Regularly visiting your eye doctor for an eye health exam is important regardless of the state of your vision. Eye exams allow for early detection of common vision problems like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. You may be advised to undergo tests every one to two years depending on your risk factors.
Astigmatism is a common refractive error in which light is not focused properly on the retina, resulting in vision problems. It affects about one in three people in the U.S. and can affect both children and adults. If you have this condition, both near and far objects may appear blurred or distorted.
While spring has many perks, like more hours of daylight and warmer weather, this season can be a nightmare if you have eye allergies. Pollen exposure can cause your eyes to burn, itch, water, swell or become red.
Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses. They are perfect for patients with an active lifestyle and for patients who do not like the look of glasses. However, patients should learn how to take care of their contact lenses correctly. To prevent serious eye infections, you must clean and disinfect your contact lenses exactly as directed by your eye doctor.
The eye care doctors at Vision Care Plus wants to spread awareness about glaucoma this month in observance of National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma can cause irreversible blindness and is sometimes called “the thief of sight” because as much as 40% of a patient’s vision can be lost without the patient realizing it. Learn more about this disease below.
Eating right will keep your eyes and the rest of your body healthy. The eye care specialists from Vision Care Plus recommend a diet low in fat and rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains to keep your vision clear. Today, we will discuss certain foods that are particularly good for eye health.