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…]
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…]
Contact lenses are one of the best and safest ways to correct your vision without having to go for expensive Lasik surgery. However, it’s surprising to know that a majority of users are still unclear about how to properly use their contact lenses. While they understand the basics, some safety measures still remain ignored or left unknown to many patients.
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.
Summer’s just around the corner, and you probably have lots of outdoor time planned with your family. While spending time with your little ones outdoors is exciting, don’t forget to protect their sensitive eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s what your eye care center suggests you do:
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.
Computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain, causes eye soreness and heaviness after you’ve used devices for a prolonged period. It’s a common complaint nowadays since many people look at monitors or screens for several minutes each day. Here’s what else your eye care center wants you to know about this vision problem.
Eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, characterized by red, itchy, watery eyes, occur when an allergen irritates the membrane that covers the eye and the inner eyelid.
The month of January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is why AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your local eye care center, is here to spread awareness about this vision-related condition. It is marked by high intraocular pressure (IOP), leading to damage to the optic nerve. Often considered the “silent thief of sight,” as much as 40% of a person’s vision can be lost without warning.