New Year's Day might be over, but that doesn't mean there's no time left to make resolutions. If you're still trying to think of how you can make this year a good one, why not resolve to take better care of your eyes? Here are three New Year's resolutions that will make your eye doctor proud and go a long ways towards keeping your eyes healthy for years to come.
18 January 2017
Contacts are definitely appealing for anyone who needs corrective lenses to adjust their eyesight. This way, you don't have to worry about putting glasses on and off throughout the day and you don't have to worry about adjusting glasses throughout the day either. Instead, you can simply pop the contact lenses in first thing in the morning and take them out at night. However, if you are going to be wearing contacts, you need to avoid these five common mistakes contact-wearers often make:
10 January 2017
Going to the eye doctor is not something that you may think of doing throughout the year because your vision is fine and you have learned to live with how you see from your own eyes. But, once you are granted vision insurance from your job, there is no reason to pass up a simple eye examination. This is especially important for your children, even when they do not tell you about having any vision problems.
29 December 2016
Despite the fact that the idea of using colored lenses to alleviate visual stress and make reading easier is now about 35 years old, "visual stress" isn't a recognized disorder. Similarly, there hasn't been a lot of research done that validates the use of colored lenses to make reading easier, and the studies that have been done are in conflict with each other. That leaves patients wondering what they should do to try to make it easier to read and function in our information-heavy society where reading is so important to both work and leisure.
21 December 2016
If you are suffering from pain in and around one eye, along with redness, headache, blurry vision, and swelling of your cornea, you may be suffering from herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is one of the two herpes viruses that affects the eye. Herpes zoster is caused by the same type of virus that causes cold sores and chicken pox. Instead of afflicting the skin, it manifests itself in the eye.
16 December 2016
Allergic conjunctivitis can occur year round, but there is an uptick in cases during the cold months. In most instances, there is little cause for concern, but treating the symptoms is important. If you experience allergic conjunctivitis, here is what you need to know. Why Is There an Increase in Allergic Conjunctivitis in Winter? Allergic conjunctivitis is usually triggered by exposure to allergens, such as pollen and house dust mites. During the winter time, you will spend more time indoors, which means more exposure to those triggers.
10 December 2016
In the 13th century when the first eyeglasses were invented, these large lenses were the only available option for vision correction. Today there are several other options, but newer isn't always better. Here are four reasons why you should choose eyeglasses over contacts or LASIK this October. No Side Effects Do you remember the elementary school Halloween carnivals when someone would have you blindly stick your hand in a bowl of slimy peeled grapes and tell you they were eyeballs?
10 October 2014