An eye exam is much more than simple a glasses or contact lens prescription. Some of the many things that your eye doctor could detect in your exam include:
Color Vision Changes
High Blood Pressure
If you or a loved one has not received an exam within the last year, we urge you to schedule an appointment to see your eye care provider.
Even with the best contact lens hygiene in the world, you might still deal with eye issues that warrant a trip to the doctor. If you experience a ton of dryness, redness, pain, discharge, blurry vision, or anything else that makes your vision worse instead of better, we suggest you stop wearing your contacts and call your eye doctor right away. Read more.
How is the test graded? What’s the minimum score? For both eyes combined? Can you pass the test with one good eye? And what happens to somebody whose vision test score is too low? Can it be appealed or the test retaken? How does all this work?
Many contact lens wearers have a dirty little secret: They sometimes sleep or nap in their lenses. But this bad habit could raise their risk of serious eye infections and even lead to vision loss. Read more about why sleeping in contacts can be so dangerous.
If your work involves heavy computer use, you may notice eye trouble. You’re not alone—at least 50 percent of those who work in front of a computer report eye issues, but the number may be closer to 90 percent. If you’re having trouble with your eyes, check your screen use. If your symptoms don’t go away, or if you need more information, contact our office to make an appointment.
The American Optometric Association urges individuals to not only quit smoking but also to have the eyes examined regularly as early detection of disease decreases the likelihood of complications in the future. Read more on how smoking can affect your eyes.
Have you ever wondered how people with specific eye errors see the world? Philip Barlow, a Cape Town-based artist, has created a series of paintings that vividly shows the struggle of those who have myopia or nearsightedness, the most common refractive error of the eye.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. Learn about some ways you can help raise awareness.
Smoking is the single most controllable risk factor that contributes to the development of macular degeneration. Every cigarette that is smoked causes damage to one’s vision. Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Learn more here!
Never buy colored contact lenses from a retailer that does not ask for a prescription. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" contact lens. Lenses that are not properly fitted may scratch the eye or cause blood vessels to grow into the cornea. Learn more how some retailers are selling illegal contact lenses! Learn more here!
Those long gaming session may be taking a much greater toll on your eyes than you know. Problems may arise from wearing contact lenses while looking at a screen for long hours during your gaming sessions. Read more about what you can do!