What is astigmatism? The number question patients ask me. The way it is pronounced makes it seem like a bad eye disease like your eye will fall out. Well it’s not. Most of the time, astigmatism is pretty much means the surface of your eyeball is not perfectly round. That’s all. You probably hear the […]
Children And Contact Lenses Sports Vision Approach Have you ever considered contact lenses for your child but unsure what’s a “good age” to start? We comfortably fit as young as 8 years old! Makes sense as studies have shown 8-10 is a good place to start. Studies have also shown younger children are at lower […]
What are cataracts? We are all born with a clear lens in each of our eyes. As light hits the front of our eyes, it passes through the front clear layer called the cornea, then passes through the clear lens, and finally onto the back part of the eye called the retina. From then on, […]
Sleeping in Contact Lenses It will catch up to you Why do we continue to ignore the FDA, NIH and CDC’s recommendation in regards to eye safety? Do we think we are smarter than the unseen geniuses at those institutes? Or, do we just “brush it off” because we believe we are lucky and think […]
Computer Vision Syndrome Digital Eye Strain Solutions It’s 2018. The use of computers and digital devices is now the norm. We can’t escape it no matter what. From the moment we wake up to check our e-mails to Facebook during lunch to YouTube before bed. Heck, it is our alarm clocks now! We are digitally […]
Your eyes are delicate organs that must not be taken for granted. Apart from visiting your eye doctor for a computer vision exam or eating healthy foods to enrich your eyesight, it is important that you protect them from injuries. Fortunately, October is the time to do just that. This month, in fact, is Eye […]
There’ a difference between seeing and SEEING. What in the world does that mean? Your child could be seeing “fine,” but they may not be seeing efficiently. They are unaware of what clear actually can be, so they are constantly straining. Often times kids are unknowingly “working” to see the prints in the books and/or […]
The conjunctiva refers to the clear membrane lining the inner part of your eyelids. When it gets irritated or infected, you may have conjunctivitis. While it’s a common eye problem, many still lack a basic understanding of how it happens and how it’s managed.
Increasing age can cause hormonal changes that may affect the quality of your tears, causing them to dry up easily. Staying in a place with arid climate may also cause your tear film to evaporate. Certain conditions can also result in reduced tear production as well.
Short answer. No. For example, you walk into a store and you see a generic solution next to the brand solution. Both boxes are designed similar. However, the brand name one has more of “updated” ingredients vs the generic one which has “outdated” ingredients. Why is this important? As the materials and technology of contact […]