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What is Macular Degeneration?

What is Macular Degeneration?

Currently, millions of people around the world go blind every year due to age-related macular degeneration; in fact, it is known as a leading cause of blindness. The volume of cases of blindness caused by macular degeneration is only expected to continue to increase over the next few decades, signaling…
7 Warning Signs You Need to Get Glasses

7 Warning Signs You Need to Get Glasses

If you need glasses, your symptoms may extend beyond just not being able to see as well as you used to. Even more complicated is the fact that the need for glasses does not always come on very rapidly; it can occur gradually enough that you hardly notice your own…
Myopia Treatment

What is Myopia?

What is myopia? Myopia is what we commonly call near sightedness. It means we require glasses in the distance. This commonly occurs at around 10 years old and becomes progressively worse.  <insert pic of blur in distance> In recent years much research has been conducted on how to slow down…

What is Glaucoma?

What is Glaucoma? Many people have heard of glaucoma. A common conversation which appears during an eye exam is “my father or grandfather had glaucoma. But what is it really? Glaucoma is defined as a progressive disorder of the optic nerve head…. …What the heck does that mean? Glaucoma is…
Dry Eye Therapy

What can I Do for my Dry Eyes?

What can I Do for my Dry Eyes? Do you have irritated eyes? They feel tired all the time even though you’re not tired? Does it feel like there’s sand or grit in your eyes and you cant seem to get it out? In practice as optometrists we hear these…

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome In every day practice as Optometrists we encounter people who work 9-5 (and often longer) in front of computer screens. Even our job requires a large deal of computer and screen time.  On a regular basis we examine patients whose chief concern is tired and strained eyes…

Cataracts

What are cataracts? Cataracts are on of the most frequently encountered diseases and disorders of the eye. And, they can be visually devastating. BUT, guess what? They are completely and totally natural! And the solution to them is incredibly simple! Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear crystalline lens…

Astigmatism

What is Astigmatism? This is perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions we get as optometrists in the course of routine eye exams. Most people have heard the term, or know they may have it, but few can actually recall being told what the heck it really is. Astigmatism…