Despite being a common accessory, there are still many misconceptions about sunglasses. Make sure you have the right information about this type of eyewear so that you can use them correctly and select the best pair for your needs.
Your wedding day is a special day for you and your future spouse. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to remove some parts of your everyday life such as your glasses. If you’re someone who plans to wear your glasses on your wedding day, check out these tips.
Since you’ll be spending time outdoors this summer, you want to make sure your eyes are protected from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. It all starts with the sunglasses that you wear before heading out. Here’s how you can tell if your pair of spectacles are truly protecting your eyes from UV damage.
A scratched eye can be painful and irritating. It may also cause long-term damage if not treated. If you can’t get it treated by an eye doctor immediately, here’s a quick guide on what you should do while waiting for treatment.
For contact lens wearers, keeping an active lifestyle can be challenging, but far from impossible. Today, we share tips on making contact lenses work with an active lifestyle.
Whenever you browse your phone or use your computer, are you aware that you’re spending more time with them than you think? Adults look at screens for around nine hours on average per day, which is almost half of your waking hours! Regardless of whether you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, too much screen time can […]
Having 20/20 vision doesn’t always mean you have healthy eyes. Even if you haven’t noticed anything significant in your vision, you should still have it checked by a trusted eye doctor at least once a year. The month of May is also Healthy Vision Month, so make sure to book an appointment as soon as possible. Here’s why.
Eyeglasses offer a safe and effective way to correct our child’s vision problem. There is just one slight issue: not every child wants to wear them. This should lead you to consider the alternative option: contact lenses. But is your child actually ready for them?
Thousands of Americans are treated for sports-related eye injuries every year. But did you know that up to 90% of these cases can be avoided just by using the appropriate eye protection? With April being designated as Sports Eye Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, now is the best time to raise awareness […]
People who need to switch to multifocal lenses as they age find that it’s not as easy as simply wearing new eyewear. If you’re planning on getting multifocal lenses or have just started using them, here’s a quick guide on how to adjust to multifocal lenses.
Every day, more than 2,000 people suffer an eye injury on the job in the United States alone, with over 700,000 eye injuries being reported every year. For some unfortunate individuals, eye injuries permanently impaired their vision, which affected both their personal and professional lives. In the spirit of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, your local eye […]
Moderate changes in your vision are normal and can be expected as you age. These may also happen due to a condition called presbyopia in which the eye lenses lose their elasticity. Nevertheless, none of these reasons will cause you to suddenly have blurry vision.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that causes the eye’s macula to break down, resulting in a gradual or sudden loss of central vision. The condition happens and may worsen as a person gets older. That is why AMD is the leading cause of severe or permanent vision loss in people over 60 […]
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and we at Guilford Eye Center like to do our part by spreading the word about glaucoma to our beloved patients. According to The National Eye Institute, more than 3 million people in the United States alone are suffering from glaucoma, and it is projected that this number will […]
It is no secret that stress can manifest itself in physical ways. Doctors often say that high stress levels often lead to adverse health effects. According to studies, vision problems and even vision loss can also be brought on by too much stress.
While most think that menopause only affects the female reproductive system, it can also affect other parts of the human body due to the fluctuation of hormone levels, including the eyes. What are the observable changes and conditions that can be felt by women nearing or who have already entered menopause? What eye care procedures should they […]
You may have never needed eyeglasses your whole life. Yet, your healthcare provider keeps on insisting that you get an eye exam at least once every two years. Why?
Around 64% of American adults are wearing eyeglasses for vision correction purposes. Like contact lenses, this eyewear has helped millions see the world better. Despite what they can do, there are still various misconceptions surrounding them. Movies, TV shows and the media are responsible for many of these.
Both eyeglasses and contact lenses can help you see clearer and sharper. If you prefer the latter option, you can either go for daily disposable or monthly lenses. When deciding between the two types of contact lenses, you’ll need to consider various factors, such as your lifestyle and how frequently you will use them.
Some people find it harder to drive at night due to reduced low light vision. This issue is more common in older individuals. You may need at least twice the light to see clearly at 50 than when you were younger. The older you get, the more susceptible you are to developing eye conditions, such […]
Hormonal changes are normal for women who are going through the menopause transition. During this stage of your life, your body will make less reproductive hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone. When the levels of these hormones are low, your health can be affected, and you may experience issues like hot flashes and even dry […]
Also called computer vision syndrome, digital eye strain refers to a group of eye- and vision-related problems caused by extended use of computers, cell phones or tablets. It’s usually characterized by headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes and neck and shoulder pain. Poor lighting, uncorrected vision problems, poor sitting posture and incorrect viewing distances typically trigger […]
Millions of Americans have glaucoma, which is a group of diseases that harms the optic nerve. This eye condition can lead to vision loss and even blindness. If you are at risk of glaucoma, you must see your eye doctor regularly. It is because it does not show signs until it is in its later stages.
You may need reading glasses if your eyes are already having a hard time focusing on small text and items held within arms’ length. When purchasing a pair, you might be wondering if it is worth purchasing the type prescribed by an eye doctor, or will the more affordable, over-the-counter (OTC) ones do?
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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).
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, 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.
Many individuals have better face recognition than name retention, which is why creating a good impression matters. Your eyes, in particular, draw attention to your face. If you’re wearing eyeglasses, we recommend choosing a pair that enhances your facial contour, making your eyes stand out. Let Guilford Eye Center share four tips for picking the […]
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.
Welcome to Guilford Eye Center’s blog section. You can count on us to regularly post updates on the latest ocular services, products, and technologies here. We hope this can help you gain more insight into, and a better understanding, of the importance of maintaining your visual health. If you’re looking for dependable eye care tips […]