If you've been getting headaches recently that prompted you to visit the optician, you may have been told to think about a future wearing eyeglasses. This is a totally new world for you, but the good news is that you will usually have a very wide choice when it comes to both the style of the frame and the type of lens for your glasses. What do you need to consider?
9 March 2018
Seeing an optometrist can be needed for more than just getting new prescription glasses; an eye doctor will check the health of your eyes, and note developing cataracts, glaucoma, and other serious eye conditions. Early treatment of these and other eye diseases, like so many other health concerns, might increase your risk of reducing damage to your eyes. Of course, getting new glasses can also be a very good reason to visit an optometrist!
23 February 2018
Diabetic retinopathy is the most serious eye condition associated with diabetes, and it occurs when the blood vessels in the retina become blocked. They start to leak due to the pressure, which can lead to loss of vision if not properly treated. The condition can only be diagnosed by a qualified eye doctor, and despite being one of the leading causes of blindness in adults, it often goes unnoticed, especially by those who do not know they are diabetic.
21 February 2018
Many individuals give little thought as to the health of their eyes, only seeing an optometrist or other healthcare professional when they start to have problems with their vision or notice that their eyes sting, are overly dry or otherwise seem irritated. However, caring for your eye health and seeing an optometrist regularly can mean preserving your vision as you age, and can also mean spotting problems or eye conditions as they develop, allowing you to have those conditions treated and, in turn, reducing your risk of vision loss.
20 February 2018
Patients who have retinitis pigmentosa usually have a hard time capturing clear images from the field of vision. The condition affects the photoreceptor cells which are located in the retina. When the condition is left untreated, the vision of the patient declines because of the death of the rods and cones in the eye. The death of all the rods and cones in the retina can lead to complete loss of vision.
20 February 2018