Friday, September 18, 2015
It's no secret that our vision deteriorates as we age. Unfortunately, some eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration do not show noticeable symptoms until they reach an advanced stage. This is why it is important for adults ages 18 to 60 to come in for an eye exam at least once every two years. Adults ages 61 and older, on the other hand, are advised to have an eye exam annually. Common Vision Problems Detected by Eye Exams Experiencing trouble with focusing eyesight and eye refraction are usually the earliest warning signs of an eye condition. These symptoms alone, however, are not indicative of macular degeneration, which is why having an eye exam is necessary. Glaucoma is a condition that is caused by a buildup of pressure inside the eyes. Over time, the intraocular pressure causes damage to the optic nerve. If left untreated,glaucoma can cause permanent blindness.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Most people are inherently born with clear eyesight. This, however, is lost over time due to aging and one’s daily habits. In the past, reading glasses were usually reserved for older adults. Today, it is not uncommon to see children and adolescents with eyeglasses. Reading glasses are among the most commonly worn types of eyewear. They serve to facilitate proper vision, which is one of the most important senses we have. This is why it's important to find the right pair of reading glasses. Basics of Buying Reading Glasses Reading glasses have two general types, glasses with full frames with both lenses prescribed for reading up close, and the half-eye ones, which allow for wearers to read up close and see afar. Individuals who have only needed eyeglasses later in their lives usually begin with a simple pair of reading glasses than bifocals.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Do you have a hard time encouraging your child to wear their glasses as prescribed by their optometrist? Most kids find it hard to adjust to their eyeglasses because of the uncomfortable feel for the first few days, while for some, it proves to be a traumatic experience because they are made fun of by their peers, thus making them even more reluctant to wear their glasses as regularly as they should. As a parent, helping your child adjust and get used to it should be among your top priorities, especially since wearing the glasses is necessary in ensuring his eye condition does not become any worse. Here are some ways you can help your child feel good with their eyeglasses and get them used to wearing them confidently everyday.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The eyes provide one of the essential senses, the sight, but also are one of the most abused parts of the body. Young people and office workers strain their eyes by focusing too much on computer screens and smart gadgets, while most people don’t use protective eyewear when staying out too long under the sun. Although most eye problems are experienced with age, some children may already need thick lenses to see clearly. Blurred vision—or worse, losing it completely—may be caused by many factors, such as improper eye care, an unhealthy lifestyle and insufficient sleep, or injuries such as from accidents, or pre-existing other medical conditions. There are also eye diseases that run in the family or are hereditary, like glaucoma.