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You may have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” At Raleigh Eye Center, we think the slogan should be “staring is the new smoking.” Most adults in this day and age spend massive amounts of time staring at screens, and the damage it does to our eyes can be significant. Below are just a few ways you can protect your eye health in today’s digital world.
As summer continues, people are preparing their bodies for the beach and pool. The desire to feel and look your best in a bathing suit is quite common. One thing that is often forgotten however, is the need to see your best as well. Glasses and contact lenses can be cumbersome when trying to enjoy all that summer has to offer. By being proactive, you can enjoy your summer in a way you only dreamed of…with the gift of clear vision through LASIK.
Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S., having helped more than 18 million Americans see clearly since it was approved in 1998. While most people are candidates for the procedure, special considerations must be made as we near and pass 40 years of age.
You may have experienced double vision after a particularly fun party, or an exhausting day at work. But if you’ve noticed that you’re seeing double all the time, without an identifyable cause, it could be an indication of a serious eye issue. Below are some of the most common possible causes of double vision, medically known as diplopia.
Computers might have made working life much easier, but staring at screens all day can do some significant damage to our eyes. In our previous post, we discussed some of the top methods to prevent and relieve eye strain, but had too many to fit in one blog! Here are a few more ways to protect your eyes from computer vision syndrome.
Most people are aware that sunlight contains invisible ultraviolet rays that can harm the skin and eyes. But many people don’t know that the sun’s visible light, primarily blue light, can also damage our eyes and cause macular degeneration. In today’s post, our Raleigh optometrist will explain how blue light, infrared light, and ultraviolet light work, and how they affect our eye health.
Glaucoma, a silent condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, is often attributed to the buildup of pressure in the eye. A recent study published in Public Health Nutrition evaluated the possible connection between vitamin D levels and open-angle glaucoma. The purpose of the study was to determine if low levels of vitamin D increased incidences of glaucoma.
This Halloween, you might be tempted to complete your perfect costume with bright red zombie eyes, eerie cat eyes, or white zombie eyes. However, think twice before you put a non-prescription item over your corneas. In today’s post, our Raleigh eye doctor explains how decorative contacts can cause eye issues that are downright scary, and some alternative options you can consider.
Like ultraviolet radiation, blue light—the part of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths and highest energy—can both harm us and help us. Below are some interesting facts about blue light and how it impacts our health, from a Raleigh eye doctor.