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Can I Wear My Contact Lenses if I Have Pink Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on November 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called pink eye, conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children. Some forms of pink eye are highly contagious and…

Why is Vision Care So Important?

Submitted by salandvision on November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

Never underestimate the importance of your eyes. Your eyes are your window to the world, allowing you to experience each moment life has to offer.  An annual eye exam is about much more than healthy vision. It can help you manage your overall health and wellbeing, too. An eye exam can spot the early signs…

Why is My Eye Inflamed?

Submitted by salandvision on November 11, 2019 - 2:26 am

Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Together, these form the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye). A healthy uvea is vital for maintaining a normal blood supply to the retina of the eye. The…

What are the Treatments for Lazy Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on November 4, 2019 - 2:24 am

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eyes),…

Types of Lazy Eye

Submitted by salandvision on October 25, 2019 - 2:21 am

Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye, is a condition that occurs when one or both eyes do not develop normal vision during early childhood. When one eye doesn’t work as well as the other, the brain can learn to ignore the signals coming from the weaker eye and rely on the stronger eye. If…

Does Dry Eye Go Away?

Submitted by salandvision on October 18, 2019 - 2:16 am

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. If you experience dry eyes, you don’t have to suffer. There are many dry eye treatment options available to make dry eye go away.  Remedies to Treat Mild Dry Eyes: Use over-the-counter preservative-free lubricating artificial tears at least 4 times per day or more…

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…