If you deal with a number of prescription issues, then you may have to alternate between different contact lenses. This can often be frustrating and cause discomfort to your eyes. Therefore, doctors often recommend multifocal contact lenses. These lenses are filled with a number of prescriptions to fit your optical needs. While multifocal contact lenses are often more convenient, they can still cause your eyes to dry out during the day.
11 October 2016
It can be tricky deciding which doctor to visit for your eye health. There are ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians that all provide critical and quality health care. While they are all extremely proficient at what they do and there is some definite overlap, this article is going to focus on ophthalmologists. If you have been having some eye problems this article will outline what an ophthalmologist is able to help with, and also discuss when it is time to visit ophthalmologist.
6 June 2016
If you're about to undergo cataract surgery, no doubt you've gotten pre-op instructions that tell you when to stop eating, what medications to avoid, and so on. Cataract surgery itself is very common and relatively easy to handle. But you're still going to need recovery time, and it's best not to make yourself do more than you have to during your resting period. That means ensuring that you and your home are prepared before you go off for surgery.
5 May 2016
As someone who has worn eyeglasses for a while, you might have become comfortable with them and don't pay much attention to the way you handle them. You may not realize that you might be doing things that could contribute to damage that could interfere with how well you see through your glasses and how they feel on your face. Here are some ways you might be ruining your glasses.
9 March 2016
Birdshot retinopathy is an autoimmune disease that can lead to the formation of numerous lesions on your retina. These lesions are scattered across the retina, which is how the disease got its name. The cause of this disease still isn't known, but it's a very serious and can lead to vision loss. Here are three things you need to know about birdshot retinopathy. What are the signs of birdshot retinopathy?
10 February 2016
When you have been having trouble with your night vision and go to an ophthalmologist to get checked out, the last thing you may expect is to eventually come away with a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa. However, once you know what is causing your vision loss, the next step is to get more information about the disorder and what you can do to deal with and potentially treat it. Retinitis pigmentosa is a difficult diagnosis to receive but can be made easier with information and understanding.
3 January 2016
When your eyes become red and itchy, one of your first thoughts is probably "Oh no, what if it's pink eye?" Though technically conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is defined as any inflammation of the tissues surrounding the eye, the type of pink eye everyone fears is bacterial pink eye – a highly contagious and unpleasant infection. Here's how to determine whether you're suffering from bacterial pink eye or another ailment – and what to do if you think you might have bacterial pink eye.
14 December 2015
Pain and pressure behind the eye can be troubling if you don't know the reason why. Sometimes, the pain is accompanied by a partial loss of vision. Not all of the reasons for eye pain have to do with damage or disease. While some of the causes may be serious and require immediate medical attention, most can be treated without any vision loss. Here are four reasons why you might feel pain from the back of your eye.
14 December 2015
Your eyes can contract diseases and illnesses just like any other part of your body. The mucosa in your eye sockets have a lot to do with how rapidly the illnesses or diseases catch and spread. If your eyes are suddenly itchy, inflamed, red, dry, sticky or irritated (like you have a splinter of something in them), then you need to see your optometrist as soon as possible. He or or she will examine your eyes and determine which illness or disease you are dealing with.
13 December 2015
The blurry vision and fuzzy halos around lights have gotten to be too much to deal with. Your eye doctor has recommended cataract surgery to replace those cloudy lenses. This is a quick procedure that is done as an outpatient in your doctor's office or clinic and you will begin to see your vision improve soon after the procedure. Here is what you need to know about this surgery and your recovery from it.
12 December 2015