No one is immune to eyestrain in this world of screens. We watch television, play on our phones and tablets, and work on our computers everyday. We also strain our eyes from prolonged driving or any other tasks that involve a lot of focus. How do you know if a headache is caused by eyestrain or something else? Let’s find out. [Read more…]
Today, 1 in 4 children has an undiagnosed vision problem. The chances of developing a vision problem are greater if there is a history of eyesight problems in your family. Many children, however, with no such family history encounter a troublesome vision issue. Why?
Children are now spending an alarming amount of time in front of screens — televisions, smartphone, tablet, computer, videogame consoles, etc. Optometrists warn that heavy computer usage is known to increase your chances of developing blurry and double vision. Loss of vision is not to be taken lightly and the individuals who are most affected are children. [Read more…]
As soon as people hear UV protection, they think of the summer. The truth is that UV protection is a must all year round.
Summer is the most important time to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, especially from 2pm to 4pm, when UV rays are at their highest. But winter can be even more harmful to the eyes if we skip the sunglasses and/or don’t use UV protective goggles. Regular glasses with UV protective coating and good sunglasses should be worn all year round, indoors and out. [Read more…]
Most of us take our eyesight for granted—until something goes wrong with it. Vision is a lot more complicated than we are aware of, and things can go at various points in the process, leading to changes in your vision.
Seeing double is a sign that something has gone wrong with the process. It should be taken seriously, because the underlying reason could require immediate treatment. [Read more…]
A detached retina can lead to blindness if it is not treated quickly. The retina is a layer of tissue at the back of your eye which processes light. It needs a healthy supply of blood in order to stay healthy and do its job properly.
In the case of a detached retina, the retina is pulled out of place from the tissue that surrounds it. In this case, it can’t do its job and the lack of oxygen means it could die, leading to permanent loss of vision in the eye unless it is treated right away. [Read more…]