Allergic conjunctivitis, also known as eye allergies, is an auto-immune response that occurs when your eyes come into contact with an irritant. Almost 50 million people in the country are affected by this condition annually, but most are unaware of how to manage it. In today’s post, your Opti-Care optometrist discusses this problem in detail.
As you age, not only does your physical strength decline, but your eyesight does as well. Your diet and lifestyle can have a big effect on the chances of vision problems occurring, which is why it’s important to take care of your eyes while there’s still time.
Common to both children and adults, ptosis, or blepharoptosis, causes the upper eyelid to droop. This eye problem can affect both your eyesight and appearance, most especially if the droop extends toward the entire pupil. In today’s post, your trusted optometrist from Opti-Care explains this eye condition in detail.
Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, can be easily corrected with contact lenses, eyeglasses and different forms of medication. Some eye conditions like low vision, however, can’t be treated using standard eyewear and surgery. To better understand this visual impairment, Opti-Care, an eyeglasses specialist in this area, explains what causes low vision.
A comprehensive eye exam involves an array of tests and procedures aimed at evaluating the visual acuity and overall visual health of the patient. They can be as simple as reading the letters on an eye chart or as complex as using an instrument to look at the eyes’ internal structures. Read on as Opti-Care, your local full-service eye care center, discusses some of the common tests conducted in an eye exam.
Sore eyelids can be caused by infections, allergies, trauma or environmental factors. Fortunately, the condition is usually treatable through home remedies and or prescription medication. Read on as your eye doctor from Opti-Care discusses the various symptoms and treatment options for sore eyelids.
Tears help keep your eyes moist and lubricated, maintaining your visual health and comfort. If you feel like something is stuck in your eye, or if you experience light sensitivity, blurred vision or redness, then you may have dry eyes. When these symptoms appear, it is important that you undergo an eye exam so your doctor can diagnose the condition and offer effective treatment. Read on to learn more about managing dry eyes.
In 2017 alone, over 638,000 U.S. patients underwent LASIK. It is estimated that up to 718,000 people will undergo the procedure in 2020, as LASIK continuously proves to be an effective permanent solution to refractive errors.
According to the National Health and Wellness survey, approximately 16.4 million people have been diagnosed with dry eyes. While dry eyes are fairly common, the condition can affect day-to-day activities and compromise your comfort.