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Planning For Your Cataract Surgery: Tips For You

When you have been experiencing blurred vision and other such issues, you may come to find that you are suffering from cataracts. If this is the case, you likely are in the process of scheduling and planning for a cataract surgery to get the issue taken care of as quickly as possible. Because this is your first experience with cataracts and cataract surgery, you may not know what you should do to get yourself ready and what to expect once the surgery has taken place. Read More 

Taking Care Of Business: Caring For Glasses And Contacts

If you have just got a pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses to correct certain vision problems, then you want to learn how to properly care for them. While it may seem as if they require no maintenance, there are actually some things you should do and others you should avoid in order to keep them in great shape for as long as possible. The information offered here will educate you on the best ways to ensure you get the most out of your prescription eyewear. Read More 

Do You Need An Optometrist Or An Opthalmologist?

Optometrist or ophthalmologist? Which one's right for you? You won't see a surgeon for your yearly physical. Right? Likewise, you probably wouldn't call up your family doctor's practice if you knew that you needed to have your appendix out. Why choose an optometrist vs. an ophthalmologist? Keep in mind, optometrists have graduate-level training and receive a doctor of optometry (D.O.) degree. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and receive an M.D. Before scheduling your next eye doctor appointment, consider: Read More 

Cataract Surgery

As your sight begins to grow cloudy, you have been handed the news by your optometrist that you have cataracts. The typical treatment for cataracts is surgery, something which most people would prefer to avoid. However, you may want to rethink any decision about not having cataract surgery. Here is what happens to your eyes and your sight if you do not have the surgery, why surgery is the only real treatment option, and how the surgical procedure that can restore your sight is now done with minimal pain. Read More 

Ocular Migraine: It’s Not All In Your Head

If you suffer from migraines, you are all too familiar with the extreme headache, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 12 percent of the United States population is afflicted with migraines. As common as these debilitating headaches are, one specific type of migraine affects only one in every 200 individuals who suffer from migraines, and its symptoms can be frightening. Find out if you experience the distinguishing symptoms of this rare type so that your optometrist or ophthalmologist can rule out other problems to confirm a diagnosis and discuss how you can cope when an attack strikes. Read More