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
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
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
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