Archive for November 2015

On November 28, 2015

Glaucoma: Prevention And Treatment

Glaucoma is a progressive disease that can lead to blindness if undetected. A low-down on the disease, its symptoms, and the role optometrists can play in its treatment While most of us are extremely particular about that part of the body that is visible to the world, it’s amazing how little care we take of
On November 27, 2015

All the Different Kinds of Color Blindness

Most of us have the ability to perceive a million different colors. This is due to the presence of three types of cones in our eyes that send color messages to our brain. But there are some people who have a faulty cone or only two cones which can greatly decrease color perception. This condition
On November 24, 2015

Eye Vitamins for Vision

What foods are good for our eyesight? Many of us try to eat the right foods to slim down and get into shape, but our vision is important too. Does a carrot a day keep the optometrist away? Let’s separate fact from fiction and get the straight info on vitamins for the eyes. Carrots and
On November 23, 2015

Diabetes and Eyesight

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with diabetes? If so, it’s important to get your eye doctor involved in treatments and preventative care right away. That is, if it wasn’t your eye doctor who made the diagnosis. The link between the eyes and diabetes is so close, it is often discovered during routine
On November 23, 2015

Comfort, Health And Hygiene With Contact Lenses

Understanding the different aspects of contact lens usage can go a long way in ensuring conversion and retention of contact lens users. Contact lens dispensing has been an area where there’s a constant debate about which is the right way to do it and different schools of thought about the profitability factor. However it’s quite
On November 21, 2015

How Can You Get Pink Eye?

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis or “pinkeye”, can be very scary when you first experience it. You will likely feel itchy and uncomfortable, eyes look crusty and red, and be generally, well, blah. Your cornea (the white part surrounding your pupils) turns blood red or entirely pink—hence the name. But despite temporarily looking like
On November 21, 2015

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

What is Acanthamoeba keratitis (eh-can-tha-mee-bah kehr ah tie-tus)? It refers to a rare eye infection that can end in devastating results, like the loss of an eye or permanent blindness. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the Acanthamoeba species are ubiquitous microscopic organisms found in lake water and soil. But, these organisms