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.
More than one in 10 people in the U.S. wear contact lenses for a clearer vision. However, it was found that 40 to 90 percent of wearers are not practicing healthy contact lens wear habits. The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that improper contact lens use can result in rare, serious eye infections.
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Have you ever found yourself having a hard time walking on the street because the sun’s rays are blinding you? As a reflex, you reach for the sunglasses in your bag only to remember you can’t wear them because you have your prescription eyeglasses on. If you’re one of the many who have had this trouble, consider getting yourself a pair of prescription sunglasses.
Many studies have proven that smoking is dangerous to one’s health. Not only can it lead to lung and heart problems, it can also cause other organ complications, such as vision problems. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your provider of LASIK and other eye care services, talks about the different smoking-induced eyesight concerns.
Many people apply makeup as part of their daily routine. With the wide selection of cosmetics available today and the current trends, more have been experimenting on different styles, especially around the eyes.
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.