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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.


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.


Managing and Treating Glaucoma

January 18, 2021

In most cases, glaucoma develops slowly and over a period of years, although there is a specific type of glaucoma that appears suddenly. Whichever type you are diagnosed with, prompt treatment is essential if you are to avoid permanent vision loss. Here’s what you need to know about some of the treatments that may be recommended to you to help manage and treat your glaucoma.


Treating Keratoconus with Scleral Lenses

December 31, 2020

Have you been experiencing eye redness, swelling, and light sensitivity? Is your vision slightly blurred and distorted? If so, you may be experiencing the early onset of keratoconus. This is a progressive eye condition that occurs when your cornea thins out, weakens, and bulges like a cone. As you know, the cornea acts as the outermost lens of your eye. The change in corneal shape causes the light rays entering your eye to become out of focus. This makes everyday tasks, such as reading and driving, difficult.


Candidates for Orthokeratology

December 9, 2020

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is a revolutionary new method of treating progressive refractive eye conditions and preventing them from getting gradually more severe. This treatment is based upon the use of special gas-permeable contact lenses that work by reshaping the cornea, which is the front surface covering the front of the eye. This changes the way that light is refracted by the cornea, ensuring it is focused more accurately onto the retina rather than in front of behind it. This enables our brains to interpret a clear, concise image rather than one which is blurred and out of focus


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