Three Common Concerns About LASIK


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

3 Vital Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses


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

A Simple Visit To The Optometrist


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

Does Having Diabetes Disqualify People From Having Lasik Surgery?


While Lasik can significantly improve the eyesight of people suffering from nearsightedness or farsightedness, this procedure is not appropriate for everyone. In particular, Lasik surgery is generally not recommended for people with diabetes. Here are two reasons why and what you can do to overcome these issues. Fluctuating Eye Sight One of the main reasons why an eye doctor may be hesitant to perform Lasik eye surgery on a diabetic patient is because that person's eyesight will fluctuate based on what's happening with their blood sugar level.

13 March 2017

How To Tell If You Need To Wear Eyeglasses


Blurred vision can have a big impact on how well you are able to perform in college. You must be able to see the blackboards and projector screens when the instructors are explaining important information. Blurred vision is usually a sign that you are in need of wearing eyeglasses, but it can point to other medical conditions as well. There are other signs that you can look for that can occur when eyeglasses are needed as well.

17 February 2017

Decreasing The Risk Of Irritated Eyes From Your New Contacts


Whether you are a teen new to the world of vision correction or an adult who desires a change, wearing contact lenses is a great option for improving your vision. While contacts are less visible on your face compared to eyeglasses, wearing and caring for this form of vision correction requires a bit more practice. If you are newly part of the 30 million people in the United States who wear contact lenses, understanding how to clean and care for your contacts and eyes is essential.

18 February 2016

3 Ways To Help Your Child Feel Comfortable In New Glasses


Wearing glasses for the first time can make children feel a little uncomfortable. It changes their look, and invites extra attention from schoolteachers and peers. While the general perception of glasses has shifted over the years, children and adolescents may still feel apprehensive about teasing and name calling. Outlined below are three ways you can help overcome those initial apprehensions and boost your child's confidence. 1. Help Your Child Pick the Right Style

8 February 2016

5 Things You Need To Know About Bacterial Endophthalmitis


Endophthalmitis is a vision-threatening eye condition characterized by inflammation of the inside of the eye. It occurs when microorganisms like fungi, bacteria, or viruses enter your eye. While all types of endophthalmitis are serious, bacterial endophthalmitis is the most severe type. Here are five things you need to know about bacterial endophthalmitis. How do bacteria get inside your eyes? Your eyes are closed structures, but it's still possible for dangerous bacteria to get inside.

8 February 2016

Updating Your Look? Two Things To Think About Before Ordering Specialty Lenses


These days, decorative contacts are all the rage. With celebrities like Lady Gaga wearing them in music videos to make their look more captivating, you might be tempted to change your eye color to something more exotic, or try those popular circle contact lenses that make your pupils look huge. To save time and money, you might even be tempted to order these lenses online instead of heading to the eye doctor.

22 January 2016

Find Relief For Irritation From Your Contact Lenses By Visiting An Eye Doctor


Switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses is not always an easy task. If you recently made the switch and are having discomfort in your eyes, you may want to go back to your eye doctor's office to find out why this is happening. There are numerous possibilities of what might be causing your discomfort, and your eye doctor will help you determine what the problem is. Types of Discomfort Contacts are foreign objects placed in the eyes, and there are times when the eyes can reject these small, clear objects.

25 November 2014