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 […]
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.
Diabetes is a health condition where a person’s body doesn’t make sufficient insulin or can’t use the insulin it produces properly. Those with diabetes are more prone to certain eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. However, there are different things you can do to lower the chances of having these eye conditions.
Most parents keep a stash of photo albums of themselves and their sons and daughters as a way of remembering the past. In some images, you may notice the subject’s eye showing a noticeable golden glow. While it is often caused by a camera flash, it can also be a warning sign of a rare […]
When it comes to sports, the usual focus is on certain aspects, such as training and coaching, wearing the proper attire and taking precautions to protect parts of the body like the arms, legs, fingers, etc. While not given as much thought as the ones enumerated above, eye safety should also be prioritized regardless of […]
One proven way to deal with vision problems is with contact lenses. They are typically safe and easy to use from the very beginning, but there may be cases when they’re uncomfortable to wear.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a safe and effective way to correct the vision problems of your child. But to get the most out of this treatment option, proper lens care and usage is crucial. When overlooked, your young child will be at risk for eye infections and corneal ulcers. For this reason, they’ll have to follow […]
Advances in myopia control have allowed preteens and young athletes to enjoy an active lifestyle, even if they have vision problems. One of these treatment options is orthokeratology (ortho-k), a safe and effective alternative to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
One of the most effective ways to correct vision problems is with LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) refractive surgery. This involves the reshaping of the cornea, the eye’s front surface, to permanently deal with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. But much research has revealed that LASIK can cause dry eye syndrome in patients following the procedure. Is […]