Toric contact lenses are formed differently than conventional contact lenses with a spherical shape. It has a shape that is similar to a side of a donut. Often, specialists prescribe them to people with astigmatism or an eye condition where the eye is not perfectly round.
Your eyes may be considered “hard to fit” if your eye doctor has determined you’re not a good candidate to wear contact lenses or you have had trouble wearing them. However, that doesn’t mean you can no longer wear them. Read on as we discuss eye-related issues that can make contact lenses difficult to fit. We will […]
Wearing contact lenses isn’t as simple as putting them in your eyes. There are precautions that you have to take to make sure your eyes stay safe when you’re wearing them. Here are the ten commandments of contact lens safety.
There are three main reasons to replace your eyeglasses or contact lenses. One, if your prescription has changed, resulting in headaches and dizziness when you’re wearing them. Two, if they are too old or damaged for continued use. And, while it may not be as pressing as the first two, the third reason is when you […]
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 […]
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.