Many individuals with diabetes know that it can cause several eye problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy. Studies have also shown a correlation between chronic health disease and dry eye syndrome, but some patients may not be aware of it.
You probably already know that not all eyes are created equal. But did you know that light-colored eyes are more sensitive to sunlight and are, therefore, more susceptible to ultraviolet (UV) damage? That’s right. Blue, hazel and green eyes are at a higher risk of eye diseases that are associated with too much exposure to […]
As fun as it may be to have a few drinks with friends, we all know that drinking too much alcohol has negative effects on our health. We all know about hangovers, but what about the effects that drinking may have on our eyes? We’re not here to preach about alcohol consumption (hey, even your […]
For the most part, going to your local optometrist to have yourself fitted for new contact lenses is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, there are some instances where getting corrective lenses might be more difficult. In our practice, we call these “hard to fit” cases. But you shouldn’t worry. Even if you’ve been told that you’re not […]
As we get on in years, we may slowly experience a wide range of different vision problems that are naturally associated with aging. Macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are all common among older adults. Vision problems severely affect our lifestyle, but thankfully, there are effective ways to combat or slow down these problems. […]
Thick, heavy eyeglasses are a common issue among people with strong eye prescriptions. If you are facing this problem, your optometrist may recommend high-index lenses. No matter how strong your prescription is, these lenses will remain thin, and they come in many attractive frame options.
When you’ve had your eyeglasses for years, you get used to them so much that you tend to think you can still see clearly out of them after all this time. However, even though your vision seems fine, there could be changes in it that you just haven’t noticed. Here are some of the signs that will let […]
Several studies have concluded that prolonged or improper use of digital screens can cause Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), a group of ocular or visual symptoms that result from extended use of computers and mobile devices. One of the most common symptoms of CVS is dry eye. So, if you are using your computer for several […]
If you’re new to wearing contact lenses, it helps to know some important information about contact lens solution. This solution is a crucial part of wearing contacts, so you should be able to ensure you are getting an appropriate product for your needs.
The ability of your eyes to focus on nearby objects gradually diminishes as you get older because the lens inside your eye becomes less flexible. This condition is called presbyopia, and it normally happens as people age. That said, presbyopia cannot be cured, but you can use corrective glasses or contacts to be able to […]