Contact lenses are a very effective and convenient way of correcting refractive vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. However, if you have a condition called dry eye, wearing contact lenses might not be such a simple prospect. Here's what you need to know about dry eye and how you can manage the condition when wearing contact lenses.
Scleral lenses are a type of specialty contact lens. They are considered specialty because they have a few unique design elements that set them apart from conventional contact lenses and because they are designed to address certain visual issues that can make it hard or impossible to wear standard contacts.
As a parent, you need to determine early if your little one has a chance of developing some vision problems. To do so, you need to start taking your child for pediatric eye exams early. Studies suggest that an alarmingly high percentage of preschoolers and school-aged kids have vision problems. Thus, it is vital to detect early signs of vision problems to prevent permanent vision loss.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines glaucoma as an eye disease that damages your optic nerve. This condition develops when fluid collects in the front section of your eye. The excess amount of fluid presses on your eye and damages your optic nerve. Glaucoma can result in vision loss. If you want to know more about glaucoma diagnosis and care, here’s what you should know.
Glasses are great but they do have some limitations. They change the way that you look, you need to remember to take them with you if you don’t need to wear them all the time and they can’t be worn at the same time as your favorite sunglasses – and those are just a few of the issues that glasses wearers can experience.
Macular degeneration is a progressive condition with no cure. However, early detection and preventative measures can help to delay the onset of vision loss and many people don’t lose all of their sight. Here’s what you need to know about diagnosing and treating macular degeneration.
In addition to helping people to see clearly without vision aids, orthokeratology has also been shown to be effective at slowing or stopping the progression of myopia. This means that it can stop your prescription from worsening, reducing your risk of serious eye problems that can occur as a result of severe myopia. For this reason, it is being increasingly recommended to children to prevent them from seeing a steep decline in their vision.