Macular degeneration is an age-related eye condition that can cause partial vision loss. The early symptoms are almost invisible, so regular eye exams are necessary. Some of the earliest detectable symptoms include difficulty seeing in low light, dullness of colors, and seeing blank spots in your vision. These symptoms become pronounced during the middle to […]
Nearsighted and Farsighted: What Is the Difference?
Being nearsighted or farsighted can cause your vision to appear blurry near or far away, depending on your prescription. These conditions will have different effects on your vision. If you are nearsighted, it means you can see objects close by clearly, but objects at a distance or further away appear blurry. If you are farsighted, […]
Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition where distant objects may appear blurry, but close-up objects appear clear. Myopia is a common eye condition that typically starts in early childhood and may worsen as they grow older. Young children may not know how to express vision problems, especially if they’re unaware something is wrong. This is […]
Nausea, Vertigo & Migraine Headaches: Is Eye Strain the Cause?
Eye strain can be challenging to manage. Its uncomfortable symptoms can disrupt your productivity and cause other issues. The first step to getting to the bottom of your eye strain issues is to visit your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam. But what are some of the other issues related to eye strain? Let’s take […]
Can you get Pink Eye from a Fart? What Actually Causes Conjunctivitis?
We’ve heard the question asked countless times: “can you get pink eye from a fart?” Farting on a pillowcase causing pink eye is a widespread myth in schoolyards and popular culture. The simple answer is no; farts don’t cause pink eye. But there’s more to it when it comes to conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation […]
What Are Toric Lenses?
At one point, when contact lenses were first gaining popularity as an alternative to wearing glasses, the options were limited. However, as science and technology improve, there are now many different special contact lenses available. Toric lenses are one such special lens available for those who have astigmatism. These lenses are available as both soft […]
What is Lazy Eye in Children?
Lazy eye or amblyopia is a condition in which one eye does not work as well as the other. It starts in childhood, and therefore regular eye exams are crucial for screening for signs of lazy eyes. When a lazy eye is detected, diagnosed, and treated before age 6, it can resolve completely and prevent […]
Can Stress Cause Dry Eye?
When you’re dealing with dry eyes, the first thing that comes to mind is treatment and getting better. Dry eye disease can cause discomfort, and your optometrist has all sorts of treatment methods available to you. But what causes dry eye disease? And is stress a factor? Let’s look at dry eye disease, its symptoms, […]
5 Early Signs of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is the “silent thief of sight” because it can develop with minimal symptoms until vision loss occurs. While glaucoma can be dangerous, an early diagnosis can help protect your vision. Your optometrist can identify early signs of glaucoma when they examine your eyes, but are there any warning signs of glaucoma you can identify […]
6 Tips to Prevent Myopia From Worsening
No matter what stage of life you’re in—maintaining a consistent schedule with your optometrist is essential. Whether you’re going in for an eye exam to update your prescription or getting treatment for any eye conditions. Myopia is one of these eye conditions. But what is myopia? Let’s explore what myopia is, some symptoms, and 6 […]