The sun may be the primary source of life on Earth. However, too much exposure to its light may do more harm than good to your eyes. Experts found that ultraviolet (UV) rays can penetrate your eyes and potentially cause serious visual changes.
Cataracts are the reason behind more than half of the reported cases of blindness in the world. Currently, roughly 24 million Americans have this vision-threatening condition. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your trusted provider of LASIK co-management and other optical services, talks about this problem in detail.
Many look forward to seeing the flowers every spring. As they bloom, however, they may release pollen that can come in contact with your eyes, leading to eye allergies or hay fever. To help you make the most of what this season has to offer, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares four ways to maintain your visual health this time of the year.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care offers various options for better eyesight. In addition to eyeglasses and contact lenses, we proudly provide laser eye surgery services as an equally effective vision correction method. More popularly referred to as LASIK, the procedure is considered a lasting solution to your refractive errors. Here are some of its most remarkable benefits:
Approximately 25,000 individuals are rushed to the emergency room every year for work-related eye injuries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, even minor eye trauma may cause long-term vision problems. This is why it’s important to take necessary safety measures when you’re on the job.
You may have been startled when you first experienced sudden, involuntary twitching of your eyelids. Also referred to as blepharospasm, this condition causes your ocular muscles to produce rapid and continuous movements. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your trusted provider of LASIK co-management and other eye-care services, discusses some possible reasons for this problem.
The macula refers to a small spot found in your retina that helps you see the things in front of you clearly, distinguish different colors and appreciate fine details. As you grow older, however, it may deteriorate and lose its function, a condition also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases marked by increased intraocular pressure (IOP). If left untreated, it can result in optic nerve damage and vision loss. Today, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care discusses this condition as we observe Glaucoma Awareness Month this January.
Refractive errors happen when structural infirmities prevent light rays from accurately focusing on your retina. Myopia or nearsightedness, in particular, develops when you have an eyeball that’s too long or a cornea that’s too curved. These conditions cause light to refract incorrectly, which means it falls in front of the retina. This makes it hard to discern objects from afar. [Read more…]