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What Diseases Can Be Detected in an Eye Exam?

An optometrist checks his patient's eyes in a clinic

No one wants to consider the possibility of developing an eye disease. But unfortunately, it can happen to anyone. However, getting comprehensive eye examinations as recommended by your optometrist and the American Optometric Association (AOA) provides the most hope of early diagnosis and avoiding long-term complications or vision loss from various eye diseases and conditions.  […]

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How to Fix Dry Eyes with Contacts: Scleral Lenses for Dry Eye

A man sitting on a couch and closing his eyes as he pinches the bridge of his nose, as if in pain.

Contact lenses are becoming more popular as people look for an alternative to traditional eyewear, with about 45 million Americans wearing contact lenses today. While many people find them comfortable and convenient, those with dry eyes might wonder if they can wear contacts despite the burning, grittiness, and redness. The answer is yes! Specialty contact […]

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Can Lack of Sleep Cause Blurry Vision? How Brain and Eye Health Are Connected

A young Asian woman sitting at a window sill in the dark. She is holding up a glowing iPad to her face with her right hand, and rubbing her eyes with her left hand while both eyes are closed.

Your eyes need sleep to heal, just like your brain and body. If you don’t get enough sleep, it could result in several eye issues, including blurry vision.  Consuming foods high in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is also important for improved performance of your eyes and brain. The brain and eyes are closely connected, and […]

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Does Vision Therapy Work?

A young child is undergoing vision therapy. She is holding out a stick and trying to insert it into a small hole.

Your vision affects much more than just how well you can see. Many eye problems can affect how your eyes work together as a team. If your eye doctor notices problems with your vision, they may recommend vision therapy to help you see more comfortably. However, some people wonder whether or not vision therapy works.  […]

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OptiLight Treatment and Dry Eye: What You Need to Know

An elderly man is using eye drops to treat his dry eyes. Optilight is another effective intense pulsed light therapy for relieving dry eye symptoms.

Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.  Despite […]

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