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Can you remember when you last had a routine eye examination? Most people are recommended to have a regular eye exam at least once every two years to check their vision and to assess the condition and health of their eyes. If you currently wear glasses or contacts and have a history of consistent prescription changes, or if you have been diagnosed with an eye health condition such as glaucoma or cataracts, your eye doctor may recommend that you have eye exams more often so that these issues can be closely monitored.
Every parent wants their child to be healthy, happy, and able to live life to the fullest. One of the best ways of helping them to achieve this is by making sure that their eyes are healthy and that their vision develops properly. Unfortunately, eye problems are very common in young children.
Blue light is just one of the colors on the visible light spectrum. It has a very short wavelength, but high energy levels. Our largest and most natural source of it is the sun. Our bodies need some blue light to operate properly. Blue light helps to control our sleep-wake cycle, improves our mood, and boosts our cognitive function. However, blue light is also emitted by other sources including digital devices. Increased use of things like smartphones, laptops, and tablets over the last decade or so has led to most of us receiving more blue light than we really need.
Dry eye syndrome can be an uncomfortable and irritating condition. Irregularities in your tear film can be due to a number of reasons. These include aging, contact lens wear, or hormonal changes in women. Air pollution, air conditioning, smoke, wind, as well as cold, dry air can also trigger dry eye symptoms. Even certain diseases and medication can cause this common eye problem. Are you among the millions of people in the United States who struggle with bloodshot eyes, excess tears, and grittiness in the eyes? Here are some tips to help you prevent dry eyes:
We couldn’t stress enough the significance of having clear eyesight. For people suffering from nearsightedness and other visual problems, prescription eyewear is a lifesaver. Your eyeglasses provide multiple benefits. They’re low-maintenance and tend to be much cheaper in the long run. There’s also a lesser risk of infection than contact lenses. But by following some essential cleaning and storing tips, you will find contact lens wear an excellent alternative. Here are some of the benefits of daily contact lenses:
Just because you need to wear glasses to correct your vision does not mean that you cannot look good in them. Over the years, glasses have become a fashion accessory. The wide range of styles and designs available makes it possible to find glasses that compliment any face. Whether you decide to shop online or from a physical store, it is important to find glasses that will suit you. The following are some tips that will help you to select the perfect glasses.
The sun is the primary source of energy on Earth. Although its warm rays sustain life, it contains harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that damage your eyes and skin. According to the American Optometric Association, most people are not aware of the harm that UV rays bring to their eyes. UVB and UVA radiation can cause short-term and long-term eye damage. If you want to understand the importance of UV protection for your eyes, here’s what you need to know.