We all know that stress can affect your mental well-being, leaving you feeling frazzled and drained. But did you know it can also have physical effects, manifesting in the form of eye issues? Indeed, vision isn’t just about making sure you are wearing the right prescription or avoiding excessive screen time; it’s also closely linked to your mental state. Read on as Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic explains how stress and mental health can affect your eyesight and how you can protect it.
Glaucoma, also known as the “silent thief of sight,” slowly robs you of your vision without showing any preceding signs. But here’s the good news: it’s not all gloom and doom. While glaucoma isn’t entirely preventable, eye doctors often emphasize early prevention and management. Since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic provides an overview of this eye disease in this article.
Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining your eye health. It helps to know what to expect during your appointment, so you can prepare for the tests and have a smooth experience. If you’re wearing contact lenses, it’s important to be aware that you need to take them out before your eye exam. We discuss the main reasons for this in this post.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision condition that affects millions of children worldwide. In recent years, the use of atropine eye drops has gained attention as an effective method for slowing down the progression of myopia in children. In today’s article, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic explores how they work and why they have become a promising treatment for managing childhood myopia.[Read more…]
If you’ve recently noticed that your vision isn’t as sharp as it used to be, you may be wondering, “Why did my prescription change?” Vision prescriptions, whether for eyeglasses or contact lenses, can change over time due to various factors. Read on as Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic shares what causes these changes to help you better manage your eye health and maintain clear and comfortable vision.[Read more…]
Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a non-surgical vision correction method that involves the use of specialized contact lenses to reshape the cornea overnight, offering improved vision during the day without glasses or traditional contact lenses. But who’s eligible for it? In this blog post, the trusted eye doctor at Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic discusses who is the ideal candidate for ortho-k.[Read more…]
Every day, almost 2,000 workers in the U.S. suffer from work-related eye injuries that need medical treatment. Many of these incidents involve serious trauma that causes irreversible eye damage or vision loss. That’s why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly encourages prioritizing eye safety in the workplace.[Read more…]
Vision changes are a normal part of aging. As you get older, you may need more light to read or find it hard to distinguish colors. Fortunately, prescription glasses or contact lenses can correct many age-related vision changes.[Read more…]
Are you one of the many people who rely on eye drops for relief from dryness, redness, or allergies? While these handy little bottles can be a lifesaver, using them responsibly is important. Our resident eye doctor at Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic explains the potential risks associated with overusing eye drops.[Read more…]