Getting Help From An Eye Doctor

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 

Tips For People Who Wear Contact Lenses In Winter

The tears your body produces helps to clean the surface of your eyes and protect your eyes from infection. Tears also help prevent your contact lenses from irritating your eyes. In winter, the air is dryer and your tears evaporate more quickly. This quick evaporation can cause pain, itchiness and infection. Knowing how to protect your eyes while wearing contact lenses in winter can help you avoid problems and discomfort.  Read More 

Some Things You Need To Know About Lasik Surgery

Many people wonder if Lasik is right for them. If you have worn contacts or glasses your entire life, you are probably anxious to be free of vision correction devices and are ready to have your freedom back. Lasik is a simple and very desirable procedure. Here are some things that you need to know about Lasik. 1. Pre-Exam To Determine If You Are A Candidate Unfortunately, not everyone with poor eyesight will be a candidate for Lasik. Read More