As you are looking at a white wall or a white screen, you find yourself batting away a fruit fly. But it doesn’t go anywhere. It just stays there, right in front of your eyes, irritating you to the core. Suddenly, you see a dozen fruit flies, all clustered around your eyes. Realizing they aren’t actually fruit flies but your
There are many factors at play that can make women more susceptible to eye diseases than men are. Many women are not aware of their increased likelihood of experiencing vision problems, which often means they aren’t seeking adequate preventative care. Factors that Make Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases There are a variety of reasons why women are more likely
Are your eyes starting to bother you more now that fall has arrived? With lots of pollen, dust, and spores in the air, you may be suffering from fall eye allergies. Allergies occur when your immune system over-responds to foreign matter while other individuals remain unaffected. Seasonal environmental triggers include pollen from ragweed and other weeds; grasses and trees; and
Optomap imaging is a crucial part of nearly every eye exam, but what is it really? And how does it work? Basically, it entails taking a picture of the retina, which lines the back of the eyeball, and displays it on a computer monitor for a more in-depth look. The process is as simple as looking into a camera lens,
Every year as summer ends and school begins, kids go back to school to greet their friends and tell stories of their summer vacations. Along with this passing of information, it’s important to remember that kids often pass along germs as well, and right now is a highly susceptible time for kids to be reintroduced to germs and become sick.
How Does Blue Light Effect Your Eyes “Don’t sit so close to the TV. You’ll go blind.” How much truth is there to that? We went from believing the statement when we were children, to decide it’s complete nonsense, to going back to the possibility that it makes sense …. sort of. A television screen, computer screen, or phone most
Are You Wearing Old Contact Lenses? If you are one of the approximately 37 million Americans who wear contact lenses, you may wonder what happens if your contacts get old. Perhaps you are using contacts you got several years ago. Or you are trying to save money by wearing your two-week lenses over a more extended period. It may seem
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for farsightedness and then remove them, can you see? We know you can’t see long distances, but can you read a book? Can you play a game on your phone? See the time on your watch? Technically, it should be “close enough” for you to see, but you notice something strange happening that
Dry Eye Causes Dry eyes are the result of a lack of adequate tears or excessive evaporation of tears. Your tears are made up of water, fatty oils, and mucus that keep the surface of the eye moist and clear and help prevent painful eyes and eye infections. Dry eyes can be caused by a number of factors, including: Aging.
Most of us have heard of color blindness. Maybe we even know someone who is color blind. But how much do we really know about this condition? What does it mean to be color blind? Who is most affected by color blindness? Is it treatable? Are there any cures? Read on for some quick facts about color blindness and what