Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The human eye is a wonderful mechanism – allowing humans to utilize light in order to make sense of the world. Part of how the eyes work is the ability to focus light on the part called the retina. When light is not focused correctly, vision is compromised. People who have refractive errors may experience reduction in quality of life, especially in active communities like Clayton, NC. It’s important to get a proper diagnosis in an eye care center to find out the most appropriate corrective action to take. Signs of Refractive Error Blurred vision is the most common indication of refractive error, but other symptoms may be present, too. The National Eye Institute (NEI) lists haziness, double vision, eye strain, halos or glare around bright lights, and headaches as some of the other signs. Experiencing blurred vision along with any combination of these symptoms is a good reason to go to the eye doctor.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Proper eye care is important, that much everyone is aware of. However, the bigger concern (especially for new parents) is when a child should see an eye doctor. According to experts, if the child has a family history of early eye problems, then they should be taken for an eye exam as early as two years old, with or without noticeable problems. It is impossible for children this young to determine for themselves if their eyesight is good, so it is up to the parents to get the job done. However, if the child shows signs of crossing or drifting of the eyes, then they should be taken to a specialist as soon as possible to identify if there are any problems.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
When a glaucoma diagnosis is made, it’s natural to have more questions and doubts even with the hopeful answers and options for treatment that you are given. The condition is far more serious than your run-of-the-mill hyperopia (farsightedness) or myopia (nearsightedness); this one merits a high level of attention—and urgent care. Glaucoma is a term that comprises a group of eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve—the bundle of nerve fibers that deliver visual information to the brain. Either one or both eyes can develop glaucoma at any given time, and if not treated early, can initially lead to loss of peripheral vision. Delay treatment much longer, and glaucoma can lead to blindness.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
If you aren’t into wearing contact lenses, or you simply want spare eyewear for days when you don’t feel like putting on your contacts, wearing eyeglasses sure beats squinting at everything you’re trying to read. A simple appointment with an optometrist at the nearest Clarity Vision Clayton, NC eye care center and you’ll soon be set with a pair of glasses based on the results of your eye exam. One thing the exam can’t tell though is what kind of frame will suit the shape of your face. Even if you’ll choose among designer frames, you’re still going to need to know which one will look great on you. Long, Oval Faces There’s nothing wrong with having an oval-shaped face. In fact, it’s considered as the ideal shape due to its balanced proportions, but that doesn’t save you from picking the wrong kind of frame for your face. If you’re on the oval side, glasses with frames that are wider at the top will be the best choice.
Monday, May 4, 2015
It’s increasingly important to have an annual eye exam in an eye care center in Clayton, NC, such as Clarity Vision, due to the many things that could affect your eyes and your vision, such as staring too long at mobile devices and phones. Though you might be thinking that you don’t need these exams since you still have perfect 20/20 vision, annual visits can ensure that you maintain that in the years to come. At times, depending on your condition, your eye doctor might recommend having more than one consultation a year, and these visits could also help uncover eye conditions that you aren’t even aware of.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Having migraines might seem like the worst thing that can happen to you in a day. Dealing with a thumping headache, at times feeling nauseated or becoming increasingly sensitive to bright lights—these can heavily affect your work. A certain kind of migraine, however, could cause temporary, even permanent, vision loss to one eye: ocular migraine. Thwarting the risk of permanent vision loss begins with a visit to a Clayton, NC eye doctor if your migraine is almost always preceded by a temporary vision loss or blurred vision in one eye.
Monday, March 16, 2015
A lot of people set aside going to a regular eye exam and only notice their eyes when something goes wrong. This, of course, is not ideal as the condition may have already gotten worse by then, making it much more difficult to correct whatever problem there may be. As much as possible, eye care should be a top priority for Americans, and there are actually a number of reasons that make eye exams important, no matter what age or current eyesight state a person has. First off, vision impairments can impact performance at work or school. Visual learners comprise about 65 percent of people. When their vision is not optimal, they won’t learn as well, which compromises their abilities. In the case of children, it’s not always obvious that the problem is related to their vision. Children may express disinterest in certain activities but, after undergoing an eye exam and receiving the right corrective measure, they improve drastically in those activities.
Monday, February 9, 2015
When blurring from a cataract impedes you from performing daily tasks, an optometrist can determine whether surgery is needed. Various degrees of treatment are available at your Clayton, NC eye care center such as Clarity Vision. Moreover, early detection is very helpful in preventing severe loss of vision or stopping the progression of macular degeneration. Modern medical technology has the capability to detect and gauge your risk of developing eye conditions along with other health problems. It’s not too late to consult a Clayton, NC eye doctor, now that you’re aware of the high risk associated with smoking. After all, your eyesight is the one aspect of health that you can’t afford to lose.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Contact lenses are used to correct the same vision problems that eyeglasses correct. Millions of people in the U.S. wear them. Unfortunately, according to a recent study, a large portion of this population doesn’t know how to use or care for their lenses properly. This misinformation has led to almost a million cases of eye infection every year in the U.S., the study finds. Contact lenses and keratitis One of the most common infections caused by contact lens misuse is keratitis. A condition that causes the cornea to become inflamed, keratitis can be a very painful eye condition that, in severe cases, can lead to blindness. Symptoms of keratitis include redness, watering, blurred vision, light sensitivity, and pain.