By now, you’ve likely heard about LASIK and the wonders this procedure has done for many of your friends and family. It’s a surgical correction for...
If you’re like us, you’ve probably been wearing contact lenses for longer than you’ve had a driver’s license. Over time, it’s not unusual to develop interesting habits when it comes to your contact lens care and routine. We want to remind you of a few ways you can probably improve and ensure you’re doing everything you can to preserve your eye health and sight.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), aka Digital Eye Strain, is a catch-all condition that can include a number of uncomfortable feelings you’ve likely experienced after a long day of work. Eyestrain, headaches, dry eyes, red eyes, blurry vision, and neck and shoulder pain are just some of the complaints we’ve heard described by our perpetually computer-tethered patients.
If you’re a contact lens wearer, you may have seen the colorful and inviting ads for the infamous Hubble Contacts. As optometrists, we get asked a lot by patients and even family and friends whether we recommend these lenses. We’ll go into more detail below, but if you want the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) version, it’s a hard pass for us and should be for you too.
Usually, oxygen is delivered to the rest of our body through our network of blood vessels. Your eyes are a little different, because the cornea is one of two organs that does not get its oxygen from this network of blood vessels (the second is your lens, which is also in your eye!). Instead, your corneas receive oxygen directly from the air. The oxygen dissolves into your tears and then permeates into the corneal tissue to keep it functioning properly and staying healthy. This is why we say your eyes need to breathe!
Have you ever thought about what would happen if you made the wrong decision? We all do! When it comes to your eye exam, it can be hard to choose between options one and two. You might feel like you’re going crazy with all the choices, because it can all start to look the same. Believe it or not, sometimes the two choices are supposed to look the same!