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How to Prepare for an Eye Exam

Submitted by salandvision on February 18, 2020 - 6:58 pm

An eye exam is a critical part of maintaining your overall health and well-being, and therefore, regular eye exams should be incorporated into your health routine. Comprehensive eye exams assess your vision and the health of your eyes, looking for early signs of disease that may not have obvious symptoms.  Unlike going to the dentist,…

How Long Does It Take for Diabetic Retinopathy to Develop?

Submitted by salandvision on February 11, 2020 - 6:55 pm

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye. This lining is called the retina. A healthy retina is necessary for good eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the retina to leak or become blocked and damage your…

Do All Diabetics Get Retinopathy?

Submitted by salandvision on February 4, 2020 - 6:53 pm

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye. This lining is called the retina.  A healthy retina is necessary for good eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition that can cause the blood vessels in the retina to leak or…

What are Some Reasons for Itchy Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on January 25, 2020 - 5:29 am

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…

Dry Eye Symptoms

Submitted by salandvision on January 18, 2020 - 5:25 am

Dry, itchy eyes is the most common complaint that eye doctors hear from their patients. People of all ages experience mild to severe dry eyes. Common dry eye symptoms include:  Stinging  Burning  Grittiness  Scratchy Sensation Sensitivity to Light  Excessive Tearing  Stringy Discharge Pain Redness Tired Eyes  Heavy Eyelids Contact Lens Discomfort  Blurred Vision  Dry eyes occur when…

Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Submitted by salandvision on January 11, 2020 - 5:23 am

Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Get routine eye…

What Are the Treatment Options for Dry Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on January 4, 2020 - 5:21 am

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…

How Long Does It Take for Uveitis to Clear Up?

Submitted by salandvision on December 25, 2019 - 6:06 pm

When the inside of your eye gets irritated and inflamed, this is called uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis). It involves the middle layers of your eye, also called the uveal tract or uvea. It also includes the iris (colored part of your eye), choroid (a thin membrane that contains many blood vessels) and the ciliary body (the…

Are You Born with Lazy Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on December 18, 2019 - 5:59 pm

Lazy eye is a unique vision disorder. Lazy eye, known also by the medical term amblyopia, is a condition in which one eye loses vision due to either a serious refractive error, occlusion of the eye or problems with the eye muscles (strabismus). These problems result in good visual signals not being sent to the…

Why Should I Have an Eye Exam?

Submitted by salandvision on December 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems, and diagnose diseases early. At Saland Vision, Dr. Saland recommends a yearly comprehensive eye exam for all patients. The frequency of appointments may increase based on…