Why Is Your Eye Doctor So Concerned About Eye Pressure?

Posted on: 23 October 2015

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

Posted on: 14 September 2015

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]

Glaucoma And Pregnancy

Posted on: 28 July 2015

When you're pregnant, many changes occur in your body. Some of these changes affect your vision. Besides causing physical changes to the eyes, pregnancy can affect existing eye conditions such as glaucoma. You also may have concerns about whether glaucoma medications you take can affect the baby growing inside you. Changes in Intraocular Pressure If you have glaucoma, hormonal changes may cause a decrease in intraocular pressure (fluid pressure inside the eye). [Read More]

Why You Should Have An Eye Dilation Exam

Posted on: 10 July 2015

Eye dilation is a diagnostic tool that allows optometrists to diagnose eye diseases and other health problems in the early stages. This is important since people often don't experience symptoms of eye and other diseases until after permanent damage has occurred. Although the eye dilation exam doesn't hurt, it can be slightly uncomfortable. However, what may seem like an inconvenience can save your vision or lead to the detection of other serious health problems. [Read More]