Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough or good quality tears. Insufficient lubrication can lead to irritation, redness and blurred vision. This eye problem is more common in older adults and during the colder months.[Read more…]
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Can Astigmatism Worsen Over Time?
Astigmatism is a refractive error that can affect people of all ages. This common eye condition occurs when the eye cannot properly focus light, resulting in blurred vision. It can be mild or severe, and it can worsen over time if left untreated.[Read more…]
Why Is My Child’s Myopia Getting Worse?
Nearsightedness or myopia is a common eye condition that affects younger individuals. Regular visits to your eye doctor can help in its early detection and treatment. You are not alone if you’ve noticed that your child’s vision is getting worse. Many parents wonder what causes their little one’s myopia to progress and what they can do to help.[Read more…]
Contact Lens Fitting: What to Expect During Your Appointment
You need prescription eyewear if you have a refractive error like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Besides eyeglasses, contact lenses can sharpen your vision. If you’re interested in getting contacts, you must meet your eye doctor and schedule a fitting appointment.[Read more…]
Do You Need to Wear Reading Glasses?
As you age, the lenses of your eyes can start to lose flexibility and change shape. Presbyopia is a common eye condition that occurs in individuals over 40. It makes seeing nearby objects difficult because the lens can’t focus light properly on the retina. All people will eventually have it because it is an inevitable part of aging.[Read more…]
How Do You Slow the Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease?
In the U.S., over 30 million people have diabetes, and around 80 million have prediabetes. If you have diabetes, you might need to see your eye doctor more frequently because it puts you at risk of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. Taking certain measures and making lifestyle changes can help preserve your vision.[Read more…]
Ocular Hypertension: What Causes High Eye Pressure?
A significant increase in your eye or intraocular pressure can result in ocular hypertension. The normal eye pressure is between 10 to 21 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). This eye condition occurs if you have an intraocular pressure higher than 21 mm Hg. Keep in mind that ocular hypertension could contribute to the development of glaucoma.[Read more…]
Common Signs You Need to Wear Progressive Lenses
Presbyopia is a common eye condition in older adults. It is when the eyes slowly lose their ability to see nearby objects clearly. If you have it, your optometrist might recommend wearing progressive lenses. These lenses allow you to see at different distances without bifocal lines.[Read more…]
Can You Rely on Online Vision Tests?
It could be inconvenient when you accidentally lose your contacts while on vacation or damage your glasses on a business trip. During these situations, online vision tests might be helpful. However, patients still often ask if these exams are dependable and how they compare to eye doctor visits.[Read more…]
Ocular Migraine vs. Visual Migraine
Some people have experienced suddenly getting poor vision or even temporary blindness in one eye followed by a headache. Others complain that they frequently get blurred vision and a migraine at random times of the day. That said, two types of migraines can affect your vision: ocular and visual migraines.[Read more…]
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