Why Is Your Eye Doctor So Concerned About Eye Pressure?
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.
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.
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).
Why You Should Have An Eye Dilation Exam
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.