If your child is having difficulty seeing, this could be detrimental to their development. It may be difficult for them to stay attentive at school, carry out daily activities and even socialize with their friends. While eyeglasses remain the most popular vision correction option for children, contacts can be a good alternative–but is your child ready to wear contacts? In this post, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, the leading eye doctor, shares the signs that indicate your kid is ready.[Read more…]
Your eyesight plays a major role in your quality of life, which is why it’s so important to have regular checkups with your eye doctor. One of the most serious eye problems is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In this post, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic provides a brief overview of AMD.[Read more…]
Menopause is a natural process women go through later in life. Your body may experience many changes during menopause, including changes in your vision and eye health.[Read more…]
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 surgeries, be it laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), have made it possible for people with refractive issues to see the world more clearly. While these procedures are virtually painless and minimally invasive, they require patients to go through a recovery period.[Read more…]
An optometrist can help your child choose the right pair of prescription eyeglasses to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). However, it’s not uncommon for a child to refuse to wear glasses. What should you do if this is your child? Here are some suggestions.[Read more…]
A growing number of people around the world are nearsighted. Your optometrist can prescribe glasses to help you with this problem. However, there are many individuals who would rather use contact lenses because of the freedom they offer. You don’t need frames to wear them and you can continue living your active lifestyle without your lenses being a hindrance.