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How Do You Know If You Need Prism Glasses?

Prism eyeglasses help with double vision or diplopia. Such conditions happen when individuals see one object as two separate images. The prism aligns the two images into one.

What to Consider When Buying Designer Eyewear

If you need to wear prescription glasses, you’ll have to make a choice about the type of frames that you would like to wear. There are many different varieties to choose from, from budget brands to frames from well-known, highly revered designers including Gucci, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, and Jimmy Choo.

Does Eyestrain Have Long-term Effects?

Do your eyes feel irritated or tired after focusing on certain activities? This includes viewing a computer screen, driving a car, or reading for several hours at a time. If so, you may be experiencing eyestrain. This is one of the most common eye conditions today, probably due to the increased use of digital devices. These include smartphones, computers, and tablets.

How Does a Progressive Lens Work?

Prescription eyeglasses come in a range of varieties. This includes a bifocal or trifocal lens with different strengths over the lens, or a single-vision lens with one strength or power. Bifocal and trifocal lenses are good options for people who need a different strength in their lenses to see near and far objects.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam?

Although more people with refractive eye problems choose to wear glasses than contact lenses, the number of people who are opting for contacts either instead of or in addition to glasses is growing. Glasses require people to make a range of compromises, from the way that they look to some of the activities they take part in – for example, you can’t wear glasses while participating in contact sports. Fortunately, contact lenses give the wearer much greater freedoms and convenience to enjoy their lives.

How to Detect Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that can lead to loss of vision. The condition leads to a loss in the central field of vision, and it can be dry or wet. In dry macular degeneration, there is deterioration in the center of the retina.

What Causes Dry Eye and How to Treat It

Did you know that your eyes are full of tears even when you are not crying? You will experience a gritty or stinging sensation, as well as redness in your eyes if you have dry eyes. These tears provide lubrication and moisture to help keep your eyes comfortable and help you see.

Conditions Prism Therapy Helps With

Eye doctors usually prescribe prism therapy to treat patients with double vision or those with binocular vision. The prisms can be used in regular daily wear glasses. The prisms can also improve the patient’s eye-brain connection and attention.

Candidates for Ortho-K

While wearing glasses or contact lenses to correct myopia isn’t a problem, it can be limiting in some circumstances, for example, when swimming or playing some sports. Myopia is also a progressive condition which means that without treatment it will get worse. People with high myopia are more likely to experience issues with the health of their eyes, including problems like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Slowing its progression is strongly recommended among experts, and one way of doing this is through a fairly new treatment called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short. 

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pair of Glasses

A lot of people have blurry vision and other issues due to nearsightedness and other refractive errors. For some of them, wearing a pair of eyeglasses is the ideal method of vision correction. But others also wear glasses to look smarter or complete their new look. Whether you're looking for new eyewear to see better or make a fashion statement, there are four things you must consider.

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