Dr. Klepfisz has been a long time contact lens wearer and midway through optometry school transitioned from daily soft lenses to Ortho K. With long days and nights of studying, the dryness of the desert, and lack of sleep he found himself fighting with dryness more often than not. With crisp and clear vision required 100% of the time, he decided it was time to make a change. While the LASIK was definitely an option, he didn’t want to take the risk of increasing his dry eye symptoms. He also liked the idea of remaining near-sighted into adulthood and later in life which will give him the ability to always have quality near vision without glasses. Ortho K became the most reasonable choice as it works well in dry eyes, visual changes are transient, updating the Rx is simple, and he can eventually transfer to a monovision fit in his 40’s to always maintain good near vision.
What’s new? Over the last few years we’ve seen the emergence of anti-fatigue lenses. These lenses tend to relax our eyes while on the computer but also protect against harmful blue light without needing unattractive colored lenses. The doctor is 20/20 at distance but after long days charting notes feels eye fatigue. We’ve set him up with a pair of Essilor Eeyzen anti-fatigue lenses with Crizal Sapphire 360 antireflective in a beta-titanium Modo frame to provide better end of day ocular comfort without sacrificing comfort. Since wearing them he has seen a mild decrease in dryness, end of day fatigue, and overall comfort after a long day of patient care.
We’re at a new stage where even though you may not require distance glasses, protecting your eyes against harmful blue light from our digital device screens is an unfortunate necessity in today’s digital world. We have a plethora of options to both protect against blue light but also help relax your eyes during extended near activities. Stop in to our downtown Phoenix location to discuss what options would be best for your lifestyle.