If you’ve ever heard of the term “eye dominance” then it probably left you wondering which one of your eyes is the dominant one. Fortunately, you do not need an eye doctor to find out. In today’s blog post, your friends over at Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic explains what ocular dominance is and shares an easy test you can try yourself to find out which one of your eyes is more dominant.[Read more…]
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?
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 offer a safe and effective solution to refractive errors, allowing for a clearer, healthier vision. Contact lenses should be customized to your specific needs to ensure your safety and comfort. Today, the area’s trusted expert in optical care, Alderwood Optical, discusses how to find the best type of contact lenses for your needs.
Wearing eyeglasses can help correct vision errors, but can be uncomfortable when you’re out in the sun. You’ll need to carry a pair of prescription sunglasses with you all the time and regularly switch back and forth between the two, which can be inconvenient. Fortunately, there’s a solution–photochromic lenses. Read on as Alderwood Optical, a trusted eye doctor in the area, discusses the benefits of photochromic lenses.
When you’re experiencing red, itchy or watery eyes during specific seasons, it is likely due to allergies. To help you better understand this issue and how to deal with it, Alderwood Optical, the trusted optometrist in the area, discusses some of the most common reasons eye allergies occur.
Over 2,000 people experience eye injuries in the work place every day in the U.S. Alarmingly, 90% of these eye injuries could have been prevented with the right type of eye protection.[Read more…]
In general terms, glaucoma refers to a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve. It’s one of the leading causes of visual disability. However, eye care professionals say that it can be prevented if it’s diagnosed early and treated immediately.[Read more…]
The sun’s UV rays aren’t only damaging to your skin; they can be harmful to your eyes as well. That is why your optometrist often recommends you to wear sunglasses in sunny settings or limit the exposure of your eyes to direct sunlight. If you’re a contact lens wearer, you may also benefit from the UV protection of certain types of contacts. Read on to know more about contact lenses and UV protection.[Read more…]