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]
3 Eye Diseases Caused By The Sun And How To Avoid Them
Whether you spend a lot of time outdoors or not, it is important to know the sun's harsh UV rays cannot only damage your skin, but they can also damage your eyes. If you are like many people, you may wear a good pair of sunglasses on those especially sunny summer days, then stash them away in your car or a drawer during the winter. However, the sun's rays can be just as strong in the winter, as in the summer, so keep wearing protective eyewear all winter, to decrease your chances of developing the following eye diseases. [Read More]