Depth perception is an important visual ability, but it is often overlooked. Depth perception can affect a person's balance, coordination, and overall ability to navigate the world around them. If you are experiencing poor depth perception — seeing objects as unclear or far away, having difficulty judging distances between objects, or feeling unsteady when walking — then it might be a good idea to talk to your eye doctor. Here's why. [Read More]
What Are The Differences Between CR-39 Lenses And Polycarbonate Lenses?
When you have an eye exam and receive a prescription to have glasses made, you'll be able to select the material that the lenses are made from. Two common choices are CR-39 and polycarbonate. They're both very durable types of plastic that make excellent lenses for glasses, but there are some significant differences between them. To find out if CR-39 or polycarbonate would be the best choice for your new glasses, read on to find out how they compare. [Read More]
Infection Control Interventions After Cataract Surgery
Eye cataract surgery can dramatically improve your vision when conservative treatments such as wearing stronger glasses are ineffective. During your surgery, your doctor will remove the cloudy lens of your eye called the cataract, and replace it with a small plastic implant that resembles a clear contact lens. Cataract removal surgery is considered a minimally invasive surgical procedure, and most patients recover quickly. While the risk for a post-operative infection is minimal following cataract surgery, consider the following interventions to further reduce your risk. [Read More]