September 2, 2021Are there times when you are staring at a blank wall or the sky and notice little shapes floating in front of your eyes? Do these somewhat unclear shapes look like dusk stuck on the lens of a camera? When you try to blink them away or look somewhere else, they are still there. If this is happening to you, you are experiencing eye floaters.
August 31, 2021The health of your eyes is important, and so is choosing the right kind of eye doctor. The terms optometrist and ophthalmologist are often confusing. These health care professionals differ in their training and specializations. This article provides a clearer understanding of the differences between optometrists and ophthalmologists.
July 14, 2021Taking care of your child’s eye health is very important. Regular checkups will help detect any eye issues that the child may be experiencing. Pediatric eye exams involve an assessment of the child’s vision and eye health.
June 11, 2021Millions of people wear corrective lenses, and many wish they did not have to wear contacts or glasses. You may have been using them for reading or need them for daily wear. Of course, if you break your glasses or lose a contact lens, you could be in for a world of hurt. With LASIK, you could completely change your dependence on lenses and take back your life.
May 27, 2021Nearsighted and farsighted issues are opposites. When you are nearsighted, you can see objects better close up. If you’re farsighted, it’s easier to see farther distances. In other words, it might be easy to read a book but difficult to read a highway sign if you’re nearsighted and precisely opposite if you’re farsighted.
April 30, 2021So many people think that if their vision isn't that bad, they don't need regular eye exams. But eye problems don't always affect the vision—at least, not right away. Eye doctors look for so much more than vision changes during an exam. They will want to know about health changes in other parts of the body, which can also affect eye health.
March 31, 2021As if the stress of daily life weren’t enough to deteriorate your vision, the pandemic happened. The National Eye Institute acknowledges studies indicating that COVID-19 particulates can enter your conjunctiva. This mucous membrane lines the outside of the eye and the inside of the eyelid. From there, the virus replicates. Now that the pandemic has entered its second year of devastation, everyone needs to pay even more attention to optic health. If you want to find out how to care for your eyes and vision in 2021, here’s what you should know.
February 17, 2021How much time do you spend looking at digital screens? If the last year is anything to go by, your use of screens has almost certainly increased. Whether for work or play, to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues to do basic day to day tasks like banking and paying bills, we rely on digital devices more than ever. While they certainly make life more convenient, their prolonged use can also have a profound effect on our vision and our quality of life. This is known as digital eye strain.
January 31, 2021Glaucoma is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. According to estimates, this condition affects about four million people in the U.S. alone. Many people who have glaucoma do not even know they have it. This is because the condition usually has no symptoms until the latter stages. This is one of the reasons why glaucoma awareness is important.