Eye Floaters: What Are They and What Can Be Done?

Are 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.

What's the Difference Between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists?

The 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.

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eyecare

Taking 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. 

Top Benefits of LASIK

Millions 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.

Am I Nearsighted or Farsighted?

Nearsighted 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.

Why Regular Eye Exams Are Important for Eye Health

So 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.

Top Eye Health Tips for 2021

As 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.

What is Digital Eye Strain?

How 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. 

Why Is Glaucoma Awareness Important?

Glaucoma 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.

How Much Is Your Vision Worth?

Many of us are guilty of taking our eyes and vision for granted, and often it isn’t until we experience a problem with them that we realize just how precious they are.

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