Numerous people prefer to wear contact lenses over eyeglasses. To put this into perspective, over 45 million Americans wear prescription lenses, and this should come as no surprise since many people around the world need help with visual correction. It’s also important to know that everyone has different needs, especially with contact lenses. In this […]
Glasses that fit properly aren’t only important for comfort, but they also play an important role in your visual health. If you have glasses that don’t fit properly, this could affect the placement of your lenses, as well as how you see with them. Your trusted Potomac optometrist will use different measurements, including frame width, arm length, […]
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a medical technique that allows you to see clearly enough to perform most daily chores without glasses or contacts. Blurred vision is normal just after surgery, although it goes away over time. If it doesn’t, your surgeon can intervene and assist you in your recovery.
Today’s contact lenses look better than they did only a few years ago. In addition to monthly maintenance, there are even contact lenses that just require replacement every month instead of daily. This assumption is widespread, as individuals believe that they no longer have to clean or maintain their contact lenses as a result of […]
Light sensitivity or photophobia causes someone to experience difficulty seeing when it’s bright or sunny. While it does not usually cause permanent vision loss, it can make your eyes water or squint when exposed to bright light. Moreover, there is a common notion that blue eyes are more sensitive to the sun.
Hyperopia or farsightedness is a common refractive error that affects five to 10 percent of the American population. People with this condition can see things far away clearly, but objects appear blurry when viewed up close. Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses can usually correct this refractive error.
During the night, various things can make you uncomfortable while driving, such as glare from headlights. Individuals who are suffering from cataracts and glaucomas are more sensitive to glare. Those with uncorrected refractive vision errors may experience worse symptoms due to the pupils’ tendency to increase in size at night and scattered light rays.
Laser eye surgery treats different vision refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and myopia. During the procedure, your eye doctor will use a laser to change the cornea’s shape without affecting the adjacent cell layers. One benefit of getting it done is that you may not need to wear eyeglasses anymore.
The summer season is in full swing, and with restrictions easing up, more people are spending time outdoors. Exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of eye conditions caused by UV radiation. In today’s post, local optometrist and eye care center Eyes on Norbeck share the conditions linked to UV exposure.
With quarantine restrictions being loosened, more people are visiting beaches and pools this summer season. If you’re one of these people, don’t let irritated eyes ruin your day out. In today’s post, your local optometrist and eye care specialist at Eyes on Norbeck shares tips on how to protect your eyes while swimming.