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
Your eye doctor diagnoses you with open-angle glaucoma, the most common kind, in which fluid buildup increases intraocular pressure. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye Care’s glaucoma page.) You’re given drops to put in each eye as the first line of defense, as few as one drop per day or as many as five different… Read More
In just about any home, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.
Diabetes statistics can be scary. According to 2015 data from the American Diabetes Association, one American in ten has the condition – one in four over 65. And it’s the seventh leading cause of death. It creates specific eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. But there’s good news, too: Adults with… Read More
That’s what happens with LASIK, an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis: The ophthalmologist reshapes your cornea, so your eye sees as well unassisted as if you wore glasses or contact lenses.
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Clear Lens Exchange/Refractive Lens Exchange: The Helpful Eye Surgery Doctors Know About (And You Probably Don’t)
For the first five-and-a-half centuries of vision care, after an Italian invented spectacles that sat on the bridge of the nose around 1390, eyeglasses addressed all ocular defects. Contact lenses worn directly on the eye provided a second option soon after World War II.
A regular eye exam sounds logical, right? If you don’t detect changes in vision, your eyes must be healthy. If you do have an eye problem, your doctor will find it when he gives you a general physical.
That’s right: Getting childrens’ eyes checked should be part of the back-to-school routine, especially if they’ve never had a thorough examination. Kids need strong reading skills, and those depend partly on the ability to perceive what’s in a book, on a tablet or at the other end of the classroom on a smartboard. A back-to-school… Read More