Not all contact lens solutions are the same! That’s right. Many patients don’t know this important piece of information (or at least have forgotten it). Solutions may be bought because of loyalty to a particular brand name, or price. But, neither of these reasons are the most optimal way of picking the right contact lens solution.
It’s almost that time again; back to school! Parents are rushing to get school supplies, clothes, sports registrations, and so much more. But what about your children’s eyesight? Are they seeing clearly? 80% of what we learn is achieved visually. So seeing clearly is vital for young growing minds. Without it, your child could be suffering more than just in their grades.
We are now more aware than ever about the negative effects smoking has on our lungs and heart. There are over 4,000 chemicals found in one cigarette, as well as cancer causing carcinogens. But, did you know smoking also affects your eyes? That’s right, this not so nice habit can have serious sight threatening consequences to your (irreplaceable) precious eyes! Read more
Contact lenses are a great medical device that help millions of people see clearly. They have come a long way. In terms of breath-ability, wear-ability, and comfort. But, there are real sight-threatening dangers associated with wearing contacts too long that you need to know about! Read more
When is the last time you shed a tear? I know the last time I did, I was so overjoyed at the sight of my baby girl being born, I couldn’t hold back the tears! As humans, we use different types of tears to express emotion. Tears are complex, they flow when we are happy, sad, excited, mad, confused, and for so many other feelings. Tears are used as a means of communication, but they are not all alike and each has their own story.
In those precious seconds after some sort of eye ‘incident’, the choices you make could just save your eyesight. Do the right thing, and you can get to the hospital in time and give yourself a fighting chance. Do the wrong thing, and you could permanently damage your eye resulting in a lifetime of sight issues. The two examples below describe specific eye emergencies which require very different procedures. Be informed and save someone’s eyesight. Read more
A lot of talk about safety has surrounded sports lately. Will Smith even starred in a movie called Concussion, a true story based on groundbreaking research on chronic brain injuries in football players. More information about the long-term effects of sports injuries, especially to children, has brought a long overdue awareness to this topic. But not much talk has surrounded preventable sports-related eye injuries. That’s right, sport-related eye accidents happen all the time, and 90% of them are preventable with protective eye gear!
It may be an obvious yes to some, but surprisingly many patients are unaware that their local optometrist is actually the first place they should pay a visit to when dealing with an eye emergency. Not a hospital. Since childhood, we have all had it ingrained in us that in a case of an emergency call 9-1-1, well not when it comes to your eyes. Your best bet is to see your optometrist. Why? Simply put, optometrists are trained to deal with all sorts of eye emergencies. Read more