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Preventing Dry Eyes

April 30, 2021

Dry eye syndrome is as common as it is irritating. It can sneak up on you even if you have the healthiest of eyes. Made up of water, mucus, and fatty oils, tears are essential to keep your eyes clean and perfectly hydrated. Therefore, you are likely to experience some discomfort when your body is unable to produce tears properly.

What Are the Best Contact Lenses to Wear?

April 30, 2021

There are many options patients can choose to correct vision problems. Contact lenses are a common choice — more than 45 million Americans wear contacts. They can be a versatile vision correction option used alone or in tandem with a pair of eyeglasses.

Diagnosing and Treating Diabetic Eye Diseases

April 28, 2021

When a doctor diagnoses a person with diabetes, he or she will often discuss that person’s blood sugar. Blood sugar is very important, but other parts of the body can change, including the eyes. Many diseases can develop in the eyes and damage a diabetic person’s vision. Vision loss does not have to be an inevitable outcome of diabetes.

Preventing and Treating Eye Allergies

April 27, 2021

Allergic conjunctivitis is the medical term for eye allergy. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, this is a non-infectious type of conjunctivitis. It happens when the membrane covering the conjunctiva (membrane around the eye) becomes watery, inflamed, itchy, and red. If you want to find out how to prevent and treat eye allergies, here’s what you should know. 

Does Myopia Worsen With Age

March 31, 2021

Young adults typically have healthy eyes and good vision. As you age, your eyes change, and your vision becomes affected. Myopia develops during childhood due to its longer axial length. This causes an inability to see distant objects. It is, therefore, essential to know how myopia affects your vision as you age.

Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

February 28, 2021

When shopping for eyeglasses, there are a zillion options from which to pick. Each pair may have an interesting feature that draws you to it. But, if you go by all these unique features, you may end up purchasing dozens of them.

Value of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

February 17, 2021

Children require routine assessments from the moment they are born. This assessment is done monthly during their early days to track their growth progress. As they grow older, these exams become advanced. Routine eye exams are important for children. A good vision is vital for the growth and development of children. Early eye exams for children help to detect vision problems in good time. Children’s vision changes rapidly because they are at a rapid growth age. Here are reasons routine eye exams for children are very important.

Tips for Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome

January 31, 2021

Computer vision syndrome is a combination of symptoms that result from extended use of digital screen devices. Many people spend a lot of time on their computers, smartphones, and tablets. After a while, they start to experience eyestrain, headaches, and dry eye. Their vision may also blur, and they may have pain in the shoulder and neck.

Diagnosing and Care for Macular Degeneration

January 31, 2021

If you’ve noticed that your central vision is changing, it could be that you have developed macular generation. Have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist or optometrist to be sure and to start treatment. Early intervention delays some symptoms or reduces their severity.

Atropine Eye Drops for Myopia Management

January 30, 2021

Myopia or nearsightedness is a refractive error due to changes in the structure of your eye. It develops when your cornea is too curved or your eyeball is too long, causing light that enters into your eye not to focus correctly. Instead of focusing directly on the retina, light entering your eyes focuses in front of it. This makes distant objects appear blurry. Sadly, myopia is an irreversible, progressive condition.

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