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5 Ways To Take Great Care Of Your Eyeglasses

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Eyeglasses can be expensive, so when you purchase eyeglasses, you want to make sure that you take good care of them. Additionally, many insurance companies will only pay for one pair of eyeglasses every two years, so you really need to make sure that you make your eyeglasses last. #1 Rinse Your Glasses Before Cleaning Before you try to wipe your glasses off or clean them in any way, you should rinse your glasses under water. Read More»

5 Things You Should Know About An Epiretinal Membrane Peel

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An epiretinal membrane is a layer of scar tissue that forms on your retina. There are several reasons this can happen. One example is diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blood vessels in the retina to rupture. This, in turn, can lead to the formation of scar tissue. Often this scar tissue will be concentrated in the center of the retina and can obstruct your vision such as distortion and opaque spots. Read More»

Eyeglasses: More Lens Options Than Ever

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While contact lenses are easier to wear and care for than ever before, aging can mean your contact lenses just don’t work anymore. Presbyopia, which is the normal farsightedness that affects most adults over the age of 40, can be corrected with special bifocal contacts, but they do have a few drawbacks. Bifocal contacts are pricey, they require daily wear to lessen changes to the eye, and they aren’t sufficient for everything. Read More»

Does Your Child Require Corrective Lenses? 4 Tips To Help With The Transition

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If your child has been prescribed corrective lenses, they’ll take some getting used to. It’s hard enough for adults to get used to their first pair of prescription glasses. It’s going to be even tougher for young children, especially if they’ve never worn any type of glasses before, including sunglasses. You’ll not only need to help your child get used to their glasses, but you’ll also need to help keep the glasses safe. Read More»

Eye Clinics: What Can They Do?

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If glasses and contact lenses aren’t something you wear, you not consider an eye clinic to be a destination you’ll ever need. However, your eyes are in need of professional attention as much as every other part of your body. In fact, an eye clinic could help you with issues like the following; without knowing it, such a place could improve your life substantially. 1. Chronic Headaches If you’re often plagued with migraines or irritating headaches, you may have already been looking for ways to relieve the pain. Read More»

3 Tips for Buying Contact Lenses

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When you’re thinking about improving your vision, buying contact lenses is the best decision that you can make. Many people wear glasses, but contact lenses are the way to go if you’re looking for convenience and perfect 2020 vision. If this is something that you’re interested in, read on and apply these tips so that you get all you need out of purchasing contact lenses.  #1: Find an optometrist and learn about the benefits of buying contacts Read More»

3 Ways Glaucoma Can Damage Your Eyes

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If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, your risk of developing glaucoma is greatly increased. If so, you should have your eyes checked by your eye doctor to avoid the following three ways glaucoma can damage your eyes. Increased Pressure Can Rupture Capillaries The main characteristic of glaucoma is an increased pressure inside your eyeballs. This increase in pressure makes it difficult for the fluid inside your eyes to drain properly, compounding the problem further. Read More»

Tips For Buying Eyewear That You Intend To Use For Sports

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If you’re an avid athlete and you wear glasses, it’s generally a good idea to invest in a pair of glasses to wear when you’re active, as it will help prevent the glasses that you wear on a daily basis from getting damaged. Even if you don’t play a contact sport, it’s worthwhile to choose your sports glasses carefully, as there’s always a chance that a projectile or a fellow athlete could inadvertently make contact with your glasses. Read More»

3 Things Parents Need To Know About Photoscreening

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Eye charts are a traditional part of eye exams for older children and adults, but for young children who may not know the entire alphabet yet, these lettered charts aren’t used. When you take your child to the optometrist for their first eye exam, they’ll undergo a lesser-known test: photoscreening. Here are three things parents need to know about photoscreening.    How is photoscreening performed? Your child will be taken to a dark room for this test. Read More»

Four Reasons To Switch From Glasses To Contacts (Other Than Looks)

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If you want to show off your natural beauty or look more fashionable, switching from glasses to contacts is a great idea. However, an improvement in your appearance is not the only benefit you’ll experience when you make the switch. Here’s a look at four other reasons it’s a good idea to switch from glasses to contacts. You’ll have side vision. You know how you can’t see clearly when you look to the side, rather than straight through your glasses? Read More»