3 Reasons To Get Contact Lenses


If you've been told that your vision could use some help and are now currently debating between getting glasses or contact lenses, you will have a lot to think about. Glasses certainly do come with some conveniences such as being able to just quickly throw them on as soon as you wake up without having to find a mirror first. Glasses also don't require much maintenance other than a quick wipe with a cloth now and then.

6 July 2016

Sunglasses Trends For 2016


With more and more international designers adding eyeglass frames to their design lines, the fashion in sunglasses changes as quickly as other styles do. Here are some of the most popular trends for sunglasses showing up on runways for this summer. Cat Eye Sunglasses Cat eye glasses began as a trendy item, but they've been brought back so many times they're almost a staple. This year, though, they're exaggerated, oversized, and bright with color.

5 July 2016

How Lutein And Zeaxanthin Can Protect Your Eyes


There are numerous eye problems you can develop over time, but two common ones are cataracts and macular degeneration. If you want to prevent developing either of these, you may want to start taking better care of your eyes right now. One way to do this is to begin taking lutein and zeaxanthin, which are both supplements known for offering protection for the eyes. Here are several things you should know about these supplements and your eye health.

4 July 2016

How Do The Services Of Optometrists, Ophthalmologists And Opticians Differ?


Just like it is important to get regular check-ups with your family physician, it is also important to have regular check-ups performed by an eye doctor. This will help ensure your vision remains strong and that you receive the proper treatment if problems arise. Both optometrists and opticians play important roles in helping patients maintain the best vision possible. These are the different types of services that optometrists and opticians provide.

30 June 2016

3 Ways To Ensure Your Contact Lenses Remain Safe For Your Eyes


Contact lenses offer effective vision correction without changing your appearance in a negative way. In fact, some contact lenses are used to enhance the way that you look. Lenses are available in many different colors and can be used to correct multiple vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Even though contact lenses offer many benefits, they can pose a problem if they are not maintained properly. If you are considering exchanging your glasses for contact lenses, you may not know the importance of proper lens care.

27 June 2016

Helpful Tips For Wearing Your First Set Of Eyeglasses


When you visit your optometrist and they mention you are in need of corrective eyewear, it can be a little frustrating at first. However, once you get used to them, you may soon love wearing your glasses. Even if you want to eventually wear contact lenses, you should still start with eyeglasses to get accustomed to wearing them. There will be times when you can't wear your contacts and will need glasses, so get a pair regardless.

16 June 2016

Eye Color Can Increase Your Risk Of Eye Cancer And Age-Related Eye Disease


Did you know that having blue eyes puts you at increased risk of eye cancers and certain other eye diseases? But just because you have light-colored eyes or other known risk factors doesn't mean that you will develop eye problems. Still, it's important to know the risk factors and what precautionary steps, including getting regular eye exams, you can take to identify potential problems in the early stages. Eye Cancer

14 June 2016

Seeing Clearly: What To Expect Before, During, And After Cataract Surgery


If you have cataracts, you're not alone. As many as 20.5 million Americans over age 40 suffer from the eye cloudiness and loss of vision having cataracts can cause, and 50% of people over 80 suffer from this condition as well. The good news about having cataracts is that the condition is relatively harmless and merely causes double, cloudy, or loss of vision over time. The bad news is that some cataracts become so severe or life-altering that they require surgery.

11 June 2016

Preparing For Lasik Eye Surgery? 4 Things To Avoid During The Recovery Period


If you're going to be having Lasik eye surgery to correct your vision, you want to make sure you're prepared for the recovery. Knowing what you can and can't do during your recovery period will help you avoid post-operative complications. To prevent complications, here are four things you shouldn't do while you're recovering from Lasik eye surgery. Don't Shower While you're recovering from surgery, it's important that you keep water and personal hygiene products out of your eyes.

10 June 2016