19 October 2021
Cataracts are quite common among the aging population and are the top cause of blindness among Americans. Cataracts form when the lens of your eyes becomes clouded. The eye lens should be transparent as it's the structure that allows light rays to pass onto the retina. So, if the eye lens becomes clouded, it means that you'll have blurred vision, and if left untreated, you'll become blind. While optometrists can correct eye cataracts through surgery, it's still important that you know how to prevent them.
25 May 2021
If your eyes are red, sensitive to bright lights, and are giving you blurry vision, then you probably have a condition called uveitis. This is an inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle layer of the white of your eye. Your eye doctor can diagnose uveitis with a few simple tests, most of which simply involve looking at the eye with a magnifying glass or microscope. Once you're diagnosed, though, how is uveitis treated?
6 December 2019
If you have headaches often, it could be due to your eyes or your vision. If your headaches occur often, especially after work or school, it could be due to eye strain because of your vision. These headaches can make it difficult to concentrate and complete tasks. It can also put a strain in other areas of your life if you aren't able to do anything because your headaches are holding you back.
12 August 2016
The herpes simplex virus-1, or HSV-1, generally causes cold sore blisters around your lips, in your nasal openings, on your face, and sometimes inside your mouth. But the virus can also cause sores, also known as eye herpes or ocular herpes, to develop in, on and around different tissues of your eyes. If you have eye herpes, it's essential that you see an eye doctor for care. Here's more facts about eye herpes and what you can do to treat them.
3 June 2016
If you have always dreamed of not having to wear glasses, then Lasik eye surgery may be something you have thought about. If you feel you are a candidate for this type of eye surgery and have talked to your optometrist about this option, it's time to prepare yourself for the procedure. Here are the things you should do to ensure the greatest success when having this surgery done. Stop wearing contacts
28 April 2016
Kerataconus is a degenerative condition, which causes the cornea of the eye to thin. As it thins, the cornea will start to bulge. While an astigmatism also consists of bulges in the cornea, the bulges resulting from keratocanus are especially irregular. If you have kerataconus, contact lenses and glasses may not be enough to correct your vision completely. In some cases, intacs may be just what you need to get your vision back.
22 February 2016
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a progressive condition that worsens over time. As a result, your child could need a stronger prescription each year to help slow the progression of the condition. If your eye doctor has diagnosed your child with myopia, here is what you need to know. What Is Myopia? Myopia is a condition that causes your child to have trouble seeing objects that are farther away. When your child's cornea is too curved or the eyeball itself is too long, light that enters his or her eye is not correctly focused.
4 February 2016
It seems that prescription eyewear is very expensive when you walk into a store. It seems pretty high for some folded metal and glass. But don't worry—there are ways to save money in store even when you have a difficult prescription. Why Are Store-Bought Prescription Glasses So Expensive? Compare the price you pay in store to what you can buy online and there is often a huge gap. That's because you are paying more for the customer service.
16 December 2015
Many people across the nation are very diligent about taking care of their overall health. As such, they go to their doctor for checkups, immunizations, and when they are not feeling their best to get care and assistance. However, a large number of those same people do not take the same care with their eye health. In fact, there are a great many people who do not ever go to the optometrist until they are dealing with a major problem.
30 November 2015
There is no minimum age at which people can wear contact lenses. If your elementary age or pre-teenage child is pushing for contacts instead of eyeglasses, whether or not he or she should have them is solely up to you. However, there are factors to consider. Before making a decision, here is what you need to know about young people and contacts. Is Your Child Responsible Enough for Contacts? Contact lenses require a great deal of care.