Tag Archive: eye health


Eye DoctorMany people schedule regular exams to have their vision checked, but may wonder if it’s necessary to have a comprehensive exam that includes dilation of both eyes.

Many eye diseases do not have warning signs and a dilated eye exam is necessary in order to detect them at an early stage. If signs of disease are discovered, the eye doctor will set up a treatment plan to slow or prevent the progression of the disease and help you maintain healthy vision. View full article »

Do you have to squint to see objects far away? Or hold items at arm’s length in order to read small print? Medical professionals report that orthokeratology technology may help improve these vision problems.

Eye doctors have used orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k or OK, for many years, but new studies confirm its effectiveness in improving vision. View full article »

Rashes — we’ve all had them. They are annoying, painful and itchy.

Sometimes rashes occur with an illness, infection, insect bite, a drug reaction to a drug, stress, an encounter with a poisonous plant or an allergy to a product, causing hives and swelling of the skin. View full article »

Approximately 39 percent of U.S. households have at least one dog, reports The Humane Society of the United States, with more than 78.2 million dogs owned across the country. Many people lavish love and attention on their dogs, and treat them as an honored member of the family.  And although they spend considerable time with their pet, it’s easy to miss early signs that their four-legged friend is experiencing vision problems. View full article »

Helping Kids Adjust to Eyeglasses and Contacts

Recognizing March as National Save Your Vision Month

wearing glassesKids live in a visual world. Nearly 80 percent of what they learn through age 12 is visual, and kids need more than 15 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, playing sports and everyday situations.

The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see. View full article »

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