A retinal exam is an evaluation of the back of your eye, allowing your eye doctor to thoroughly examine the condition of your retina, optic disk and underlying blood vessels. Here at Alderwood Optical, a trusted eye-care specialty clinic in Washington, we also offer Optos high-resolution retinal imaging, along with traditional retinal exams. Keep reading to learn more about its importance.[Read more…]
Archives for December 2020
Prescription vs. OTC Reading Glasses: What’s the Difference?
As you age, the lenses of your eyes become less flexible, making it difficult to focus close objects and small texts. When the time comes to purchase reading glasses, you may wonder if it’s worth going through the entire process of visiting an optometrist and paying for prescription glasses or if opting for the more affordable over-the-counter glasses will do. Keep reading to learn more about the matter.
Are Vision Problems Genetic?
Many things run in the family, such as eye color and hair type. But what about poor eyesight? Do all vision problems that require you to regularly see an eye doctor and don prescription glasses at an early age come down to bad genes? It seems like a simple question, but the answer is actually surprisingly complex.