When you look around the room, what do you see? Do you see everything clearly, or are there spots in your visual field that are a bit blurry or fuzzy? If your answer is the latter, you need to see an optometrist for an assessment. In fact, it is a good idea to see an optometrist once a year whether or not you are actually noticing any changes to your vision. Optometrists offer vital services for us all. If you're seeking a better understanding of those services, then we invite you to read the articles provided on this blog, which is all about optometrists and their work.
28 September 2020
Vision loss is something very serious and shouldn't be taken lightly. If you are experiencing a loss of vision, you should report it to your optometrist. If you have sudden vision loss especially, it should be reported immediately. A sudden loss of vision is usually a sign of some other type of disorder, which will also need to be treated in order to help prevent further vision loss. Health issues, such as diabetes, can result in a loss of vision.
27 August 2020
Clear vision is critical to a child's early learning and social development, and the sooner eye problems are detected and treated, the better the treatment outcome. Unfortunately, children may not understand or be able to communicate that they are having vision problems. That's why vision screening in prekindergarten children is so important. Yet too many parents are unaware of the importance of early screening and wait until it is provided by their child's school.
27 July 2020
You most likely don't give your eyes a second thought throughout the day, you just take for granted that you can see clearly each and every day. That can all change if you aren't careful with your vision and your eyes. You could begin to lose your eyesight and will need prescription lenses before too long, or your vision will worsen and you'll need a stronger prescription. Some of your bad habits could become a major issue for your eyes.
16 July 2020
Most people experience some tears on a daily basis, even if they don't notice it. The eyes typically rinse themselves with tears on a regular basis to maintain moisture, but sometimes things go awry with this process. If you've noticed that your eyes seem to have a faint film over them that makes it a little hard to see, or that your tears seem to be sticky or viscous, chances are you have a condition that needs medical attention.
11 June 2020
There's nothing quite as frustrating as having a contact lens develop a tiny tear. This is especially problematic if you use long-wear contact lenses, rather than single-use contacts. If money or time is tight and you're trying to avoid extra trouble, you might be tempted to just keep wearing that contact lens. But is this a good idea? Here's what you should know about this dangerous practice. Alters Vision The first problem with wearing a torn contact lens is that you're not going to get the vision correction that you're expecting.