Treatment Options For Diabetic Eye Disease


Uncontrolled blood sugar can affect your eyesight. High levels of sugar slowly damage the blood vessels in your eyes, causing them to leak blood into the eye. Your optometrist will be able to see the damage and leaking during a full eye exam for people with diabetes. This is why having regular eye exams is important for diabetics. The sooner the problem is found, the better the chances your eyesight can be saved.

5 November 2019

Preparing For Lasik Eye Surgery: What To Know


Lasik is a procedure in which the cornea in the eye is repaired and corrected to allow you to see properly. It's a quick procedure that is done in a single day and your vision is drastically improved in just a few days. Before having Lasik eye surgery, there are things you should know and preparations you should make beforehand. Read on for helpful information to prepare you for your eye surgery.

10 June 2019

4 Ways To Fight Back Against Dry Eyes This Winter


Dry eyes can really make wearing contacts a drag. Dry eyes are more common in the winter, when the air is drier inside due to the use of heaters. Here are a few ways to fight back against dry eyes so you can comfortably wear contacts. #1 Add a Humidifier to Your Home It can get really dry in the wintertime, and the use of heaters in your home can make the environment even more dry.

4 February 2019

Choosing The Right Eyeglasses: 4 Tips


You'd think that choosing a pair of eyeglasses is a simple task, that is until you're in the store looking at hundreds of frames that all begin to look the same after awhile. It may feel like an impossible fete that you'll ever find that perfect pair to suit you, but you'll find them. Read the tips below to help guide you and narrow down your search. 1. Shop In Store

29 October 2018

Should You Get Laser Eye Surgery?


Laser vision correction is one way you can permanently improve your vision. With laser eye surgery, you can potentially eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses, or at least improve your vision so much that you only have to wear corrective lenses to read or drive. Use this guide to help you determine if laser eye surgery is right for you. You Hate Glasses If wearing glasses makes you feel self-conscious or you don't like the way you look in glasses, then getting laser eye surgery is right for you.

15 August 2018

3 Common Types Of Eye Surgeries


If you have been to the optometrist and you were given a diagnosis that requires surgery, there is a good chance you will get referred to an ophthalmologist. This type of eye specialists is considered a medical doctor that has the training to perform eye surgeries. Here are three common types of eye surgeries that are performed by an ophthalmologist. Cataract Surgery Cataracts is a common eye disorder that causes vision loss in people over the age of 40.

25 May 2018

How Many Pairs Of Glasses Do You Need?


You already know you need to get glasses to help you see better, but a question many people don't fully consider until they're sitting in the optician's chair is the number of pairs they should buy. How many you need depends on your lifestyle and preferences. Here are a few things you should consider when making a final decision. Are You a Klutz or Do You Live with One? Eyeglasses break for a number of reasons, but possibly the most common one is user error.

26 March 2018

Recently Diagnosed With Diabetes? 4 Steps You Should Take To Avoid Diabetes-Related Vision Problems


If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, you know that you need to monitor your health more closely. However, you might not realize that you also need to monitor your vision more closely as well. Diabetes can lead to serious vision problems, especially if you don't keep the disease under control. One of those vision problems is diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to permanent blindness. To avoid diabetes-related vision problems, here are four steps you should follow.

24 January 2018

Helping Yourself On The Way To Better Vision: 3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself After LASIK Surgery


LASIK surgery can improve your eyesight considerably and may enable you to stop wearing glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is typically painless and very quick -- just 15 or 20 minutes. Though LASIK isn't an inpatient procedure or one requiring a lot of downtime during recovery, there are things you should do to care for your eyes properly and minimize your risk of complications after surgery. Use Your Medications

15 November 2017

Is Your Child Ready To Switch From Eyeglasses To Contact Lenses?


If your child currently wears glasses to help him or her see better, there may come a time when he or she asks for contact lenses. As a parent, you can make the decision whether to allow this or not, but you should talk to an eye doctor before you decide. Switching from glasses to contacts is not as easy as it may seem, and you will want to make sure your child is ready for this and that contacts will be a good solution for the child's vision problems.

1 September 2017