8 August 2018
Generally, your child's doctor will give them a physical exam as they develop and look at them when they come in with colds or other concerns. When it comes to their eyes, the doctor will look for very obvious issues, but there is a chance that they aren't going to catch a number of vision issues that would be something for a pediatric ophthalmologist to diagnose. You can learn about some of the signs that your infant or toddler may be having issues with their vision by learning about some of the signs here:
7 March 2018
Your optometrist checks your eyes for many problems — both vision difficulties and physical ailments — during an eye exam. To help you become a more active participant in your own eye health, here's a glossary of a few things he or she will look for. Amblyopia. Amblyopia is more commonly called lazy eye, and it appears when one eye doesn't focus clearly along with the other eye. Amblyopia can be easy to see or more subtle, and it tends to appear in children but can also occur in adulthood as a result of long-term lack of vision correction.
23 December 2017
Sunglasses are a fun fashion accessory. They come in many styles and colors so you can easily show off your unique fashion sense. However, sunglasses have a more important function than simply helping you look stylish. They protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and block glare when you're doing important things such as driving. You'll want to buy sunglasses with frames you love and lenses that protect your eyes. Here are a few tips for buying a good pair of sunglasses.
11 August 2017
Kids love to shove things in your face, especially really close to your eyes. For some reason, they seem to think that adults are blind and need an extreme close-up of what the kids want the adults to see. However, if your children put things in front of you that are ten to twelve inches away from your eyes, and you are still having trouble seeing what they want you to see, you might have a visual problem of a different sort.
27 March 2017
A detached retina can be caused by all sorts of things, from aging to diabetes to injury. Regardless of the reason why you have a detached retina, it is important to act quick by contacting your eye doctor and scheduling an appointment to find out more about surgery. These are a few things that you might want to know about retina surgery. 1. It Can Save Your Vision First of all, you should know that it is very important to act as quickly as possible when you are in need of detached retina surgery.
25 March 2016
You've probably heard throughout your entire life that eating carrots is good for your eyes. However, other garden vegetables that aren't as easily associated with eye health also have proven vision benefits. Following are eight plants you can easily grown in your garden that help keep eyesight sharp and clear. Kale A member of the cabbage family, kale is a dark, nutrient-dense vegetable that provides many health benefits. It contains significant amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which have been shown to significantly reduce chances of developing cataracts or macular degeneration.
18 January 2016
If your eye doctor diagnoses you with primary open-angle glaucoma, you may wonder if there's a way to slow down the disease's progression to avoid going blind. Although there's no way to stop primary open-angle glaucoma from happening, you can take steps to keep it from becoming worse with medication, surgery, and a change in your diet. This type of glaucoma develops when the optic nerve weakens from intense pressure. The optic nerve relays sensory messages to your brain.
13 January 2016
Your eyes provide you with an invaluable ability, and it is important to take care of them by seeing your eye doctor for a vision checkup. Besides regular aging affecting your vision, there are many types of diseases that can worsen and damage your eyes and vision. Here are two diseases that can affect your vision and their related symptoms you should look for to help you know when to see your doctor.