Confused By Cataracts? 4 Questions To Ask


Classified as a clouding of the lens, cataracts can affect the way your eye looks, but also your overall quality of vision. Unfortunately, many patients who have cataracts will go blind. As a matter of fact, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Therefore, proper understanding of this eye condition is imperative. This guide will give you a few questions to ask about cataracts. Who Is at Risk for Developing Cataracts?

3 September 2019

3 Essential Rules For New Contact Lenses Users


If you just got your first pair of contact lenses, it is important that you understand and adopt healthy habits for taking care of your contacts. If you don't learn how to properly care for your contacts, you put yourself at risk of developing an eye infection. Here are  three essential rules for new contact lenses users that will help you take care of your new contact lenses and that will help ensure that your eyes stay healthy.

4 August 2016

Is Your 10-Year-Old Really Ready To Start Wearing Contacts? 4 Signs He Or She Is


You may think that your son or daughter looks absolutely adorable in glasses, but he or she despises them. That's one reason that your child has been begging you to allow him or her to get contacts. However, your child is only 10 years old and you just don't see this as being old enough. Well, according to one study, your child is more than old enough. It found that children as young as eight are responsible enough to have contacts.

1 August 2016

Don't Ignore Chronic Eye Dryness!


Do your eyes often feel dry and scratchy? Maybe they turn a bit red and get itchy at times. It's easy to ignore these symptoms and tell yourself to suck it up. But doing so would be a mistake. Chronic dryness sometimes has a more concerning cause. There can be negative consequences if you ignore it, and it's not nearly as hard to treat as you may imagine. The causes of chronic eye dryness.

27 July 2016

Three Things To Consider When Choosing Your First Pair Of Glasses


If you feel that you are having difficulty seeing, it is important to go to an eye doctor for an eye exam as soon as possible. Straining your eyes can cause you to develop headaches because your eyes will be working so hard to be able to see the things you need to see on a daily basis. When you go in for the appointment, the doctor will let you know if you need vision correction or not.

25 July 2016

When Should You Have Your Autistic Child's Vision Tested?


If your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may struggle with even routine medical appointments, making successful or fruitful vision and dental screenings seem like a pipe dream. Unfortunately, undiagnosed vision issues could cause problems with your child's ability to input and digest information, potentially compromising any therapeutic treatment and educational methods you pursue. What can you do to accurately test your child's vision without triggering a meltdown?

17 July 2016

What Procedures Can Done If You Have Glaucoma?


Being diagnosed with glaucoma may be a surprise, but you might have had blurry vision and pain for some time. If you are told by your optometrist that your glaucoma tests have come back positive, they may suggest the following procedures to decrease the fluid and lower pressure inside your eye that has resulted in this condition.   Cycloablation The first procedure that might work for you is referred to as cycloablation.

12 July 2016

4 Things You Can Do Around The House To Improve The Health Of Your Eyes


The environment you live in has a significant impact on the health of your eyes and the condition of your vision. If you're looking for ways to improve your eye health, perhaps your first step should be to take a critical look around your home.  The following are four things you can do around the house that will create a living environment that's more conducive to healthy eyes and good vision:

7 July 2016

What Every Adult Needs to Know About Ocular Melanoma


When you hear the word "melanoma," you probably think of skin cancer. However, melanoma is a cancer of the melanin-producing cells, and these cells are found not only in your skin but also at the back of your eye. This means that in addition to protecting yourself from melanoma of the skin, you also need to take steps to protect yourself from ocular melanoma. Here's what you need to know about this serious eye cancer.

7 July 2016

Are Contacts Necessary After LASIK?


The ideal result following LASIK surgery is that you no longer need contact lenses to see. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which eye contacts are still necessary. If you are having vision problems following surgery or your optometrist has recommended contacts, here is what you need to know.  Why Do You Need Contacts? LASIK surgery is designed to reshape the cornea so that light that enters into the eye is properly focused on your retina.

6 July 2016