Pain Around Your Eyes: Is It An Infection Or Something Else?


If you suddenly feel pain around or between your eyes and there's no sign of redness, infection, or loss of vision in them, you may wonder if there's something else going on. Several things can cause eye pain without any visible symptoms, including sinus infections, foreign objects, and headaches. Learning more about your pain may help you find the right treatment for it. Here are possible reasons for your eye pain and what you can do to treat them.

4 October 2016

Understanding Your Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy And Its Treatments


When you notice that your vision just does not seem as clear as it should be or you have a cloudy or white cornea, you may come to find out that you are suffering from a condition known as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. While this may not be a familiar condition, the good news is that it is treatable. Get to know more about Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and some of the ophthalmology treatments available to you to deal with this condition so you know what to expect moving forward.

3 June 2016

When Your Vision Seems Off: Lesser Known Causes Of Vision Disturbances


As you go about your daily life, you probably do not give much thought to your eye health. However, as soon as your vision begins to change or gets to be a problem, your eyes are all you can think about. If you are experiencing vision disturbances and wonder what could possibly be causing them, get to know some of the lesser known causes of these disturbances that you may be experiencing.

20 April 2016

What Is The Right Age To Begin Wearing Contact Lenses?


As the parent of a preteen who wears glasses, you might have been fielding questions from your child about when he or she can begin wearing contact lenses. During these years, image is (or feels like) everything, so it's understandable that some children who have never balked at wearing glasses begin to feel self-conscious and ask to switch to a less visible option for their vision correction. While only your child's eye doctor can tell you whether the time is right, here are some considerations to keep in mind as you think about this decision.

3 March 2016

3 Things To Do If Your Contact Lenses Dry Your Eyes Out


If you have bad vision, you probably love being able to wear contacts instead of wearing glasses. However, you might have found that your contacts really dry your eyes out, which can lead to serious discomfort. If this is the case, consider these tips to feel some relief. 1. Change Contact Solution There is a possibility that the contact solution that you use to clean and store your contacts is actually causing dry eyes.

3 March 2016

Four Ways To Slow The Progression Of Cataracts


Once you develop cataracts, surgery will be in your future. However, many patients and their doctors like those at Northwest Ophthalmology prefer to wait until cataracts are significantly interfering with vision and quality of life before removing them surgically. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, there are a few things you can try to slow their progression and delay your need for surgery. Stop smoking. Smoking increases the risk of cataracts, and it also speeds up their progression.

4 February 2016

Questions You May Have Concerning Contact Lens Wear


Do you need corrective lenses in order to see? Are you wondering whether switching to contact lenses might be right for you? Although you should discuss your decision with your optometrist, it's a good idea to learn various facts before going to see your eye doctor. This will allow you to ask better, more targeted, questions during your appointment. Here are the answers to some questions that you might have about wearing contact lenses:

25 December 2015

4 Things Lupus Sufferers Need To Know About Cataracts


Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect your entire body, and unfortunately, your eyes are no exception. Lupus can cause a variety of eye problems, but cataracts are the most common. Here are four things lupus sufferers need to know about cataracts. What are cataracts? Your corneas are the lenses in the fronts of your eyes. Your corneas cover both your pupils and your irises, and since they focuses the light that enters your eyes, they're very important.

4 December 2015

5 Signs You Should Visit the Optometrist


When it comes to eye care, seeing an optometrist is the best way to understand your current eye health. An optometrist can diagnose potential issues and help you with the solutions you need before your eyes take further damage. To protect your visual acuity over the long term, see your optometrist when any of these 5 signs appear: 1. Headaches If you experience frequent headaches, this can be symptomatic of vision problems.

11 November 2015

3 Tips For Choosing Eyeglasses That Will Look Great All Year Long


Once your vision insurance resets for the year, you might be excited about heading to the eye doctor, getting your exam, and picking out a new pair of glasses. Unfortunately, if you pick the wrong pair, those frames might look silly and dated within a few months—making you self-conscious. Here are three tips for choosing eyeglasses that will look great all year long so that you don't have to worry:

22 October 2015