Astigmatism is an eye condition where a person suffers blurred or distorted vision. But what are the causes of this issue?
Choosing the Right Contact Lenses for Your Needs
Different types of contacts can be used depending on the specific needs of a person. These requirements can range from purely cosmetic to vision correction. Your local eye care center will likely suggest the most appropriate lenses for your needs. But just to give you an idea of the considerations you need to make when buying […]
Early Symptoms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that causes your central vision, which is typically used for activities like reading and driving, to blur. It often happens in older people and affects a particular part of the eye called the macula. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people aged 50 and […]
3 Possible Causes of Watery Eyes
We usually tear up because a foreign body got into our eyes. Whether it’s a speck of dirt, dust or an eyelash – anything that lodges into them triggers the body to produce more tears until it’s flushed out. But sometimes, watery eyes are an indication of a more serious issue.
4 Must-Know Tips for Scleral Lens Wearers
Scleral contact lenses refer to large, gas-permeable lenses that lie on the sclera or the white outer layer of the eye. They offer a simple and effective way to treat a number of cornea conditions, allowing for clearer and healthier vision. But to get the most of these advanced lenses, and ensure your safety and […]
Eye Freckles: Causes, Types and Possible Complications
Eye freckles are more common than you think, and they are usually not a cause for concern. Genetics and sun exposure are their usual causes. However, your eye doctor may still need to keep an eye out for it. While rare, they can become a type of cancer or melanoma. Whether you’ve always had them […]
August: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
While 1 in 20 children ages 3 to 5 have a vision problem that can lead to vision loss, 80% of preschoolers don’t undergo eye exams. This Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, we encourage parents to do their part in taking care of and protecting their children’s eyesight.
Dry Eye Syndrome Management for Contact Lens Wearers
Close to five million Americans have problems with dry eye syndrome, which causes the eyes to stop producing enough tears or lubrication necessary to maintain comfort. As more than 30 million people in the country wear contact lenses, having dry eye syndrome is bad news for sufferers. Dry eye syndrome can be present whether you wear […]
Are Your Headaches Connected to Vision Problems?
There are different possible reasons for a headache; some more serious than others. Many people believe one of the leading causes of headaches is eye strain. It’s always a good idea to see a professional if you have recurring headaches to find out about any possible underlying causes. If you suspect it has something to […]
Tips for Eye Allergy Relief
Eye allergies typically result in eye redness, itching, burning and clear, watery discharge. They can also accompany other allergic symptoms like sneezing, stuffy nose and sniffling. So, it’s important to take steps to relieve eye allergy symptoms.
Signs That You May Have Cataracts
Cataracts occur when the clear, natural lenses of the eye begin to harden and yellow, creating a cloudy and opaque spot over the lenses. This condition prevents light rays from passing through the lens, making it difficult for a person to see. It is common in older people, and it’s the leading cause of blindness […]
Why Ortho-K Is a Great Option for Young Athletes
Wearing prescription eyeglasses isn’t always an option for athletes or active adolescents, particularly those who play contact sports. That’s why LASIK eye surgery and contact lenses are quite popular among athletes. However, these aren’t the only options available to athletes. A lesser-known but equally effective option is orthokeratology (ortho-k) or corneal refractive therapy. What […]
3 Signs of Hidden Vision Problems in Kids
Healthy vision is essential to a child’s development because children learn by watching. As such, vision problems, which are quite common, can be detrimental to their learning. Vision problems are the single most widespread disabling condition that affects American kids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By the time American children […]
Vision Insurance: Which Plan Suits Your Eye Care Needs?
Keeping your vision clear can come with a hefty price tag. However, know that there is a vision insurance plan that can help you meet your eye care needs affordably. It usually covers the cost of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses as well as eye exam visits. You can either get coverage through your employer […]
Contact Lens Discomfort: Possible Causes and Remedies
Despite the prevalence of contact lenses as the medical device of choice for correcting refractive errors, many are still experiencing discomfort while wearing them. So, what are the possible causes and remedies for this issue?
What’s the Connection Between Dry Eye and Migraines?
Are you experiencing dry eyes and migraines at the same time? This may not be an odd coincidence. In fact, there have been recent studies revealing a possible connection between the two.
How to Ensure Eye Safety in the Workplace
A study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that about 20,000 eye injuries happen in the workplace every year. It can be alarming just how common these cases can be, and they may range from simple eye strain to serious trauma that can lead to vision loss. That’s why it pays to take […]
Using Playtime to Help With Your Child’s Vision Development
Playtime is a critical part of your child’s physical and mental development. Furthermore, toys and games can be used to stimulate and sharpen their visual skills. To assist you with ensuring your child’s eye health, here are some toys and games that are perfect for every stage of your child’s vision development.
How to Select the Best Ortho-K Doctor for You
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) has been around for decades, and it’s one of the safest treatments that you can try to help delay the progression of nearsightedness. Of course, a critical part of its effectiveness is the skills and knowledge of your eye doctor so it’s important to select the right one.
Is Your Medication Affecting Your Vision?
Some medications may come with a variety of effects on your eyes. If you’re older, and you have been using medication at a high dose for a long period, your risk of experiencing side effects may be higher. While these are usually minor and temporary issues, you also have to be wary of any permanent […]
Basic Things You Should Know About Glaucoma
Glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve, which links the eye to the brain. It’s one of the leading causes of visual disability, but experts say that such diseases can be prevented with early diagnosis and proper treatment.
All About Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections
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.
Is Eyelid Hygiene Important?
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.
Sports Eye Safety: How to Protect Your Kids’ Vision
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.
Terminologies: Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription
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.
How to Pick the Right Eyewear for Your Child
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.
