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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Traditionally, the only way to help solve cataracts involved a high amount of risk. These days, however, there are more advanced technologies that can make the process more precise and with less chance of something going wrong. Here are a few examples of advanced cataract surgeries that can help you if you have problems with cataracts and want as little chance of side effect damage as possible. Ultrasound A cataract refers to what happens when the lens part of your eye becomes clouded.
14 April 2015
Pregnancy is a time of great change -- and if this is your first pregnancy, many of these changes can be very unexpected. During the first trimester, you may notice that your normal food smells or tastes odd, or find yourself clumsily tripping on carpet or missing a step while walking down stairs. Your eyesight is not exempt from this sensory onslaught, and you may begin to feel that you can no longer see clearly with corrective contact lenses, or even have a contact randomly pop out while walking.
10 April 2015