Red eyes can have many causes, making it challenging to identify the problem without an eye exam. If your eyes are red, consider what you’ve been exposed to recently. If you’ve used cannabis, that might be the cause. It’s generally common knowledge that smoking cannabis leads to red eyes. However, cannabis is consumable in many […]
What Causes Eye Flashes and Floaters
Have you ever seen flashes of light in your peripheral vision or small objects that seem to move around your field of vision? These are known as eye flashes and floaters. There are many possible causes of eye flashes and floaters, both eye-related such as retinal detachment or tear, and non-eye-related such as migraine. This […]
Can I Wear Blue Light Glasses All the Time?
Blue light and its connection to digital eye strain has become an additional consideration when deciding on the type of lenses you want in your eyeglasses. Considering the potential cost of prescription eyeglasses, it’s fair to wonder if you’ll need to buy a separate pair for blue light protection. You shouldn’t experience any negative effects […]
Should You Use Atropine Eye Drops for Myopia Control?
Myopia is becoming more common worldwide. High myopia in adulthood is thought to be the result of school-age onset myopia not being properly treated. Because of this, it’s important to use effective myopia control measures in younger children, which may include preventing myopia onset as well as slowing myopia progression. Fortunately, there are many options […]
What Causes Dry Eyes While Sleeping?
Do you have dry, tired, or gritty eyes when you wake up? If this sounds familiar, you may have dry eye. Having dry eyes in the morning can ruin a good night’s sleep and leave you feeling tired even after a full 8 hours. Fortunately, understanding what’s causing your symptoms is one of the first […]
What Age Should a Child Have Their First Eye Exam?
Building good vision care habits start at a young age. Scheduling consistent eye exams with your optometrist early can help your children develop good vision care habits that they can carry with them throughout adulthood. Let’s look at the importance of children’s eye exams, including when your child should have their first eye exam. Importance […]
When Is Eye Pain an Emergency?
The eyes are delicate and intricate organs. Anything from dirt getting into your eye to head trauma can cause eye pain. So how do you know when your eye pain is an emergency? The following are some of the most common causes of eye pain: Dry eye disease Digital eye strain Allergies Blepharitis Injuries Foreign […]
4 Reasons Why You Need Scleral Contact Lenses
Did someone tell you that you’re not a candidate for contact lenses because of an irregularly shaped cornea or other eye issues, such as dry eye disease? Scleral contact lenses might be an option for you. Scleral lenses fit differently in that they are placed on the sclera (the white part of your eye) as […]
What Are the Pros and Cons of Orthokeratology
Many people struggle with the chore of wearing their prescription glasses or contact lenses every day. You might be looking for a solution but don’t want to go through a surgical procedure such as LASIK or PRK surgery. Luckily there is another non-surgical option for you. Orthokeratology is the benchmark for non-surgical eyesight correction techniques. […]