HYPERPHORIA is a physical mis-alignment of the two eyes so that one eye is set higher in the head than the other. This condition leads to severe problems with reading and learning, headaches, head titling, neck and shoulder pains, poor posture, and even lower back pain. Students and adults alike, find themselves losing their place […]
Natural tears within out eyes make our eyes comfortable and healthy by lubricating the inside lining of the eyes and by preventing eye infections. Lack of tears, on the other hand, can cause red eyes, dry, itchy, burning, sensitive and watery eyes.
Common causes of dry eyes are dry environments (both heating in the winter as well as air conditioning in the summer), excessive tear loss from drainage ducts, contact lenses, aging, and certain medications including vasoconstrictor eye drops (like Visine that “take the red out”).
Treatment options include temporary (10-20 minutes) relief with artificial tears or permanent treatment relief with tear duct closure. Excessive use of artificial tears can dry the eyes instead of lubricate them by diluting the nature oils and lubricants within tears.
Jennifer S., an avid skier, asked us the following question at her recent eye health appointment at our Optometry Practice: Question: How do I protect my eyes while skiing during the winter months? Answer: The greatest damage to eyes in the wintertime is Ultraviolet Light, particularly UV type ‘A’. Exposure to UV-A over time […]
It’s only a month to that very special time of the year! Each holiday season, however, thousands of children and adults as well, end up in hospital emergency rooms because of eye-related injuries. A little prevention goes a long way. Toy Shopping: Avoid pellet guns, spray-guns, and spring-loaded toys. They are dangerous and can cause […]
Ninety percent of our all-important driving decisions are based on our ability to see with our eyes. So, here are recommendations for safe summer driving.
- Make sure you are seeing your best. Upgrade your eyewear prescription, if needed, to Maximize Your Vision.
- Your Depth Perception is your judgment of relative distance. When you are moving fast, as inside a motor vehicle, it is crucial to make correct judgments quickly, regarding relative distances.
- Night time drivers must not only be able to see in reduced lighting, but also to be able to see in spite of the presence of oncoming headlight glare, and to quickly recover from this glare.
- Adequate Peripheral Vision is needed while driving to see the ‘big picture’ of the other lanes of traffic, the intersection, the sidewalk, and/or the cyclist lane and not just the road ahead of you.
When the Age Monster comes calling on baby boomers, he gradually and increasingly steals away your ability to read the fine print, because words become difficult to see up close. This “40-and-over” condition is called Presbyopia (“Prez-bye-opia”).
Fortunately, you have more options than ever before to deal with this problem. Reading glasses, whether Full Frames or Franklins (granny glasses) are one option. They work very well, but can be a nuisance to carry around constantly.
For some, Segmented Spectacle Lenses, specifically bifocals, trifocals, or occupational lenses with lines work very well. Others dislike the cosmetics of wearing “visible” bifocals.
Here, at your local community’s eye care center, we understand that healthy eyes deserve a competent, caring,and friendly eye care practice. That is why we provide you, our Very Important Person (VIP), with ALL your optometric eye care needs, in one place. Our Mission: to preserve your eyes’ health and eyesight for an entire lifetime.
- Quality, Thorough, Unhurried, Eye Health Examinations
- Advance Technology Ortho-keratology – Safe and Effective, Natural, Non-surgical, Gentle Vision Improvement Program for myopia and astigmatism
If you work at a Personal Computer for at least 2 hours a day, there is a very good chance that you suffer from a number of eye and vision-related problems. This group of problems is called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
CVS includes eyestrain, blurred vision, dry eyes, irritated and tired eyes, and also headaches. Neck and back aches are common problems that are related to the way you use your eyes at the computer.
Good News: Good Eye Care as well as improvements in the ergonomics of your work station can help a lot in minimizing CVS.
Because the way you use your eyes at the computer is quite different from the way you use your eyes while driving or reading, many computer users require a pair of eyeglasses specifically made for computer use. These specialized computer glasses have a different prescription and/ or a different lens design as compared to your everyday jack-of-all-trades eyeglasses.
Eye Donation is one of the most valuable gifts you could provide to help persons in need, as well as help research combat many devastating eye diseases.
Consider signing an organ donor card. The most important thing to remember is that you should inform your family (next of kin) of your intended organ donations.
You can help protect your vision! With early detection and timely treatment, vision loss can often be prevented.
Seek Regular, Thorough Eye Care: Vision changes and eye diseases can occur without symptoms. Don’t lose sight of Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and others.
Eat Right: Choose vitamin-rich foods. Multi-vitamins can supplement diet.
Wear Proper Sunglasses: To guard against macular degeneration and cataracts.
Watch your medications: Drugs can affect your eyesight, causing permanent adverse effects. Keep you eye doctor informed of all of your medications.
If you are near-sighted (need glasses to see far distances), and wish you could see far without eyeglasses or contact lenses, discover the magic and freedom of Advance Orthokeratology. Advance Ortho-K is a gentle, simple, and safe Vision Improvement Program free from the potential risks and side effects of surgical laser vision correction. Hundreds of […]
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a progressive deterioration of the macula, an oval area at the center of the retina that helps us see details clearly. As the name suggests, this is a more prevalent disease with our aging population. Symptoms include blurred vision and gradual deterioration of the centre of the field of vision. It is not accompanied with any pain or other warnings.