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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Eye Test Technology

Lately, the practice has been looking at new technology to evaluate the health and test the prescription of our patient’s eyes. One of the new technologies that caught our eye (pun intended) was the i.Scription by Carl Zeiss. i.Scription Technology Traditionally, the final refraction that serves as the basis for the spectacle prescription is the […]

Great Low Vision iPad2 / iPhone App

This is a free App that turns your device into a magnifier. The great this is, you can adjust the magnification according to your visual needs and reading material. The App allows one to magnify up to 16x. I personally think the iPad is the ideal device for reading but the iPhone will be great […]