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.
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.
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.
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.