Since the majority of learning is visual, most of the visual responsibilities that school-age children rely on daily include using computers, writing, reading, and seeing the whiteboard. Their eyes are constantly at work when they get into their classrooms. Consequently, their education can suffer if they have vision issues. Your child faces an increased demand for visual acuity when they are in class. Learn about some of the common vision issues to look out for with your child this school year.
In the past, the assumption was that, like the cornea, the sclera features a curved shape. However, studies have revealed that from the peripheral cornea onwards, for most patients, the sclera continues in a straight line. Scleral shapes can also be inconsistent from one meridian to the next. Since every patient is unique, the best way to ensure the most accurate and comfortable fit for scleral lenses is to perform scleral topography.
Many people suffer from mild or chronic dry eye. The long-term effects of this condition can cause significant discomfort. Artificial tears and eye drops may offer temporary relief, but you may desire a longer-lasting solution. Your eye doctor may recommend scleral lenses, which are ideal for long-term relief.
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to eye care. Unfortunately, not all optometry offices are able to provide customized treatments needed to give their patients a solution that truly fits their needs. This is especially the case when it comes to contact lens fitting.
The first thing you need to know about myopia in children is that it is nonreversible. Without any form of treatment, it can lead to other ocular health conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, myopic retinal degeneration, and retinal holes. If your child is experiencing symptoms related to myopia you need to schedule a pediatric eye exam to have their eyes checked. Once you have discovered that your child has myopia, the next step is to schedule a myopia control consultation with us.
Myopia is the most common refractive eye condition in the world. Better known as nearsightedness, patients who experience this can see objects close to them with clarity and precision, but those that are farther away can be blurred and difficult to focus on. If you have myopia, you may need to squint to be able to see objects that are far away.
Dry eyes are a fairly common condition that will affect most people at some point during their lifetime. In some instances, it will resolve itself without help. But a number of patients will go on to develop chronic dry eyes, which typically require professional support and treatment to alleviate the associated symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus, it really makes it difficult to try to find the prescription lenses that you want. This can become even more difficult if you are considering contact lenses. Traditional contact lenses simply are not designed for patients with keratoconus, and if you try to wear them, you find that they often slip when you blink and only cause more problems than they are worth.
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking(CXL) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to slow or halt keratoconus or other corneal ectasia. There are two categories of Epi-On and Epi-Off. Epi-Off is further divided into two different protocols for delivery-the Dresden Protocol and Accelerated CXL...