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.
In this digital age, it’s rare to come across someone who’s not hooked to their smartphone. While smartphones, tablets and laptops have become integral to our daily lives, excessive use of these devices can have harmful effects on your eyes. You may develop computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain. This refers to the visual discomfort you feel after using an electronic device for long hours.
Although some visual changes are a normal part of aging, they shouldn’t interfere with your daily efficiency or reduce your quality of life. As we celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September, let your reliable optometrist from Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic share some key steps you can take to maintain your visual health as you age: