Getting Your Eyes Checked For Serious Problems

The Advantages of Monovision

28 July

Once you turn 40, you may almost immediately notice that reading anything at a normal distance becomes difficult. When you read the paper, you may hold it at arm’s length and squint, much to the amusement of your children. Your eye doctor may well recommend bifocal glasses or contact lenses to address this problem.  Although […]

3 Common Eye Diseases That Affect The Elderly

10 May

As you grow older, your body will begin to lose much of the strength that it once had. It will also be unable to fight and stave off disease as well as it did in your youth. Among the many parts of the body that will be affected are your eyes, which is why it […]

Optometrist Or Optical Lab: Whether To Get Your Glasses In Person Or From An Independent Lab

31 March

If you’re in the market for new glasses, frames and all, and you’re going to use a prescription that’s still current but that was issued a few months ago, you have a choice between going back to your optometrist or ordering from an independent lab that offers a selection of frames. Each option has advantages, […]

When Eye Drops Don’T Help: Better Solutions For Chronically Dry Eyes

15 January

When your eyes are feeling a bit dry, an easy solution is to reach for some lubricating eye drops. But what about when the eye drops only help for a few minutes? What should you do when your eyes still feel dry, day after day, whether or not you use the eye drops? Don’t go […]

What Do The Numbers On A Contacts Prescription Mean?

11 January

Once you have your prescription for contacts, there are several places from which you can choose to purchase them. To make the best decision about your contacts, it is ideal to know the basics of the information on the prescription. Before ordering your new contacts, here is what you need to know about your prescription. […]

Eye Makeup: A Common Cause Of Eye Infection

08 January

The use of eye makeup can make your eyes prettier and more noticeable, but it also can be the source of a nasty eye infection. The Food and Drug Administration reports that each year there are women who are either temporarily or permanently blinded as the result of infections caused by eye makeup. Bacteria, fungi, […]

What Eye Conditions Can LASIK Treat?

07 January

LASIK surgery is a popular eye surgery that can result in corrected vision for patients. However, LASIK does not work in every situation. If you are considering LASIK, it is important to understand the limitations of the procedure and whether or not you would be a good candidate.  Does LASIK Correct Amblyopia? Amblyopia, or lazy […]

Domino Effect: 3 Ways Your Eyes Are Impacted By Autoimmune Diseases

05 January

The systemic inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases can cause damage to any organ or organ system in the body. One overlooked organ is the eyes, which can be especially vulnerable to damage. Diligence regarding your vision screenings can help you minimize your risks and catch problems early. Side Effects From Medications Medications commonly used in […]

What Do Those Numbers Mean? How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

04 January

If you’ve been to the optometrist and are told you need glasses, you probably received a complicated-looking prescription. The prescription may look like a bunch of strange numbers and abbreviations that looks like a mathematical formula. However, it’s actually not complicated to figure out what these numbers mean and how they relate to your vision. […]