Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as “pink eye,” is a common eye condition that often occurs in childhood but can also impact adults. While it is usually considered a relatively minor problem, it may compromise your visual health and comfort if left untreated. In today’s post, your expert optometrist from Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic explains all about conjunctivitis. [Read more…]
Archives for 2017
Our Range of Advanced Optometry Technologies
At Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic, we are dedicated to providing high-quality eye care services and products. We offer some of the most advanced technologies in the optical field, which allows us to thoroughly assess your eyes, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan. In today’s post, your trusted eye doctor walks you through the modern diagnostic systems we use. [Read more…]
How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Visual Health
Hypertension is a vascular condition that involves abnormally high blood pressure levels. This can cause various health problems, including hypertensive retinopathy, a condition that affects the eyes. In today’s post, your expert optical care specialist from Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic sheds light on this condition. [Read more…]
Understanding the Two Types of AMD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when your macula, the focal point of the retina, begins to deteriorate as you age. Since the macula plays a critical role in providing your central vision, you may have trouble seeing things directly in front of you when you have this condition. In today’s post, your expert optometrist discusses the two types of AMD: [Read more…]
All You Need to Know About Our Specialty Contact Lenses
At Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic, we are committed to helping you see better through our high-quality vision correction services. Many patients prefer contact lenses to other corrective eyewear options because of the distinct functions and benefits contacts provide. We offer different types of contact lenses to address specific visual acuity needs. Read on as your reliable eye doctor discusses each type. [Read more…]
How Your Children’s Vision Affects Their Learning
One in four children has vision problems that, if not treated, will impede their learning and social development. In today’s post, your trusted optical care specialist from Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic explains the role of healthy eyesight in your children’s academic progress. [Read more…]
Aging Eyes Part 2: Ways to Maintain Your Visual Health
Although some visual changes are a normal part of aging, they shouldn’t interfere with your daily efficiency or reduce your quality of life. As we celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September, let your reliable optometrist from Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic share some key steps you can take to maintain your visual health as you age:
Aging Eyes Part 1: Common Vision Problems
Changes in your visual capacity are normal as you grow older, with many eye conditions typically developing in middle age. At Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic, we are committed to spreading awareness of these conditions. Read on as your trusted eye doctor discusses age-related vision problems as we celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September.
Keeping Your Kids’ Eyes Safe and Healthy in 4 Simple Steps
Your children’s eyes are still developing, warranting the need for special care and attention when maintaining their visual health. This helps ensure their continuous learning and development. This August, let your reliable eye doctor from Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic share four ways to keep their eyes in great condition as we celebrate Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
Solar Eclipse 2017
Solar Eclipse 2017
On the morning of August 21st, 2017 Pacific Northwest will be a part of one of the largest and greatest solar eclipses ever. Seattle metro is near the path of totality and will experience 92% solar eclipse. Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic wants to share some safety precautions so our patients can safely experience this once in a lifetime natural phenomenon.
The light of the sun can be very intense, especially to the naked eye. Seattle metro area will experience only a 92% coverage of the sun, so you need to make sure your eyes are fully and properly protected. The UV Radiation that your eyes are exposed to when you look directly at the sun causes painful short-term damage called Solar Retinopathy.
Staring at the sun for even a short time without proper eye protection can cause retinal burn leading to permanent blindness. Retinal damage can be painless at times and take several hours to a few days after viewing the solar eclipse to notice a change in vision. If you notice any loss of central vision, distorted vision or altered color vision, call our office immediately to get it checked out.
Any direct viewing of Sun is risky for eyes and some methods reduce that risk. One such method for safer viewing is using Eclipse certified solar glasses while another is using a pinhole on a cardboard. Some examples of unsafe methods is using sunglasses, bottom of beer bottles, fogged lenses, and neutral density photographic filters. Whatever filter you choose to use, please make sure it is designed for safer solar viewing.
Alderwood Optical (425-771-8472) and Canyon Park Vision Clinic (425-485-0430) will be providing certified solar eclipse glasses designed for solar viewing and enjoyment. Call us or stop by one of our offices to get yours today!
NOTE: All proceeds from the sale of eclipse glasses will be donated to North Shore and Edmonds school districts.
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