August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month. As an eye doctor, we are committed to informing parents about children’s eye health and development so they can better safeguard their children’s visual health. In particular, we always want to emphasize the importance of regular pediatric eye exams, which allow for early detection of underlying eye conditions and prompt treatment.
Due to COVID-19, some patients have expressed concerns about whether contact lens use is safe during the pandemic. Given that inserting contact lenses requires touching your eyes, there are concerns about increased risk of exposure to the virus. Read on as we shed light on this question.
Many people who spend hours a day working on a computer complain of eye strain. One of the ways to alleviate the symptoms of eye strain is to improve the lighting in your workspace. Read on as we share some tips.
LASIK is one of the most common procedures for correcting refractive errors. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about LASIK. In today’s post, we separate myth from reality to help you make an informed decision about whether LASIK is right for you.[Read more…]
Children who lead an active lifestyle might find wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses uncomfortable. Orthokeratology (ortho-K) is a popular alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses, but is it a viable option for your child? Alderwood Optical, the premier eye doctor in the area, sheds light on this question below.
When you’re experiencing red, itchy or watery eyes during specific seasons, it is likely due to allergies. To help you better understand this issue and how to deal with it, Alderwood Optical, the trusted optometrist in the area, discusses some of the most common reasons eye allergies occur.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to correct your vision is through contact lenses. But like most medical devices, contact lens require proper care and usage to ensure your comfort and safety. Otherwise, you’ll be at risk of developing eye infections. Today, Alderwood Optical, the area’s premier eye doctor, shares some best practices for preventing contact lens infections.
In this post, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your trusted eye doctor, lists five eye care tips for frequent fliers.
Your eyes are among the most sensitive organs in your body, which is why you need to take good care of them. In particular, you need to take precautions to avoid corneal abrasion, which can be caused by grazing your eye with your fingernail, a foreign matter entering the eye, or even just rubbing your eyes or wearing poor-fitting contact lenses.
In this article, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, a top local optometrist, discusses everything you need to know about corneal abrasion.[Read more…]
Being able to see clearly is important at any age, but particularly in childhood. The learning process is highly visual, and children who can’t see clearly are at a disadvantage. Parents need to be vigilant about their children’s visual capacity, as signs of vision problems in children can be difficult to detect.
Here are the four hidden signs of vision problems in children.[Read more…]