You should have an eye exam at least every two years, though children, seniors, and people with preexisting ocular conditions should have more frequent visits. […]
Should I Buy Glasses From My Optometrist?
Your optometrist can fit your frames with lenses that correct various vision issues, but you may be wondering if you should buy your glasses from the optometrist or get a prescription and go elsewhere. It may actually surprise you that there are many benefits to purchasing glasses from your optometrist. You may find warranty and […]
Do Contact Lenses Expire?
For 45 million Americans, contact lenses are the vision correction method of choice. There are many reasons for this. Some people appreciate the wider range of clear vision, while others like the ability to see better without affecting their appearance. Contact lenses are custom-fitted and come in different types designed for various vision needs. Whatever […]
Eye Exams vs. Vision Tests: What’s The Difference?
Eye exams and vision tests are vital for assessing your eye function and health. Sometimes, these can be confused for the same thing, but there are significant differences between them. An eye exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your vision and health conducted by an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist). In comparison, a vision test […]
What’s the Difference Between Myopia & Astigmatism?
Each person’s eyes are unique to their body. But even unique eyes must have certain similarities to see properly. Even slight changes to shape could lead to a prescription for near or farsightedness. These are typically referred to as refractive errors. The two refractive errors we are discussing today are myopia and astigmatism. These eye […]
How Long Do Contact Lenses Last?
If you’re currently wearing glasses for vision correction and want a change, you’re likely researching a lot about contact lenses. Contact lenses are a popular vision correction tool as they eliminate the need to wear glasses all day, and come in a variety of types to suit your needs. One thing to consider is how […]
What Is a Contact Lens Fitting?
When it comes to your eyes and visual health, safety comes first. That’s where a comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting with your optometrist comes in. Your new lenses require a comfortable and precise fit so you can safely wear them without issues. Let’s take a closer look at the contact lens fitting process, what […]
Nearsighted vs Farsighted Prescriptions: What’s the Difference?
Nearsightedness and farsightedness are refractive errors that require glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision. Your eye doctor can provide a prescription for these conditions, but what’s the difference between them? Continue reading to learn more about nearsightedness and farsightedness. What Is Nearsightedness? Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common refractive error affecting about 40% […]
Are Video Games Bad for Your Eyes?
A whopping 41% of Americans play video games for more than 4 hours weekly. Exposure to digital screens for long hours can negatively impact one’s vision and eye health. Video games, per se, are not bad for your eyes. They’re sometimes even beneficial, for example, in vision therapy. It’s the amount of time you spend […]