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Glaucoma Prevention

Submitted by salandvision on February 28, 2017 - 3:36 am

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population. Glaucoma is the result of progressive damage to the optic nerve due to high pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This causes progressive visual field loss and if untreated, eventual blindness. Unfortunately, once vision is lost from optic nerve damage, it…

Child’s First Eye Exam

Submitted by salandvision on February 20, 2017 - 3:30 am

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child’s development. A child’s eyes should be examined regularly so many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. Be sure to make vision care and eye checks a part of your child’s routine medical care. Eye Exams Routine medical exams for…

Lazy Eye Treatments

Submitted by salandvision on February 12, 2017 - 2:13 pm

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-eye),…

Is an Optometrist an Eye Doctor?

Submitted by salandvision on February 6, 2017 - 2:04 pm

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Some of the services optometrists offer include: Examine…

Glaucoma Definition

Submitted by salandvision on January 30, 2017 - 2:46 am

Glaucoma is defined as a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve usually due to excessively high intraocular pressure (IOP). This increased pressure within the eye, if untreated, can lead to optic nerve damage resulting in progressive, permanent vision loss usually starting with unnoticeable blind spots at the edges of the…

Eye Protection

Submitted by salandvision on January 23, 2017 - 1:24 pm

Your eyes are valuable and worth protecting! Failure to follow proper eye protection practices can result in injury, infection, eye disease and even loss of sight. To protect your eyesight and to keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines: Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Light. When outdoors during the daytime,…

Dry Eye Symptoms

Submitted by salandvision on January 16, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Dry, itchy eyes are one of the most common complaints 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…

Annual Eye Exam

Submitted by salandvision on January 9, 2017 - 2:34 am

Many people wait until they notice a change in their vision to see their eye doctor. But eye problems are often silent – meaning they have no symptoms – and this can be dangerous to the person who is neglecting their eye health while waiting to see a change before getting their exam. An annual…

Glaucoma and High Blood Pressure

Submitted by salandvision on January 2, 2017 - 1:31 pm

To understand the connection between glaucoma and high blood pressure, it’s important to find out what these two conditions are. Glaucoma is a type of progressive eye disease in which optic nerve cells are damaged by excess fluid pressure in the eye. It’s the second leading cause of blindness in North America, behind diabetes. Containing…

Eye Exam Instruments

Submitted by salandvision on December 27, 2016 - 1:27 pm

There are many eye exam instruments that Dr. Saland in Dallas uses to evaluate the whole vision system and diagnose eye health. Below are just a few of the primary eye exam instruments that are currently in use. Ophthalmoscope: There are two kinds of ophthalmoscopes: the smaller hand-help monocular direct (MO) and the larger binocular indirect…