Too much sun exposure not only affects your skin but also your eyes. If not addressed right away, it can increase your risk of getting diagnosed with certain eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, as well as cancer and eye growths. In this blog, the esteemed local eye doctor from Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic shares the signs your eyes have been overexposed to the sun. We’ll also touch on some tips to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging effects.[Read more…]
As much as you enjoy the outdoors this summer, the occasional glare can be annoying. It happens when sunlight bounces off a smooth surface like a piece of metal or a body of water. This intense burst of light can be dangerous and harmful to your eyes, but you can minimize it by wearing polarized sunglasses. Let the esteemed eye doctor of Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic talk about their features and benefits below.[Read more…]
Keeping your eyes healthy is as essential as ensuring the other systems in your body are in top condition. Since they are complex sensory organs, they need many different nutrients to function. The esteemed optometrist of Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic shares some of the top vitamins and minerals that help maintain eye health.[Read more…]
When shopping for new glasses, you’re likely to come across a wide variety of frame materials. They vary in price and style, as well as strength, flexibility, and corrosion resistance. Choosing the right frame material is imperative to ensure your new spectacles are both durable, long-lasting and comfortable to wear.[Read more…]
Digital retinal imaging is a painless, quick and effective method that your optometrist or ophthalmologist can use to see and capture changes in your eyes. This helps professionals detect any vision problems that may develop or are already developing. Using digital retinal imaging technology lets eye doctors address issues with your eyesight before serious complications occur. It also allows doctors to spot other diseases not limited to your eyesight.
Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of Americans. When you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk of developing other health problems, including diseases that affect your eyes and which can lead to loss of eyesight. That’s why your eye doctor may warn you about glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, among others.
Contact lenses are a convenient, highly effective vision correction method for people who don’t want to deal with eyeglasses. Now, scleral lenses are available for patients that aren’t able to wear traditional contact lenses. These larger and gas-permeable lenses are designed to sit right on top of the sclera, or the white of your eyes. [Read more…]
As the holidays draw near, you may be planning a trip to visit family or take a much-needed vacation. When getting organized for your trip, don’t forget to consider your eye health.[Read more…]
Cataracts affect as many as 24 million Americans aged 40 and older, with 50% of people over the age of 80 suffering from the condition. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed preventive action that can stop the development of this age-related disease. However, your eye doctor emphasizes that you can greatly minimize the chances of developing cataracts by making some important lifestyle changes.