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Optical mission Jamaica 2017

GoSmartEyeware is committed to making a difference in the field of vision care around the world. Our team members have spent one week in Jamaica, working long days in extreme weather and conditions, helping over 1,500 patients per week. Our patients received number of services, including eye exams, fittings for prescription glasses and sunglasses and glaucoma and cataract surgeries


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our clinics are set up in local buildings. Last September, we were able to convert an ancient church into a working clinic in just one day, and hundreds of Jamaican locals lined up every day, waited in the hot sun to have their vision examinations and received required prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. To keep us and our patients cool and hydrated we have setup multiple fans and supplied a plenty of cool water and various soft drinks.

 

 

We were able to see 1552 patients, performed 38 surgeries, dispensed several hundred of prescription eyeglasses including 138 pair of custom ground prescription lenses in just one week! No patient was turned away, and each patient’s love and gratitude was overwhelming, our feelings were intense and exhilarating.

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Jamaica 2017

Children and Anti-Reflective Coating

By: Anthony Tangeman

In our last post we described the science of anti-reflective (AR) coating, going into detail on exactly how it works. We know that the coating reduces glare caused by light reflected off the lens, but you may be asking yourself, “Does my child really need AR coating? Is it worth the price?”

As parents and guardians, we must remember that vision is a key factor in a child’s emotional and intellectual development, especially while they are infants. People grow and learn skills over time. As babies, we listen to our parents talk and we try making those same noises. We see them walking around and we clumsily balance on our own feet. In a similar manner, we train our eyes in order to see the world around us. This “training” happens soon after birth, with the largest developments in our vision occurring over the first two years.

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The Science Behind Anti-Reflective Coating

By: Anthony Tangeman

Anti-reflective (AR) coating is an option to consider adding to your eyeglass lenses. The coating greatly reduces glare caused by light reflected off the lens. Because of this, AR coating both improves vision through the lens and allows others to see your eyes more easily through a clear, glare-free lens.

 

AR coating works by altering the light that passes through the lens. To understand exactly what the coating does and how it works, we must first understand waves.

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Basic elements of a wave

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About the Author

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Michael Walach – President

The President and founder of the GoSmartEyewear.com has been an innovator, manager, and executive in the optical industry for over 35 years. He graduated from a Technical College specializing in electro-technology; attended VUT University in Brno, Czech Republic; and earned a Master Optician Certification in Warsaw, Poland. In the 70’s Michael and Stephen Cohen of CC Systems opened a wholesale optical lab in Toronto, Canada.

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