Refractive surgeries are meant to improve your eyesight by correcting common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. They help reduce dependence on traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses. One of the most popular types of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis). This is a laser procedure that helps reshape the cornea to allow light to be properly focused onto the retina, thus correcting common refractive errors.
Your visual health plays a critical role in your overall wellbeing and quality of life. Unfortunately, many people fail to make their visual health a priority, which can lead to underlying eye conditions like glaucoma going undetected until they’ve advanced.
As you age, vision problems such as retinal detachment or macular degeneration are more likely to develop. These conditions tend to be asymptomatic in the early stages, which makes prompt detection challenging. This is a problem, as early intervention is critical in halting the conditions’ advancement and safeguarding vision.
Eye care is for everyone, regardless of age or income bracket. Such is the belief of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (TVCI), which is why they established the InfantSEE® program. Your eye doctor discusses this program below.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when there’s an increase in the number of free radicals in your eyes. These unstable molecules may damage your macula, which is responsible for providing your central vision. To lower your risk of developing AMD, it’s important to educate yourself on what causes the disease.
Cataracts develop when protein fragments build up on your eyes’ natural lenses. They may cloud your vision and limit light entry, resulting in blurry vision. This eye problem is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.
Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic proudly offers Latisse™, an innovative eyelash treatment. This groundbreaking treatment lengthens your eyelashes and enhances their appearance. It’s also an effective solution for people with hypotrichosis. Read on as your trusted optometrist explains how it works.
In this digital age, it’s rare to come across someone who’s not hooked to their smartphone. While smartphones, tablets and laptops have become integral to our daily lives, excessive use of these devices can have harmful effects on your eyes. You may develop computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain. This refers to the visual discomfort you feel after using an electronic device for long hours.