Clear and comfortable vision is important for daily life, but it can be difficult for those with astigmatism. Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurry or distorted vision by affecting the curvature of the cornea or lens. While glasses are a popular solution for astigmatism, many people wonder if they can wear contact lenses. […]
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How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?
Determining Eye Exam Frequency An eye exam is more than a sight test. Routine eye exams are crucial for preventive health care, like a trip to your dentist or a family doctor. But how often should you schedule a comprehensive eye exam? Should adults and seniors have eye exams as frequently as children? More Than […]
Can Eye Strain Cause Headaches?
No one enjoys a headache, especially if they happen regularly. If you experience frequent headaches, could eye strain be the cause? A visit to your eye doctor may help you better understand what’s causing your headaches. Before you reach out to your optometrist, continue reading to learn more about eye strain, including if it can […]
Are Astigmatism and Myopia the Same?
Distinguishing Vision Problems When your optometrist determines your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses at a routine eye exam, many variables can affect your sight. Anything from dry eye to a poor night’s sleep can make your vision blurry or uncomfortable. But significant vision changes are commonly related to refractive errors. While there are 4 […]
Does Myopia Progression Stop After a Certain Age?
If you’ve ever browsed through our comprehensive library of eye care blogs, you’ve probably noticed that our team at the Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs is no stranger to helping patients manage their myopia progression. What makes myopia so important to us is that it often starts developing in children by the time they […]
What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?
A More Versatile Lens If you’ve had issues with contact lenses in the past, you may think that eyeglasses are the only option for your prescription. Standard lenses can indeed be uncomfortable, unstable, and irritating for individuals who need a more out-of-the-box solution. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for clear vision. Thankfully, contact lens technology has […]
Does My Child Need Glasses? 10 Signs to Watch For
Proper development of healthy eyes at a young age greatly impacts your child’s ability to grow and learn. You should know the signs that indicate that your child may need glasses, and if you suspect your child is having problems with their eyesight, it is imperative to book an eye exam for them immediately. If […]
Can My Child Wear Contact Lenses?
I get this question a lot. Parents want to know whether contact lenses are safe for their child. It makes sense. A parent’s job is to protect their kids. And as an optometrist, my job is to educate my patients. That’s why I’ve put together an infographic to answer some of the most common questions […]
Corneal Reshaping: Is It Safe for My Child?
I do a lot of corneal reshaping with my patients. It’s a very effective way to slow myopia’s progression in kids without asking them to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day. But when I introduce the concept of corneal reshaping to parents, I’m usually met with the same question: “is corneal reshaping safe […]
How to Protect Your Child’s Vision Against Myopia Progression