5 Things People With Lupus Need To Know About Cataracts


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

Researchers Find Smartphone Screen Time Associated With Dry Eye Syndrome In Children


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

Comparing Contact Lenses And Laser Eye Surgery


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