Improving Your Eyesight

Times When You Shouldn't Wear Your Contact Lenses That You Might Not Think About

If you've just gotten contact lenses and are almost used to them, you might find yourself having days where you forget the lenses are in. That's a good sign that you're adjusting well, but it can be an issue if you encounter a situation in which you shouldn't wear the lenses. You have to be aware of when to take them out and what to do about your vision instead while dealing with whatever is going on.   Read More...

What Are The Benefits Of Regular Eye Exams?

You may have heard the wisdom that you should have your eyes checked by an eye doctor every year, but you may not realize all of the services that are provided during that quick visit to an eye care center. Here are some of the benefits of eye exams.  Avoid Eye Damage with Incorrect Prescriptions The first thing that eye doctors can help with is making sure that you have the right prescription.   Read More...

What You Need to Know When Considering Contact Lenses for Your Teen

If your teen has just been diagnosed with nearsightedness, he or she may request contacts instead of glasses. Additionally, a teen that has been wearing glasses for a few years may now decide that contact lenses would be a better choice. As a parent, there are a few things you'll want to know before opting to have your child fitted for contact lenses.  Is the Teen Responsible? Age isn't really a factor, as even babies who have had cataract surgery are prescribed contact lenses.   Read More...

FAQs About Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are more than just a nuisance. It can put you at risk for other problems that could impact your vision on a long-term basis. If you are suffering from dry eye syndrome, here is what you need to know.  Why Is Treating Dry Eyes Important? Dry eyes occur when your eyes are not getting enough lubrication. You can experience discomfort and stinging. More importantly, the lack of lubrication can leave you vulnerable to eye infections, inflammation, corneal abrasion, and corneal ulcers.   Read More...

How Dirty Eyeglasses Can Affect Your Vision

Doing a thorough job of cleaning your eyeglasses isn't just about removing smudges from the lenses so that you can see better. You need to clean away the bacteria that contaminate the frames and lenses as well. Otherwise, you could be risking eye infections or even corneal abrasions. How Bacteria Get On Your Eyeglasses Bacteria and other germs are found almost anywhere. Therefore, it's easy to transfer the bacteria that get on your hands to your eyeglasses when you touch them.   Read More...