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.
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.
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…]
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.