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?
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.
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.
BpA as many of you know, is found almost everywhere – food containers, compact discs and DVDs, bicycle helmets and electronic equipment. At your optometrist’s office, it’s found in trace amounts in some plastic eyeglass frames and in polycarbonate, a very common lens used in eyeglasses. With only trace amounts of BpA detected in a polycarbonate lens and plastic eye wear frame, how much exposure are you really getting? Read more about what your lenses are made from.
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.
The painless procedure assists the doctor in the early detection of many disorders including glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and many more vision threatening conditions. Learn more here on how you can benefit from retinal photography at your next eye exam.