Dealing with dry eyes can be extremely frustrating. That gritty, burning, or sandy sensation on your eyes can be irritating and uncomfortable while affecting all aspects of your day-to-day life. This condition is more common than most people think, and fortunately there are many ways to help treat dry eye syndrome. Aside from regular visits […]
Nearsighted vs. Farsighted: The Importance of Myopia Control
Nearsightedness and farsightedness are common refractive errors affecting people of all ages. Nearsightedness is a condition where a person can see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. Farsightedness is the opposite, where a person can see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects appear blurry. When detected early, myopia control is an effective method […]
Why Do I Have Dry Eyes in the Morning?￼
Waking up with a gritty, burning sensation in the eye is a surefire way to make a morning more difficult than it has to be. If you experience this most morning, you’re probably dealing with dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome, also known as dry eye disease or simply dry eye, can cause discomfort and […]
How Does Vision Affect Learning?
Our eyes are one of our most important features, allowing us to see and perceive the world around us. But what many people might not recognize is how directly our vision is linked to our ability to learn. As a result, vision problems can significantly impact a child’s learning potential, making it difficult to read, […]
Waking Up with Dry Eyes: Causes and Solutions
Waking up with dry eyes can be a frustrating experience. Understanding the cause and potential solutions to this problem can help you find much-needed relief and avoid dry eye complications. There are a variety of potential dry eye causes, including environmental factors, computer vision syndrome, long-term contact lens usage, and certain medications. If you’re waking […]
When Is It Too Late to Treat a Lazy Eye?
For decades, the leading thought was that only children under the age of 10 would respond well to treatment for lazy eye. Experts believed that lazy eye couldn’t be treated unless optometrists, doctors, or parents identified it in elementary school. But now, treatment options are more available. The window for intervention is growing, and optometrists […]
Why Do Babies Cross Their Eyes?
Certain eye conditions can occur in babies in the first few months of their life. Crossed eyes (clinically known as strabismus) is a typical condition in newborns. When looking at your baby, you may notice that one eye looks right at you but the other wanders in a different direction. There’s usually no need for […]
What Happens If You Don’t Treat Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common condition that typically requires treatment to improve comfort. Depending on the severity of your condition, your eye doctor may recommend at-home or in-office treatments. While you can relieve dry eyes, what happens if you avoid treating them? Continue reading to learn more about dry eyes, what causes them, and what […]
How Long Does Vision Therapy Take?
Seeing Results When most people think of healthy vision, they might consider 20/20 vision a high standard. While seeing distances clearly is helpful, reading letters off a wall is not the only way we use our eyes. Every day we rely on various visual skills, such as depth perception or spatial learning. Vision therapy can […]
Presbyopia (Aging Eyes & Vision)
As adults age, they develop an eye condition known as presbyopia, which affects one’s ability to clearly see items only a short distance away. No one is exempt from the condition, and it affects all adults at some point after they reach the age of 40 – 45. Adults can have trouble reading small print […]