Contact lenses are a convenient, highly effective vision correction method for people who don’t want to deal with eyeglasses. Now, scleral lenses are available for patients that aren’t able to wear traditional contact lenses. These larger and gas-permeable lenses are designed to sit right on top of the sclera, or the white of your eyes. [Read more…]
If you notice halos forming around light sources like lamps and bulbs, consult with your optometrist right away because you may be experiencing early symptoms of astigmatism. Astigmatism has more to do with the subtle flaws inside your eyes. Normally, light enters the cornea and lenses of your eyes which then refracts it into the retina. In some people, however, this process can be disrupted by changes in the curvature of the cornea. This condition is known as astigmatism.
One of the things that makes age-related macular degeneration (AMD), so challenging to diagnose is that there are few or no symptoms in the early stages. Your eye doctor can help detect this condition but only with regular eye tests. AMD can affect almost any person but, being age-related, it occurs more frequently in people 50 years of age or older. [Read more…]
Contact lenses offer a safe and effective solution to refractive errors, allowing for a clearer, healthier vision. Contact lenses should be customized to your specific needs to ensure your safety and comfort. Today, the area’s trusted expert in optical care, Alderwood Optical, discusses how to find the best type of contact lenses for your needs.
Wearing eyeglasses can help correct vision errors, but can be uncomfortable when you’re out in the sun. You’ll need to carry a pair of prescription sunglasses with you all the time and regularly switch back and forth between the two, which can be inconvenient. Fortunately, there’s a solution–photochromic lenses. Read on as Alderwood Optical, a trusted eye doctor in the area, discusses the benefits of photochromic lenses.