Leukocoria, also known as “the glow,” is an abnormal reflection from the retina of the eye. It appears as a white, yellow or opaque spot in the pupil of the eye, which is evident in photographs taken with flash. It can indicate a wide range of eye diseases and conditions, including Coats’ Disease. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your local provider of prescription contact lenses and eyeglasses, takes a closer look at this rare disorder.[Read more…]
Dry eye occurs when you don’t have sufficient quality tears to lubricate and nourish your eyes. Tears keep your cornea healthy, reduce the risk of eye infection and flush out debris in the eye. Those with this eye condition may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy and burning eyes.
Orthokeratology involves wearing a special gas permeable contact lens overnight, which allows patients to have clear vision during the day. The lenses reshape the cornea or the front surface of the eye so your child can see clearly once they have been removed.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss among individuals 50 years and older. While aging is seen as a determining factor of this condition, recent studies have shown that diet also contributes to the risks associated with AMD. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your local provider of eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye care services, explains the correlation between the two.
Whenever you fill out a new prescription, you often think about how the medication can help with alleviating pain, discomfort or any symptoms of certain illnesses. Unless you have been informed by your doctor or have read the information in the packaging, you seldom give much thought on the prescription drugs’ side effects.
Many people claim to not be able to function properly without their morning coffee. But studies have shown that drinking caffeinated beverages can affect people who have glaucoma, or can lead to it over time. In this blog, the contact lenses providers at AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care take a closer look at how drinking coffee can affect glaucoma patients.
Today’s young adults are busier than they’re ever been. Whether you’re working on finishing your last few semesters in college, or are simply working, you should take care of your eyes. In this blog, your local eye care center AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares tips on how to take care of your eyes during your young adult years.[Read more…]
The eyes are some of the most sensitive parts of your body. In fact, they often react to even the slightest changes in temperature. This is why when the temperature drops, particularly during the winter months, you may have a few complaints about your eyes.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Here are some of the reasons you’ll schedule for eye exams during this time of the year:Dry EyesDid you know that cold outdoor air has less moisture than usual? This is why apart from dry skin and chapped lips, you also have dry eyes during winter. What makes this even worse is that heated indoor air also has low humidity. To prevent having to deal with this problem, keep yourself hydrated during the cold months. You should also increase your intake of omega-3-rich foods, like fish.Excessive TearingSometimes, your eyes may compensate for the dry feeling by producing more tears. As a result, you could be teary-eyed all throughout the winter season. Wearing goggles or sunglasses whenever you’re outdoors can help block the cold winds from coming in contact with your eyes. If symptoms persist, this may be due to seasonal allergies. Head to your eye care center so we can prescribe an appropriate medication.Increased Sensitivity to LightAlthough the skies during winter may appear dark and gloomy, keep in mind that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are still present. In addition, the snow-covered ground is more effective at reflecting sunlight, making the surroundings too bright. This may cause you some visual discomfort, like frequent blinking. Protecting your eyes by wearing snow goggles when walking or performing other activities in the snow can help.Eye SunburnWhen we talk about sunburn, people initially think of the skin, most of the time. But did you know that your eyes can get sunburned too? This can happen when you’ve spent long periods under the sun, exposing your eyes to too much UV light. As a result, you may experience eye itchiness or even pain. Your eye doctor recommends wearing UV-protective glasses or goggles when enjoying winter sports, like sledding and skiing.To learn more about eye problems during winter, call us at (757) 340-7070 or complete our contact form. We serve Virginia Beach and nearby VA areas.