Vision Care

Types of laser eye surgery

Twenty/ twenty vision is not a gift that is given to everyone. Some people spend their entire lives with eyes that are about as helpful on their own as a grease smudged picture window. Unable to see faces, cars, trees and mountains, these individuals spend hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on ophthalmology appointments, […]

Corrective contact lenses

Do you suffer from not seeing very well? Does this happen when you’re driving? When you’re reading? When you’re looking at the board in class? Does it happen 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week? You are probably a candidate for, or have already discovered, corrective contact lenses. Commonly known as “contacts,” corrective […]

Prescription colored contacts

You will be able to choose from three different kinds of prescription colored contacts—enhancement tints, visibility tints, and opaque color tints. It is important that you carefully review all of your options so you will be able to choose for yourself which one best suits your individual needs. Those who have astigmatisms will certainly be […]

Eye floaters treatment

An eye floater is basically a speck within your eye that just floats around. These floaters are often referred to by a more technical name – muscae volitantes. Upon examining your eye the floater will appear similar to a spot or tiny string that is floating around. The spot could move in any direction but […]

Multifocal contact lenses

Any middle-aged individuals that are suffering from vision problems may want to consider swapping their inconvenient pair of eyeglasses for a set of multifocal contact lenses. Standard contact lenses may be sufficient for younger individuals but most older individuals with vision problems will only get the maximum effects out of multifocal contact lenses. As many […]

Non-prescription contacts

Non-prescription contact lenses are just like traditional contacts with the exception of the way that they are used. While prescription contacts help those with vision problems to see more clearly, non-prescription contacts allow you to make changes to your appearance. If you do not have vision problems but would simply like to heighten or change […]

Glaucoma causes

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide; it is a disease affecting the major nerve of vision in the eye, called the optic nerve. At the very least, it leads to severe vision loss, if not total blindness. Unfortunately, many people do not realize they have glaucoma until it is too late. For […]

Eye stye treatment

An eye stye looks sort of like a pimple on the edge of the eyelid. It is simply an infection of an eyelash that occurs on the eyelid, and leads to a blockage of the hair follicles; the result is a swollen area and an unpleasant stye. This type of infection is caused by the […]

Toric contact lenses

Toric contact lenses are made just like traditional or spherical lenses with a slight difference in the overall design of the lens. They are made with two powers as opposed to one in traditional lenses. They are created for those with astigmatism who also have near or farsighted vision problems. Toric lenses are created with […]

Macular edema

Macular edema is a condition of fluid build-up (edema) in the macula of the eye. The macula is an extremely important component of the eye that is located in the retina; it contains an abundant amount of cones, which are the photoreceptors that allow the eye to respond to various colors. It only makes sense […]

Pterygium surgery

We have all heard about laser eye surgery for people who want to improve their vision, but for most people, that type of surgical procedure is merely cosmetic. While yes, it does change their quality of life, it is not necessary for them to go on living, especially when other – less expensive and invasive […]

Halloween contact lenses

Have you ever bought a new Halloween costume only to notice the effect is not quite what you want to portray at Halloween? Maybe all you need to do is change your eyes for example if you are wearing a scary costume. Now you have ways to change the appearance of your eyes to make […]

How do contact lenses work

Our eyes are simply amazing. Scientists estimate that the human eye can see over ten million colors, and distinguish between 1 million of them. Now, color is really nothing more that the brain’s interpretation of light of a certain wavelength. The human eye can only detect light with a wavelength between 380 nanometers and 740 […]

Diabetic retinopathy symptoms

We all grew up learning about the five senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose one of those senses? Millions of people live without one or more of the senses. Some were born that way, but some developed sensory loss later in […]

Retinitis pigmentosa treatment

As human beings, there is very little more universally feared than the dark, and few disabilities more frightening than blindness which would leave us trapped in it. Retinitis pigmentosa is a condition which, to many people, might sound like a nightmare. Retinitis pigmentosa refers to a group of genetic conditions in which the eye progressively […]

Glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma is an eye disease that, left untreated, can cause permanent blindness. The glaucoma treatment method that your doctor will recommend for you will depend on a number of factors. Treatments are typically designed to reduce intraocular pressure and reduce the production of aqueous. While there is currently no cure for glaucoma and the damage […]

Bifocal contact lenses

Close your eyes, and think to yourself – through what means do you enjoy the joys of life the most? If you do, there is a very good chance that you have already discovered the answer. Your eyes. The power of sight is one of the greatest gifts given to us, and its impact on […]

Prescription eyeglasses

Prescription eyeglasses have changed significantly over the past few years. People today have many choices when it comes to the style of glasses that they will wear. Prescription eyeglasses of today are somewhat of a fashion trend. Many high-end designers such as Calvin Klein, Jones New York and Marc Jacobs among others design eyeglass frames. […]

