Unfortunately, if conditions such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) result in vision loss, there is no way to recover that vision. This is the reason that it’s so important to receive eye exams as recommended by your optometrist. Early detection can slow or prevent many problems that cause vision loss. Hope is not […]
Can an Optometrist Diagnose Glaucoma?
Yes, an optometrist can diagnose glaucoma. It is important to get annual eye exams as glaucoma is usually a silent disease. If you are experiencing vision issues, it is even more important to visit an optometrist as soon as possible, as seeking an immediate diagnosis is essential to receiving proper treatment. An optometrist can detect […]
Can I Drive with My Eyes Dilated?
When your optometrist dilates your eyes in an eye exam, they widen the pupil so they can better examine the ocular structures deep in the eye. Using eye dilation drops during an eye exam can help your optometrist diagnose eye conditions. Eye dilation drops work slowly, and the effects can last hours longer. Driving isn’t […]
Can Laser Eye Surgery Help Macular Degeneration?
When you have a refractive error, laser eye surgery can help improve your vision. Laser eye surgery can help address several eye conditions, but is macular degeneration one of them? While laser eye surgery can help with age-related macular degeneration, it can’t cure this condition, and not every surgery is beneficial. Only certain surgeries can […]
Can You Get Put to Sleep for Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery benefits many people, helping them lower their reliance on glasses and contacts. While this surgery is safe, and millions receive it each year, it’s common to be worried and nervous. You may even wonder if your doctor can anesthetize (put you to sleep) during the procedure. It can seem helpful, but anesthesia […]
Are Visine Eye Drops Bad for Your Eyes?
Prescription vs. OTC Eye Drops Eye drops can be a convenient treatment tool for various eye problems, from dry eye to myopia control. Patients can also try many over-the-counter options to relieve allergies or eye irritation symptoms temporarily. But are over-the-counter eye drops safe? Are prescription eye drops more effective than common brands like Visine? […]
Is Lazy Eye the Same as Strabismus?
Vision issues can be more common than you think at all ages. The good news is that your optometrist is in your corner to help preserve your visual health through regular eye exams. Lazy eye and strabismus are examples of visual issues that need to be addressed early. Let’s look at lazy eye and if […]
What Causes Myopia to Worsen?
Your child’s vision is important. Proper vision helps your child learn, play, and participate in what’s happening around them. But what if your child is experiencing a problem with their vision? Myopia is a common vision issue often diagnosed in early childhood and it tends to progress with age. If your child has been diagnosed […]
Can Dry Eyes Cause Headaches?
Dry eyes can cause many annoying and uncomfortable symptoms. Light sensitivity, difficulty wearing contact lenses, and itchy, burning eyes are common. If you have dry eyes and frequent headaches, are these conditions connected? Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between these conditions, including if dry eyes can cause headaches. What Is Dry Eye […]
How to Treat Dry Eyes Naturally
Dry eyes can lead to significant irritation and inflammation, lowering your quality of life. Your optometrist has several ways to relieve your symptoms at home or with in-office treatments, depending on your needs. If you prefer a natural remedy for dry eyes, how can you treat this condition? Continue reading to learn more about dry […]