If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you should have regular eye exams to monitor for diabetic eye disease. This condition can cause vision loss unless it is caught by your eye care specialist early. Here are a few essential things you need to know about diabetic eye disease.
Bifocal and trifocal lenses have a line through the center that separates each section of the lens. While this doesn’t always bother the wearer, some would prefer lenses that don’t have this distinguishing feature for cosmetic purposes. Called progressive lenses, they provide the same vision correction as their bifocal and trifocal counterparts.
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. […]
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.
Our computers and mobile devices have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives as we use them for leisure, working or even learning new things about the world. In fact, they have made daily life so much easier since a lot of things can be done with the single click of a button. However, […]
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 […]