Contact Lens Care And Safety

Whether you prefer glasses or contacts, there are specific things you need to do to take care of them. This is one area where glasses-wearers have it easier — no matter how well or poorly they maintain their glasses, it won’t impact the health of their eyes, which is not at all the case with contact lenses. That’s why we’re …

Clearing The Fog Surrounding AMD

Laughter lines, retirement, and grandchildren are a few of the benefits of growing old. One of the drawbacks is the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). February is AMD Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to shine a spotlight on this progressive eye disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. Macular degeneration …

The Effects Of Blue Light

Nearly two decades into the 21st century, most of us have nightly rituals that include checking our smartphones before bed. This might not be the healthiest way to end our days. Many eye doctors are concerned about the effects our screen time could have on our vision and our health, and the main cause of that concern is blue light. …

All About Color Blindness

Anyone who doesn’t have color blindness might expect it to work like black-and-white photography. It’s actually more complex than that. There are different types of color blindness, and whether or not you have it is almost always dictated by your genes. The Genetics Of Color Blindness Color blindness is largely determined by a recessive gene on the X chromosome. This means …

Protecting Your Eyes From Snow Blindness

Protecting Your Eyes from Snow Blindness If this sounds familiar to you, you may have been exposed to high levels of UV rays from light reflections while boating, hiking at high elevation, or participating in snow sports like skiing and snowboarding. This condition, formally called photokeratitis, is particularly common in winter, and you might have heard of it by the name “snow …

A Quick Guide To Glasses Care

How to Clean Your Glasses There are times when it’s tempting to just reach for the hem of your shirt, but if you want those lenses to last as long as they should, it’s important to clean them the right way. That’s why we’ve put together a list of glasses cleaning dos and don’ts for you to use! How NOT …

Contact Lenses: More Than Meets The Eye

The Evolution of Contact Lenses It’s true that they’ve only become popular in recent decades, but you might be surprised to learn that Leonardo da Vinci first sketched the concept of contact lenses way back in 1508! His version involved submerging one’s head in a glass bowl of water, so it definitely needed work, but how did we get from there to …

Presbyopia And Progressive Lenses

Presbyopia, or farsightedness caused by reduced elasticity of the eye’s lens, affects nearly everyone older than 65. About 42 percent of Americans who are in their prime are nearsighted. For them, a simple pair of reading glasses can’t solve the problem of presbyopia, and that’s where bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses come in. Options For Correcting Presbyopia Bifocals are simply glasses with lenses …

Glaucoma: The Basics

Glaucoma Treatment in Austin, TX When the optic nerve is damaged, our vision suffers. A group of conditions that threaten the optic nerve is glaucoma. In the United States, glaucoma is the second most common cause of vision loss and blindness, affecting three million people. Because January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, we wanted to give our patients a basic …

Healthy Foods For Healthy Eyes

How Healthy Foods Can Protect Your Eyes What we choose to eat is one of the most important variables to our health. It affects our weight, our energy levels, our risk of many types of disease—the list goes on and on. Today, the item on that list we’re most interested in is how diet affects eye health. Important Building Blocks …