Contact lenses offer versatile vision correction with the freedom to go frame-free in everyday life. With so many different contact lens options available, it might feel overwhelming to determine which type of lenses are best for you—and that’s where your eye care professional comes in. Whether you’re a first-time contact lens wearer or have worn […]
Keratoconus vs. Astigmatism: What’s the Difference?
Keratoconus is a condition caused by your cornea protruding into a cone-like shape, while astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the cornea or lens of your eyes. Both conditions can result in blurry vision. If you’ve recently been struggling with blurry vision, it’s important to get your eyes checked to be sure that you […]
Do Blue Light Glasses Help with Dry Eyes?
In today’s world of smartphones, computers, television, and tablets, we spend hours every day staring at screens. With that comes the obvious question, is it harmful? Through all this screen time, we constantly expose ourselves to blue light, a type of high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted from electronic devices. Blue light glasses block this blue […]
Is Glaucoma Genetic?
Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that affects over 3 million people in the United States. As it progresses, it causes damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. The best way to detect it early is to go for regular eye exams. Glaucoma can affect anyone, but those […]
Is It Normal for My Baby to Go Cross-Eyed?
Infants develop their visual skills over time, from learning better hand-eye coordination to detecting color. Every day, they’re strengthening eye muscles and improving eye teaming (both eyes working together). So, it can look a little funny to adult eyes when your child is clumsily missing an object they’re reaching for or falling for a classic […]
How to Make Hand-Eye Coordination Better
Hand-eye coordination is a visual skill you use every day without even knowing it! You use this skill when you write, drive, or play sports. If you have hand-eye coordination-related difficulties, how can you improve this skill? Continue reading to learn more about hand-eye coordination, including what it is and how you can improve it. […]
Does Keratoconus Stop Progressing?
Our eyes are by far the most important sense organs, and if our other senses, such as taste and smell, fail, it’s our eyes that protect us from danger. Because of this, any condition that jeopardizes eye health can cause alarm. Keratoconus is a less common condition that can have serious consequences on your vision. […]
Can You Wear Contacts with Dry Eyes?
Contact lenses are a popular choice for many people. They provide an alternative to glasses. And more importantly, correct vision in nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, if you have dry eyes, you know that a gritty feeling can make wearing contact lenses somewhat uncomfortable. You may question whether you can still wear contacts with dry […]
Why Do I See Halos Around Lights at Night?
It’s common for people to report seeing halos around lighting, especially at night. Sometimes, this isn’t a cause for any concern as it’s the eye’s response to bright lights, or even the result of wearing contacts or glasses. It’s caused by diffraction, a phenomenon that occurs when a light beam passes through a narrow aperture […]
Can Kids Wear Contacts?
Contact Lens Care Contact lenses can be a convenient alternative to prescription eyeglasses. No worries about your frames slipping during sports or peering through fingerprints and smudges. Although there are plenty of fantastic-looking eyeglasses options, your kid may feel drawn to contact lenses. But are contact lenses a good fit for kids? Contact Lenses for […]