If you’re like many other people, you’ve likely experienced eyelid twitching at some point. An eyelid twitch resolves on its own in most cases. While the exact causes of eyelid twitching are unknown, some common factors that could be contributing include lack of sleep, stress, eye irritation, and excess caffeine intake, among others. No one […]
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 […]
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 […]