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After cataracts, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. It is caused when elevated pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, which carries visual information to the brain. Glaucoma can be very dangerous because by the time symptoms start to emerge, the disease has already been progressing for a while. That’s why the best way to prevent glaucoma is to schedule a regular eye appointment with an optometrist. If you suspect that you have glaucoma, below are some common eye tests that your provider may perform.
LASIK vision correction is something most people with refractive errors dream about. They want to be able to enjoy life and all that it has to offer without a dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Before moving forward with LASIK, it is important to understand the mistakes people make so you can avoid making them yourself.
As we get older, our vision begins to wane resulting in various eye related conditions such as Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of vision loss of people above the age of 50. AMD is a silent vision loss condition as vision loss is often undetected until it is advanced. Here are ten facts about AMD you should know.
You should speak to a local LASIK surgeon if you are interested in getting LASIK surgery. Your surgery will be able to provide you with the right information. There are several myths about LASIK surgery that need to be debunked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.