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3 Things Athletes Need To Know About Vitreous Detachment

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You can injure many parts of your body playing sports, including your eyes. One eye injury that you may suffer during your sports career is vitreous detachment. Here are three things you need to know about this eye injury. How does vitreous detachment occur? Your vitreous is the gel-like filling inside your eyeball. Your vitreous is attached to your retina, a light-sensitive tissue in the very back of your eye. In response to trauma, the vitreous can partially detach itself from the retina.

19 November 2015

3 Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes When Wearing Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses are a simple solution for improving your vision. They are a great alternative to bulky glasses but come with their own host of problems if they are not used properly. Contact lenses work best when the eyes are properly lubricated or moist. If your eyes dry out while wearing your contact lenses, this will lead to discomfort and irritation. The tears in your eyes act as a barrier between the contact lens and your actual eyeball.

5 November 2015

Before And After LASIK Surgery: Tips For Your Recovery

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What you do before and after LASIK surgery can have great bearing on how long it takes for you to recover. Following the procedure, your doctor could monitor you for up to six months. Here are some tips on what you can do before and after surgery to help your recovery.  Before LASIK In the few weeks prior to having LASIK, it is important that you stop wearing your contacts. The lenses can affect the shape of your cornea, which could change the measurements that were initially taken when you were assessed for the procedure.

17 October 2015

Empowering Your Teen With Contact Lenses

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Young adults can begin wearing contact lenses in their early teens, but this doesn't mean that this should be taken lightly. Contact lenses come with a level of responsibility that you need to ensure that your teenager can handle. If your teen wears glasses and would like to try out contacts, work with our optometrist to understand the risks and responsibilities for contacts. Here are four tips to get your teen ready for contact lenses and to assess if they can handle the care that comes with this.

31 August 2015

3 Tips To Help You Avoid Eye Cataracts

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As you age, changes happen to your body and you may experience eye problems. One common problem is a cataract, which occurs when part of your lens becomes cloudy in certain areas, interfering with your vision. However, cataracts are not inevitable; here are some things you can do to avoid cataracts in your eyes. Eat an Eye-Healthy Diet While you may already know that you're supposed to be eating lean meats, grains, vegetables and fruits, you may not know that certain foods are better than others for good eye health.

16 July 2015

Considering Your Corrective Vision Options

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Corrective vision options continue to change and evolve, allowing anyone who suffers from degrading or poor vision several ways to address it. Corrective lenses, in the form of glasses or contacts, and vision correction surgery both allow you to resolve vision issues, but there are benefits and drawbacks to each. If your vision seems to be getting worse, knowing more about these options can help you make a more informed decision, and select a course of treatment that works for you.

30 June 2015

First Your Eyesight Got Bad And Now You Have Cataracts? Modern Cataract Surgery Can Fix Them Both

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Until recently, having cataract surgery would fix the problem of a lens that was occluded, causing you to have vision that was cloudy or blurry. If you wore glasses for other vision problems, the surgery did not help. However, in 2003 multifocal and accommodating intraocular lenses were created. If used to replace your natural lens your vision can be restored to near perfect. If you are going to have cataract surgery and have other vision problems, here are some options you have to correct the problem and keep you from needing to wear glasses:

1 May 2015

What Are The Three Methods To Treat Glaucoma?

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If you've been diagnosed with glaucoma, or fear you might have the condition, then it is helpful to understand the treatments. Glaucoma will often lead to blindness. This is because the condition causes an increase in fluid pressure in the eye. This damages the nerve endings. In fact, glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness in the United States.  The condition cannot be cured, only treated. Here are the main methods used to treat the problem.

28 April 2015

3 Treatments For Children With Strabismus

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The eyes are supposed to work as a team and focus on the same object at the same time, but sometimes, kids aren't able to do this. Only one of their eyes will focus on the object they want to look at, while the other eye will point in a completely different direction. Optometrists call this condition strabismus, but you might know it as crossed eyes. Here are three ways that it can be treated.

24 April 2015

Common Questions About Eye Issues Answered

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Taking care of your eyes is a task that you may have a habit of neglecting. While there are numerous issues that your eyes can experience, many of these problems can be diagnosed and treated before they become too severe by making sure that you undergo your routine eye examine. Yet, this is an area personal care that many people do not fully understand. By learning more about eye exams, you will be able to better understand the valuable services that eye doctors provide, as well as what to expect during your next eye examination.

20 April 2015