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Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part One

Submitted by salandvision on April 10, 2017 - 7:29 pm

If you’ve ever looked closely at your eye glass prescription, you’ve probably wondered how to make sense of all those numbers and symbols. In order to be interpreted worldwide, eyeglass prescriptions are written in a standardized format with common notations. The first step to understanding your eyeglass prescription is knowing what OD and OS mean….

What is Glaucoma of the Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on April 4, 2017 - 6:37 pm

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. The eye continuously produces a fluid, called the aqueous, that must drain from the eye to maintain healthy eye pressure. In Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma, the eye’s drainage canals become…

Contact Lenses and Pink Eye

Submitted by salandvision on March 28, 2017 - 6:28 pm

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or 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. Some forms of pink eye are highly contagious and…

Early Signs of Glaucoma

Submitted by salandvision on March 23, 2017 - 2:32 am

Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. It is important to know the early signs of glaucoma so that it may be diagnosed and treated before…

Cataract Surgery Options

Submitted by salandvision on March 15, 2017 - 2:31 am

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer easy solutions to clear vision for the millions that suffer from this condition. Depending on your pre-operative…

Eye Exam During Pregnancy

Submitted by salandvision on March 7, 2017 - 3:46 am

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in vision, dry eyes and increased…

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…