As much as you enjoy the outdoors this summer, the occasional glare can be annoying. It happens when sunlight bounces off a smooth surface like a piece of metal or a body of water. This intense burst of light can be dangerous and harmful to your eyes, but you can minimize it by wearing polarized sunglasses. Let the esteemed eye doctor of Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic talk about their features and benefits below.[Read more…]
Keeping your eyes healthy is as essential as ensuring the other systems in your body are in top condition. Since they are complex sensory organs, they need many different nutrients to function. The esteemed optometrist of Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic shares some of the top vitamins and minerals that help maintain eye health.[Read more…]
When shopping for new glasses, you’re likely to come across a wide variety of frame materials. They vary in price and style, as well as strength, flexibility, and corrosion resistance. Choosing the right frame material is imperative to ensure your new spectacles are both durable, long-lasting and comfortable to wear.[Read more…]
Amblyopia, or more commonly referred to as lazy eye syndrome, is a condition where one eye has reduced visual acuity, even with optical care. It occurs when the brain suppresses information from the affected eye and affects three out of 100 children making it one of the most common eye conditions. But despite it being common, there are many misconceptions surrounding lazy eye. In today’s article, we try to debunk a few of the most widespread ones.[Read more…]
Ask any optometrist and they will tell you that too much UV exposure from the sun can have many negative effects on our eyes, and therefore, our vision. A day at the beach, walking your dog on a bright day, or laying out at the pool are all fun activities to do under the sun. Unfortunately, these daytime activities are also exposing your eyes to harmful UV rays.[Read more…]
If you’ve ever heard of the term “eye dominance” then it probably left you wondering which one of your eyes is the dominant one. Fortunately, you do not need an eye doctor to find out. In today’s blog post, your friends over at Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic explains what ocular dominance is and shares an easy test you can try yourself to find out which one of your eyes is more dominant.[Read more…]
Everyone knows too much screen time is bad for your eyesight. Staring at a computer screen for long periods of time can cause computer vision syndrome, a term for vision problems that are exacerbated by too much screen time. Common symptoms include dry eye, headaches, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light.
The problem is minimizing your exposure to blue light from devices can be a challenge, especially with the recent shift to online work. According to a Nielsen Company audience report in 2018, the average American spends about 10 hours and 39 minutes in front of a screen every day. This figure has most likely increased as a result of office workers and companies adopting a work-from-home set-up.
Luckily, there are several ways to reduce or alleviate symptoms of computer vision and syndrome. Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your trusted optometrist, list them below:[Read more…]
When worn and cleaned properly, contact lenses are convenient and safe to use. However, if they’re not handled properly, they could become a point for infection.
To prevent eye infections, patients should keep in mind these safety tips when putting in and taking off their contacts:[Read more…]
Vision problems can impact your kid’s learning and development. That’s because vision skills such as using information gathered from sight don’t come naturally to children—they have to be acquired through stimulation.
Compounding the problem is the fact vision problems are quite common. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they’re the single most widespread disabling condition that affects American kids. It’s estimated that by the time American children start school, roughly 25% of them will experience some form of vision problem.[Read more…]
You have been wearing your eyeglasses for one to three years and still think that you see perfectly clear out of them. But the truth is, wearing an old prescription with the belief that it is still beneficial for your eyesight is a common misconception, according to a leading eye doctor. So, how can you tell that it is time to upgrade to a new prescription? Here are some signs to look out for:[Read more…]