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!
13 October 2016
Although you may not think that your eyes can get sunburned in the wintertime, they can. Snow blindness, which is clinically referred to as photokeratitis, comes from excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun, which causes inflammation in the cornea of the eye. The sun reflecting off snow and ice can cause the condition. Therefore, if you enjoy winter sports and being outdoors in the snow, you are at risk for snow blindness and should know what you can to avoid it.
12 October 2016
If you're concerned about your vision and physical health, you may do all you can to protect and keep them safe, even try new things. Innovators in eye care plan to create smart eyeglasses that not only improve your vision, but also monitor and track your fitness levels when you run, walk, or engage in another type of exercise. The eyewear may also help detect health problems that have the potential to affect vision, including diabetes.
12 September 2016
Sometimes you do not want to be seen in eyeglasses. At other times, it is a look you desperately want to adopt because of the group of people or the person with whom you are spending your days. If you actually need prescription eye wear, but you do not want to wear glasses all the time, or if you would just like to sport eyeglasses as an accessory a la Elton John, then here is how you can mix and match your eyeglass frames with contact lenses.
7 September 2016
Uncomplicated cataract surgery is typically a quick procedure that is done on an out-patient basis. However, there is a recovery period, and there are several things you can do to help your eyes heal quickly. If you're having cataract surgery in the near future, use the following tips during your recovery. Administer Eye Drops on Schedule After a cataract surgery, your surgeon will most likely prescribe antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops.
6 September 2016
If you have a family history of glaucoma, are over the age of 60, or are an African American over 40, then you may be at risk of developing glaucoma. This is also true if you have high blood pressure or if your eye doctor has discovered that you have elevated pressure within your eyes. If you are at risk of developing glaucoma, then it is wise to meet with an ophthalmologist, like one at Valentine Eye Care, at least once a year so that visual acuity, dilated eye, tonometry, and pachymetry tests can be completed.