Tears are fairly normal but when you have an abnormal discharge like mucus coming out of your eyes, it may be time to visit your optometrist for an examination. Excessive eye discharge can be a sign of a bigger underlying problem. For the most part, these eye “crusts” can be removed by washing your face or rubbing them away, but this is not recommended. In the worst cases, your eyes may even be forced shut by dried up mucus. When this happens, it’s always best to consult with an eye care specialist.[Read more…]
As you get older, your eyes gradually lose some of their visual acuity. You may notice you need more frequent dry eye treatments or trips to the eye doctor to ensure that your eyes are as healthy as possible, but eventually, you will start to need reading glasses. People who work with small details may need reading glasses earlier, but everyone will likely reach an age when this is no longer optional.[Read more…]
If you want vision correction, you have two general options: eyeglasses and contact lenses. Eyeglasses are more common, but many people also choose contact lenses for their eyes. If you’re a good candidate, your optometrist will conduct a lens fitting and evaluation as part of the exam. After this, you’ll be provided with your contact lens prescription.
Most people protect their eyes from the intense summer heat, which is why sunglasses are a must-have when hanging out at the lake or during outdoor activities. When winter comes, the significant decrease of daylight can leave some forgetting about their eye health. What they fail to realize is that eyes can be just as much – if not more – at risk in the winter than in the summer.