Every optometrist is familiar with common myths about eye health, like how eating tons of carrots will improve your vision, or how eyeglasses can actually worsen your eyesight. What are the most common myths about eyeglasses? Is there any truth to them? Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic answers these questions below.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is very common, with nearly 50% of people experiencing it. Myopia occurs when the cornea is irregularly curved or shaped, causing far-away objects to look unfocused and blurry. The condition often develops in childhood, and Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic is here to share some info!
A dilated eye exam involves increasing the size of the pupil so the specialist can better evaluate the condition of the optic nerve and retina. When dilated, your eyes will be more sensitive to light for a few hours, and it may not be safe for you to drive. This type of assessment is essential in detecting vision-threatening conditions.[Read more…]
Laser eye surgery can correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. This procedure typically takes around 30 minutes and involves a quick and easy recovery. It shouldn’t take long before you can go back to your daily routine after surgery.[Read more…]
With so many frame, material and style options for eyeglasses today, choosing the right pair can be challenging. There’s also the added challenge of comfort, as your new eyeglasses need to not only look fantastic but also feel great too. If your eyeglasses are causing you discomfort, contact your eye doctor, who can help troubleshoot the problem.[Read more…]
While it is widely known that ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes. But what you might not know is that eye color is a factor in how much you’re susceptible to UV damage. In today’s post, your local optometrist at Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic discusses why people with light-colored eyes are at higher risk for UV damage.[Read more…]
Laser eye surgeries, be it laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), have made it possible for people with refractive issues to see the world more clearly. While these procedures are virtually painless and minimally invasive, they require patients to go through a recovery period.[Read more…]