Cataract surgery

The aim of cataract surgery is to remove the cloudy natural lens on the iris. After the removal process, the natural lens is replaced with a permanent intraocular lens implant to restore power in most cases. The decision of having cataract surgery depends on how well a person can see during daily activities. One will […]

Colored contact lenses

Contact lenses are no longer used as just a treatment for vision problems. Many people now use (colored) contact lenses as part of a fashion statement. The colored contact lenses let you have the ability to change the color of your eyes whenever you want. If you do not like the color of your eyes […]

Mirrored contact lenses

Because of rapid new developments in the contact lens industry people now have various types of contact lenses to choose from. Hollywood actors have helped increase the desire for out the norm looking contact lenses. Contact lenses are now made to change the appearance and color of the eyes as well as to correct vision. […]

Corrective eye surgery

Many people have to wear glasses or contacts due to having poor vision. For many of those people their vision may be drastically improved by having corrective eye surgery. Although many people may be fearful of having corrective eye surgery because it sounds scary or invasive, the procedure is really very simple. The procedure is […]

Keratoconus treatment

Many people wear glasses or contacts all around the world. There are many reasons for needing eye glasses and many types of prescriptions used. Some people may suffer from nearsightedness, some from farsightedness, and many from astigmatism. There are also a few conditions with the eyes that may not be heard of as often but […]

Amblyopia treatment

Most people have heard of a lazy eye before, however most people do not fully understand what a lazy eye actually is. The correct term for a lazy eye is actually amblyopia. This is a condition that is caused by the brain not translating the correct visual information that an eye is trying to transmit. […]

Dry eye treatment

Dry eye syndrome is the term now used to describe having dry eyes but it is not a specific disease. In fact, dry eye syndrome should be described as a symptom, not an actual condition, as dry eyes are caused by many different things. This is the number one complaint made to eye doctors and […]

Glaucoma symptoms

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions which affect the optic nerve. If left untreated, this condition could permanently damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness. Today, it is considered to be second of the leading causes of blindness. It affects 1 of 200 individuals who are fifty years old and below and […]

Corneal transplantation

The clear domed shaped surface in front of the iris and pupil is called the cornea. It helps the eye to focus and see clearly. Corneal transplantation is a medical procedure that is sometimes recommended for people who have problems with their vision because of a thinning of the cornea or scaring that happens due […]

Color blindness treatment

People who can not perceive the difference between certain colors like other people can have color blindness. Usually the colors they cannot see are either red or green or blue. At the very least they cannot detect one color from the other. Color blindness is usually an inherited condition. However sometimes it can occur when […]

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

The surface of the white of the eye is called bulbar conjunctiva. This is a thin membrane that covers the sclera which is the white part of the eyeball. A Subconjunctival hemorrhage is the condition that happens when a small blood vessel between the scalera and the bulbar conjunctiva breaks open and blood leaks in […]

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness, is a fairly common vision problem. In fact, it is estimated that it affects up to a fourth of all people. A person affected with hyperopia can see objects in the distance very well, but they have problems focusing on objects that are close to them. Often, this means […]

Macular degeneration treatment

Macular degeneration is a condition that is often very misunderstood. Many people believe that when you are diagnosed with macular degeneration that you will undoubtedly lose your eyesight, but this is not necessarily the case. Macular degeneration involves the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula. The macula is a small area near the […]

Cataract symptoms

Many people know the term cataract but they don’t actually know what it is until they or someone that they love are diagnosed with cataracts in one or both eyes. A cataract is actually a clouding of the usually transparent lens of the eye. Despite popular believe, cataracts are not tumors growing on the eye […]

Blepharitis treatment

The name, blepharitis, sounds really bad, but this is not a serious condition. Blepharitis is simply a name for inflamed eyelids. The eyelids are like any other part of the body, they can become irritated and inflamed. The inflammation on the eyelids is very much like eczema in appearance as they are often red and […]

Cataract surgery complications

Cataract surgery is generally a safe surgery to have. However, people who have cataract surgery can sometimes experience complications after surgery. Although it is extremely rare cataract surgery complications do happen for some people. These complications can be classified as either minor and temporary or major and permanent. These cataract surgery complications can include such […]

Night blindness causes

If you suffer from night blindness you might want to know night blindness causes so you can try to reverse the condition or seek help from a professional. Night blindness is also known as nyctalopia and is simply the inability to see in dark lighting conditions. When you are unable to discern shapes and images […]

Lasik surgery

Lasik surgery has become a new popular procedure performed on people who may have less than perfect vision. If you have heard of Lasik and are wondering what exactly it is and whether or not it is the right procedure for you, then continue reading to get some information about this surgery. Lasik is a […]

Laser eye surgery

Being able to see properly is one of the most crucial parts of life. For some this may require glasses or contacts to be worn in order to see the world more clearly. With today’s medical advances the option of laser eye surgery can be quite enticing to a lot of people, however not everyone […]