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The Science of Sunglasses

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/06/2017 - 13:26

Have you ever wondered just what sunglasses do for your eyes, and how? The science of sunglasses is a little more complex than you might think. The color of your lenses affects what they do for your eyes: Yellow and amber lenses are ideal for outdoor sports, particularly snow sports, as they filter out blue…

Vision Test

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 07/31/2017 - 13:22

Regardless of your age or physical health, it is critical to have your vision checked regularly. Routine vision tests are important for general health maintenance. In addition to evaluating a person’s eyes for glasses and/or contacts during an eye exam in Dallas, Dr. Saland will check the patient’s eyes for eye diseases and other problems that…

Vision Therapy

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/23/2017 - 13:02

Like any other skill, visual skills are developed as we grow. Since they are developed, they can generally be improved by therapy if they are not developing properly. During vision therapy in Dallas, Dr. Saland prescribes individually appropriate visual tasks and exercises to be practiced daily. Repetition of these tasks enhances vision by coordinating, strengthening…

Corrective Lenses

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/16/2017 - 12:59

A corrective lens is a lens worn in front of or on the eye, mainly used to treat refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Corrective lenses are designed to help your eyes to focus light properly onto your retina, so that you can see clearly. This is done by bending the light…

Finding an Eye Care Professional

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/09/2017 - 03:01

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked, in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing an eye care professional, but…

Ophthalmologist

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/02/2017 - 02:58

When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD), or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and…

Causes of Glaucoma

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 06/27/2017 - 04:39

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which result in vision loss. The back of your eye continuously makes a clear fluid called aqueous humor. As this fluid is made, it fills the front part of your eye. Then, it leaves your eye through channels in your cornea and iris. If these channels are blocked…

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 06/20/2017 - 03:08

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that results in blurred vision. It is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or abnormalities in the lens of the eye. Many people mistakenly believe they can’t wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism. The truth is, today there are several options for correcting astigmatism with contact…

Eye Exams for Diabetes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 06/12/2017 - 02:58

Diabetes is a disease that profoundly affects many areas of the body, including the eyes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States. Diabetes also increases your risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. The primary concern for eye health in people with diabetes is the…

What is the Difference Between Optometry and Ophthalmology?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 06/05/2017 - 20:53

Many people are confused about the differences between optometry and ophthalmology. Though they both deal with eye care, there are several common misconceptions between the two. Ophthalmologists and optometrists both play an important role in providing eye care but their levels of training and expertise are quite different. Optometrists are eye care professionals who provide…