Nasolacrimal obstruction or tear duct blockage affects as many as 20% newborns, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This condition results in backflow of tears and discharge from the eye. This promotes the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi that can cause recurrent eye infections.
The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye, responsible for transmitting signals to the brain so you can see. Central serous retinopathy causes fluid buildup in the retina, which can impair vision.
Bilirubin is an orange-yellow pigment formed in the liver by the breakdown of hemoglobin protein in old red blood cells. High levels of bilirubin in the blood can lead to jaundice. This disorder is characterized by the yellowing of the skin and eyes. Anyone who experiences yellowing of the eyes should consult an eye doctor or seek medical attention.
Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k is a non-invasive vision correction method that doesn’t rely on traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses. With this revolutionary non-surgical procedure, you’ll enjoy clear, sharp, natural vision throughout the day.
Refractive surgeries are meant to improve your eyesight by correcting common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. They help reduce dependence on traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses. One of the most popular types of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis). This is a laser procedure that helps reshape the cornea to allow light to be properly focused onto the retina, thus correcting common refractive errors.
Eye care is for everyone, regardless of age or income bracket. Such is the belief of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (TVCI), which is why they established the InfantSEE® program. Your eye doctor discusses this program below.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when there’s an increase in the number of free radicals in your eyes. These unstable molecules may damage your macula, which is responsible for providing your central vision. To lower your risk of developing AMD, it’s important to educate yourself on what causes the disease.
Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic proudly offers Latisse™, an innovative eyelash treatment. This groundbreaking treatment lengthens your eyelashes and enhances their appearance. It’s also an effective solution for people with hypotrichosis. Read on as your trusted optometrist explains how it works.