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
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
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
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
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
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
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