• Glaucoma Treatment

    Glaucoma Treatment Options for any Age

    Glaucoma Treatment Anyone suffering from glaucoma will be wondering what the treatment options are and how to get back to great eye health. Eye surgery is one option for glaucoma treatment but there are other alternatives to consider also. Depending on the type of glaucoma you have, will depend on the treatment options available to you. There are different types of glaucoma and varying causes and symptoms. The symptoms could range from vision loss, headaches, haloes near lights, difficulty to see in the dark and blurred vision. These symptoms should be taken seriously and a consultation with your doctor should be sought. Thankfully treatment for most eye issues including glaucoma…

  • Susceptible to Cataracts

    Who is the Most Susceptible to Cataracts

    Susceptible to Cataracts Cataracts are common complaints of the eye, usually found in people over the age of 55 but they can occur in younger people, people who have suffered trauma and can also be found in newborns. Cataracts symptoms range from blurred vision, dull colors and increased sensitivity to light. You might also find your night vision worsening and more frequent trips to the doctor as well as a white spot over the pupil of the eye. Most people will develop cataracts at some point, usually later in their life and not all are serious. Whereas others will find the cataract imposes on their life, their vision and living…

  • Cataract Surgery

    The Improvements in Cataract Surgery

    Cataract Surgery Cataract surgery is now so common and so safe that it is becoming the remedy of choice for cataract symptoms. Being able to say goodbye to eye problems after just one very simple and quick procedure is tempting for many. The procedure is coming down in cost, sometimes covered by private health insurance and is also quick and relatively pain-free. Of course with any medical issue you will want to talk it through with your doctor and a few close loved ones, perhaps even speak to some people who have had the procedure already and find out how much it changed their life for the better, and if…

  • Macular Degeneration called AMD

    Why is Macular Degeneration called AMD

    Age-related macular degeneration also referred to as AMD is a form of vision loss and affects the macula part of the eye or eyes. It is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in most western countries. Usually affecting people aged 65 or above, this is a more serious eye condition than some other complaints and eye conditions. There are different forms of this condition and each comes with slightly different symptoms and treatment options. Macular degeneration affects the central vision, rather than what you see off to the side. Because the macula is affected which is part of the retina it is your central vision which is…

  • Laser Eye Surgery the only Treatment for Astigmatism

    Is Laser Eye Surgery the only Treatment for Astigmatism?

    It is an issue that many people face, wondering if surgery is the only option when struggling with their eyesight. Laser eye surgery is now one the most common and safest procedures carried out and can be the best form of treatment for astigmatism. Surgery can correct so many vision issues, improve eyesight back to the almost perfect vision and save a lot of time, effort and money on other treatments and continual glasses or contact lenses. Being able to wave goodbye to dependency on eyewear is one of the major factors for many people in choosing laser eye surgery. While surgery is often the best remedy for a range…

  • Laser eye surgery

    What is Laser Eye Surgery?

    Laser eye surgery Laser eye surgery is a relatively new advancement in eye treatments and eye surgery. Previously opticians and doctors were only able to prescribe glasses or contact lenses when a person was suffering from poor sight or a degenerative eye condition. Times have changed considerably however and nowadays a host of eye problems and degenerative eye diseases can be treated effectively with laser correction surgery. Many previous glasses wearers can throw away their glasses for good. There are two types of, particularly common procedure. LASIK surgery is the type used for correcting general eye problems such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism (having an irregular shaped cornea).…

  • Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses

    Understand the Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses

    Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses If you have been wearing glasses for quite some time now, you must have definitely pondered upon the idea of wearing contact lenses at some point in time. Your friends and family members may have also advised you to switch to lenses and get rid of your glasses. If you are skeptical about making the transition, read on to understand the different Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses that will help you make the right choice: Complete Vision: Since lenses are worn directly on your eye, you can get corrected vision with a full filed of eyesight without any loss. People who are into sports can…

  • Risks and Complications of LASIK Eye Surgery

    Risks and Complications of LASIK Eye Surgery

    Risks and Complications of LASIK Eye Surgery Risks and Complications of LASIK Eye Surgery - LASIK is an elective procedure—meaning it is not medically necessary. You can safely correct your vision with eyeglasses or contact lenses instead of choosing LASIK. By choosing LASIK surgery to correct your vision, you are accepting a certain amount of risk. No surgical procedure (including LASIK) will have a perfect outcome 100% of the time. Thankfully, LASIK is very safe and the frequency of serious complications is quite low. But you should fully understand the risks and potential complications of LASIK before making your decision about whether or not to have the procedure done. It…

  • Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery

    Understanding that You are a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery

    Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery Having realistic expectations is the most important factor in determining whether you are a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery. In addition, the probable outcome is different from patient to patient. For example, patients with high prescriptions are more likely to need a future enhancement procedure. Other patients with large pupils and high prescriptions are more prone to night vision disturbances. Certain patients are more likely to have severe dry eyes after the procedure. At a consultation, your doctor should openly discuss your likely individual outcome based on the results of diagnostic testing, addressing those particular issues. Remember that while most people are candidates…

  • Refractive Problems

    Understanding Refractive Error

    Refractive Error The ability to see is an amazing process made possible by many parts of the eye working together. For a person to see clearly, light rays must be focused by the cornea and lens to fall precisely on the retina. The retina begins the process of using the optic nerve to convert those light rays into images the brain understands, similar to how a camera takes a picture. The cornea and lens in the eye serve as the camera lens. The retina is like the film. If the image is not in focus, the end result is a blurred image. When this happens, eye care professionals term it…