How Your Eye Exam Can Reveal Internal Diseases


Not only can your ophthalmology services provider diagnose eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts, but he or she may also be able to diagnose certain systemic diseases. If your ophthalmology specialist discovers any of the following abnormalities during your eye examination, he or she will refer you back to your primary care physician for further testing and treatment. Conjunctival Pallor When you pull down your lower eyelid and look at the conjunctival sac, it should appear pink.

15 January 2020

4 Tips For Healthy Eyes


As you age, you may become concerned with the quality of your eyesight. Many people find themselves having to wear glasses, especially when it comes to driving or reading when they become older even if they never needed glasses in the past. In order to avoid eyesight deterioration in the best way possible, consider the following four tips: Have Better Air Quality at Home: The best thing you can do is have a humidifier in your home that you can turn on when the air is dry.

5 August 2016

Three Questions Seniors Might Have About Low Vision Exams


Seniors are at especially high risk for vision impairment. In fact, 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65 have some sort of severe vision loss, with this number expecting to double by the year 2030. Common eye disorders suffered by seniors include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and cataracts. All of these conditions are known to cause some sort of vision impairment. Low vision exams are crucial for seniors who have decreased vision.

11 May 2016

When Your Child Won't Wear An Eyepatch After A Cataract Surgery


While cataracts are often associated with old age, children can also get cataracts. Some children are born with them while others get them later on in life. When a child gets cataracts, it may be necessary to have the cataract surgically removed (by professionals such as those from Midwest Eye Care PC). After a cataract surgery, your child will be required to wear an eyepatch for a few days. If your child refuses to do so, there are several solutions.

11 April 2016

3 Common Treatment Options For Glaucoma


Glaucoma is an eye disease that progressively damages the optic nerve and can lead to blindness if not detected early and treated properly. The symptoms of glaucoma are not always easy to detect, but people with glaucoma typically have high intraocular pressure; eye pressure is typically measured during routine eye exams. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, you will need to see an ophthalmologist and carefully follow the prescribed treatment plan in order to protect your vision.

11 March 2016

Types of Contact Lenses for Astigmatism


Many people prefer contact lenses over traditional glasses for many different reasons. However, fitting people with astigmatism is a difficult process, but it can be done. There are several different types of contact lenses that will cater to those with astigmatism. Toric Contact lenses Toric lenses are specially designed soft contact lenses that are built to correct astigmatism. These are different from the normal spherical contact lenses in two ways. First of all, toric lenses will have different powers in different places around the lens according to the astigmatism, as opposed to spherical lenses, which have the same power all the way across the lens.

12 February 2016

Online Eye Exams: A Closer Look For Busy Patients


Your optometrist likely tells you that you should have your eyes checked out about every year, but between all of the other demands on your schedule, you may find it hard to make it to your annual appointment on time. The fact is, an annual eye exam is one of those things that tends to get put off, but what if getting a checkup was just a little more convenient? You may be a little surprised to learn that you can now actually get your annual eye exam online with some optometrists.

6 January 2016