Grittiness in your eyes feel rough or scratchy. It is a sensation similar to having a speck of sand stuck in your eye. Symptoms include discomfort that ranges from mild to severe, as well as redness, itching, and watery eyes. In this blog, the esteemed optometrist of Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic takes a look at the several different conditions associated with this sensation, as well as treatment options.[Read more…]
Ask any optometrist and they will tell you that too much UV exposure from the sun can have many negative effects on our eyes, and therefore, our vision. A day at the beach, walking your dog on a bright day, or laying out at the pool are all fun activities to do under the sun. Unfortunately, these daytime activities are also exposing your eyes to harmful UV rays.[Read more…]
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.