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Glaucoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of legal blindness in the United States. It has no warning and is so gradual that you may not notice changes in vision until it is too late. Loss of vision is not reversible but if caught early, you can slow down or prevent the loss of vision. It is thus important to go for regular eye checkups.


Senior Eye Exams: Why They’re Important

Are you 65 years of age or older? If so, you need to get regular eye exams to treat and prevent various age-related eye conditions. As you age, regular eye exams become increasingly important for preserving your sight.


How Do I Know If I Have Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a visual problem that results from a misshaped cornea. This is when the anterior surface of your eye or cornea has an asymmetrical curve. This irregularity skew’s how light passes to your retina. This is what causes all the vision symptoms that come with the complication. Myopia and hyperopia are other issues that relate to problems with light passing through your retina.


Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a customized and non-surgical program. It is designed to improve or develop visual skills and abilities. The goal of the therapy is to help acquire clear and comfortable vision.


What’s Involved in a Contact Lens Exam?

Contact lens examination is an important step in the journey of getting vision-correcting lenses. Apart from helping with the vision, contact lenses have to conform to an individual’s eye shape. The contacts have to be customized to fit each patient. This means that the patient will have to undergo an exam before getting the contacts. A contact lens exam might seem lengthy and involved, but it is essential.


Benefits of Sports Vision Performance Training

Many sports enthusiasts and professional athletes need sharp vision to perform well in their games. Now a lot are supplementing their practice regimens with vision training. The concept has been around for a while. But it's only recently that research has suggested that it might be possible to train yourself. This way, you can see better without resorting to unique eyewear or surgery. Are you thinking about how sports vision performance training can benefit you? Read on to find out how this can potentially give you an edge over your competition. 


Types of Eye Emergencies

Routine eye checkups are necessary to ensure your eyes stay in the best condition possible. Still, some situations call for emergency care. Most emergencies occur due to retinal detachment, foreign objects, or chemicals getting into the eye. It is important to seek immediate medical attention when you experience any harm to your eyes. Failure to seek proper treatment can lead to partial or total vision loss.


Diagnosing and Care for Cataracts

A cataract is an eye condition where your eye’s natural lens becomes opaque or cloudy. That prevents light from passing through the lens, causing blurred vision and sometimes blindness.


Treating Keratoconus with Scleral Lenses

Keratoconus is an eye condition that is characterized by the progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea, which is the clear, domed lens covering the front part of the eye. When the cornea isn’t perfectly rounded, the light that enters the eye isn’t refracted properly onto the retina at the back of the eye, and this causes the patient’s vision to be blurred.


THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE CARE AND CHECK UPS

Most people take their eyes and vision for granted. You expect to open your eyes and see the world and all its beauty. Unfortunately, for some people that doesn't happen and you never really know when that someone is going to be you.


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