes healthy, a topic Dr. Zarwell is well-versed in and enjoys teaching.
She says there are two cases she will always remember. Both patients’ eye symptoms were what brought them into the office, but in the end, other underlying health conditions were the root of their problems. One patient had end-stage kidney failure and the other had increased pressure in the brain. These were truly examples of “the eyes being a window to the rest of the body.” It’s this type of lifesaving work that Dr. Zarwell is passionate about. Eye care is about more than just your eyes, it’s about your overall health.
We are so thankful to have Dr. Zarwell on our team. She books appointments at our Prairie Lakes Office and our Main Street Office. She would love to meet you so if you’re in the area, stop by and say hi!