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Contact Lenses and Astigmatism

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 11/02/2016 - 13:11

If you have astigmatism, this simply means that your eye is not perfectly round or spherical. Most people have some degree of astigmatism, but in most cases, the astigmatism is so minor there’s no need to compensate for it with special eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you have a more significant amount of astigmatism, you…

Dry Eye Causes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 10/27/2016 - 03:02

The eye depends on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even distribution; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection. These components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When…

Glaucoma and Diabetes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 10/18/2016 - 12:54

Over 16 million Americans suffer from some form of diabetes.  The most common form of diabetes is called adult-onset diabetes.  This typically develops in people over the age of 40 who have a sedentary lifestyle and are overweight. There is a proven relationship between diabetes and glaucoma.  Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that…

Eye Exam Explained

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 10/10/2016 - 02:46

If you’ve never had an eye exam, you may be wondering what happens during one.  Here is what to expect at your eye exam at Saland Vision in Dallas. Your optometrist or a staff member will begin by asking questions about your health history, medications, and any problems you may be having with your eyes….

What is Considered Routine Eye Care?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 10/03/2016 - 00:29

At Saland Vision in Dallas, we work hard to provide you with the best eye health and strongest vision possible.  Recognizing that eyes change over time, Dr. Saland recommends the following routine eye care: An annual eye exam performed by a qualified vision specialist Glaucoma test Eye dilation A check of your prescription and new prescriptions for…

Types of Eye Doctors

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 09/26/2016 - 01:08

Time to get your eyes checked? Well then, you have a choice to make. There’s more than one type of eye doctor you can visit, and each has different credentials, skills and specialties. To help you with your choice, here’s a quick look at the three main types of eye care professionals and what each…

Intraocular Lens Options

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 09/20/2016 - 12:44

Cataracts develop when the natural lens of your eye becomes cloudy, affecting your sight.  When a cataract causes your quality of vision to interfere with your daily activities, cataract surgery is recommended. After the cataract is removed, it is replaced with an intraocular lens implant that is similar to a small soft contact lens which…

Vision Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 09/12/2016 - 12:38

Never underestimate the importance of your eyes. Your eyes are your window to the world, allowing you to experience each moment life has to offer. An annual eye exam is about much more than healthy vision. It can help you manage your overall health and wellbeing, too. An eye exam can spot the early signs…

Contact Lenses and Astigmatism

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 09/08/2016 - 12:57

If you have astigmatism, you have probably been frustrated at one time or another at the options available for treatment.  In years past, astigmatism was sometimes difficult to treat with contact lenses, depending on the severity.  Even now, it can be a process of trial-and-error in finding the right prescription and contact lenses for you….

Dry Eye Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 08/29/2016 - 12:51

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. With each blink…