The eyes are among the most important organs in the body, playing a critical role in our perception of the world and quality of life. That’s why your eye doctor urges you to take good care of your eyes. However, even for those who take precautions, hypertensive retinopathy remains a risk.
Vision care insurances can either be purchased individually or through your employer. Either way, you’ll have to pay a premium or have that amount deducted from your paycheck. In exchange, you’ll receive benefits that are specific to maintaining your eye health.
Your eyes need proper care just like any other part of your body. Here are a few easy things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and in good condition.
While astigmatism is an eye condition that can’t be prevented, being afflicted with it doesn’t mean you can throw in the towel and stop taking care of your eyes. This blog post by your preferred optometrist from Alderwood Optical features simple yet effective tips on caring for your eyes even when you have astigmatism.
Contact lenses are more than just a convenient alternative to corrective prescription eyeglasses; recent technological and scientific advances have granted contact lenses the capacity to address a variety of other vision problems. In today’s blog post from Alderwood Optical, your optometrist discusses three types of specialty lenses and how they can be used to help manage visual impairments.
The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye, responsible for transmitting signals to the brain so you can see. Central serous retinopathy causes fluid buildup in the retina, which can impair vision.
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.
Your visual health plays a critical role in your overall wellbeing and quality of life. Unfortunately, many people fail to make their visual health a priority, which can lead to underlying eye conditions like glaucoma going undetected until they’ve advanced.
As you age, vision problems such as retinal detachment or macular degeneration are more likely to develop. These conditions tend to be asymptomatic in the early stages, which makes prompt detection challenging. This is a problem, as early intervention is critical in halting the conditions’ advancement and safeguarding vision.