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.
You probably know that prescription eyeglasses are covered, but did you know that sunglasses, safety glasses, and goggles (as long as these all have prescription lenses) are also FSA eligible? If you prefer contact lenses, not only your lenses, but also the shipping costs, are qualifying expenses. Hurry before it is too late!
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!
It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. If any of these visual skills are lacking or not functioning properly, a child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. Parents and teachers need to be alert for these symptoms that may indicate a child has a vision problem.
Discover more about LASIK and other surgical corrections for myopia and astigmatism. The procedure usually takes about 4 minutes per eye and involves minimal discomfort for most patients. Most patients heal within 4-6 hours and are able to return to work the next day. Discover if you are eligible for Laser Eye surgery at your next eye exam.