Getting an eye exam is something that most people will go through at one point or another in their lives, especially as they start to grow older. If you've never had one before, you should know that there are some steps taken that can potentially impact you after an eye exam. Here's what you should know and how you can manage it. Dilating Drops One of the things that an eye doctor will do while examining your eyes is to place eye drops in them.
15 June 2021
If it's been a long time since an ophthalmologist professionally examined your eyes, do so now. As adults age, they can lose some of their natural vision to wear and tear. Some of this wear and tear can take a toll on your ability to view simple texts, objects, and even colors. Learn why it's important to see an ophthalmologist for a detailed vision exam today. What Happens to Your Eyes as You Age?
27 August 2019
Today's modern world turns because of computers and other related digital devices. Because computers have become an intricate part of everyday life, many young children are on computers for more hours a day then they need to be. Your child's vision is still developing, making it easier for computer images to have a negative impact on it. Check out the reasons you need to make it a point to monitor your child's time on a computer and how to know the signs your child is already experiencing a vision problem.
22 July 2016
One of the most common reasons that many people choose to forego contact lenses and continue to deal with eyeglasses is because they feel that the contact lenses are too uncomfortable. However, many of the issues that can make contact lenses uncomfortable can be easily dealt with, such as by using the three methods listed below. Consider Daily Disposable Lenses A major cause of contact lens discomfort comes from a buildup of substances, such as calcium or protein, on the interior surface of the lens.
3 June 2016
So you're young, a smoker, in the prime of your life, and in nearly perfect health. However, your doctor is noticing the early warning signs of cataracts on your eye, something that you can hardly believe. Your smoking likely has something to do with it. Here's what you need to know about smoking and cataracts and how quitting smoking can help. How Much Does Smoking Increase The Risk Of Developing Cataracts Early In Life?
20 April 2016
Although you might normally buy your prescription eyeglasses from your eye doctor's office, there is another option -- buying your glasses online. More and more people are beginning to order their eyeglasses on the Internet, and it's something for you to consider yourself if you wear glasses. These are the three top advantages to ordering your eyeglasses on the Internet. 1. Save Money Prescription glasses can cost hundreds of dollars, even if you opt for a simple set of frames that aren't from a designer brand.
7 April 2016
Some people mistakenly believe that wearing eyeglasses means that you cannot wear makeup any longer. In actuality, if you previously wore makeup before getting eyeglasses, you can continue to wear it. However, there are some adjustments you should make to ensure that your makeup and glasses do not clash. Here are some tips you can use to help with putting on makeup while wearing glasses. Use Makeup Reading Glasses Applying makeup while wearing your eyeglasses can be challenging.
1 March 2016
When it comes to vision, you are probably well aware of common eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. But did you know that macular degeneration causes more vision loss than cataracts and glaucoma combined and that it affects more than 10 million Americans? Here are three more things you should know about this incurable disease of the eye. Types of Macular Degeneration There are two types of this eye condition, which is sometimes referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD):
5 February 2016
If you've ever noticed the presence of floating spots in front of your eyes? If you have floaters and have been alarmed by them, your anxiety is understandable. In some instances, floaters are a completely normal part of life, but in others, they can be a sign that something's seriously wrong. This guide will explain what causes floaters and whether you should be worried or not. "Normal" Floaters and their Causes
24 December 2015
If you wake up one morning with one pair of eyelids stuck together and an itchy, red, watery, possibly painful eye, the first thing you should do is call your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Chances are good that you have conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye. Sometimes, your eye doctor will prescribe you eye drops, but other times, you may be sent home without medication; the reason is that there are several different types of pink eye, and different drops work on different types.
3 December 2015