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Understanding Refractive Errors

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/01/2018 - 02:47

To see clearly, the cornea and the lens of the eye must bend (refract) light rays so they focus on the retina. The retina, a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye, converts the light rays into impulses that are sent to the brain where they are recognized as images. If…

Macular Degeneration – Wet

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 06/24/2018 - 12:57

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field due to damage to the macula of the eye. There are two types of macular degeneration classified as wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration is the most common and least severe type. Wet macular degeneration is…

Causes of Light Flashes in Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 06/17/2018 - 12:52

Many conditions cause photopsia — flashes of light in the eye. Flashes of light can be harmless, or an indicator of a serious eye problem that needs immediate treatment. It is important to be evaluated by an eye doctor for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of light flashes in your eyes. Seek immediate medical…

Corrective Lenses

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 06/10/2018 - 12:47

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…

When to Have an Eye Exam

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 06/03/2018 - 12:46

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…

Spring Allergies and Eye Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/27/2018 - 04:32

For many people, the arrival of spring is a highly-anticipated event. The warmer weather and blooming plants are a welcome change to the chilly winter just endured. While most are happy when spring arrives, for the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can be a bothersome time. Allergy sufferers have over-active immune systems. When…

Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/20/2018 - 04:27

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There are two types of surgical techniques…

Macular Degeneration – Dry

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/13/2018 - 04:22

Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the central part of the retina and results in distortion or loss of central vision. It commonly occurs in older adults and is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration. There are two type of age-related macular degeneration: wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration is the most common…

What is Macular Edema?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/06/2018 - 02:46

Macular edema is a swelling or thickening of the eye’s macula, the part of the eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is a very small area at the center of the retina—a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina where they…

What is Myopia?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/29/2018 - 02:41

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a very common vision problem affecting nearly one-third of the population. As the name implies, people who are nearsighted can easily see objects that are near to them, but struggle with objects that are far away. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual from front to…