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How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Submitted by salandvision on March 25, 2018 - 1:21 pm

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…

The Macula of the Human Eye

Submitted by salandvision on March 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

The macula, macula lutea, is the small, yellowish central portion of the retina of the human eye. The macula is the most active part of the eye and processes the light signals that allow us to do fine work. It is responsible for sharp, clear central vision and the ability to perceive color. The Function…

Eye Exam Explained – Part Two

Submitted by salandvision on March 11, 2018 - 3:51 am

Slit Lamp – The slit lamp exam allows the eye to be analyzed from front to back. During this test in Dallas, Dr. Saland uses a special high-power microscope to examine the structures of your eye, testing for infections or ocular diseases. This test is beneficial for detecting conjunctivitis and other common eye issues as well…

Eye Exam Explained – Part One

Submitted by salandvision on March 4, 2018 - 3:48 am

Routine 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 examination in Dallas includes several steps. During this visit, Dr. Saland…

Vision Over 60

Submitted by salandvision on February 25, 2018 - 4:42 am

As we age, our vision begins to deteriorate. Proper health and eye care are essential to long-lasting vision success. For those over age 60, it is especially beneficial to understand how to properly care for your eyes to ensure the best possible vision as you get older. There are several simple ways to maintain good…

Digital Eye Strain

Submitted by salandvision on February 18, 2018 - 4:39 am

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

When to Have an Eye Exam

Submitted by salandvision on February 11, 2018 - 4:35 am

Unlike going to the dentist, it’s generally not necessary to see your eye doctor every 6 months for an eye exam. Typically, having a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years will ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains sharp. Some patients, such as those with medical conditions like diabetes, eye disorders, high…

Dry Eye Syndrome

Submitted by salandvision on February 4, 2018 - 12:31 am

Dry eye syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors including: Increased age – Tear production tends to diminish as you get older. Dry eyes are common in people over age 50. Gender – Dry eye syndrome is more common in women, especially if they experience hormonal changes due to pregnancy, using birth control…

Diabetic Eye Problems

Submitted by salandvision on January 28, 2018 - 12:28 am

If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor are important to avoid diabetic eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetic eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74. High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to…

Benefits of a Retinal Exam

Submitted by salandvision on January 21, 2018 - 12:23 am

A healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall eye function. A retinal examination allows your doctor to evaluate the back of your eye including the retina, the optic disk and the underlying layer of blood vessels that nourish the retina (choroid). During a retinal exam in Dallas, Dr. Saland will perform a series…