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Glaucoma and Cataracts

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 12/05/2016 - 13:53

Both glaucoma and cataracts can be a natural part of the aging process. Many people over age 60 may experience both. Although most people will eventually have both conditions, the two are generally not associated. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Symptoms of…

Itchy Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 12/01/2016 - 14:18

Itchy eyes can be annoying and frustrating. Whether it’s due to allergies, an illness or something else, it can be bothersome to say the least. Itchy eyes affect all of us from time to time. Usually it lasts only a few minutes and then goes away. But sometimes the itching can become overwhelming and last…

What is a Toric Contact Lens?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 11/21/2016 - 14:20

Toric contact lenses are designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism). In these cases, the cornea or lens is curved so that the refraction of your…

Glaucoma

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/13/2016 - 13:53

Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the…

Choosing an Eye Doctor

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 11/10/2016 - 13:53

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…

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…