Have you ever felt your eyelid suddenly begin to twitch involuntarily? If so, then you’ve experienced a condition called myokymia. Typically, only the lower eyelid of one eye is affected, but it is possible for the upper eyelid to twitch as well. While the eye twitching is usually harmless, if it persists, it may be a sign of a neurological condition. As with any visual health concerns, it’s best to consult with your optometrist if you’ve been experiencing frequent bouts of myokymia.
Patients with night blindness, also known as nyctalopia, have difficulty seeing at night or in dimly lit conditions. Night blindness can be a complication of myopia or retinal problems.
Imagine stepping outside on a bright, sunny day. As a reflex, you’d reach for your sunglasses to help you see more comfortably, only to remember you need your eyeglasses to see where you’re going. For eyeglass wearers, this is a very common dilemma. [Read more…]
We live in an age where we use computers, tablets and smartphones every day. Without them, we can’t connect with people and perform our jobs. You are, in fact, using a device right now to read this article. Prolonged use of such devices, however, may result in dry, strained and irritated eyes. You may even experience headaches and blurry vision.