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…]
Did you know that approximately 250,000 of reported eye injuries among children are toy-related? This is why AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care emphasizes the need to observe proper guidelines when buying toys for your kids. [Read more…]
At AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, we believe that taking care of your eyes should start with understanding how they work. Knowing the parts of the eyes and their respective functions helps in maintaining them properly. Let your leading provider of contact lenses and other eye care services explain how your eyes see. [Read more…]
Eyelid tics, also known as blepharospasm, are the involuntary and continuous twitching of your eyelids. You may feel this sensation every day. Although common, it may be a sign of a more serious underlying problem. For your understanding, let your trusted eye care center, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, talk about this condition in detail. [Read more…]
Presently, 41 million Americans use contact lenses. Approximately 20% of this number, however, have had corneal scars and abrasions because of improper handling of their pair. In celebration of Contact Lens Safety Month this October, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care recommends safety tips for preventing contact lens-related problems.
A well-balanced diet is an essential ingredient to keeping your eyes in good shape. This is why AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care encourages including eye-friendly foods in your daily intake. One great example is dark, leafy greens, since they are excellent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin. For your understanding, let your reliable eye doctor explain their roles and benefits.