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Myopia Treatment

Submitted by salandvision on January 6, 2019 - 8:51 pm

Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness, which is caused by a refractive error many people are born with or develop as they age. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able…

Corneal Topography

Submitted by salandvision on December 30, 2018 - 4:19 am

Corneal topography is a computer assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea. The cornea (the front window of the eye) is responsible for about 70 percent of the eye’s focusing power. An eye with normal vision has an evenly rounded cornea, but if the cornea is too…

Treatments for Dry Eye

Submitted by salandvision on December 23, 2018 - 4:15 am

Dry eye is a common 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. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of…

What is the Difference Between Nearsighted and Farsighted?

Submitted by salandvision on December 16, 2018 - 4:14 am

For vision to work properly, both your distance and near vision should be clear. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness are refractive conditions — they refer to how light is focused in relation to the eye. Below, learn what farsightedness and nearsightedness mean as well as the differences between the two.w Farsightedness The technical term for farsightedness…

What Causes Cataracts?

Submitted by salandvision on December 9, 2018 - 1:21 am

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting…

What to Know About Contact Lenses

Submitted by salandvision on December 2, 2018 - 1:18 am

People with vision impairment may choose contact lenses over eyeglasses for a variety of reasons. For some occupations and activities, contacts are simply easier to manage. Many contact wearers also find they see better with contacts due to the reduction in glare and distortions. And some people simply prefer the look. Here are a few…

How Do You Know if You Have Dry Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on November 25, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Dry, itchy eyes is a 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 the…

Types of Prescription Eyeglasses

Submitted by salandvision on November 18, 2018 - 4:02 pm

Prescription lenses are the heart of what makes a pair of glasses provide the sharp, clear vision you want to have. There are several types of prescription eyeglasses to address your visual needs, whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or need multiple prescriptions in one lens: Single Vision – Single vision prescription lenses are used to…

Do I Have to Get Fitted for Contact Lenses?

Submitted by salandvision on November 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. If you choose contact lens wear for your vision correction, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye…

Uveitis Treatment

Submitted by salandvision on November 4, 2018 - 3:50 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…