Retina surgery is done to repair a hole, tear, or other damage to your retina, such as a detachment. There are a few types of surgery that can repair retinal damage. Sometimes, surgery is needed on an emergency basis to prevent permanent vision loss. Other times, surgery can be scheduled at a convenient time, and it is often done in your eye doctor's office as an outpatient. Here is a look at a few of the surgical procedures that can repair damage to your retina and possibly save your vision.
28 December 2017
Once you become an adult and move out of your parents' house, you will start to take responsibility for almost everything in your life. In the past, one of your parents may have scheduled appointments with doctors, dentists, and eye professionals. It is easy to get into a habit of forgetting or procrastinating with taking care of these things on your own. If you know that your vision is not as great as it could be, you should make the commitment to getting an eye exam so that you can receive an eye prescription.
28 August 2017
If you're concerned about your eye health, then you should look into taking a variety of eye care supplements. There are quite a few herbs, vitamins, and other natural supplements that can help protect your eye from vision loss. While many people are familiar with vitamin A (think of the old expression about eating your carrots) there are lots of other things you can pick up. Here is a list of three ones you should consider.
4 April 2017
If you work in a manufacturing or production facility, you may spend a lot of time peering out behind safety goggles designed to protect your eyes from flying shards of glass, metal, or other hazardous objects. Even if you haven't been nearsighted or farsighted enough to require vision correction during your adult life, you may find that your strong vision begins to slip once you hit age 40 and a condition called presbyopia makes it more difficult to see objects at close distances.
28 March 2016
When contact lens wearers see pictures of people with terrible eye infections, far too many have an "it couldn't happen to me" reaction. But the truth is, it could happen to you. Improper contact lens use leads to almost a million eye infections per year, according to the CDC. Sadly, most contact wearers are making one or more mistakes that qualify as improper contact lens use. Here's a look at the mistakes you must avoid in order to truly reduce your risk of eye infections.
24 March 2016
If you've worn single-vision glasses for some time and have to make the transition to a progressive bifocal lens, you're going to be in for a bit of an adjustment. It will take you some practice to adjust to looking through the proper area of your lens for the clearest possible vision, because there are three distinct focal areas. The initial transition can come with some awkwardness due to the presence of some visual distortions in your field of vision and the direct, specific movements required.
14 March 2016