Saturday, 2 April 2016
Let Your Child Pick out Their Own Frames
Whether your child needs to wear glasses some of the time or all of the time, they will have many frames to choose from when picking out glasses. Eyeglasses have changed dramatically in recent years. Instead of only offering function, they now also offer style, comfort and character.
Friday, 1 April 2016
Aging can take a toll on many of your body’s functions, including your eyesight. If you are over 65, have your eyes examined regularly by an optometrist, especially if you’d like to enjoy sharp vision for the years to come. During your eye exam, your optometrist may put drops in your eyes that widen your pupils so that they can examine the back of your eyes. This is the only way to detect some of these age-related eye problems that have no early signs or symptoms.
Presbyopia, or age-related long-sightedness, is a slow loss of near vision. It often causes headaches and eyestrain.
Floaters are tiny black or gray specks that drift across your vision when you move your eyes. They are a normal part of the aging process, but sometimes they are a sign of a sight-threatening eye problem, such as retinal detachment.
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Regular eye exams are important because they can pick up early signs of eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. Adults and children are usually advised to schedule an eye exam at an eye clinic every one to two years. In addition to a complete examination of the eye, an eye doctor may want to arrange one or more of the following eye tests. Applanation Tonometry This eye test involves placing a dye in the eye and measuring the pressure in the eye with an instrument called a tonometer. It helps an eye doctor diagnose glaucoma. Corneal and Retinal Topography These computerized tests are used to analyze the surface of the retina or curvature of the cornea for distortions such as scarring or swelling. The corneal test may be used to evaluate the eye prior to eye surgery or the fitting of contact lenses.
You may think your eyes are in good health, but visiting an optometry clinic for a dilated eye examination may tell you otherwise. These eye exams are among the many procedures that can ascertain that your eyes are in perfect shape. During the exam, your dilated eyes will be closely examined for signs of common eye diseases and conditions, many of which develop slowly over time. What Happens During A Dilated Eye Exam? Your optometrist will put drops into your eyes, causing your pupils to widen. It takes approximately 20 minutes for the drops to take effect. Once your pupils have widened, your optometrist will be able to examine the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of your eye, and optic nerve, the nerve that connects the retina to your brain, for signs of eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and eye tumors.