Tag: eye exam

28
May

Astigmatism Treatment

What Is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common vision problem that simply means the cornea is shaped irregularly. You may think of the cornea as a basketball and when you introduce an astigmatism the basketball now looks more like a football. The severity level of the astigmatism determines what treatment route is recommended. What Causes Astigmatism? Although most are born with

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17
Apr

Prescription Reading Glasses: Why They’re So Much Better than OTC Glasses

Racks and racks of reading glasses can be found everywhere from a truck stop diner to a dollar store. But trust us, there’s much more to buying reading glasses than meets the eye. Prescription reading glasses provide you with added value in the long run when it comes to your comfort, the health of your eyes, and the reliability of

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12
Mar

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Cataracts

While everyone should see an eye doctor regularly, people with diabetes should be especially cognizant of keeping their eye examination appointments. There is a significant relationship between diabetes and cataracts, and if left unchecked and uncontrolled, this can lead to serious vision problems. The Basics about Cataracts If you have a cataract, the lens of your eye becomes cloudy, and

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18
Sep

Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery: What You Can Expect Before the Big Day

As you are preparing for laser eye surgery, you want to make sure you have everything in order. This is an exciting time, and it won’t be long before your eyes provide you with a brand new, clearer outlook! Keep these things in mind before your laser eye surgery. Get the information you need In the appointments before your laser

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12
Sep

Optomap Imaging: The Optimal Step During an Eye Exam

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,

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27
Aug

How Blue Light Affects Your Eyes: Is It as Bad as They Say?

“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 deciding it’s complete nonsense, to going back to the possibility that it makes sense …. sort of. A television screen, computer screen, or phone most likely won’t “make you go blind,” but

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11
Apr

Astigmatism: Myth vs. Fact

Astigmatism affects at least one-third of the population in the United States. Astigmatism is an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. This irregularity is found most often in the cornea and causes light to refract improperly. As a result, blurry vision, eye strain, headaches, and general eye discomfort may result. Most people have such a mild case that there

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