4 Things You Need to Know About Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis

Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis is an eye infection caused by adenoviruses. Adenoviruses are a family of viruses that are responsible for illnesses like the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. If these viruses get into your eyes, they can lead to epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Here are four things you need to know about this serious eye infection. What are the symptoms of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis? If you have this infection, one or both of your eyes will be red and sore. Read More 

Can Your Computer Be Harming Your Eyes?

If you send a lot of time on your computer, you may be increasing your risk of suffering from a vision problem referred to as computer vision syndrome. The symptoms of this syndrome can present themselves in different ways from person to person and it can be more severe in some patients than others. You can learn about computer vision syndrome in this article, as well as what can be done to prevent or treat the condition. Read More 

Three Things To Consider Before Ordering Colored Contact Lenses

If you've always wanted to change the color of your eyes, perhaps you're considering colored contact lenses. These lenses sit on the surface of your eye, just like a regular corrective contact lens. If you need visual correction, you can order lenses that correct your vision and change your eye color, and if you already have perfect vision, you can order non-prescription lenses that just change your eye color. While innovative, colored lenses are not for everyone. Read More 

Do Far-Sighted Children Need Glasses?

Between 5 and 10 percent of Americans are far-sighted, including children.  Deciding whether these children should have their vision corrected with glasses isn't always a simple decision, however.  This article looks at some of the factors affecting this decision. Hyperopia Most people are familiar with myopia, or nearsightedness.  Individuals with myopia have eyes that are too long, meaning that light entering the eye focuses before it reaches the retina.  Someone with myopic vision may be able to see things that are close clearly, but struggle to resolve things that are further away. Read More 

5 Things You Need To Know About Ocular Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that is caused by toxoplasma gondii, one of the most common parasites in humans. Between 30% and 50% of the global population is estimated to have been exposed to the parasite. The disease can affect your eyes, and when it does, ocular toxoplasmosis is the result. Here are five things you need to know about this condition. What are the signs of ocular toxoplasmosis? Ocular toxoplasmosis may be asymptomatic or it may cause mild symptoms. Read More