Many people who have excellent vision during their childhood and early adult years may find themselves in need of corrective lenses at some point during their lifetime. However, the actual point at which prescription glasses or contact lenses become necessary can be very different for each person. In fact, even the symptoms that signal the need for corrective lenses can vary. If you have had good vision in the past but now wonder if you might be experiencing vision issues that will need to be addressed, here are some of the common signs.
26 December 2019
When it comes to picking out glasses, once you know your prescription from your eye doctor, its all about style. You want your glasses to help you see, and you want your glasses to allow you to look good while you are wearing them. If you want to the next pair of glasses you choose to look stylish while being functional, look for oversized glasses, tortoise shell glasses, and thick rimmed glasses.
2 July 2019
Dry eyes can be extremely uncomfortable. They can cause blurred vision, pain, and irritation. If you experience dry eyes, you shouldn't ignore it. Left untreated, excessive dryness can actually cause damage to your corneas. Here are four ways you can treat your dry eyes: 1. Use eye drops. If you experience only occasional dryness in your eyes, over the counter eye drops may be all you need. These drops are made of saline and preservatives, and they help by providing extra lubrication for your eyes.
24 February 2019
Some people can see well right after eye surgery, while it may take others days or even weeks to see like normal again. No matter how long it takes for you to see well again after having cataract surgery, there are a few things you can do to make the recovery process more comfortable overall. Consider using one or more of the following suggestions. Keep Your Eye Covered It's important to keep the eye that was worked on covered in some way for the first week or so after surgery.
17 November 2018
If you've never seen an eye doctor before, there's a lot of new things you'll be experiencing. Eye doctors use specialized equipment and technology to examine every facet of your eye to ensure that your vision is healthy. One of these tests examines the pressure in your eyes. Here's what you can expect from your first eye pressure test. Why It's Performed Eye pressure is a very important component of your eyes.
28 August 2018
Has your child been asking to trade in his or her eyeglasses for contact lenses? As a parent, you may be a bit skeptical about letting your child do this. Whether or not this is a good decision lies in how responsible your child is and your child's current level of maturity. Read on to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of contacts for children as well as how to know if your child is ready to made the switch.
26 June 2018
Getting anything in your eyes that isn't supposed to be there can be painful and annoying, but toxic substances are downright dangerous. Whether it's something as common as household cleaning solution or something more unusual, it's important to know in advance how to care for your eyes if something dangerous gets in them. Prepare yourself by reading this simple guide. Read the Directions The very first thing you should do in these instances is to read any directions the product has on it.
10 April 2018
If you are sick of putting in contacts every morning or always wearing glasses that fog up or get bumped on things, then you may be thinking of LASIK surgery. However, a lot of patients approach this surgery with apprehension until they either go through it or have a friend who does so. After all, having a laser aimed at your eyes does sound scary! Thankfully, most of the concerns about LASIK are unfounded.
10 February 2018
Are you the parent of a child in elementary school? Do you know how to tell if your child is in need of glasses? The younger your child is, the less likely he or she is to be able to tell you that his or her vision is in need of correction. He or she may simply think that what he or she is seeing is normal when, in actuality, it is in serious need of correction.
15 November 2017
It can be hard to know when your vision is starting to go out. Often your vision will start to fail so slowly that you will not realize that it is happening. You may notice that you need to sit closer to your computer, or that you are having a hard time ordering food off a menu. These are all signs that point to your eyes changing. The good news is that optometrists will be able to fit you with the right contact lenses or glasses.
13 July 2017