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…]
April is known as Sports Eye Safety Month. Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries happen every year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The great thing is that about 90 percent of severe eye-related injuries can be prevented through the use of appropriate protective eye gear. In this article, a local optometrist shares a few essential tips to follow.[Read more…]
People who have visual impairment often experience difficulty in performing day-to-day activities such as cooking, reading, managing finances and taking care of themselves. Fortunately, there are numerous assistive devices and other proven strategies for coping with low vision that will help with everyday tasks. A trusted eye doctor shares some of them here:[Read more…]
An optometrist can help your child choose the right pair of prescription eyeglasses to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). However, it’s not uncommon for a child to refuse to wear glasses. What should you do if this is your child? Here are some suggestions.[Read more…]
One of the newest treatment options for myopia or nearsightedness is orthokeratology, or more popularly known as ortho-k. It is also used to treat other refractive eye conditions.[Read more…]
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Employers and employees are encouraged to observe this month as an opportunity to improve working conditions relative to eye health and safety. As an employer, what can you do for your employees to make sure their eyes do not suffer injuries at work?[Read more…]
Should you worry about eye discharge or rheum? It’s normal for eye discharge—a combination of mucus, oil, skin cells, and other debris—to accumulate in the corners of your eyes while you sleep. But if the eye discharge is excessive or it’s starting to bother you, you should see an eye doctor.[Read more…]
Too much screen time and gadget use can cause digital eye strain, which is an increasing concern among parents due to the shift to virtual learning in their children’s education. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce digital eye strain. You can follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, you should remind your child to take a break and look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
What about blue light glasses? Can they protect kids’ still-developing eyes from digital eye strain? The short answer is yes; blue light glasses can provide some form of protection. Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your trusted optometrist, explains in this blog post.[Read more…]
The cold, dry winds in winter are harsh on not only your skin but also your eyes. Like your skin, the surface of your eyes—which are mostly made of water—might become dry after prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures. In certain cases, certain eye conditions might develop.
What are the eye conditions that can develop as a result of dry eyes? And how can you protect your eyes in winter? Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your trusted eye doctor, shares some tips.[Read more…]
One simple and effective way to correct your vision is through eyeglasses. And while this is their basic function, this doesn’t mean you should overlook their aesthetics. Many people choose designer eyeglasses, but if you prefer an alternative that is just as stylish, then you should definitely consider independent eyewear. The trusted optical care specialist in the area, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, shares why independent eyewear can be a great option for you.