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Types of Eye Emergencies

An eye emergency is an emergency created by having chemicals or a foreign object in your eye. It also happens when you suffer an injury or a burn in the eye area. Without immediate treatment, you could suffer partial or permanent vision loss.


Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Routine eye screenings aren’t only for adults. Unfortunately, many parents tend to overlook scheduling eye exam appointments for their children. It’s important to understand that vision problems in kids exist and are common. In fact, studies show that about 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-age children suffer from vision disorders.


Importance of Sports and Specialty Eyewear

Here’s what you need to know about sports and specialty eyewear and how it can benefit you and your vision.


Diagnosing and Care for Macular Degeneration

The eye is a fascinating organ in the way it works and in how it changes with age. The retina senses light at the back of the eye and sends image signals to the brain. As the eye ages, the macula, a small section of the retina wears down. This results in a condition known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD affects the eye causing severe vision problems. AMD affects mostly older people whose retina is affected by old age.


Advantages of Multiple Pairs of Glasses

Eye experts say that you should have more than one pair of glasses. One pair doesn’t seem to be enough since you need to perform several activities daily. Myriad lenses provide comfort and specialization as you transition from one situation to another. Your glasses should fit each need and ideally, multiple glasses can accomplish this. If you are bent to have a pair for every visual necessity, take a look at the advantages of having multiple pairs of glasses.


Options for Myopia Management

Myopia or nearsightedness is a serious eye disorder. Based on recent clinical data, this eye condition is getting more and more pervasive around the world. Studies have also proven that myopia is becoming a distressing challenge to the development of many children. Because of this, there is a great need for myopia control at an early age. If your child has childhood myopia, here are some options for myopia management.


Does your child's prescription seem to get worse year after year? 

Childhood myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise and it's more than just needing stronger glasses. Many researchers believe that increased near work (reading, computer, and handheld digital device use) and well as decreased outdoor time are partially to blame.


Multifocal Contact Lenses

Yes, soft multifocal contact lenses have shown to be effective in slowing the progression of myopia in children.  These contacts are worn during the day like regular contact lenses. 


Atropine

Yes! Atropine eye drops have been used for centuries in eye care and for myopia management. There are a number of studies that show Atropine in 1.0% concentration can control the progression of myopia up to 75% or more.


What is orthokeratology (ortho-k)?

Orthokeratology is the fitting of a specially designed gas permeable contact lens or mold that is worn overnight.  The mold gently reshapes the cornea (front surface of your eye) so that when the lens is removed in the morning, vision is clear, and daytime glasses or contacts lenses are not needed.


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