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!
26 August 2016
Smart lens technology has come a long way and continues to evolve, as the potential of the technology may offer individuals with diabetes another method for monitoring the disease. If you are tired of pricking your finger to test drops of blood as a way to monitor your blood glucose level, smart contact lenses may one day offer a less invasive method for regulating insulin. Considering its potential and positive implications, you may be interested in learning more about this new technology that could be available to consumers by the year 2020.
16 August 2016
Of all the changes to your body that happen as the decades start piling upon you, changes to your vision are probably the most common. But what if you start noticing that, rather than having to wear stronger glasses or buy books with larger print, you have a field of vision that is slowly getting cloudier and cloudier? This is one of the major signs of cataracts, which affect around half of all people over the age of 75.
5 April 2016
Pulling off accurate cosplay can be a difficult task, especially if you wear glasses. If you can't wear contacts and have poor vision, stumbling around in costume isn't appealing, but ruining the look of a great costume with a non-canon pair of glasses may not make you happy either. If you've got your heart set on cosplaying as a Sailor Moon character but you have to wear glasses, try these ideas to disguise your spectacles.
5 April 2016
About 2.4 million eye injuries occur every year in America, and about one-third of these injuries are suffered by children. Sports are a major cause of eye injuries for children, so parents of athletic children need to be aware of the potential for injury. Corneal lacerations are one of the serious eye injuries that children can suffer; here are three things parents need to know about corneal lacerations. What are corneal lacerations?
29 March 2016
Diabetic retinopathy is a dangerous eye disease secondary to diabetes. It will come on slowly, with few symptoms, but can result in a partial or total loss of vision. While not curable, the impact of this disease on your vision can be slowed down by starting treatment early. Here is how this eye disease can affect your vision and what can be done to slow down its progress. Blood Vessels are Affected by Diabetes