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Can You Swim with Contacts?

Submitted by salandvision on October 11, 2019 - 4:16 pm

Swimming while wearing contact lenses can be dangerous and is not advised. The greatest risk with wearing contacts while swimming is that it puts you at risk of developing an eye infection when bacteria from the pool or other water gets stuck under your contact lens. The bacteria that gets stuck under contact lenses can…

Can I Wear My Contact Lenses Every Day?

Submitted by salandvision on October 4, 2019 - 4:13 pm

For patients who are new to contact lens wear, it can be difficult to know how to safely wear their lenses. How long or how frequently you should wear your contact lenses depends on the type of contact lenses you have been prescribed.  Soft lenses are the most popular type of contact lenses worn in…

Eye Care for People with Diabetes

Submitted by salandvision on September 25, 2019 - 6:11 pm

For people with diabetes, eye care is especially important. Over time, high blood sugar can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes, this can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar can also lead to cataracts and glaucoma which occur earlier and more frequently in people with diabetes. The following tips…

How Do I Know if I Need Reading Glasses?

Submitted by salandvision on September 18, 2019 - 6:09 pm

If you are over the age of 40, you will most likely notice changes in your vision. Like many muscles in our bodies, our eyes begin to get less flexible, especially the internal lenses, creating a condition called presbyopia. This makes it difficult to focus the eyes as they transition from far vision to near…

How Does Technology Affect Our Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on September 11, 2019 - 6:07 pm

Most of us spend several hours a day on laptops, smartphones or iPads. With so much of our day involving staring at a brightly lit screen, have you ever stopped to think how all that screen time is affecting your eyes? Excessive use of brightly lit screens can cause both minor ailments and long-term sight…

What Vision Tests Do I Need?

Submitted by salandvision on September 4, 2019 - 4:06 pm

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…

Eye Care for People with Diabetes

Submitted by salandvision on August 26, 2019 - 5:45 pm

For people with diabetes, eye care is especially important. Over time, high blood sugar can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes, this can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar can also lead to cataracts and glaucoma which occur earlier and more frequently in people with diabetes. The following tips…

What Causes Bad Vision? – Part Two

Submitted by salandvision on August 19, 2019 - 5:42 pm

Nearsightedness – Myopia, often called nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. It simply means that you cannot see objects in the distance, but nearby objects are still clear. It is also sometimes referred to as shortsightedness. Myopia usually starts in childhood and affects about 1 out of 3 adults. It is caused…

What Causes Bad Vision? – Part One

Submitted by salandvision on August 12, 2019 - 5:40 pm

Visual acuity is our ability to see clearly. Unfortunately, vision problems have become commonplace for a number of different reasons. It may be a problem with the way light enters the eye, the amount of light that can enter the eye or a deterioration of the light-sensitive eye tissue. How Vision Works – In order…

History of Eyeglasses

Submitted by salandvision on August 5, 2019 - 5:37 pm

Many patients in Dallas require some form of vision correction. Today there are several options for vision correction, including eyeglasses. Getting new eyeglasses after a trip to the eye doctor is a simple, straightforward task; however, eyeglasses have not always been available. It’s difficult to imagine a world without glasses, but the reality is that eyeglasses…