Keratoconus is a disease that causes the cornea to progressively thin. This condition causes the normal outward pressure from within the eye to begin to shape and bulge in a cone-like shape. A healthy eye is spherical shaped allowing images to focus clearly, with keratoconus, due to the cone-like shape, images are distorted. This condition affects both eyes; however, it is known to progress at different rates in each eye. Although the condition rarely results to blindness, it can
There are many people who like to enjoy the sun’s rays on a perfectly sunny day without knowing the effect ultraviolet rays can have on one’s body. The sun can produce just as much harm as benefits to the body. UV rays are one of the main causes of skin cancer today, which is why it is imperative for those who are enjoying the sun to wear protective SPF lotions. The rays are not only harmful to skin but
What are signs of dry eyes?
Do you suffer from dry itchy eyes? Well, you’re not alone! Many people visit optometrist everyday complaining about dry eye symptoms and looking for a dry eye treatment. Dry eyes are caused by a reduction or lack of sufficient tears. Tears, made up of fatty oils, water and mucus, act as a lubricant to help protect eyes from infection and to keep the corneal surface smooth and clear. When this lubricant is insufficient, symptoms
What is a Pterygium?
A pterygium is a flesh like growth that develops on the cornea, specifically, an overdevelopment of conjunctiva. Commonly, a pterygium is described as an “off-white, cone-like growth” that grows from the corner of the eye inward. Some pterygiums may be inferior enough to go untreated, but in some cases the growth can grow over the iris and pupil and can then interfere with one’s vision which will then require a pterygium surgery or a pterygium treatment.
When choosing to undergo a life changing procedure, such as Lasik eye surgery, there are many questions that are crucial to ask during the decision-making process. One important question that everyone should ask themselves is, “how do I choose the right Lasik facility?” There are many factors that go into this question. Who is the Lasik/Refractive Surgeon at the facility? Is the surgeon board certified? What technology is being used? Is the staff knowledgeable about Lasik and everything the
What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a vision correction surgery that is performed to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to properly focus onto the retina for clearer vision. LASIK is typically a painless procedure that is preformed within a 15 minute time-frame for both eyes. LASIK recovery time typically takes 24 hours and results can be seen throughout this recovery period.
LASIK and PRK Surgery Are Similar
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) and Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) are laser eye procedures used to improve:
Both LASIK and PRK surgery are completed on an outpatient basis. With both LASIK and PRK surgery, vision can be improved by gently reshaping the cornea using a highly precise computer-controlled laser.
PRK vs. LASIK: How They Differ
There are three main differences between LASIK and PRK surgery:
During a LASIK procedure, an incision is made
Choosing to eat healthy foods is one of the simplest and effective steps we can take to promote vision and overall eye health. The best part? Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up on great flavors, or saying goodbye to your favorite foods. From succulent seafood to flavorful fruit, you'll find plenty of variety in the foods that benefit vision and eye health. Most of the foods on our list also benefit other parts of your body, with heart health
The world is full of beautiful images and vibrant colors. During our early years, colors seem illuminated and crisp. As we age, these colors become less and less vibrant due to the effects of aging. As we age, we become more susceptible to glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, and a variety of many other eye diseases that will affect the way you see images and colors.
What is Glaucoma:
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerves within the eyes. The
It is very common to fall under the pressure of eye allergies. Allergies is defined as a damaging immune response by the body to a substance. Examples of these substances are commonly reported as pollen, fur, particular foods, dust; which then becomes hypersensitive. Believe it or not, allergies are highly common and almost everyone experiences a hypersensitive attack. What's commonly misunderstood about allergies is the fact that it not only affects the nose, but affects the eyes as