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How Do Eye Doctors Know if You Need Glasses?

Submitted by salandvision on August 25, 2020 - 3:54 am

Doctors use several tests to determine whether or not you need glasses. These tests are performed during a comprehensive eye exam. Comprehensive eye exams are recommended at least once every year. A comprehensive eye exam involves a careful and thorough evaluation of the different aspects of your visual health. We will assess your eye structures…

What is the Pupil of the Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on August 18, 2020 - 3:53 am

The pupil of the eye is the black circle in the center of the iris. The iris is the colored portion of the eye with a structure and color unique to each person.  The pupil of the eye is a portal which admits and regulates the flow of light to the retina. This is part…

How Do You Take Care of Your Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on August 11, 2020 - 3:51 am

Our eyes are the windows through which we view the world around us. Given the important role that our eyes play in our daily lives, it is essential that we give them the best care possible. There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing at…

Should I Go to an Eye Doctor for Pink Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on August 4, 2020 - 3:48 am

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation (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. If you think you may have pink eye, you should…

What Do Eye Doctors See When They Look in Your Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on July 25, 2020 - 4:02 pm

Ophthalmoscopy is an exam eye doctors use to look into your eyes and evaluate their health. With this exam, your eye doctor can see the retina (which senses light and images), the optic disk (where the optic nerve takes the information to the brain) and blood vessels. The eye is a beautiful organ, and it…

Are Screens Bad for My Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on July 18, 2020 - 3:51 pm

Phones, computers, televisions – our lives are filled with screens, and staring at them for too long can be harmful to our eyes, causing a condition known as digital eye strain. Digital eye strain is a collection of vision-related symptoms, including blurred vision and dry eyes, caused by extended screen time. Today, more and more…

Unusual Eye Diseases

Submitted by salandvision on July 11, 2020 - 3:48 pm

You’ve likely heard of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. These are eye conditions that are commonly treated at Saland Vision however we also treat many less-common eye diseases. Here we will review 4 unusual eye diseases that you may not have heard of:   Stargardt Disease – Also known as juvenile macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease is…

What Does Sphere, Cylinder and Axis Mean?

Submitted by salandvision on July 4, 2020 - 3:44 pm

If you’ve ever looked closely at your eye glass prescription, you’ve probably wondered what the numbers and terms mean. In order to be interpreted worldwide, eyeglass prescriptions are written in a standardized format with common notations. Notable terms include: Sphere (SPH) – The term “sphere” means that the correction for nearsightedness or farsightedness is spherical,…

What Should I Expect from a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Submitted by salandvision on June 25, 2020 - 2:30 pm

Routine comprehensive eye exams are important for your overall health and well-being. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your eye doctor, or you’ve never had an eye exam, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit the optometrist.  A comprehensive eye exam in Dallas includes several steps. During a…

What Are Eye Floaters?

Submitted by salandvision on June 18, 2020 - 2:27 pm

Eye floaters are spots in your vision. They might appear to you as black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that wander about when you move your eyes and appear to dart away when you try to look at them directly.  Eye floaters may be caused by: Age – Most eye floaters occur as part…