Don't Let Glaucoma Rob You Of Your Vision

Glaucoma causes the pressure in your eye to increase, which puts stress on your optic nerve. If it goes untreated, you risk serious damage to your sight, even blindness. The cause of glaucoma is unknown, and you may not have symptoms until your vision is damaged. Here is what you need to know about this silent disease and how to prevent it from affecting your sight. Factors Affecting Your Risk of Getting Glaucoma [Read More]

So, You Have Astigmatism: What You Need To Know About Your Condition

You're sitting in your eye doctor's chair, struggling to see the eye chart. The doctor steps back from examining your eyes and says "Yep, you have some astigmatism." A quick pair of glasses or contacts, and you're out the door before you have the chance to think of questions ask questions about this condition. Here's a look at a few questions you may have now that your diagnosis has had time to set in. [Read More]

Preparing Yourself For Cataract Surgery

The blurry vision became too much to deal with so your eye doctor suggested cataract surgery to clear up your vision. This outpatient procedure is done on a regular basis to address the loss of vision due to a foggy lens in the eye. You may even have a slight correction of your vision as a result of the surgery. Here is how to prepare yourself for this procedure and what you can expect from it. [Read More]

Leave The Sandman Out Of It! A Closer Look At Gritty Eye Problems

Even if you have been begging for the Sandman to bring you a dream, waking up with the feeling of gritty sand in your eyes will not be a welcome experience. Gritty feeling eyes can make your eyes burn and itch, leave your vision lacking in clarity, and really make you feel like crawling back into the bed. Before you start complaining about the Sandman, make sure that the gritty feelings you are experiencing in your eyes is not due to an optometric problem that you should know about. [Read More]