Dry eyes are one of the most common ocular conditions in the world. The symptoms associated with it can be fairly mild, meaning that many people who experience it do not realize that they are affected by an actual recognized eye condition. This is unless the symptoms don’t resolve themselves and you require medical intervention to help alleviate them.
You’ve just received a call, letter or email from your eye doctor reminding you that your annual eye exam is due, but have you acted on it and scheduled your appointment? Many of us are guilty of putting off what we consider to be non-essential appointments, including our regularly scheduled eye exams. There can be many reasons for this. Perhaps we are avoiding the appointment because we are prioritizing our expenses and can’t stretch to anything that isn’t urgent at this time – particularly if we think it is likely that we will need to pay out for glasses or contact lenses. It could be that we just don’t have time in our busy schedule. And for many people, optical appointments are like doctor’s appointments – and they feel that they only really need to attend them when they know that something is wrong. However, your eye doctor isn’t only there for when your vision is adversely affected, or you are suffering from unpleasant symptoms that are affecting your eyes and your day to day life. Here’s what you need to know about just why annual eye exams are so important.
When you wear glasses, not only will you have to make a decision about the style of frames that you have, but you will also need to consider which lens type is most suitable for you. There are many different types of lenses and lens coatings to choose from. One of the newest and most innovative are Transitions® GEN 8™ lenses.
There are many milestones in your child’s life with their first eye exam being one of the most important. Not only is it an essential introduction to their eye health, but it also sets the stage for them to learn quality eye care habits that they will use for the rest of their lives.
About 76 percent of the people in the United States either wear glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision problems, according to data from the Vision Council. Of those people, about two-thirds are under 45 years of age.
As you get older, your eyesight changes, and you may be at increased risk for conditions that affect your eye health. One condition that’s especially concerning is glaucoma and in honor of January being Glaucoma Awareness Month, Dr. Poonawala and the staff at Pack Optical want to remind you about the importance of glaucoma testing.
Astigmatism is a common condition that affects your vision. Learn about the three different types of astigmatism.
Because contacts are such a popular option for those who need corrective lenses, Dr. Alisha Poonawala and her team at Pack Optical in Fort Worth, Texas, have compiled this helpful guide to myths and facts about contact lenses, so that you can make an informed decision about your eyewear.