Visiting With An Optometrist For The First Time

Visiting with an optometrist each year should be an appointment that everyone should make. A lot can change with eyes in a year, and not all changes are good. However, it can be a little bit intimidating to meet with an optometrist for the first time. You do not know what to expect, and you might be a little nervous. To ease your anxiety here are just a few of the different tests that you may go through the first time that you meet with the optometrist: Read More 

Tips For Choosing The Right Glasses Frames

When your optometrist tells you that you need to start wearing prescription glasses, you might find yourself overwhelmed by all of the frame options available. There are so many shapes, sizes, and colors of frames, it can be hard to make a decision. Even though you might find several frames that you like, you need to make sure you're choosing glasses frames that compliment your face. So check out these tips to help you pick out your new glasses. Read More 

Tricks On The Eyes: Home Enhancements To Cope With Declining Vision

As you get older, your visual capacity diminishes. You may no longer be able to read fine print without the aid of glasses as the result of presbyopia, which begins to creep in during your 40s. You may be dealing with a more serious eye disease, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma. Whatever the reason, if you or a loved one is trying to cope through life with declining vision, it's time to take these steps in the home to prevent injuries and enhance quality of life. Read More 

4 Things You Need To Know About Giant Cell Arteritis

Giant cell arteritis, also called temporal arteritis, is an inflammatory disease that affects your arteries. It often affects the temporal arteries, which are the arteries that pass through your temples and supply blood to your head and eyes. This condition can cause serious eye problems; here are four things you need to know about giant cell arteritis. What are the signs of giant cell arteritis? Since giant cell arteritis often affects the arteries that pass through your temples, severe pain in the surrounding area is a major warning sign of this condition. Read More 

Why Do Your Contacts Always Feel Dry After Just A Few Hours?

Your contact lenses should generally remain comfortable throughout the day. Having to reach for the eye drops every once in a while is pretty normal, but if you find that your eyes are always feeling dry just a few hours into wearing your contacts, it's important to get to the bottom of the issue. Here's a look at three possible explanations for this problem – and what you can do to fix them. Read More