Cataracts affect one or both eyes and occur when the eye’s clear lens becomes cloudy. This condition can cause a dull color perception, blurry vision, and difficulty seeing at night. Cataracts are also the leading cause of vision impairment in older people. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, it affects 25 million […]
Healthy vision is crucial for continuous productivity, especially in the workplace. That’s why Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to increase awareness among employers and employees about the importance of eye health and safety in various industries, be it in a factory, field […]
Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss in people who are 50 years or older in the country. But as prevalent as it is, several misconceptions and half-truths still surround it! This AMD awareness month, it’s important to know the facts behind the disease. To avoid misinformation surrounding […]
It’s probably clear to you that eye exams are important. However, you might have heard a bunch of other terms like a medical eye exam, comprehensive eye exam, vision screening, routine vision exam, etc. They seem like they’re all referring to the same thing, but the fact is that there are significant differences among the […]
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, […]