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.
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.
An eye doctor needs to consider several things and make precautions when performing eye exams on infants and toddlers. Since infants cannot communicate, the eye doctor will use objective tests during the eye exam. Tests are also performed more rapidly than with older children. Typically, children in this age group perform best if the eye […]
Caring for contact lenses is crucial to ensuring the lifespan of these corrective devices. Not doing so can lead to eye infections and other eyesight-related problems, including those that can cause vision loss. Dr. Wood and Dr. Thurmond, your trusted eye doctors in the area, share important tips on how to properly take care of […]
As part of the aging process, your vision won’t be as clear or sharp as it used to be, especially if you’re 60 or older. Eye health tends to deteriorate over time, which can affect your visual perception. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t prevent age-related eye diseases from damaging your vision.
Since their invention in 1888, contact lenses have had their fair share of naysayers, accompanied by various myths and misgivings. Today, contact lenses cater to a wider, more receptive audience. However, some misconceptions about the optical innovation remain. Guilford Eye Center aims to shed light on what is fact and what is fiction regarding contact […]
Eating right is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy. As a top eye care center, we recommend a diet that’s low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains to help you maintain clear vision. Some foods stand out as particularly good for your eyes. Here are four you […]
Smoking can be a contributing factor to many illnesses since it introduces various substances into your body that are harmful to not only your lungs, but also to your eyes. Guilford Eye Center, your trusted provider of contact lenses and other quality eye care, talks about the effects of smoking on your eye health.
Tears play an important part in keeping your eyes in good health. Not only do they moisturize your eyes, but they also wash away surface debris to prevent irritations. Failure of your eyes to produce tears at healthy levels or of right consistencies may result in dry eye disease.
Changes to your eyes and their processes are part of aging. You may even develop certain vision irregularities as you grow older. One common problem that you may have heard of is presbyopia. Guilford Eye Center, your trusted provider of LipiFlow® dry eye treatment and other eye care services, talks about this condition in detail.
Did you know that around 40% of all cases of eye injuries each year happen when playing sports? This problem also sends at least 13,000 individuals to the emergency room each year. As April marks Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, your reliable eye doctor from Guilford Eye Center shares tips on preventing sports eye accidents.
Cataracts are the top reason for vision loss in the world. In fact, more than 20 million individuals aged 40 and older are affected by this condition. Despite its widespread prevalence, false information about this disease still persists.
The conjunctiva refers to the thin tissue layer lining the inside of your eyelids. Although it’s transparent, it contains numerous blood vessels. When it becomes irritated, an inflammatory response may occur that includes blood vessel dilation, making it look like you have “pink” eye.
Tears are necessary for clear eyesight and overall visual health. Every time you blink, tears are spread across your cornea to keep your eyes moisturized. They also help wash away surface debris, reducing your risk eye irritations or infections.
Your eyes perform an important function: providing you with the ability to see. This is why Guilford Eye Center stresses the importance of properly taking care of your eyes. In today’s post, your reliable eye doctor shares some great ways to do so.
Irregularities in the surface of your eyes may alter the light-bending process within your eyes. Without proper management, these structural infirmities may lead to refractive errors. One common form you may have heard of is astigmatism. In today’s post, your expert eye doctor from Guilford Eye Center answers some of the most common questions about […]
Contact lenses have become one of the standard choices for improving your visual acuity. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that in the United States alone more than 30 million individuals use them every day. To help you understand what makes them a terrific choice, your reliable eye care center talks about […]
Hyperopia, commonly known as farsightedness, is a refractive error currently affecting around 5% to 10% of the U.S. population. Over the years, it has been a major cause of concern for both children and adults. At Guilford Eye Center, we believe that having a good understanding of this condition is one way to prevent its […]
Impaired vision affects not only your overall health, but your daily tasks as well. This is why Guilford Eye Center offers contact lenses to help improve your eyesight. Although they provide many benefits to your visual health, certain misconceptions may discourage you from using them. Let your expert optometrists uncover the truth behind five common […]
The optometry field’s continuous research and advances in technology have made it possible to create various types of contact lenses. Each one has their own distinct features and functions to improve your eyesight. For your understanding, let Guilford Eye Center discuss some of them in detail.
A good preventive eye care plan is not complete without routine eye assessments. At Guilford Eye Center, we understand you may feel anxious about going to an eye clinic, let alone having your eyes examined. To help reduce your nervousness, your go-to eye care center will discuss things you can expect during one.
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