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If you wear contact lenses, or are considering switching from eyeglasses to contacts, you may be wondering which is the best option for you: daily, weekly, or monthly contacts? The answer depends on your own lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. In today’s post, our Raleigh eye specialist compares the advantages and disadvantages of each, so that you can choose the best option for you.
The technology used in the laser vision correction procedure, LASIK, has improved dramatically in the almost two decades it has been available in the U.S. The improvements in technology have helped shape the long-term results realized by LASIK patients. Once uncertain, experts now agree that the procedure has little negative effect and is now safer and more beneficial than ever before.
Spring means it’s finally time to hit the track, trails, or waterways for all the activities you’ve been missing all winter. While you’re taking in all that fresh air, remember to take care of your eyes. Extended exposure to UV rays can damage your eyes and cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and more. Below are the best sunglasses on the market that can keep your eyes safe this season.
Today, almost every type of work involves using a computer. Many workers spend a good part of their day at the computer screen, and this can cause a number of eye and vision problems. Your Raleigh eye doctor can help with computer eye safety tips for reducing discomfort from constant computer use.
Have you always had a hard time finding sunglasses that look good on you? There are certain sunglasses that look better on certain faces. The trick is to determine your face shape and then which sunglasses go well with that shape. Luckily, LifeHacker has an easy chart that you can follow.
What if you could achieve sharper reading vision without the use of reading glasses? A relatively new implant, called Kamra, suggests just that. How will it work? This donut-shaped device developed by AcuFocus, Inc., which went on sale this time last year, is implanted in just one eye and is then used to read.
Your eyes are one of the most delicate organs in your body, and once they’re damaged, it is either difficult or impossible to restore your vision to what it once was! That’s why Raleigh Eye Center encourages all our patients to take good care of your eyes this summer, as much as you do your skin. Here are some ways to protect your eyes all season long.
Double vision is also known as diplopia. It can be caused by eye diseases, eyelid disorders or a serious medical condition. It can be frustrating to deal with double vision. Fortunately, there are many tips to help double vision.
Saws, lathes, drill presses and similar machines are invaluable tools when it comes to working with metal, acrylic, and wood. However, if used improperly, they can be incredibly dangerous, especially to the eyes.
You may have heard of Latisse, a popular lash growth serum purported to lengthen, thicken, and darken eyelashes within 16 weeks of use. Since Latisse was introduced to the beauty market, many similar brands have cropped up, all claiming to provide the same benefits. However, Latisse has well documented side effects which can harm the eyes or eyelid tissue. In today’s optometry blog post, our Raleigh optometrist will explain the risks of Latisse and similar lash growth serums.