A dilated eye exam involves increasing the size of the pupil so the specialist can better evaluate the condition of the optic nerve and retina. When dilated, your eyes will be more sensitive to light for a few hours, and it may not be safe for you to drive. This type of assessment is essential in detecting vision-threatening conditions.[Read more…]
With so many frame, material and style options for eyeglasses today, choosing the right pair can be challenging. There’s also the added challenge of comfort, as your new eyeglasses need to not only look fantastic but also feel great too. If your eyeglasses are causing you discomfort, contact your eye doctor, who can help troubleshoot the problem.[Read more…]
While it is widely known that ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes. But what you might not know is that eye color is a factor in how much you’re susceptible to UV damage. In today’s post, your local optometrist at Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic discusses why people with light-colored eyes are at higher risk for UV damage.[Read more…]
An optometrist can help your child choose the right pair of prescription eyeglasses to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). However, it’s not uncommon for a child to refuse to wear glasses. What should you do if this is your child? Here are some suggestions.[Read more…]
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Employers and employees are encouraged to observe this month as an opportunity to improve working conditions relative to eye health and safety. As an employer, what can you do for your employees to make sure their eyes do not suffer injuries at work?[Read more…]
One simple and effective way to correct your vision is through eyeglasses. And while this is their basic function, this doesn’t mean you should overlook their aesthetics. Many people choose designer eyeglasses, but if you prefer an alternative that is just as stylish, then you should definitely consider independent eyewear. The trusted optical care specialist in the area, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, shares why independent eyewear can be a great option for you.
Preventive eye care should remain a crucial part of your health routine, even if you’re not experiencing any issues with your vision or need a new eyeglass prescription. For this reason, it’s always an excellent idea to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with a premier local optometrist like Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic. But how often should you get your eyes checked, exactly?
Did you know that over 3 million Americans and about 60 million people worldwide have glaucoma? Known as the “sneak thief of sight”, glaucoma is not limited to any specific race or age group and is, in fact, the leading cause of permanent vision loss. Given that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to promote more awareness about this particular eye condition. Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, the trusted eye doctor in the area, shares how in this post.
A retinal exam is an evaluation of the back of your eye, allowing your eye doctor to thoroughly examine the condition of your retina, optic disk and underlying blood vessels. Here at Alderwood Optical, a trusted eye-care specialty clinic in Washington, we also offer Optos high-resolution retinal imaging, along with traditional retinal exams. Keep reading to learn more about its importance.[Read more…]