Corneas are the most anterior transparent part of your eyes, and because of their steep curvature, they are one of the primary refracting eye components. People with keratoconus, however, have irregularly shaped corneas, which become thinner and bulge to a cone-like shape. In the early stages of this eye disease, the patient may experience blurry vision and increased sensitivity to glare and light. Astigmatism and nearsightedness are also indicators of keratoconus.
Over 29 million people in the country live with diabetes, and more than 8 million of them have diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness for adults. Apart from this disease, diabetes can also trigger diabetic macular edema (DME), cataracts and even glaucoma. As part of the Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your reliable eye care center, discusses some of the diabetes-related eye problems and options for their treatment.
Ideally, your eyes should have a round shape that allows even distribution of light to produce clear images. Irregularities in this shape can cause refractive errors and blurry vision because of uneven light bending. This is why some people wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Today, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care will discuss one of the conditions that cause blurry vision: astigmatism.
One of the leading causes of blindness in the world is glaucoma. It is an alarming condition that damages the optic nerve and worsens as time goes by. Whether you wear eyeglasses or have perfect vision, you can be affected with glaucoma. A person diagnosed with glaucoma will need to follow a strict eye care routine, which might involve surgery, to avoid blindness.
Apart from eyeglasses, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care offers contact lenses to help you achieve crisp and consistent vision. With the advances in contact lens technology and your optometrists’ expertise, attaining this goal should be a simple matter. Improper use and care of your contact lenses, however, may stand in the way of complete success.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care provides LASIK co-management services. This means we’ll assist you in preparing for the procedure and help you recover afterward. Our postoperative care also includes letting you know what to expect once the surgery is done.
Using devices has become a way of life in this digital age. Whether you’re at home, work or school, you’ll find yourself having to make use of technology. This habit, however, may lead to computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain. This is the discomfort your eyes feel after staring at a blue light-emitting screen for an extended time.
Fireworks have always been a part of Independence Day festivities. While it’s a great way to bond with your loved ones, it may put you at risk of sustaining fireworks-related eye injuries. As June marks Fireworks Eye Safety Month, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares four things you can do to protect your eyes this 4th of July.