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Choosing an Eye Doctor

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/15/2018 - 13:41

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye doctors and the skills each…

Eye Examination Instruments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/08/2018 - 13:36

A complete eye examination involves the use of many pieces of equipment and several instruments. During your thorough eye examination in Dallas, many diagnostic tests will be performed. The following are some of the instruments used in our office with descriptions of what they do: Digital Retinal Camera: A digital retinal camera, also called a…

What is Macular Disease?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/01/2018 - 13:31

Macular disease is any disease or degeneration of cells in the macula of the eye. The macula is the center part of the retina which is responsible for our straight ahead and sharp, detailed vision. Macular disease results in a gradual loss of sharp, detailed and central vision. Usually the side or peripheral vision is…

How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/25/2018 - 13:21

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…

The Macula of the Human Eye

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/18/2018 - 03:55

The macula, macula lutea, is the small, yellowish central portion of the retina of the human eye. The macula is the most active part of the eye and processes the light signals that allow us to do fine work. It is responsible for sharp, clear central vision and the ability to perceive color. The Function…

Eye Exam Explained – Part Two

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/11/2018 - 03:51

Slit Lamp – The slit lamp exam allows the eye to be analyzed from front to back. During this test in Dallas, Dr. Saland uses a special high-power microscope to examine the structures of your eye, testing for infections or ocular diseases. This test is beneficial for detecting conjunctivitis and other common eye issues as well…

Eye Exam Explained – Part One

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 03/04/2018 - 03:48

Routine eye exams are important for your overall health and well-being. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your eye doctor, or you’ve never had an eye exam, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit the optometrist. A comprehensive eye examination in Dallas includes several steps. During this visit, Dr. Saland…

Vision Over 60

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 02/25/2018 - 04:42

As we age, our vision begins to deteriorate. Proper health and eye care are essential to long-lasting vision success. For those over age 60, it is especially beneficial to understand how to properly care for your eyes to ensure the best possible vision as you get older. There are several simple ways to maintain good…

Digital Eye Strain

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 02/18/2018 - 04:39

Phones, computers, televisions – our lives are filled with screens, and staring at them for too long can cause a condition known as digital eye strain. Digital eye strain is a collection of vision-related problems including blurred vision and dry eyes, all caused by extended screen time. Today, more and more people are suffering from…

When to Have an Eye Exam

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 02/11/2018 - 04:35

Unlike going to the dentist, it’s generally not necessary to see your eye doctor every 6 months for an eye exam. Typically, having a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years will ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains sharp. Some patients, such as those with medical conditions like diabetes, eye disorders, high…