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.
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.
Our eyes exhibit a decline in performance as we age. Fortunately, most of these age-related eye changes are perfectly normal and don’t indicate any sort of disease. However, you should be aware that you will need to adjust if you want to maintain clear vision as you grow older. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care can prescribe eyeglasses that will correct your vision. Today, we will talk about these eyeglasses and explain the different available options for patients.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care is a trusted eye care center with decades of experience working with patients of all ages. Our practice is patient-oriented, and as part of our services, we aim to teach patients about the best way to take of their eyes. Today, we will discuss diabetic eye care and how to prevent eye problems if you have diabetes.
Eyeglasses were once the only go-to eyewear option for people with vision problems, but that changed when contact lenses emerged. Unlike traditional eyeglasses, contact lenses do not obstruct the peripheral vision and are perfect for wearers who participate in active sports. This corrective eyewear, however, has many forms with different requirements.
Your child’s happiness is your priority, but probably not over their safety. Shopping for toys, for instance, isn’t as easy as you may think, especially considering your child’s eye health. Over 250,000 children in the country are treated at hospitals due to toy-related injuries. To avoid this problem, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, an eye care center in the area, shares some eye-friendly toy shopping tips.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care provides LASIK co-management services. This means we’ll assist you in preparing for the procedure and help you recover afterward. Our postoperative care also includes letting you know what to expect once the surgery is done.
Fireworks have always been a part of Independence Day festivities. While it’s a great way to bond with your loved ones, it may put you at risk of sustaining fireworks-related eye injuries. As June marks Fireworks Eye Safety Month, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares four things you can do to protect your eyes this 4th of July.