As people age, it's common for them to lose their ability to focus on objects that are close to them. The lens of the eye slightly hardens, making it more difficult for it to adjust its focus. This can make it harder to read print, especially in dim light. If your distance vision is fine, but you require reading glasses to read text in print or on a computer screen, you're a good candidate for monovision laser eye surgery. [Read More]
What You Need To Know About Cataract Surgery & Avoiding Valsalva Maneuver
According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of Americans at age 80 live with cataracts or have had cataracts surgically removed. Clearly, cataract surgery is a very common surgery to have. The choice to have surgery is often left to the patient and, sometimes, they consider waiting simply because they are concerned about the surgery itself and the recovery period afterward. However, it's important to consider that having clear vision can help decrease the odds of falls and fractures as well as the odds of having a car accident, so while going into surgery can be intimidating, it's a good idea to have it done anyhow. [Read More]
What Is An Astigmatism And What Can You Do About It?
Astigmatism is an eye disorder that results from how the light hits your eye (or a refractive error). This is a common eye disorder that affects a great number of people. This type of eye disorder can be corrected, and you can improve your vision. See below for further information about astigmatisms and what you can do to help improve your vision. Astigmatism Signs And Symptoms You may simply think that your vision is worsening, when in fact, it is just astigmatism. [Read More]
Contact Lens Care And Tips
Contacts are a great way to be able to see clearly without changing your appearance. Contact lenses can be worn by just about anyone that needs lenses to see, but that doesn't mean everyone should wear them. Contact lenses need to be cared for properly and worn with care. If you aren't responsible enough to wear them properly, contact lenses may not be for you. Improper use or wear can lead to eye infections or the worsening of your eyesight. [Read More]