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Cataract Symptoms

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 02/03/2019 - 01:17

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, they can quickly begin impacting vision and if left untreated, may even cause blindness. If cataracts are detected in the early stages, adequate measures can be taken to prevent worsening…

Protecting Your Eyesight

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 01/27/2019 - 21:03

Your eyes are valuable and worth protecting! Failure to follow proper eye protection practices can result in injury, infection, eye disease and even loss of sight. To protect your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines: Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Light. When outdoors during the daytime, always…

What are the Best Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 01/20/2019 - 21:00

If your eyes look red and feel sore and itchy, you may have dry eyes. Dry eyes are a common problem and a major reason for visits to the eye doctor. Some cases are congenital, where the eyes fail to naturally lubricate themselves enough. Other times dry eyes are caused by environmental factors like living…

Why are Eye Exams Important?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 01/13/2019 - 20:54

Eye exams aren’t just for those with vision problems. A regular eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems and diagnose diseases early. During a comprehensive eye exam in Dallas, Dr. Saland will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will also check…

Myopia Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 01/06/2019 - 20:51

Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness, which is caused by a refractive error many people are born with or develop as they age. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able…

Corneal Topography

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/30/2018 - 04:19

Corneal topography is a computer assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea. The cornea (the front window of the eye) is responsible for about 70 percent of the eye’s focusing power. An eye with normal vision has an evenly rounded cornea, but if the cornea is too…

Treatments for Dry Eye

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/23/2018 - 04:15

Dry eye is a common 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. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of…

What is the Difference Between Nearsighted and Farsighted?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/16/2018 - 04:14

For vision to work properly, both your distance and near vision should be clear. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness are refractive conditions — they refer to how light is focused in relation to the eye. Below, learn what farsightedness and nearsightedness mean as well as the differences between the two.w Farsightedness The technical term for farsightedness…

What Causes Cataracts?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/09/2018 - 01:21

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting…

What to Know About Contact Lenses

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/02/2018 - 01:18

People with vision impairment may choose contact lenses over eyeglasses for a variety of reasons. For some occupations and activities, contacts are simply easier to manage. Many contact wearers also find they see better with contacts due to the reduction in glare and distortions. And some people simply prefer the look. Here are a few…