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

5 Little Known Risk Factors For Glaucoma Everyone Should Know


You have likely heard a little about glaucoma, the treatment of the illness, and maybe even some of the more common risk factors associated with this eye condition. There is even a possibility that you have discussed glaucoma with you optometrist if you are an aging adult. However, there is a good chance that you do not know all of the risk factors for glaucoma. The reason that you do not is that there are some risk factors that are rarely talked about.

28 May 2015

Building The Perfect Pair Of Glasses Begins With The Lens


When shopping for glasses, many choose to first find frames that are flattering in appearance. However, seeing well through them ultimately depends on the lens and coating options you select. Once you have an idea of what is available, you will be able to effortlessly wear your stylish new eyewear. Plastic: A Basic and Economic Choice Although most lenses today are made of this material, lens options called plastic refer to a basic lens.

7 April 2015

5 Things You Need To Know About Scleral Buckle Surgery


Retinal detachment is a rare but serious eye problem. It affects 1 out of every 300 people over the course of their lifetimes, and if it's not treated quickly, vision loss and blindness results. Retinal detachment is often treated with scleral buckle surgery. Here's what you need to know about this vision-saving procedure.  What is a scleral buckle? The sclera is the protective outer coating of your eye. A scleral buckle is a thin belt that is placed around the circumference of the sclera to compress it.

6 April 2015