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Dr. Heath Gilbert, Optometrist, Evaluates Microsun Light

Dr. Heath Gilbert is an Optometrist in Dayton, Ohio who graduated with his Doctorate in Optometry from The Ohio State University and currently practices at the Dayton Optometric Center.  He has served as president of the Miami Valley Society of Optometrists and also consults with the Dayton Veterans Administration.

As we age, it is inevitable that we will experience some level of vision loss.  As an optometrist, Dr. Gilbert is very aware of the issues associated with those of us who live with vision loss. He has a Microsun lamp in his low-vision rehabilitation practice and sees his patients benefit from Microsun.  According to Dr. Gilbert, most patients who read an eye chart under a Microsun lamp  can see 1-2 lines beneath where they typically read with standard light. He also notes that people are better able to read even poorly printed materials like magazines, etc. under the clarity of Microsun light.

Watch the video above to hear Dr. Gilbert talk about age-related vision loss and Microsun light.  You can see the difference that 8x better, brighter light will make in your own home or office.  Like Dr. Gilbert’s patients, you will also enjoy the benefit of improved quality of life when you choose a Microsun lamp.

The lamp shown in the video is a  Microsun Solis with swing arm extended, allowing brilliant Microsun light to be directed downward towards your paper, book, etc. for optimal lighting efficiency.

 

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Does Reading in Low Light Harm Your Eyes?

Since we were young, our parents have warned us to make sure we have plenty of light when we read.  As a child, I often disregarded that warning, choosing post-bedtime undercover reading by flashlight.  Back then, it wasn’t a strain to read under poor lighting…

Dayton area optometrist Heath Gilbert demonstrates the brightness of Microsun light on reading materials.

However, as we age, it’s time we once again listen to mom and dad who wanted us have the right light when we read.

Do your eyes get tired?  Are you fatigued and finding it hard to focus when you read for extended periods of time?  If so, then you need more light. We always recommend regular eye examinations and proper medical treatment; however, you will often see marked improvement simply by ensuring that you have the light you need.

Microsun lamps are 8x brighter than standard lamps, optimized to help you do what you love for longer, with reduced eye strain and less fatigue.  Read longer, under better light with Microsun.

 

“Your lamps have dramatically improved my ability to read fine print in newspapers. Perfect.”  -James S.

PREVENTING AND TREATING EYESTRAIN  Although eyestrain isn’t permanent, it can be uncomfortable. The first line of defense against eyestrain is to have regular vision screening examinations to ensure that your eyes are healthy and also to monitor for vision changes….Wearing your glasses or contacts as directed and reading under better lighting conditions should resolve most of your eyestrain symptoms.

Source: Reading In Low Light May Harm Your Eyes : Silverstein Eye Centers

If you need more light, Microsun can help.   We have many different lamp styles to choose from, all with brilliant Microsun light.

Originally customized for the Library of Congress, this brass and faux leather design is our best selling desk lamp. Lamp shown in black.  Also available in brown faux leather or aged cherry hardwood.  We also have matching floor lamps.  

The light from a Microsun is a natural feeling as the sun itself, and you will find yourself being able to do what you love for longer, under better, brighter light!

Give us a call (937-552-2424) – We love to talk about our light!

Quilt happy with a better light

Nora McFarlane is a long arm quilter and fabric artist who couldn’t work without her Microsun Lamp. She’s used an Ottlite in the past, but now wouldn’t work without her Microsun lamp. She has two Microsun lamps in her studio, where she invited us to film. We met her through the Paducah Quilt Show where she wowed people with her innovative and beautiful works of art.

If you are involved in quilting, fabric painting, long arm quilting and you are looking for a way to reduce eye strain, get better color rendition and be able to thread a needle without a pair of readers, you will be much happier with a Microsun lamp. The Solis is one of our most popular lights for quilters, with a swing arm to help bring the light right over your work surface. The heavy base, makes sure that the lamp will not tip over. While an Ottlite may seem like a good choice, with it’s “flexible” arm, you’d need 8 Ottlites to equal the output of a single Microsun.

Watch Nora compare the Microsun lamp to the Ottlite in this video

When it comes to any kind of crafting, Microsun will help you enjoy what you love for longer.

 

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Age Related Vision Issues May Start Earlier Than You Think…

Do you tilt your newspaper or book towards the window when trying to read the small print?  Are your glasses coming off when you attempt to decipher the numbers on your credit card?

You may be one of millions who are experiencing what it means to have aging eyes, and people are feeling these effects as early as their 40’s.   It’s recommended that you have regular vision checks and maintain a healthy lifestyle to stay on top of any problems needing medical treatment.

For many, dealing with the struggles of aging eye can be as simple as making small changes to have a big impact on your quality of life.

Need for more light. As you age, you need more light to see as well as you used to. Brighter lights in your work area or next to your reading chair will help make reading and other close-up tasks easier.

You’ll want to have the best light you can.  This means light optimized for  less glare and more clarity to ease the strain on your eyes.

As we age, the lens of our eyes starts to lose the transparency and become clouded, so you will want to look for lighting that will compensate for these changes in your eyes,and enhance those spectral colors that we tend to have more difficulty seeing as we age.

Choosing proper lighting is one of the easiest and best changes you can make as you live with the aging process and how it affects your vision.  Quality lighting is essential to ease your eye strain and tension headaches, while enabling you to do what you love for longer.

Source: Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age

If you are in the market for better light or have questions about how to best meet your lighting needs, please drop us a note and we’ll be happy to help.  [email protected]

Don’t tattoo in the dark. Get a Microsun

Brian Brenner, owner of Truth and Triumph Tattoo in Dayton Ohio has been tattooing for a couple of decades. When you are spending hours focusing on your art, being able to see without strain is critical. After he tried the Microsun Solis task lamp, with its long swing arm, he was hooked. It’s not so much as what he sees when he’s using it, but now, when he works without it- he misses it. Now he wouldn’t work without it.

He has the optional black shade on his, you can add your own stickers. If you don’t believe Brian, try it for yourself, risk free for 30 days.

The true full spectrum light of the Microsun lamp will be like working in sunshine.

 

Pottery painting is easier with a Microsun lamp

At Creative Cottage Ceramics in Dayton Ohio, the serious ceramic artists gather around the Microsun Solis crafting lamp to do their painting. Its true full spectrum light eases eye strain and allows people like Sherry Kurtz to work longer and enjoy her craft.

Sherry has been painting greenware for over thirty years. Her goal is to paint her projects to look as close to real as possible. She uses a lot of dry brush technique to bring out the details and create that faux fantastic feel to her projects.

She’s using a Microsun Solis with its swing arm extended over her workspace.

 

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