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Moving Past Your Fears So You Can Wear Contact Lenses

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If you like the idea of wearing contact lenses, but you have a serious fear of touching your eyes, you may still be able to wear contacts successfully. There are tips and tricks you can use to learn how to put the contacts in and take them out that may help you to move past the fear. It won’t take much practice before you have the steps down and start to do it automatically. Read More»

Three Reasons Why You Need A Good Eye Care Practice Management Team

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If you own and operate a booming eye care practice, then you already know that it takes a lot of people to keep things running smoothly. However, if your business is just starting to pick up, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the office duties and your patient load. You need a really good eye care practice management team, and here are three reasons to support that. You Want and Need to Focus on Your Patients Read More»

Customized Eye Patches for Children to Wear While Being Treated for Amloyopia

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If you have a child who suffers from amblyopia, he or she more than likely has to wear corrective glasses or an eye patch to correct their vision. The glasses more than likely do not hamper your child’s self-confidence because there is such a variety of really neat eyeglass styles on the market. Having to wear an eye patch may make your child feel less confident simply because people will be looking at them and staring more often because it is something out of the ordinary. Read More»

3 Signs That You Need Cataract Surgery

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If your eye doctor has told you that you have cataracts, you could be debating between having surgery and just dealing with them. Although some people do decide that surgery is not for them, there is a good chance that your life can be improved if you do seek treatment. These are a few signs that you might benefit strongly from having cataract surgery done on your eyes. 1. You Can’t Drive Safely Read More»

3 Tips For Preventing Acanthamoeba Keratitis While Wearing Your Contact Lenses

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If you wear contact lenses, extreme care should be taken when cleaning and wearing them to protect your eyes from a potential, serious corneal infection called acanthamoeba keratitis. To prevent this eye condition and the damage it can cause, keep the following tips in mind. Take Out Your Contact Lenses Before Swimming  Before you go swimming, it is a good idea to take out your contact lenses so you do not lose them. Read More»

Signs You May Need To See The Optometrist

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While it’s advisable for everyone to go in to see the optometrist for an eye exam yearly, many people don’t follow this advice. If you aren’t good about making it to your regular check-ups, then you should learn about the warning signs that tell you it may really be time for you to get in to have your eyes examined. If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms below, you want to be sure you get in to see your optometrist. Read More»

A Few Things To Know Before Getting Cosmetic Contacts

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Whether it’s to subtly change the natural color of your eyes or to create a shocking Halloween costume, cosmetic contact lenses can have a dramatic and interesting affect on your appearance. The eye is the most striking part of the face, so altering its appearance can change the impression you give to others. But it’s important to remember that contact lenses are more than a fashion accessory – they’re a medical device. Read More»

Allergy Treatment And Prevention Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

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Do you suffer from allergies to dust, mold or pollen, leaving your eyes itchy and red? If you’re a contact lens wearer, the way you insert, clean and wear your lenses may actually be making the problem worse. Allergens can becometrapped behind your contact lenses, causing ongoing irritation. Whereas a person without contacts would be able to clear these allergens from the eyes with a little blinking or a few tears, your contacts keep you from doing so effectively. Read More»

4 Things No One Tells You About Wearing Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses offer an attractive alternative to glasses, and if you’re finally making the switch, you’re probably pretty excited. Your eye doctor has probably armed you well with bottles of solution and instructions for cleaning, removing and inserting your lenses. Still, there are things that are bound to happen to you as you adjust to your lenses that you may find surprising or strange. Read on to ensure you know what to expect. Read More»

5 Reasons To Have Cataract Surgery

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If you are experiencing problems with your vision, you should see an optometrist. This will allow you to get a comprehensive exam that will detect any problems you may have. For instance, if you have cataracts, you may want to know the many reasons for having surgery to correct this issue right away. Reason #1: Success Rate Studies show that in 98% of patients choosing cataract surgery, this is a successful procedure. Read More»