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.
Your eyes are among the most sensitive organs in your body, which is why you need to take good care of them. In particular, you need to take precautions to avoid corneal abrasion, which can be caused by grazing your eye with your fingernail, a foreign matter entering the eye, or even just rubbing your eyes or wearing poor-fitting contact lenses.
In this article, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, a top local optometrist, discusses everything you need to know about corneal abrasion.[Read more…]
Optical care begins during childhood. Helping your kids take better care of their eyes is a habit that will benefit them for a lifetime. While most people think of this as proper nutrition and regular check-ups with your local eye doctor, it’s worth mentioning that certain activities and toys can also help sharpen their eyesight. [Read more…]
Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased pressure in your eyes. The condition can cause changes to your vision that may affect your daily life. In particular, you may find driving to be challenging, which is why optical care providers recommend extreme caution.[Read more…]
Glaucoma is a condition caused by high intraocular pressure (IOP) that results in optic nerve damage, which, without effective treatment from an optometrist, can lead to progressive, irreversible vision loss. The second leading cause of blindness in the United States, glaucoma is typically managed with either eye drops or through laser surgery, though medical professionals are constantly researching and developing new methods for controlling the condition.
In today’s blog post, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic takes a look at the future of glaucoma treatment and management.
Parents have an uneasy relationship with digital devices. On the one hand, they’re an essential part of modern life. On the other hand, there’s the question of how much screen time is appropriate for your kids. And more importantly, for parents with toddlers, there’s the question of at what age should you should let your kids start playing with a digital device.
Contact lenses are an effective way to correct refractive errors and give you better visual clarity. They are also convenient to use. Nevertheless, some people hesitate to give contacts a try due to misconceptions surrounding them.