Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, involves the use of specially designed contact lenses that temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness or myopia. It’s often recommended for low to mild nearsightedness and can be used to treat children as young as eight to 12 years old.[Read more…]
Eyeglasses need to be replaced periodically, whether due to a change in your prescription or because your frames broke, or you just want to change things up. Read on as we discuss some key signs that it’s time to get a new pair of eyeglasses.
Over 2,000 people experience eye injuries in the work place every day in the U.S. Alarmingly, 90% of these eye injuries could have been prevented with the right type of eye protection.[Read more…]
Optical care begins during childhood. Helping your kids take better care of their eyes is a habit that will benefit them for a lifetime. While most people think of this as proper nutrition and regular check-ups with your local eye doctor, it’s worth mentioning that certain activities and toys can also help sharpen their eyesight. [Read more…]
If your optometrist has recommended orthokeratology for you, there are a few things you need to expect. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is a fairly new procedure meant to correct myopia and other vision problems. They are perfectly safe for children as well, which is why most patients that need it start the procedure in their adolescent years.[Read more…]
There’s a big chance you may have heard of age-related macular degeneration from your eye doctor before, the number one cause of vision problems in Americans 50 years and older. Despite its commonness, AMD is still heavily misunderstood by many eye specialists. This results in dozens of myths and misconceptions about it among patients.[Read more…]
In general terms, glaucoma refers to a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve. It’s one of the leading causes of visual disability. However, eye care professionals say that it can be prevented if it’s diagnosed early and treated immediately.[Read more…]
The sun’s UV rays aren’t only damaging to your skin; they can be harmful to your eyes as well. That is why your optometrist often recommends you to wear sunglasses in sunny settings or limit the exposure of your eyes to direct sunlight. If you’re a contact lens wearer, you may also benefit from the UV protection of certain types of contacts. Read on to know more about contact lenses and UV protection.[Read more…]
Despite advancements in orthokeratology, some patients still express a little apprehension about the procedure involved. It can’t be denied that orthokeratology wasn’t as refined as it is now when it was first introduced in the 1960s. However, experts have come a long way to further develop the treatment and ensure its safety and reliability.