Facts To Consider When Considering Contacts


Most people who have worn glasses have also at one point thought about contact lenses, and there are some noteworthy benefits to them. Those benefits should be weighed against potential challenges or problems you may discover during the course of the day. Knowing what to be prepared for will help you decide whether or not the initial exam and the period of adjustment that follows are worth it to you personally.

14 March 2016

How Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Can Steal Away Your Vision


Age-related vision problems often come on slowly and without you noticing until vision problems become severe. Macular degeneration is one of these diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness. Here is what you need to know about AMD and how to stay ahead of this eye disease before it impacts your vision. Two Forms With Different Symptoms At the center of the back of your eye over the retina is a spot called the macula.

15 February 2016

How Safe Is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Compared To Traditional Methods?


Breakthroughs in medical science have led to a rapid shift in surgical procedures, with a particularly heavy emphasis on technology-assisted surgeries. Cataract operations, though already safe, quick and effective, have undergone a similar revolution using femtosecond-laser machines, but many patients are still worried about entrusting their vision to a computer armed with lasers. If you need surgery to recover your sight but have reservations about laser-assisted cataract surgery, read on to gain a better understanding of the safety risks and benefits of this procedure.

14 January 2016

Eyeglass Selection Tips For Joggers


The right glasses are must if you like to jog. Not only is comfort a consideration, you also need to make sure you can see well for safety reasons. The following tips can help you pick out the right eyeglasses for jogging. Tip #1: Opt for Composite Frames Composite frames are flexible. They are usually made of a rubberized plastic, which means if you do drop them or step on them, they are unlikely to break.

14 December 2015

Getting Ready For Your Cataract Surgery


If you're squeamish about medical procedures, you're likely a little anxious about your upcoming cataract surgery at a clinic like California Eye Specialists Medical Group Inc. This commonly done procedure will only take a few minutes and your vision will be much improved. Here is what you can expect from this surgery and how it will impact your eyesight. Preparing for Your Appointment You will want to ask a friend to take you to your appointment and bring you back home afterwards.

16 November 2015

How To Protect Your Prescription Sunglasses


Prescription sunglasses seem like an unnecessary luxury until you hit the first day when you're driving east while the sun is coming up and your window protectors are not enough to dispel the glare of the sun. After that, your only choices are to suffer through the sun's glare -- which could be dangerous if you're driving -- get prescription glasses that allow you to add an extra layer of lens that can act as sun protection,  or switch to contacts so that you can wear regular glasses.

5 November 2015

3 Solutions To Help Treat Dry Eyes After Lasik Surgery


Lasik surgery is a great way to permanently improve your vision. After the procedure, you no longer have to worry about misplacing your glasses or installing your contacts. After the surgery, your eyes are extremely sensitive and delicate. You may experience a number of different conditions, including dry eyes. If you did not have problems with dry eyes prior to surgery, then the condition should go away once your eyes fully heal in a few months.

15 October 2015

3 Ways To Know If Your Child Is Ready For Contact Lenses


Your child's been badgering you for months to let them switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses. While you understand your child's reasons for wanting them, you still worry that they aren't ready for the care that contact lenses requires. If you're on the fence and need help deciding, consider the three tips below. 1. Your Child Can Handle the Initial Contact Consultaion Your child may know about contact lenses and the benefits they offer, but they may not fully understand the process involved in putting them in and caring for them.

29 August 2015

Four Treatments For Kerataconus


Keratoconus is a degenerative condition which can rob a person of their vision. The condition results from damage to the links in your corneal tissue, and as these links are disrupted, the cornea begins to bulge. If you have keratoconus, you will need vision correction, but you will most likely also need treatments that are meant to counteract its effects.  Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses Because soft contacts mold to the surface of your eye, they may not be effective in improving vision with keratoconus.

16 July 2015

Got A Black Eye? When You Should See Your Eye Doctor About It


If you have been hit in the eye and have a black eye, you may be fine. If you start developing worsening symptoms, however, call your eye doctor for an appointment. Signs of a Serious Injury Besides the normal black and blue that happens when you have a black eye, there are some more serious signs you should learn to watch out for. Some of these signs include: Loss of sight in your affected eye Inability to move your eye Double vision Severe redness on the eye surface Pus drainage from the eye Sensitivity to light Eyeball pain See your eye doctor for these problems.

30 June 2015