Treatment Options For Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

You've been seeing small gray areas in your vision. Your eye doctor says you have signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It's a good thing that you went in for an exam, because treatment can slow down the progression of the disease and your loss of vision. Here is what you need to know about the forms of AMD and the current treatments used to prevent it from robbing you of your sight. [Read More]

Beware Of Decorative Contact Lenses

When you're looking to add a little extra something to a costume look, decorative or novelty contact lenses can seem like a great idea. They can be found at party shops and online for a great price anytime of the year and they come in a variety of colors and styles. Decorative lenses make it easy to transform yourself into a vampire, ghost, pop star or disco queen, but buyers should beware of the dangers associated with using these lenses. [Read More]

Are Your Contacts Not Comfortable For You? Tips On Helping Your Eyes Feel Better

If you wear contacts and they do not feel comfortable, you may end up not wearing them. If you do not have glasses to replace them with, you could strain your eyes, which can cause headaches. Before this happens, below are some tips on how you can make them comfortable on your eyes. Nightly Contacts There is a contact lens called orthokeratology that you wear only at night. The lenses temporarily reshape your corneas to reduce things like astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), and myopia (nearsightedness). [Read More]

Preparing Your Eyes For The Summer Sun

As summer quickly approaches, it is important that you prepare for every aspect of sun exposure. Do you know how to ensure optimum eye safety this summer? Here, you will learn how to do just that. Visit Your Optometrist You should have a yearly eye exam to be sure that you do not have any underlying health conditions that could increase the likelihood of sun damage to your eyes. One common disease that eye doctors can detect during your yearly screening is diabetes. [Read More]