The Science Behind Perfect Eyesight

By justinmforrest@gmail.com | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s easy to take vision for granted when the eyes perform flawlessly. However, when eye problems crop up, it’s hard not to wonder how the eyes work. In a properly functioning eye, a number of elements must cooperate perfectly to create good vision; just one malfunctioning factor in this instantaneous process can cause blurry vision,…

Teaching Kids About Pink Eye: Conjunctivitis in Children

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Conjunctivitis is by no means limited only to children. An infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva — the membrane within the eyelid and protecting the white aspect of our eyes — can occur in individuals of any age secondary to an infection, an allergic reaction or chemical irritation. Infectious conjunctivitis can be the result of…

Will I Need Reading Glasses?

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According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), beginning approximately around the age of 40, most adults begin to experience age-related vision changes collectively known as presbyopia. The most common symptom first experienced by sufferers is usually an increase in the difficulty of clearly seeing items at close distances, such as reading books or text on…

Getting Used to Contacts

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Contacts are a smart choice for individuals who are active and dislike the feeling of wearing glasses. However, the process of caring for contacts and getting used to them can take a week or two. Navigate the transition with ease by learning how to properly care for contacts and becoming familiar with common symptoms that…

Giving Your Eyes a Rest

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Unlike other animals, which have keen senses of smell or hearing, humans rely on vision as their primary sense. Because so much of the way we interact with the world is through visual stimuli, our eyes are constantly working to provide us with key information about the environment. Focusing on certain types of objects in…

Glaucoma Care: What You Need to Know

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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, reports the Glaucoma Research Foundation. This common eye condition typically affects older adults, although infants and young adults are also at risk. Fortunately, however, cutting-edge research is improving diagnosis and treatment of this common eye disease. Talk to your optometrist about glaucoma care for the latest…