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  • 2 Tips For Easing Your Vision Correction Surgery Recovery

    Vision correction surgery is quickly becoming one of the most popular methods for improving vision, but many people are still frightened of the potential recovery period. Listed below are two tips that can help ease your recovery after your vision correction surgery.  Use Eye Protection One of the most important things that you can do after your surgery is to make sure that you protect your eyes as much as possible. [Read More]

  • What Does It Mean If Your Baby's Eyes Are Crossed?

    Many parents of infants find themselves at one time or another worried that their baby has crossed eyes. This is normal for many parents. If you believe your baby has crossed eyes, it may help you to know what the warning signs are and what causes babies eyes to cross. Young Babies Cross Their Eyes Naturally When babies are first born, they have little control over their eyes. They cannot focus on far away objects, nor can they move their eyes together all the time. [Read More]

  • How To Deal With Common Contact Lens Problems

    Being able to wear contacts instead of glasses can be a huge blessing.  It makes it easier to participate in sports, go camping and just function more easily in day-to-day life.  However, most contact lens wearers experience some sort of discomfort at some point when wearing contacts.  The following are common problems and some possible solutions. Burning Eyes If your eyes burn when you put in your contact lenses it could be because they are coming into contact with a harmful substance for your eyes. [Read More]

  • What's That Strange Bump On Your Eyelid?

    Do you have a nodule-like bump that recently appeared on your upper or lower eyelid? Chances are, you're suffering from what is known as a chalazion. Thankfully, chalazia look a lot more serious than they actually are. You're going to be just fine. Read on to learn more about what causes these bumps and how you should treat them. What causes chalazia? What are they? The tissues on the inside of your eyelid contain little oil glands that release fatty acid secretions that help lubricate the eye. [Read More]

  • Understanding Common Vision Problems Associated With Hypothyroidism

    When your thyroid hormone levels are too high due to an underactive thyroid, you have a condition known as hypothyroidism. The thyroid itself affects many aspects of the body, including your metabolism and your temperature regulation. What many people are surprised to discover is that it can also affect your eyes. Understanding how hypothyroidism can affect your eyes may help you to address any side effects in their early stages. Here are a few things to discuss with your optometrist. [Read More]

  • 5 Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

    Approximately 285 million people in the world have vision loss, according to the World Health Organization. This fact can be pretty scary, especially if you have a history of eye disease in your family. However, if you start taking better care of your eyes and avoid bad habits, you can reduce your risk of vision loss. Here are five effective ways to keep your eyes in good shape: Include Nutritious Foods in Your Diet [Read More]

  • Dangers Of Non-Prescription Contact Lenses

    Many online retailers and stores in local malls offer non-prescription lenses for purchase by consumers. These lenses can change the color of the customer's eyes, or make the eye appear larger. These contacts appeal to many customers, as they provide cosmetic benefits without the hassle of a prescription. However, these contacts present dangers to the eyes that can cause severe problems. Due to the dangers posed by these contact lenses, the sale of non-prescription contact lenses has been banned in the United States. [Read More]

  • Over 40: 3 Vision Problems You May Be Facing

    As you age, your body goes through certain changes. Unfortunately, some of those changes occur in the eyes. If you're over 40 years old, your vision might not be what it used to be. Colors might not be as vibrant as they once were. Or, you might need more light to read by. You might have also noticed that night driving is a little more difficult due to the increased glare from headlights. [Read More]

  • Why Is Your Eye Doctor So Concerned About Eye Pressure?

    Have you ever wondered why your eye doctor is so persistent about running tests to measure your eye pressure? What is eye pressure, anyways? The term "eye pressure" actually refers to the pressure inside your eye, and knowing this measurement tells your eye doctor whether you're at risk for a condition called glaucoma. Here's a look at a few more details about eye pressure, glaucoma, and how the two are related. [Read More]

  • Proper Contact Lens Care

    If you have just been given the news that you are in need of corrective lenses, you may want to try wearing contact lenses so you do not alter your appearance by wearing glasses while out in public. There are a few steps you need to take to ensure your contact lenses are properly cared for so they last and so your eyes are not at risk for injury. Here are some tips to use when you are first getting used to wearing contact lenses. [Read More]