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 […]
Category: Eye Conditions
Can an Optometrist Diagnose Glaucoma?
Optometrists go through significant training to become experts on eyes and eye-related issues. They are trained and qualified to diagnose many eye conditions or diseases, glaucoma included. In addition to diagnosing, they can also treat many of these same diseases. If they can’t perform the treatment, they can refer their patients to other doctors with […]
What Does it Mean if You’re Nearsighted?
Nearsightedness, or “myopia,” affects nearly 40% of the US population. It is one of the most common eye conditions in the world. Like other refractive errors, myopia causes objects at a certain distance to become blurry. Controlling the effects of myopia is crucial in ensuring that your vision remains clear. If you are experiencing myopia, […]
Frequently Asked Questions About Corneal Reshaping
Corneal reshaping is a highly-effective method of myopia control. Through a pair of specialty contact lenses, we can significantly reduce the rate at which your child’s myopia progresses. Parents usually have questions about corneal reshaping, and that’s only natural. As a parent, it’s your job to get all the information you can before making a […]
How Myopia Threatens Your Child’s Vision
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision issue for today’s kids. In fact, the World Health Organization has recorded a large spike in myopia over the recent years. This condition worsens as children get older because the refractive error grows larger as the child grows larger. As a result, children often need a very strong […]
What’s Causing Your Blurry Vision?
If you’re suffering from blurry vision, it could be due to a number of different reasons. Some causes of blurry vision are quite serious, but a vast majority of causes are relatively harmless and can be easily corrected. Read on to find more information about specific causes of vision that is less-than-clear. The Most Common […]
Preparing Eyes For Seasonal Allergies
What Are Seasonal Allergies? Seasonal allergies develop when your immune system feels like it is sensitive to debris or pollen in the air. Though you may be allergic to something in the air, it doesn’t mean other people are! Often times the reactions to seasonal allergies vary between individuals. Most people don’t realize that new […]
Avoiding Common Eye Diseases
Eye diseases can start slow and develop damage over time. When it comes to eye conditions like cataracts, often times there are not a lot of options for preventing the changes. Effects on your vision can be permanent and sometimes debilitating depending on the intensity and stage of development. Staying informed on the most common […]