March 29, 2021
Dry eye and eye allergies can be difficult to tell apart because they have similar symptoms. For example, if you have some irritation, scratchiness, or a burning sensation after a day’s work, you could label it is as dry eye. But, is it?
February 28, 2021
Recent studies have shown that glaucoma is a leading reason for visual issues and blindness. It is a cluster of ailments that attack the optical nerve of your eye, causing a pressure buildup in the eye. This can lead to visual impairment or permanent blindness. This disease is serious and affects many people, but there are treatments if the diagnosis happens early.
January 31, 2021
Age-related macular degeneration, also known as macular degeneration or simply AMD, is an eye disease that causes loss of central vision. This common condition occurs due to damage to the macula, which is part of your retina. The macula is the oval-shaped pigmented area that is only approximately five millimeters across. But it’s responsible for your central vision, most of your color vision, as well as the fine details of what you see.
December 31, 2020
You get dry eye when your tears are unable to adequately lubricate your eyes. It is a common condition that happens when your tears are unstable or inadequate for any number of reasons. For example, you may not be producing enough tears. You may also produce poor-quality tears. Essentially, any instability in your tears will often lead to some damage to the surface of your eyes and/or inflammation. This condition can be temporary or chronic.
November 30, 2020
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the lesser known complications of diabetes – a common metabolic disorder characterized by the body’s inability to control its blood sugar levels. The trouble with diabetic retinopathy is that it usually develops slowly, with hardly any symptoms manifesting until the condition is quite well advanced. Patients who have diabetes are recommended to undergo regular screening exams where your eye doctor in Las Vegas, NV can assess the structures inside your eye to determine if you are being affected. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to preserve your long-term vision.
October 19, 2020
The CDC and eye doctors warn against the dangers of purchasing Halloween contact lenses. Fashionistas, beauty gurus, and people who simply want to have a fun night love Halloween. This means putting on horror movie-quality makeup, fake blood, outrageous costumes, vampire teeth, and more. Some people go as far as wearing creepy-looking Halloween contact lenses. These colored lenses turn your eyes ghoulish green, red, ghostly white, or even deathly black.
September 30, 2020
Because of the current pandemic, face masks continue to be an essential part of everyone’s routine. While everyone participates in preventing the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask every day seems to be taking a toll on eye health. According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, cases of patients developing dry eye syndrome has been increasing due to prolonged mask-wearing. If you want to know why your eyes become dry after wearing your face mask, here’s what you need to know.
August 14, 2020
Children’s eyesight and their visual skills develop with age. Nevertheless, not every child ends up with perfect vision. In fact, many kids today experience issues with their eyes that make even the simplest tasks more difficult than they need to be. Unfortunately, children often do not even realize that their vision could be better and that it would make their day to day life much easier. It will even help keep them safe and enable them to fulfil their academic potential. So, how do you know if your child needs an eye exam?
July 27, 2020
Eye experts usually encounter patients who decline a contact lens exam because they just concluded their routine eye exam. According to the National Eye Institute, a contact lens exam is different from a routine eye exam because it ensures that the lenses fit correctly on both eyes. Contact lenses fit your eyes ensuring that your eyes are safe and healthy while wearing them.
June 30, 2020
Sunglasses are much more than just a fashion statement. While they are a great accessory, they are also the most effective way of protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation in the form of UVA, UVB and UVC rays. UVC rays get swallowed up by our atmosphere meaning that they can’t cause us any damage, but UVA and UVB can reach the earth.