Picture this. The sun is out, and you’re taking a trip to the park with your family. Suddenly, a “trip” becomes all too literal as a family member gets their foot caught on uneven pavement. They’re fine, even if their knee is a little banged up. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for their glasses. […]
Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration
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 […]
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 […]
How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?
Heading to your optometrist for an eye exam can sometimes be complicated with your busy schedule. Knowing how often you should go and what goes into an eye exam can help ease an eye exam into your schedule. Let’s explore what an eye exam entails, how often you should get an eye exam, and some […]
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 […]
Why You Really Should Replace Your Contacts Regularly
If you wear contact lenses, how regularly should you replace them? It can depend on the type of lenses you have, but proper maintenance and care can help protect your eyes. Over-worn contacts can lead to more than irritation, causing discomfort and swelling. If you have contacts, continue reading to learn more about why you […]