How To Safely Wear Colored Contacts

With Halloween just around the corner, many people may be considering decorative contact lenses to enhance their Halloween costumes; however, first-time users of contacts aren’t always aware of the risks, which is why doctors often see more patients with eye infections just after Halloween. Contact lenses, colored or not, are medical devices regulated by the […]

How To Protect Your Eyes From Cataracts

Cataracts is the world’s leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 40, with 20 million people in the United States suffering from the disease. According to Prevent Blindness America, there are more cases of cataracts than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye gets cloudy, […]

What to Consider Before Choosing Eye Drops

For just about any eye condition, there are eye drops to help relieve symptoms. But the best way to find the right eye drops is to consider why you need them in the first place. Dry Eyes: Lubricating eye drops, otherwise known as artificial tears, provide temporary relief from eye strain, fatigue and wind. Lubricating […]

Do I Need A Special Eye Exam For Contact Lenses?

If you’re considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses, you might be wondering why contact lens exams cost more than regular eye exams. Keep in mind that an eyeglass prescription will not test for how contact lenses might fit. This is why a regular exam is no substitute for a proper contact lens prescription. A […]

Do Men and Women See Things Differently?

There are obvious biological and behavioral differences between men and women. Less obvious are differences in vision, specifically our sensitivity to details and movement as well as the way we view changes in color. Brooklyn College professor Israel Abramov offered different tests to young men and woman to examine gender differences in eyesight. For one […]

Reasons to Invest in Lasik

If you wear corrective lenses, chances are you’ve considered Lasik surgery but never consulted an eye doctor about the procedure. You may already know that Lasik is a form of refractive surgery used to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. And you may also know that an ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea to […]

What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness occurs when problems with color-sensing pigments in the eyes called cones prevent the ordinary perception of color. A person with color blindness might only see a shade of blue, green or red, or might not see one of those colors at all. Ninety-nine percent of people with color blindness have difficulty distinguishing between […]

Eye Exercises for Eye Strain

Although it’s debatable whether eye exercise can help improve vision, doctors may still recommend eye exercises for eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and tired eyes. Doctors may also recommend eye exercises for amblyopia, if diagnosed in early childhood. Exercise can also be useful for convergence insufficiency, trouble focusing, post-surgery muscle control, strabismus and double vision. There’s […]

What Are The Best Coatings for Your Eyeglasses?

Lens coatings are popular because they can enhance the performance and appearance of your eyeglasses. Here are 4 of the most popular lens coatings on the market: Anti-Reflective (AR or anti-glare): Because normal lenses reflect light, they can create glare and reflections, reducing visual acuity. Anti-reflective coatings are microscopically thin and permit up to 99.5% of […]

Warning Signs for Age-Related Eye Problems

Eyesight can be one of the first senses impaired by aging. To help identify age-related vision problems before they become irreversible, here are some warning signs. Narrowing Field of Vision: If your field of vision narrows, limiting vision to what’s directly in front of you, you may be developing glaucoma. Damage to the optic nerve […]