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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Submitted by salandvision on June 20, 2017 - 3:08 am

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that results in blurred vision. It is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or abnormalities in the lens of the eye. Many people mistakenly believe they can’t wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism. The truth is, today there are several options for correcting astigmatism with contact…

Eye Exams for Diabetes

Submitted by salandvision on June 12, 2017 - 2:58 am

Diabetes is a disease that profoundly affects many areas of the body, including the eyes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States. Diabetes also increases your risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. The primary concern for eye health in people with diabetes is the…

What is the Difference Between Optometry and Ophthalmology?

Submitted by salandvision on June 5, 2017 - 8:53 pm

Many people are confused about the differences between optometry and ophthalmology. Though they both deal with eye care, there are several common misconceptions between the two. Ophthalmologists and optometrists both play an important role in providing eye care but their levels of training and expertise are quite different. Optometrists are eye care professionals who provide…

Intraocular Lens Options

Submitted by salandvision on May 29, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Cataract surgery is a common procedure and is performed thousands of times in the United States each year.  During the surgery, the cataract is removed and an intraocular lens is inserted. What many people may not be aware of is the many options available in intraocular lenses. An intraocular lens is an implant that is…

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Submitted by salandvision on May 22, 2017 - 1:22 pm

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role in all major forms of…

Glaucoma Care

Submitted by salandvision on May 15, 2017 - 1:19 pm

Are you newly diagnosed with glaucoma and not sure how to best care for it?  Many people are in the same situation. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with glaucoma, it is likely that your doctor prescribed medication.  Medicine, usually in the form of pills or eye drops, are a common early treatment for glaucoma.  These…

Spring Allergies and Eye Care

Submitted by salandvision on May 9, 2017 - 12:57 pm

For many people, the arrival of spring is a much-anticipated event. The warmer weather and blooming plants are a welcome change to the chilly winter just endured. While most are happy when spring arrives, for the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can be a bothersome time. Allergy sufferers have over-active immune systems. When…

Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Submitted by salandvision on May 1, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There are two types of surgical techniques…

Glaucoma Symptoms

Submitted by salandvision on April 25, 2017 - 7:39 pm

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve may result in vision loss. There are several forms of glaucoma; the two most common forms are primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). Open-angle glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight” because it has no symptoms until significant…

Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part Two

Submitted by salandvision on April 17, 2017 - 7:32 pm

Cylinder (CYL). This indicates the amount of lens power for astigmatism and represents the difference in the greatest power of the eye and weakest power of the eye, usually separated by 90 degrees. If nothing appears in this column, either you have no astigmatism, or your astigmatism is so slight that it is not necessary…