Saturday, 2 April 2016

Seeing Clearly: Helping Your Child Find Their First Pair of Glasses

Having a successful visit to an optometrist who specializes in providing family optical services is only half the battle in improving your child’s eyesight. Convincing your child to wear prescription glasses, on the other hand, is the other half and quite possibly the most challenging. Here are some suggestions to help you find the right glasses for your child.

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

An Optometrist Explains Problems and Eye Diseases in Aging Adults

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.