Getting Help From An Eye Doctor

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 

5 Things You Need To Know About Endopthalmitis

Vitreous humor is the jelly-like filling inside your eyes. It's responsible for giving your eyes their round shape and for holding your retina in place at the back of your eye. It's possible for the vitreous humor to become inflamed, and when this happens, the resulting condition is known as endophthalmitis. Here are five things you need to know about this serious eye condition. What are the signs of endophthalmitis? Read More 

4 Warning Signs That You Should See an Eye Doctor

Putting off eye health is something that shouldn't be done and can result in serious consequences. While you may put off other medical exams, it's essential that you see an eye doctor regularly in order to keep up with your eye health. There are some warning signs that may mean that something is seriously wrong. Take a look at the following information to better understand some of the warning signs that shouldn't be ignored. Read More