Your eye health and vision should be your eye doctor’s primary concern. Fortunately, diagnostic equipment allows the optometrist to check for anything that could affect your vision, including refractive errors like astigmatism. To check for astigmatism, your eye doctor typically uses a measurement tool called a phoropter to determine the shape and severity of the […]
Does Astigmatism Affect Depth Perception?
A regular eye exam schedule can do wonders for your overall eye health. Your optometrist can stay up-to-date with developing visual issues like astigmatism and provide treatment options that can help you manage the condition. Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea or lens that prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. This irregularity causes […]
What Causes Astigmatism To Worsen?
Astigmatism is a common condition typically treated with glasses or contact lenses. However, astigmatism can progress with time and affect your vision. If you have astigmatism, what causes this condition to worsen? Continue reading to learn more about astigmatism, including how this condition can become worse over time. What Is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a condition […]
7 Causes of Blurry Vision (& Their Treatments)
Blurry vision can seem insignificant, but it’s a symptom linked to several different eye conditions. It may be digital eye strain, or it could be a more pressing issue. If you’re experiencing blurry vision, what are some of the possible causes? Continue reading to learn more about some of the 7 causes of blurry vision […]
How Is Astigmatism Diagnosed?
Explaining Astigmatism You’ve probably heard the term astigmatism or know someone with this common vision problem, but you may not know the details of this condition or how it’s diagnosed. Astigmatism can result from an irregularly shaped cornea, or the lens inside the eye having a misshaped curve. These conditions change the way light reaches […]
When to See a Doctor for Dry Eye
Dry eyes can feel like a normal part of life but the burning sensation associated with them is a symptom of dry eye disease, a common condition affecting more than 16 million Americans. If you suffer from dry eye symptoms, how do you know when you should be making an appointment with your eye doctor? Before you rush […]
Understanding What Eye Alignment Problems Are & How to Fix Them
Eye alignment problems can vary from crossed eyes, misaligned eyes, or wall eyes. In order to fully understand what eye alignment problems are, we need to begin by properly defining the term. With that being said, different terms are used for different conditions. For example, crossed eyes is commonly referred to as strabismus, while a lazy […]
Eye Allergies & What’s Causing Them
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the trees are beginning to blossom. Everyone is enjoying the warm-ish weather after a long brutal winter except for you because you’re preparing yourself for battle – allergy season. Red, itchy, and watery eyes – all common signs of allergies. Those who are familiar with it know […]
Understanding Refractive Errors
Everything You Need to Know About Refraction & Refractive Errors The term refraction refers to the bending of light as it passes through one object to another. Our eyes work by refracting light as it passes through the cornea and the lens. From here, the light is then focused on the retina which converts the light rays […]