Vision By Design 2012 Orthokeratology Meeting

The annual Orthokeratology Academy of America (OAA) meeting was held in Scottsdale, Arizona from the 19 – 22 April 2012. Eye care practitioners from all over the world came together to discuss the one topic we are all passionate about, Orthokeratology! On the Thursday, I was involved with the corneal reshaping wet lab held during […]

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Fitting Multifocal Contact Lenses

Over the last five years, Optometry has seen an explosion of new contact lens materials and designs. It is now possible to fit almost anybody into a set of contact lenses if they so desire. Contact lenses used  in mainstream ten years ago are now obsolete and have been replaced with superior materials which allow […]

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Biofinity silicone hydrogel lens used as a hyper DK Piggyback lens

Fitting Keratoconus Keratoconus is a bilateral non-inflammatory corneal ectasia with an incidence of approximately 1 per 2,000 in the general population (1). The treatment of keratoconus can be implemented by the use of spectacle lenses, contact lenses of various kinds and surgery. In more advanced keratoconus cases where severe irregular astigmatism with resultant higher order […]

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Seasons Greetings

From everyone at Charl Laäs Optometrist we want to wish all our patients, clients, suppliers, friends and family a very blessed Christmas season. May it be a period of rest, peace, love and family closeness. We want to thank everyone who made 2011 a wonderful year for us all and hope that 2012 may bring […]

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Marchon3D™ – Innovative Curved 3D Lenses

Marchon3D today announced that on October 7, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued an official Notice of Allowance on one of Marchon3D’s patent applications relating to its curved M3D™ 3D lenses, signifying that a patent will shortly issue. The patent will also cover the method of manufacturing the patented lenses, which decode […]

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The new Evil eye halfrim pro from Adidas eyewear

Evil eye – a name that has influenced the biking scene for more than ten years, a name synonymous with innovation and functionality. Throughout Europe, evil eye products and trails are a promise of ultimate biking fun. The new evil eye halfrim pro and the newly constructed evil eye Flow Country Trail in Bischofsmais (Germany) […]

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Can you trust what you see

The outcome of many court cases rely on eyewitness identification, which in criminal law, is evidence received from a witness “who has actually seen an event and can so testify in court”. In recent years many US Courts have noted on the inherently suspect qualities of eyewitness identification evidence, and described the evidence as “notoriously […]

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Creative ways to use your Nokia N8

In my previous blog, I wrote about the new eye test technology called i.Scription developed by the optical company Carl Zeiss. At Charl Laäs Optometrists we have a long working relationship with Carl Zeiss and we use the company almost exclusively for our ophthalmic lens needs. Judging by the many happy patients wearing our multifocal […]

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Time with your son, Priceless!

I took the day off today to go and watch a children’s play called Kipper and the Magic Carpet at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town with my wife and 5 year old son. Looking at his face lit up in delight and amazement as he watched Kipper perform his antics on the stage, is […]

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