Back to school is a hectic time for many families. New clothes, day care, extracurriculars and transport are all major considerations for many parents who are trying to get back into a routine and want to make sure that their child has everything that they need for the new academic year. One thing that every child should get before they return to school is an eye exam.
If you have chosen reusable contact lenses, your eye doctor will explain to you the importance of keeping them clean. Cleanliness and proper handling are two of the most important elements of care you can provide for your contact lenses, and not only will they ensure that your contacts last as long as possible, but they will also keep your eyes healthy.
Ensuring that your eyes are properly protected is absolutely essential for their long-term function and health. UV light can be extremely damaging, even in small amounts, so wearing sunglasses that are effective at blocking 100% of UV light is recommended anytime you go outside, particularly on bright, sunny days when the sun’s rays are at their most powerful.
If you have vision problems, then you will likely need a corrective solution to help you see clearly again. Most of the time, this decision comes down to glasses or contact lenses. However, what you may not be aware of is that if you are even considering contacts, you will need to let your eye doctor know at the time of booking your appointment because in addition to your comprehensive eye exam, you will also need a contact lens exam.
Macular degeneration is the name of a serious ocular condition that is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. It is also much more common than you might expect, and studies estimate that as many as 11 million people in the United States are suffering from some form of macular degeneration, with this number being predicted to rise over the coming decade. You may also hear of the condition referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD.
Most of us expect our vision to naturally deteriorate some with advancing age. However, some of us will go on to develop a condition that is the leading cause of serious, permanent vision loss in people over the age of 60 called macular degeneration. Here is what you need to know about this common condition, and what you can expect to happen if you are affected.
Dry eye disease may sound like a simple problem. However, it is actually a fairly complex disease that has a wide range of symptoms, causes and treatment options. Finding the best way to manage dry eye disease and relieve your symptoms isn’t necessarily as straightforward as you might think.