Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a cutting edge treatment method for refractive errors that’s an excellent alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses. The treatment involves the use of specially designed and fitted contact lenses that reshape the cornea temporarily to improve your vision. It’s important to find an optometrist trained in ortho-k that can provide you with expert services.
Approximately 2,000 people in the U.S. sustain an eye injury in the workplace every day. The really startling statistic is that 90% of these eye injuries could have been prevented with the use of appropriate eye protection.
Young adults, the demographic made up of 18 to 35 year olds, often lead busy lifestyles. Due to their hectic work or academic schedules, health, eye health in particular, can sometimes take a back seat to other matters, whether it’s paperwork, reports, or projects. The good news is that taking care of your eyes doesn’t take much time or effort, no matter how busy your schedule might be. [Read more…]
Many eye diseases and conditions are unnoticeable at their early stages. That’s why it’s incredibly important for you to get an eye exam regularly. An eye doctor will be able to evaluate your eye health and treat any diseases that they can find. In today’s article, your trusted eye doctor from Opti-Care, discusses the questions you should ask during your eye exam. [Read more…]
It is estimated that by the year 2050, half of the world’s population will have myopia, or nearsightedness. As of 2016, 40% of Americans had the condition. While there is no cure for myopia, the good news is that with the help of an eye doctor, there are ways to slow down the progression of the condition among children. [Read more…]
Diet plays a major role in managing many eye conditions. For example, your doctor may recommend avoiding sweets if you have diabetic retinopathy, and if you wear contact lenses, it’s a good idea to stay hydrated to prevent dry eyes. Recently, some studies have indicated that caffeinated beverages may increase the pressure inside your eyes, which could be bad for glaucoma patients.
Children’s eyesight plays a vital role in their learning and development. From recognizing faces to learning how to read, they depend heavily on their sense of sight. This is why if your child complains of eye discomfort, it’s important to bring them to an eye doctor and have their eyes checked.