Without your retinas, you couldn’t have sight. This layer of tissue half a millimeter thick – less than two-hundredths of an inch – lines the back of the eye. Its millions of light-sensing nerve cells, called rods and cones because of their shapes, convert light into electrical impulses; the optic nerve sends those to the… Read More
Doctors have diagnosed glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve, for more than 150 years. For much of that time, eye drops have been the first and most effective way to address the condition. Now a new tool no wider than an eyelash has come along to help patients preserve sight: Hydrus Microstent. And at… Read More
Over the last 22 years, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – known everywhere as LASIK – has become an alternative to contact lenses and eyeglasses for patients of all ages. Yet surgeons now perform the procedure with more skill and understanding, and it offers a new measure of clarity. Instead of working toward a 20-20 standard,… Read More
Dry eye and the need for tears has been recognized by healers since Ancient Egyptian times. Traditionally, doctors have battled the condition with dry eye treatments such as drops, warm compresses, even tiny punctal plugs that fit in the drainage structures of the eyelid to keep lubricating fluids on the surface longer.
Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. As baby boomers age and our older population grows, we expect the condition to become more prevalent. Collectively, the doctors at Horizon Eye Care pride ourselves on staying ahead of medical trends to best serve our patients.
Prescribing glasses in adults is mostly uncomplicated. Typically, it goes a little something like this: 1) you tell your doctor what looks best; 2) your doctor gives you a prescription; and 3) the glasses bring your vision into focus. Prescribing glasses for children, however, is a lot more complex.
Online eye tests seem like an easy, quick and inexpensive shortcut for the Internet age. You look at objects on a computer screen. You then record results on a smartphone and send the information to an optometrist at a remote location. Said optometrist gives you a prescription based on your eyes’ refractive error.
The bad news for women this April – which has been designated Women’s Eye Health Month – is that their half of the population faces a higher likelihood of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, two leading causes of blindness. One study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that two-thirds of the cases of U.S…. Read More
Almost anyone who suffers a blow to the face and sees constant flashes of light is smart enough to consult an eye doctor quickly. But eye trauma sometimes results in a subtle, long-term injury that slowly and painlessly threatens sight.
If you’ve had a full eye exam, and your ophthalmologist or optometrist has diagnosed a vision problem, you have a wide range of options. Three common options are glasses, contact lenses or LASIK. All have pros and cons, all are helpful in different ways, and none guarantees perfect vision at all distances every hour of… Read More