Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining good eye and vision health. Whether it’s for you or your child, the more you know about what’s going on in your eyes, the more equipped you are to handle any developing conditions or diseases. But it can feel easy to keep putting off these check-ups. You have […]
What Are the First Signs of Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affects millions of Americans, and many don’t even know they have it. Peripheral (side vision) loss is one of the first signs you’ll notice. Halos around lights, eye redness, and pain could also be early signs, depending on the type of glaucoma. Perhaps one of the most important […]
Can Dry Eye Cause Headaches?
Dry eye is a prevalent eye condition that affects millions of Americans. Fortunately, dry eye doesn’t typically lead to severe or vision-threatening complications. But it can be quite uncomfortable and lead to symptoms such as headaches, infection, or scratches on the eye if left untreated. It may not always be possible to prevent dry eyes, […]
Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?
Having trouble reading street signs while driving or focusing on the TV screen? You may have myopia. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that impacts nearly 1 in 3 Americans. Like many eye conditions, myopia can get worse with age. Most commonly, myopia will start to develop in school-age children and will continue […]
Can Diabetes Cause Dry Eye?
Diabetes can significantly impact your eyes, increasing your risk of a variety of eye diseases. Those eye diseases can be hard to ignore when they cause dryness and pain. Diabetes is well known for causing eye issues. But did you know that more than half of all diabetics suffer from dry eyes? Dry eye syndrome […]
What Is the Difference Between an Eye Exam for Glasses and Contacts?
A visit to your eye doctor is necessary if you want glasses or contact lenses. However, you need a different exam if you’re interested in contacts. What is the difference between these eye exams, and why are they different? Continue reading to learn more about eye exams for glasses and contact lenses, including how and […]
4 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Dry Eye Early
Dry eyes not only bring discomfort and halt your productivity but, if left untreated, can cause serious corneal damage. The first step to dry eye management is scheduling a comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist to get to the bottom of your symptoms. Let’s explore what dry eye is, the symptoms, and 4 reasons why […]
How Often Do You Need A Contact Lens Fitting?
Contact lenses are a safe, effective way to improve your vision as an alternative to eyeglasses. If you already wear contact lenses, need a prescription change, or want to switch from glasses, a visit to your optometrist can determine the best type suited for you. Regular eye exams are crucial to protect your ocular health […]
5 Reasons Why You Keep Waking Up With Dry Eye
Our sleep is supposed to be a time of rest and recovery. One of the worst feelings is waking up only to be bombarded by the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye. Not only does it suck to wake up with that gritty or itchy feeling, but it can also prevent you from having a restful […]
What are Atropine Eye Drops Used For?
If you’ve received a comprehensive eye exam, the chances are high that your eye doctor used atropine eye drops as part of the exam. One of the commonly known uses of atropine is to cause the pupils to dilate. Dilating your pupils is an important part of an eye examination because it allows much more […]