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

Words Blurry When Reading Books? Why This May Be Happening


If you love to read but all of a sudden everything is blurry and you cannot see any of the letters, this could be due to many things. The most important thing and the first thing you should do is to see your eye doctor. They can help you understand what is going on and help you get the right treatment.  Below are two things the doctor may tell you is the problem.

1 September 2015

One Day Meal Plan With Foods To Boost Your Eye Health


Your diet helps to determine your health. What you eat also affects your eye health. It seems hard to identify all the of necessary nutrients you need to intake on a daily basis to keep your overall health in good shape; however, you may be surprised to learn that most common foods are packed with nutrients. Here is a one day meal plan with foods aimed to boost your eye health that many eye care centers suggest themselves.

17 August 2015

Seeing Red -- What's Behind Your Bloodshot Eyes


Are you noticing that you have red, bloodshot eyes? There are lots of reasons they occur and just as many ways to treat them. It's important to remember that most causes of red eyes are not serious and can be treated relatively easy. Here are the 5 most common reasons for red eyes: Conjunctivitis. Better known as "pink eye," conjunctivitis is an infection in the conjunctiva (the thin membrane that lines the eyelid).

14 August 2015

Cataract Surgery And Medicare: How Much Of The Surgery Is Covered?


When you are a retiree and you are faced with cataract surgery, you may be wondering what the cost out-of-pocket will be. Even though you have Medicare insurance from the government, there is still going to be some portion that you pay for. Here is how you can figure out what the surgery will cost you. Check Medicare Parts A and B Medicare Part A covers in-patient hospital stays, including any meals you will need and your room.

13 August 2015

Preparing To Have Cataract Surgery


You've scheduled an appointment with your ophthalmologist to have your cataracts removed and you're a little nervous about the procedure. No one likes the thought of having surgery. But this procedure is so common that it's done right in your doctor's office. You'll experience no pain during the surgery and you'll see the results in a couple of days. You'll be excited to get your clear eyesight back and glad you had the procedure done.

12 August 2015

How Anxiety And Its Side Effects Can Affect Your Vision


Anxiety can affect your body in multiple ways, including causing temporary changes in your vision. While anxiety can interfere with your vision at any time, problems often occur during anxiety attacks. When you are overly stressed, muscle tension, fatigue, and your body pumping extra adrenaline can lead to oversensitivity, a rise in blood pressure, and shortness of breath -- all conditions that can lead to temporary changes in your vision.

11 August 2015