A few years ago, my dear maternal grandmother visited an optometrist. After thoroughly examining my grandmother’s eyes, this medical professional informed her that she had cataracts in both of them. Concerned, my grandmother immediately made an appointment with a surgeon. The two surgeries to remove the cataracts from my grandmother’s eyes were successful. Scheduling annual eye exams is crucial. During these appointments, your optometrist will check for potentially harmful conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most important reasons you should visit your eye doctor every year. Enjoy!
27 October 2016
Many women and some men can't imagine leaving the house without their eye makeup on. When used correctly, eye makeup safely enhances your natural beauty. However, when you are careless with these cosmetics, you can harm your eyes. Mascara Nothing can perk up your look more quickly than applying mascara before heading to work or school. Often, people keep their mascara for too long. You should get rid of any mascara that is older than five months.
27 October 2016
Dry eye symptoms are very common among people who wear contact lenses. Dry eyes are five times more common in people who wear contact lenses than in people who wear glasses, and a whopping 50% of contact lens wearers have dry eyes. New contact lens users need to be aware of this complication. Here are three things contact lens wearers need to know about dry eye. How do contact lenses cause dry eye?
25 October 2016
These days, spending time behind a computer is more of a necessity than a form of entertainment for most people. When you were younger and computer technology was less pervasive, you probably heard that spending too much time in front of the screen was bad for your eyes. Just because spending time behind the computer is now almost unavoidable doesn't mean that's not still true. Thankfully, there are ways you can make your time behind the computer screen less harmful to your eye health.
24 October 2016
Keeping your eye contacts moist is a common problem among contact lens wearers. However, some of the things people do to moisten their lenses is often met with reproach by optometrists, and with good reason. For example, removing your contacts and putting them in your mouth before reinserting them into your eyes is definitely NOT a good idea. Here are three reasons why you should never moisten your lenses by putting them in your mouth.
20 October 2016
Modern technology has made it easier than ever to fix eye ailments. Visual impairments that were once considered permanent can now be fixed with laser surgery. Contact lenses can correct vision without the inconvenience of having glasses on your face. But, while modern society has benefited eye health in some ways, there are still factors that threaten your eye health. Here's a look at three of those threats and what you can do to minimize their impact on your eyes.