Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the central vision of older adults, causing them to see blurred and distorted images. It can be difficult to adjust to this significant change in vision, which can be disruptive to one’s daily life activities. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to help reduce […]
Issues That Can Make Contact Lens Fitting More Difficult
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 […]
What Happens if Your Eyes Have Different Refractive Powers?
Whether you wear eyeglasses or not, it’s perfectly normal for individuals to have some slight differences in the refractive power of their eyes. There is no such thing as perfect 20-20 vision as most eyes can differ in refraction by about 5%. This doesn’t usually pose any problems as the differences are too small to notice. However, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?
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.
Supplements That Can Improve Your Eye Health
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.
Home Safety Tips for Coping With Vision Loss
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.
Understanding Dry Eyes and the LipiFlow® System
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.
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.
How to Protect Your Eyes From Sports Injuries
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.
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.
A Closer Look at Our Contact Lenses Selection
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.