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Comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of vision and eye care, in addition to overall health. Many vision and eye problems have no obvious symptoms and signs. This can make it difficult to know that a problem exists. This can lead to complications or even loss of vision. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent these problems.
Halloween is just around the corner, and with it, the chance to dress up and embrace your spooky side. Depending on the costume you choose, you may find yourself wearing eyewear or using cosmetics to enhance your fearsome look. However, whether you are dressing as a wicked werewolf, fearsome fairy, or spooky soldier, there is a chance that your chosen costume could prove harmful to your eyes. To help keep yours safe and your vision intact, here are our scarily good essential eye safety tips for Halloween.
For contact lens wearers, there are more choices than ever before. This means that contact wearers no longer have to make do with ill-fitting lenses or lenses that don’t give the wearer great vision. There are great options on the market today designed to fit even uniquely shaped eyes. There are contact lenses available for many different kinds of vision problems.
The American Diabetes Association is aware of the huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. A large percentage of these patients show symptoms of diabetic macular edema (DME) and diabetic retinopathy (DR). To make more accurate diagnoses of diabetic eye diseases, ultra-wide retinal imaging (UWF) or Optomap® has proven extremely useful. It enables early visualization of retinal pathologies that fundus photography cannot detect. If you want to understand how helpful Optomap is in diagnosing diabetic eye diseases, here’s what you should know.
Experts believe that the earlier patients with myopia undergo treatment to slow or halt its progression, the better their overall long-term vision will be. In many instances, it can even prevent patients from the early onset of many serious eye conditions. And the good news is that most myopia management options can be started as young as 8 years of age. Here’s what you need to know about myopia management. Treatment options.
Your child(ren) should have his or her first eye exam at 6-12 months of age, if possible. If no problems are present, your child’s next exam will be between the age of three and five and then before starting school. Once your child starts kindergarten, annual eye exams are recommended.
Specially designed multifocal contact lenses adjust the distance focus just like a regular contact lens, but they also adjust the way vision is focused at intermediate and near. These specific adjustments ultimately result in slowing the elongation of the eye…or slowing the progression of myopia.