Around three million Americans have glaucoma. This is a group of diseases that target the optic nerve, which links the eyes to the brain. This condition is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide, which can be prevented with early detection and treatment.
Looking at your eyeglass prescription, you’ll find a bunch of numbers and abbreviated terms. But what do they mean exactly? What do they say about your eyesight?
Good eyesight is very important in school children because it affects how they learn and perform in school and at play. When their vision suffers, so will their education and sports participation.
Long ultraviolet (UV) exposure, both from natural sources like the sunlight or artificial forms, such as from tanning beds, can harm the eyes and the vision in various ways. Some of the conditions include photokeratitis or the swelling of the cornea, cataract, macular degeneration and, rarely, ocular melanoma.
Your eye doctor can help you find the right prescription lenses to correct any vision problems you may have, but choosing the frames is completely up to you. Since you’ll be wearing your eyeglasses most of the time, it’s important to choose a style that works well with your own fashion sense.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct different refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other vision-related problems. Many people, however, find it difficult to choose between these two types of eyewear. To determine whether a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can suit your needs, consider your lifestyle, convenience, comfort and style.
In the first part of this two-part blog series, we talked about the importance of vision skills when it comes to sports. It’s not enough to be stronger and faster than your opponent. You need better vision skills if you want to be great. In this second part, your eye doctor will discuss new wearable […]
When your eyesight can’t be fully corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be suffering from low vision issues. Medications or surgeries may not help as well. With your compromised sense of sight, you may struggle to carry out your daily tasks or enjoy your hobbies.
Cataracts remain one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. A possible reason to the increasing prevalence is the lack of understanding of the disease. While it is a common eye condition, misconceptions about cataracts still persist. This may affect your ability or willingness to seek proper management.
Myopia is the most common refractive error in the world. In fact, billions could be affected by this problem by 2050. At Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, we believe that promoting understanding of this condition is one way to save your vision.