Is 20/20 Vision “Perfect” Vision?
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.
Vision Care: The Common Causes of Red Eyes
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 […]
Myopia Control and How It Can Help Your Kid
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.
Visual Dysfunctions Commonly Observed in People With Autism
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.
Guidelines for Proper Contact Lens Disposal
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 […]
Why You Shouldn’t Swim While Wearing Contact Lenses
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.
What Is Keratoconus, and How Can It Be Treated?
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.
How to Find the Right Eyeglasses
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.
5 Common Types of Contact Lenses
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.
What Is Keratoconus?
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.
Comprehensive Eye Exam for Adults, Explained
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.
3 Different Specialty Contact Lenses and Their Features
Some patients have trouble wearing ordinary contact lenses because their eyes are hard to fit. The following conditions can make contact lens fitting challenging: dry eyes, keratoconus, astigmatism, presbyopia and giant papillary conjunctivitis. Wearing contact lenses after a LASIK surgery can also be difficult. Fortunately, there are specialty contact lenses available. Guilford Eye Center, your […]
The Visual Health Hazards of Cigarette Smoking
It’s common knowledge that certain bad habits, such as excessive exposure to blue light from gadget screens, contribute to poor eye health. However, not many are aware that smoking cigarettes can also be a factor. Lighting up might not only damage your lungs; it might also necessitate frequent visits to an eye care center.
Ensuring Children’s Eye Health With the Right Toys
The month of December is the time for gift-giving, and toys are often a huge part of many shopping lists. While these bring joy to children, the need to ensure the safety of their eyes is paramount, especially when they play with them. There are various hazards in toys that may put children at risk […]
Diabetes Prevention for Healthy Vision
Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, involves an increase in blood sugar levels, which are often a result of inadequate insulin production. In a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 100 million adults in the country are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. These people are prone to developing […]
A Good Look: How to Pick an Eyeglass Style That Suits You
Certain eyeglasses look good on the rack, but somehow lose their appeal once worn. If this has ever happened to you, we feel your pain. So, here’s a guide from Guilford Eye Center explaining how your face shape and skin tone play an essential part in choosing the best eyeglass style for you.
4 Tips to Maintain Your Kids’ Visual Health
As parents, caretakers or guardians, there are lots of things you can do for the complete well-being of your child. Apart from providing them with shelter, guidance and care, it’s also important to pay attention to their visual health. In line with Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, here are some tips to ensure that […]
Presbyopia and How It Affects Your Aging Eyes
As you reach your 40s, you may start noticing changes in your body. Climbing a flight of stairs or carrying a box full of stuff may not be as easy as it looks. Your eyesight may not also be as sharp as it once was.
Why Choose Maui Jim® Eyewear?
With the temperatures rising, and the weather getting warmer, you can definitely feel that summer’s just around the corner. While it’s a great time to engage in outdoor activities, basking in the sun for too long may not be so kind to your eyes. One of the best ways to protect them this season is […]
4 Effective Ways to Maintain Healthy Eyes
Many vision problems occur during adulthood. While eyesight changes are part of aging, there are things you can do to maintain your visual health even in your golden years. Guilford Eye Center, your trusted provider of eyeglasses and other eye care services, suggests four ways to keep your eyes in good health.
Important Facts You Need to Know About Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an eye condition that’s marked by a high intraocular pressure (IOP) that may lead to optic nerve damage. Without immediate treatment, it may cause permanent loss of vision. Guilford Eye Center, your trusted provider of contact lenses and other eye care services, discusses some important facts you should know about this disease.
What You Need to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy
When your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it can’t respond properly to this hormone, you may develop diabetes. This causes sugars to stay in your bloodstream, and that may lead to various organ complications, such as diabetic retinopathy.
Answering the Top Questions About AMD
Your retina has a small spot near its center, referred to as the macula, that helps you see the objects in front of you. Over time, it may become damaged, causing it to gradually lose its functions, resulting in a condition known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
4 Qualities You Must Have to Undergo LASIK
At Guilford Eye Center, we are passionate about helping you achieve better eyesight through high-quality eye care. Apart from contact lenses and eyeglasses, we also provide LASIK eye surgery screenings. This can help us determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
The Different Types of Contact Lenses
Apart from eyeglasses and LASIK eye surgery, Guilford Eye Center also offers contact lenses as an effective way to correct vision problems. They provide improved visual clarity and comfort. They are also convenient to use. They are often classified according to their material, wearing time or replacement schedule. We discuss our options in detail here:
Video Blog: Understanding How Your Eyes See
Your eyes perform the important function of giving you the sense of sight. This is why it’s essential to take good care of them. One great way to start is to understand how they work. Let your trusted eye doctor at Guilford Eye Center discuss your visual system in detail.
Things You Should Know About Keratoconus
Your eyes’s front side is covered and protected by the cornea. It is a smooth, clear, and dome-shaped structure, which plays key roles in receiving, controlling, and focusing light rays that enter your eyes. When the protein fibers supporting it weaken, however, this may result in its deformation, a vision disorder known as keratoconus. Your […]
Basic Things About Dry Eyes That You Should Know
Tears keep your eyes moisturized to maintain your visual clarity and comfort. They also help wash away debris, dust and other foreign matter, preventing irritations and infections. When you don’t produce enough tears or they have inconsistent compositions, you may develop dry eye syndrome. Your expert eye doctor from Guilford Eye Center talks about this problem in […]
Myopia 101: Causes, Risk Factors, and Management
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error, increasing its prevalence over the years. It may cause difficulties seeing things from afar, reducing your daily efficiency. Let your trusted eye doctor from Guilford Eye Center talk about this problem in detail.