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What is a Toric Contact Lens?

Submitted by salandvision on November 21, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Toric contact lenses are designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism). In these cases, the cornea or lens is curved so that the refraction of your…

Glaucoma

Submitted by salandvision on November 13, 2016 - 1:53 pm

Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the…

Choosing an Eye Doctor

Submitted by salandvision on November 10, 2016 - 1:53 pm

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye doctors and the skills each…

Contact Lenses and Astigmatism

Submitted by salandvision on November 2, 2016 - 1:11 pm

If you have astigmatism, this simply means that your eye is not perfectly round or spherical. Most people have some degree of astigmatism, but in most cases, the astigmatism is so minor there’s no need to compensate for it with special eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you have a more significant amount of astigmatism, you…

Dry Eye Causes

Submitted by salandvision on October 27, 2016 - 3:02 am

The eye depends on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even distribution; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection. These components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When…

Glaucoma and Diabetes

Submitted by salandvision on October 18, 2016 - 12:54 pm

Over 16 million Americans suffer from some form of diabetes.  The most common form of diabetes is called adult-onset diabetes.  This typically develops in people over the age of 40 who have a sedentary lifestyle and are overweight. There is a proven relationship between diabetes and glaucoma.  Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that…

Eye Exam Explained

Submitted by salandvision on October 10, 2016 - 2:46 am

If you’ve never had an eye exam, you may be wondering what happens during one.  Here is what to expect at your eye exam at Saland Vision in Dallas. Your optometrist or a staff member will begin by asking questions about your health history, medications, and any problems you may be having with your eyes….

What is Considered Routine Eye Care?

Submitted by salandvision on October 3, 2016 - 12:29 am

At Saland Vision in Dallas, we work hard to provide you with the best eye health and strongest vision possible.  Recognizing that eyes change over time, Dr. Saland recommends the following routine eye care: An annual eye exam performed by a qualified vision specialist Glaucoma test Eye dilation A check of your prescription and new prescriptions for…

Types of Eye Doctors

Submitted by salandvision on September 26, 2016 - 1:08 am

Time to get your eyes checked? Well then, you have a choice to make. There’s more than one type of eye doctor you can visit, and each has different credentials, skills and specialties. To help you with your choice, here’s a quick look at the three main types of eye care professionals and what each…

Intraocular Lens Options

Submitted by salandvision on September 20, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Cataracts develop when the natural lens of your eye becomes cloudy, affecting your sight.  When a cataract causes your quality of vision to interfere with your daily activities, cataract surgery is recommended. After the cataract is removed, it is replaced with an intraocular lens implant that is similar to a small soft contact lens which…