Visiting With Your Optometrist Right Away

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Visiting With Your Optometrist Right Away

I have never been much of a worrier, but when I started experiencing light flashes and floaters in my vision, I knew that something had to be wrong. I was dealing with sudden and unexplained eye pain, and I was concerned about what it might mean for my vision. Instead of ignoring the issue, I headed straight to the eye doctor's office to get the help that I needed. They carefully evaluated the issue, and my doctor told me that I had detached retinas. This blog is all about saving your vision through quick and efficient actions and knowing how to get the help that you need.



Dealing With Eye Dryness Caused By An Autoimmune Condition

If you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Sjogren's syndrome and you've been experiencing a lot of eye dryness lately, there's a good chance your eye dryness is yet another symptom of the autoimmune disease. Eye dryness can be frustrating, making it hard to concentrate on tasks. It can also be dangerous, as dry eyes are at an increased risk of developing corneal scratches and infections. Read More 

5 Ways To Prevent Cataracts

Cataracts are more common than you think, especially in older people. According to the National Eye Institute, half of Americans have a cataract or went through cataract surgery by age 80. This eye disease can lead to blindness and affect your quality of life. However, if you start taking better care of your eyes, you can reduce your risk of getting this disease. Here are five effective ways for preventing cataracts: Read More 

3 Things To Know If Your Child Is Diagnosed With Myopia

Myopia is an eye condition known as nearsightedness. If your eye doctor tells you that your child is nearsighted, it means that he or she can see things that are close but may have trouble seeing things at a distance. Your child will most likely need to wear glasses to see better, but you should understand that this can be a progressive disease. Causes of myopia Myopia is the result of having an eyeball or cornea that is too long or curved. Read More 

Choroidal Nevi: The Spots You Don’t See Before Your Eyes

As part of your periodic eye examination, your optometrist or ophthalmologist is evaluating more than your visual acuity. Through a series of tests, he or she is also interested in the health of your eye, including the structures of the eye that can only be viewed through retinal diagnostic imaging. Find out what this test reveals and what a spot within your eye means. Laser Retinal Scan Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy is a noninvasive photographic method for viewing the inner structures at the back of your eyes, including the optic nerve, the retina and blood vessels in detail. Read More 

Five Quick Tips For Using Eye Drops Safely And Effectively

Have you been prescribed eye drops for an infection, surgical post-care, or another issue? In order to ensure the drops do their job and don't cause more harm than good, you'll want to make sure you're using them properly. Follow these tips. Place the drops in your lower lid. In order to ensure the entire drop makes it into your eye, you'll want to focus on placing the drop in your lower eyelid. Read More