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What To Do With An Eye Emergency

Nobody plans for an eye emergency, but they happen, and usually not at a time that is convenient. Eye emergencies can be caused by any number of reasons such as allergic reaction, trauma, chemical injuries, injuries to the cornea or foreign object in the eye, and eyelid lacerations. The good news is that many eye emergencies can be treated without permanent damage.

Why Sunglasses Are So Vital for Eye Health

How often do you think about your eyes when you go outside in the sun? Unless you’re sensitive to bright light, you might not think twice about eye protection from UV rays. Many know the dangers of skin cancer and protecting themselves with sunblock. It’s just as important to protect the eyes though as the same UV rays can sunburn your eyes and even lead to problems such as cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygium (white tissue growth) on the eyes.

Eye Health 101: 5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Eyes

Optimum eye health throughout your life can be achieved by ensuring you are doing your part. Vision is one of--if not the--most important of the five senses. It doesn’t take much to damage your vision, but it also doesn’t take much to preserve it. Learn what you can be doing to ensure your eye health stays stable throughout your life.

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for Me?

LASIK eye surgery was first introduced more than 20 years ago. Since that time, millions of Americans have undergone LASIK surgery to improve their vision and live free of glasses and contacts. It is most widely used to correct vision such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. During the procedure the eye is anesthetized with eye drops.

Why is a Healthy Retina Important?

Why is a healthy retina so important for overall vision and wellness? Unhealthy retinas are not capable of sending clear signals to your brain which can result in vision loss or impairment. There are many retinal conditions and diseases, but most can be treated when they are found early. Comprehensive eye exams are able to detect problems with the retina early-on to help you avoid serious diseases and complications. We recommend you visit your eye doctor annually or biannually to keep your eyes healthy. With retinal problems, you may not notice any symptoms even when a retina is threatened.

The Role of Neurological Eye Screenings

Neurological eye screenings conducted at our Optical Masters’ office provide you and your medical provider with important information about the state of your vision. Evaluating how your eyes and pupils work together and separately can tell your medical provider if the nerves and muscles controlling your eyes are functioning properly or suffering from a dangerous condition or disease.

How Does Your Vision Change with Age?

Vision changes strike everyone at one point or another. Good vision doesn’t begin immediately at birth. Even in infants, vision develops over time. When it comes to recognizing objects and colors, it takes time for infants to see what we see. The eyes continually change throughout decades of time.

Today’s Digital World and the Dangers of Blue Light

Blue light is everywhere in today’s digital world, but 72 percent of our population are unaware of its dangers. Blue light can shine from both natural and man-made sources, many of which we don’t even realize. Besides the sun, much of the dangers of blue-violet light in our modern world come from digital screens. If your profession or hobbies puts you at more exposure to blue light, consider investing in glasses and sunglasses with blue light protection.

Learn What Your Eyes Tell About You

Professional prescription services do more than just assess your prescription. Your comprehensive eye exam and prescription services assessment will also take into consideration any of the following symptoms that you may be experiencing such as: blurred vision, bulging eyes, a ring around your cornea, drooping or swollen eyelids, yellow whites of your eyes, eye twitches, and night blindness. Any of these eye conditions can be signs of an underlying condition or disease that you may not be aware of.

Prevent Common Eye Problems - Know the Symptoms

Prevent common eye problems by getting out ahead of them! Just like any other complex organ, there always seems to be something new that can go wrong, and the eyes are no exception. Excellent eye care can make quite the impact in your life: your day-to-day activities, your ability to be mobile, and even your self-esteem levels. Keeping your eyes healthy starts with preventing problems before they’ve started with at least an annual eye exam. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), “delay in eye exams may result in permanent vision loss and disability.”

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