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…]
Laser eye surgery can correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. This procedure typically takes around 30 minutes and involves a quick and easy recovery. It shouldn’t take long before you can go back to your daily routine after surgery.[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…]
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.