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What Are the Signs of Eye Problems?

Our vision is arguably one of our most important senses, but it is very easy to take it for granted. Unless we take positive steps to keep our eyes healthy, there is a very real risk that we will start to experience problems that could make our day-to-day life more difficult.

Diagnosing & Preventing Glaucoma

In the past, people identified glaucoma as a disease in which the eye is firm because of elevated eye pressure. But experts learned that this condition could still occur even when the eye pressure is normal. This makes it more challenging to detect. Are you at risk of developing this sight-robbing eye disease?

Signs and Preventative Care for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the central part of the retina or the macula responsible for our sharpest vision. It is also one of the leading causes of visual impairment in older people.

Digital Screen Protection for the Eyes

These days, most of our time is spent in front of a digital screen. It could be a phone, a tablet, digital TV, or a computer screen. With the amount of time spent staring at a screen, it’s paramount that you protect your eyes from digital eye strain, blurred vision, and other ailments such as computer vision syndrome.

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Innovations in the world of eyecare are making scleral lenses more dynamic. According to the National Eye Institute, more scleral lens choices are now available. The majority of gas permeable (GP) lens companies are currently offering at least one design option. People who need scleral lenses usually have eye conditions or refractive errors. If you want to know if you are a good candidate for scleral lenses, here’s what you need to know.

Value of Hoya Lens Technology

Hoya lenses are constantly evolving to meet the specific needs of individual patients. They do this using extensive research and cutting-edge technology to refine their processes and deliver the very best services and products possible.

What is a Specialty Contact Lens Fitting?

There are various different types of specialty contact lenses and your eye doctor will be able to recommend which is most suited to you based on your individual requirements. 

As an optometrist, I love hearing from my patients. Yearly exams give me the privilege of keeping up with them, and many have become friends. Having been in practice for over 16 years, it is not uncommon for me to have given college students their first eye exam as a child.

Me and Dr. James E. Joy, Associate Professor at my undergraduate alma mater, Marshall University. His excellent vision (pun intended) saw something in me worth pursuing. As a student of his parasitology class, he encouraged me to do independent studies and research in the field.

It sounds self-serving when we warn people about internet lenses, but we see the problems they cause far too often. It’s important to remember these are medical devices that require professional fitting and regular monitoring.

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