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.
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.
Optometrists prescribe people with either eyeglasses or contact lenses if they need vision correction. Many people do not replace their eyewear as long as they can still see clearly on them. Over time, your vision changes, and you’ll only know it after seeing your eye doctor.
Styes are the result of a bacterial infection. They are painful red bumps that typically appear in or on your eyelid. They are small bumps, but styes cause significant amounts of discomfort and pain. With a little home treatment, most styes last only several days. However, if you notice that your stye isn’t going away, […]
Working in an office can put a strain on your eyes. Harsh fluorescent lighting, not enough natural light, dark work areas, blue light from computer screens and touchscreen devices, and many other things combine to produce eyestrain. This situation is so common that more people are in need of eyeglasses for vision correction, as well as protection […]
Contact lenses are often better to use depending on the situation. You might prefer using them on weekends, on certain occasions, or if you just want an alternative to wearing eyeglasses. If you’re interested in getting contacts, then you might be wondering what you need to expect when you make the appointment. While a typical contact […]
Eye drops are a short-term solution to treat eye issues such as dryness and irritation. They’re easily available, but if you keep using it frequently, it may cause more problems in the long run. When the effects of the eye drops subside after you’ve stopped using them, you may feel the original symptoms again, sometimes […]
As long as you follow proper wear and care instructions, wearing contact lenses should be as comfortable as using eyeglasses. You must also replace your contacts as recommended by your eye specialist. Failure to follow these directions can cause problems with your vision and eyes.