Noting The Differences Between Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, And Opticians


It can be quite annoying having to tell the difference between those that have to deal with the health of your eyes. An ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician all deal with very distinct aspects of your eyes, and all require different levels of training. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn the differences between the three professions. Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is a person who has studies and specialized in osteopathy.

15 March 2016

Knowing What To Do When Your Child Has Pink Eye


If you have a child, chances are that at some point you will have to deal with pink eye and visits to the eye doctor to help combat the condition. Also known as conjunctivitis, it is a common condition among youngsters in daycare and grade school. However, you do not have to be resigned to letting your child suffer from conjunctivitis if you take precautions to help prevent it and learn how to detect early symptoms.

16 February 2016

5 Ways To Have Better Eyesight


There are many things that can contribute to the decline of your vision. However, there are also ways you can work to decrease this from happening to you. It's important to know the things you should do and the things you should avoid for having the best vision possible. By knowing specific ways to protect your vision, this can aid you having a higher quality of life for years to come.

7 January 2016

Eye Strain: Opting For Contact Lenses For Astigmatism


Is the constant strain on your eyes beginning to stress you out? If you avoid making an eye doctor appointment because you don't intend on wearing glasses, your eye problem can get worse. Discover below the ease of getting your vision problem properly diagnosed so you can get a prescription for contact lenses and not have to wear eyeglasses. What Is Involved with a Vision Examination? The eye examination for contact lenses will be completely comfortable for you because there is no pain involved, and your eyes will basically be diagnosed for what is called astigmatism.

15 December 2015

3 Things Athletes Need To Know About Vitreous Detachment


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


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


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


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


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


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