Failing eyesight can be an incredibly scary prospect. Cataracts affect a huge number of people every year, but thankfully, they can be treated with surgery. Whether you suspect that you might have cataracts or your doctor has told you that you have cataracts, you might be confused, worried, or just curious about how cataracts work. To help you out, here is an overview of what cataracts are and how they are treated.
1 September 2015
Hypothyroidism is known to be a condition that affects your body's ability to produce and regulate thyroid hormone levels. What many people don't understand until a visit with an optometrist is that hypothyroidism can also affect the condition of your eyes. Understanding your underlying condition and treating your poor thyroid function is essential to treating any side effects that may affect your eyes. Here's a look at some of the things that your optometrist may notice if you have hypothyroidism.
17 August 2015
Advanced cataract surgery usually restores vision in most people who undergo the procedure. The recovery time can take up to a month. During that time period, it is important that you take every precaution you can to protect your eye health. Here are some tips to help keep your recovery on track. Use the antibiotic eye drops prescribed for you. It is customary for patients to be given antibiotic eye drops after surgery to reduce the risk of infection.
14 August 2015
There are certain medical conditions and diseases of the eye that require you to get a new cornea. This procedure is called a corneal transplant. It is performed by removing your damaged cornea and replacing it with new cornea, in order to improve your eyesight. Here are some different reasons you might need the corneal transplant. Does your cornea look like a cone? Another reason you might need a corneal transplant is if your cornea is shaped like a cone.
13 August 2015
Are you extremely nearsighted to the point that, if your glasses were to break or your contacts fall out of your eyes, you wouldn't be able to distinguish between a person and a chair in a room? Have you been developing cataracts as well? If so, then you could be a candidate for fixing 2 eye problems with a combined procedure. Surgery and Implants With today's technology, you can get your cataracts removed and improve your eyesight to the point that you won't rely on glasses or contacts for vision correction.
12 August 2015
If it has been awhile since you have had a routine eye exam, now is probably the time. Whether or not you currently wear contacts or eyeglasses, you still need to get an exam. Here are the top reasons to get an annual eye exam. Test Your Vision A common mistake people make is assuming they still have perfect vision, when they might not. Not only that, your vision might have changed since the last time you had an eye exam and now need new contacts with an updated prescription.
10 August 2015
For years, people have watched movies and seen intelligent characters almost always portrayed as wearing glasses. As a result, the cliché of "wearing glasses makes you look more intelligent" has been born. Before you pick out your next pair of glasses, you deserve to know whether or not this cliché has any truth to it. What the Cliche Says Our perception of reality is heavily shaped by what we see on television and in the movies.
6 August 2015
Wearing contact lenses is not always a matter of preference. You may be extremely nearsighted or farsighted and achieve better vision correction with contact lenses than eyeglasses. Before you switch to eyeglasses due to the cost of contact lenses, try a few tactics to make your contact lenses more affordable. Skip The Vision Coverage Unless you have a serious eye condition or make frequent trips to the eye doctor, you might pay more for vision coverage than you would pay out of pocket.
5 August 2015
If you've recently learned that your child has ptosis, or you suspect that they may have it, you may be concerned at the prospect of treatment. The only way to correct ptosis-induced drooping eyelids is by surgically shortening the lid and muscle that controls the eyelid, and it's reasonable for any parent to feel worried at the idea of their child going under the knife. However, treating ptosis is necessary for your child to live an active and normal life.
4 August 2015