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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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