Sep 7, 2012

The Eye Care Club

The Eyecare Club has now begun!

Kids 18 and younger who receive an eye exam get a chance to put their name in for a drawing at the end of the month! What are you waiting for?! Schedule your kids now!

Aug 29, 2012

Fun Frames Friends

Fun frames and friends at Layton Visual Center.



Aug 22, 2012

Something to Smile About

Great frames are something to "Smile" about

You've Been Framed

Our patients love to come in and be "Framed"

Jun 13, 2012

Clear Lenses and Polarized All In One

It Takes Vision. The First and Only Everyday Photochromic Lenses with Variable Polarization!

Do you ever wish you could have clear lenses and polarized all in one??? Wait! We offer new Transitions Vantage right here at Layton Visual Center! This new technology was introduced in May 2012 and is revolutionizing the way we protect our vision. To understand how this advanced lens works we have to go back to 2003 when Transitions Optical’s Research Teams set their sights on creating the technology behind these new Transitions. They are virtually clear indoors and darken to various levels of polarization depending on the amount of UV exposure. The polarization darkness will vary from 0 – 89% depending on the UV exposure and temperature. Please contact our office for more information regarding this amazing advancement in Transitions!

Apr 19, 2012

Can I Get Contact Lenses Without a Prescription?

Can I Get Contact Lenses Without a Prescription?  No, you cannot get contacts without a prescription. Contact lenses are a prescription item, just like medicines. And even if you already have an eyeglass prescription, you need a contact lens prescription that contains additional information. 

Why a Prescription? A contact lens is a medical device. If it's not prescribed properly, you may not see well. More importantly, a poorly fitting lens — or one made from a material not well-suited to your eyes — can mean discomfort, inflammation, swelling, abrasion, or another problem that could, in rare cases, result in permanent eye tissue damage.  That, and the risk of infection, are also why it's a bad idea to share contact lenses with other wearers. Never share your contacts, including colored contacts and theatrical contact lenses used for cosmetic purposes only. Sharing contact lenses can cause serious eye problems. You can be fitted for contact lenses by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

When Does Your Rx Expire?  By law contact lens prescriptions are valid for a minimum of one year, or the minimum required by state law, whichever is greater.  Even if you buy your replacement contacts from another source, you still need to visit your eye doctor for regular eye exams and contact lens fittings.When your prescription expires, you won't be able to buy more lenses until you get an updated prescription. This will probably involve a checkup by your ECP to be certain that contact lenses aren't adversely affecting your eyes.  Just because your eyes feel good and your contact lenses seem to be working well does not mean your eye health is O.K. "You may be having microscopic problems that can be seen only with a slit lamp [a type of microscope used during an eye exam]."

Article by Eye-Opener  April 2012