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 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 […]
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 […]
What Can A Comprehensive Eye Exam Detect?
Your optometrist conducts a thorough evaluation during your annual eye exam, but what can this examination help diagnose? There are many different conditions your eye doctor can detect. Let’s look at some of the most common. Continue reading to learn more about what a comprehensive eye exam can uncover. What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam? […]
Do Blue Light Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain?
As our dependency on technology increases, so too does the fatigue caused by digital eye strain. Many individuals use digital screens for work, entertainment, and other personal reasons — everyone is susceptible to developing digital eye strain if their lives involve the use of technology. At Family Focus Eyecare, we can help you combat digital […]
What is Astigmatism?
During an eye exam, your optometrist tests for many different conditions. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are well known, but what is astigmatism? This common condition can present alongside other refractive errors, and many people have it from birth. While it’s a common problem, some people aren’t aware of how this condition can affect your vision. Continue […]