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Does Dry Eye Worsen in the Winter?

Does Dry Eye Worsen in the Winter?

Everyone experiences dry eyes at some point due to allergies, wind, prolonged computer use, and other factors. For many, this is a temporary condition that soon resolves itself. For others, dry eyes are a chronic problem that occurs as the eyes fail to produce adequate tears. In some cases, the tears produced are of poor quality, leaving the eyes dry and uncomfortable.


How Should Eyecare Change As You Age?

How Should Eyecare Change As You Age?

Your eyesight can change radically as you age, but these changes do not have to ruin the quality of your life. With appropriate eye care, you can protect your vision as your eye health and needs change in your senior years.


What Vision Issues Can Scleral Lenses Treat?

What Vision Issues Can Scleral Lenses Treat?

There are many different types of contact lenses, whether they be regular or specialty. Scleral lenses are a form of specialty contact lens. What this means is that they differ from conventional lenses because they are designed to overcome specific issues that make wearing conventional lenses impossible.


How Can the iWellnessExam® Detect Vision-Threatening Diseases?

How Can the iWellnessExam® Detect Vision-Threatening Diseases?

Vision-threatening conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and others usually do not have early-stage symptoms. Thus, a comprehensive eye exam is vital. A thorough retinal exam is an integral part of protecting your vision. It is why the iWellnessExam® has been so effective in comprehensive eye exams.


What Happens During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

What Happens During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Your eyes are among the most complex organs in your body. To ensure that they function properly and remain healthy as they should, you need to undergo regular comprehensive eye exams. Many eye health problems do not have obvious signs and symptoms. Thus, it is crucial to combat eye damage by going for annual comprehensive eye exams. 


Causes and Symptoms of Dry Eye

Causes and Symptoms of Dry Eye

Did you know that about 16.4 million people in the United States are estimated to have been diagnosed with dry eye disease? This is based on a 2017 study (published in the National Library of Medicine) involving participants 18 years and older. 


Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Picking the right pair of glasses will go a long way in ensuring that you enjoy great vision. The right glasses will help correct your vision while also protecting your eyes from harm. There are many types of glasses out there, and you can get a perfect pair. 


Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Many are familiar with the traditional contact lenses that provide clear vision for people with hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. Contact lenses are an easy and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses. However, some people cannot enjoy contact lenses due to conditions that make them uncomfortable to wear. In some cases, they are impossible to wear.


Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Some people don’t like the way they look in eyeglasses. Others find it inconvenient when their glasses fog up in cold weather. That’s why many people who need prescription eyewear turn to contact lenses. They are an easy, comfortable way to live an eyeglass-free life. But not everyone can enjoy the ease of contact lens wear due to dry eyes or certain medical conditions. Luckily, scleral lenses have opened up a whole new world of possibilities.


Signs and Treatment Options for Cataracts

Signs and Treatment Options for Cataracts

One of the leading causes of vision problems, especially in older people, is cataracts. This condition affects about 25 million people aged over 40 years in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, half of all Americans aged 75 years and above have cataracts.