Your optometrist will examine your vision to determine if you need glasses or contacts, but these exams are also beneficial for your underlying eye health. Even though you may not have actual symptoms, certain conditions may be affecting your optical health and vision. An estimated 20.5 million people have cataracts. However, most people are not really familiar with this common eye disorder. Here are a few interesting facts you need to know regarding cataracts.
16 February 2018
Vision problems can be a serious problem for anyone to encounter. Unfortunately, it is a problem that can take many different shapes and forms. In particular, a detached retina can be a very serious problem that will need to be addressed as soon as possible. Otherwise, it could be possible for the detachment to become severe enough to result in a total loss of vision. What Would Cause Your Retina To Detach?
27 September 2017
Contact lenses are convenient, easy to use and safe when used as recommended. However, there are some things you will want to do while wearing them in order to keep from hurting your eyes. All of these things are simple and easy and don't require any special skills or precautions. Here are three things to do to keep your eyes safe when wearing contacts. Don't wear them overnight or for multiple nights:
19 July 2017
After cataract surgery, many people will go on to wear glasses. However, it's not a given you will need glasses after your surgery. Several factors will determine your need for glasses. Why People May Need Glasses after Cataract Surgery Near the end of your recovery from surgery, it's possible you will need glasses. Cataract surgery will help to restore your distance vision; this may leave you still needing reading glasses or computer glasses.
12 May 2017
Lupus is a type of autoimmune disease that leads to swelling and damage throughout the body, including the tissues of the eyes. There are many different eye conditions that affect people with lupus, including cataracts. Here's what you need to know about this serious eye problem. What are cataracts? Cataracts are a common vision problem; they affect about 2.5 million Canadians. The cornea is the lens in the front of your eye. Sometimes, the cornea can become cloudy, which makes your pupil look milk-colored, instead of black.
10 June 2015
If your child has been complaining about sore, gritty-feeling eyes, you might have assumed this is occurring due to one of the common vision problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. You plan to make an appointment with an eye doctor so your youngster can have a vision test and eye exam. Another possible problem that many parents are unaware of is dry eye syndrome. A child's eyes can become chronically dry and tired because of excessive time focusing on electronic screens.
5 March 2015
As medical science progresses, the number of alternatives to traditional eyeglasses grows. Two of the most common alternatives, contact lenses and laser eye surgery, both provide corrected vision without having to wear anything on your face. However, both offer vastly different benefits over each other. Knowing the differences between these two vision correction services can help you decide which one is best for you. Contact Lenses Contact lenses provide corrected vision by placing a small plastic lens over your eye.
4 March 2015