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.
In today’s digital age, many children and adults spend hours a day playing video games. While video games can be fun and interactive, spending too much time attached to a screen can have a negative impact on your visual health. Consult your local eye doctor to help minimize the effect of video games on your vision.
LASIK is a vision correction method increasingly gaining popularity among people who used to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. This procedure involves using a laser beam to reshape your cornea and removing or at least reducing the structural infirmities responsible for your refractive error.