Contact lenses are a reliable vision correction option – that is when they are used properly. Contact lens-related eye problems are becoming a major concern because many don’t follow or are unaware of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling their contact lenses.
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When it comes to keeping your eyes in good health, it involves a lot of steps. Apart from having an eye exam regularly and eating eye-friendly foods, you must be able to perform basic eye hygiene, too – starting with some of the most underrated parts of your eyes: the eyelids.
Not a lot of parents worry about their kids getting sports-related eye injuries since they’re not a risk anyone would immediately tie to sports. However, they’re a lot more common than you think. Statistics say every 13 minutes, the emergency room treats a sports-related injury. And, one in three of these cases involves kids.
To get your new pair of eyeglasses, all you need to do is to hand over your prescription to your local optical shop. However, it wouldn’t hurt to know about what your eye doctor wrote. Here’s what certain terms on the prescription mean.
Coming to the eye care center to pick eyewear for your child is a different experience from getting a pair for yourself. Kids usually have different needs, and you have to consider those things to ensure they’re comfortable wearing eyeglasses.
Having a 20/20 vision is often attributed to having a “perfect” vision – but is this really the case? Guilford Eye Center discusses a few vision-related terms that would help clarify this common perception about 20/20 vision.
Red eyes are usually the product of mild irritation that will quickly go away. If, however, this problem keeps happening, red eyes may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Guilford Eye Center, your local eye doctor, list the common causes of red eyes as well as their short- and long-term solutions for […]
Vision problems can hamper a child’s development significantly. That’s because, in the early stages of childhood, children learn primarily learn through touching and seeing. One of the most common vision problems in childhood is myopia or nearsightedness.
People with autism experience difficulty in processing and responding to information from their senses, making visual problems really common. Visual dysfunction is typically characterized by poor eye contact, staring at spinning objects or light, sudden peripheral glances and difficulties attending visually.
There are around 45 million contact lens wearers in America. A study from Arizona State University found that 15% to 20% of contact wearers flush their lenses down the sink or toilet. This contributes to around 6 to 10 metric tons of plastic lenses to U.S. wastewater yearly, which can be a risk to marine […]
The sun causes you more harm than you realize. Extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and its artificial sources can inflict damage on your eyes and lead to serious vision problems.
Bacteria can easily settle in your eyes if you swim while wearing contacts. Their presence can result in eye infections, irritation and even corneal ulcer.
The new ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ lenses are the first contact lenses to effortlessly adapt to light changes. They provide contact wearers comfort and clear vision. The revolutionary lens is named as one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018.
Basketball star Stephen Curry says contact lenses helped him deal with his keratoconus. The condition was a factor for the player’s previous shooting slump. The sharpshooter admitted that he was squinting a lot to see clearly before he started wearing contacts.
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is the result of extended exposure to digital screens like computers, tablets and cellphones. On average, a worker spends around 7 hours a day in front of a computer.
Your eyes are often the first item most people notice about you. This is why, if you wear eyeglasses, you should use a pair that complements not only your face, but your eyes and personality as well.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses are some of the most common treatment options for various eye conditions. However, some believe that over-the-counter supplements can actually improve your vision and eye health.
Many prefer using contact lenses to help them see clearly. Not only do contact lenses provide you with better vision, but they are also convenient and easy to use. They are also a good option if you want to highlight your eyes.
Home improvements can help people with impaired vision live more independently. In today’s post, your local eye doctor from Guilford Eye Center shares home improvement tips for adults experiencing age-related eye conditions.
The cornea is the clear structure covering the outer part of your eye. It’s normally shaped like a ball or a dome. However, structural problems may cause it to bulge outward and form into a cone – a condition known as keratoconus.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. In observance of this event, Drs. Wood and Thurmond, the esteemed eye exam specialists at Guilford Eye Center, encourage you to raise awareness about this misunderstood eye condition. Letting your family and friends know about glaucoma can go a long way in helping preserve their eyesight.
Comprehensive eye exams allow you and your family to learn about the current state of your or their eyes and vision. These also help you obtain the right and necessary treatments after getting diagnosed with an eyesight-related condition.