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