Two Causes Of Ocular Hypertension

Many people connect ocular hypertension (i.e., high eye pressure) with diabetes. While people with this metabolic disease are more likely to develop ocular hypertension, here are two other things that can cause this condition and the treatment options that are available. Inadequate Fluid Drainage There is a structure behind the iris of the eye called the ciliary body, which is responsible for producing a clear fluid called the aqueous humor. This fluid is necessary for proper eye function and must be drained regularly to make space for new aqueous humor.   Read More...

Optic Neuritis: Did It Cause Your Eye Pain And Flashing Lights?

Keeping your eyes well-rested, sharp, and clear are some of the most important things you can do for your vision. But if you suddenly see flashes of light or experience pain in one of your eyes, you may have a condition known as optic neuritis.  Here's more information about optic neuritis and how you can protect your eyes from it. What's Optic Neuritis? Optic neuritis affects the nerve fibers of the optic nerve.   Read More...

3 Important Reasons Why You Should Stop Avoiding A Visit To An Eye Doctor

When is the last time that you had a dental checkup or a physical? What about having an eye exam? If you're like most people, it's probably been a while since you've gotten a physical or had your teeth checked out but you may not have had your eyes looked at since you were a kid. As you get older, eye exams become more and more important. Even if you think that you can see perfectly, there are a number of reasons why you should have your eyes checked by a professional.   Read More...

3 Lens Coatings To Consider When Buying Eyeglasses

One of the hardest parts about buying a new pair of eyeglasses is determining just which options and lens coatings to get, mostly because all of them will be able to provide their own unique set of benefits. Listed below are three lens coatings to consider when buying eyeglasses. Anti-Glare One of the most useful lens coatings to get for your eyeglasses is an anti-glare coating. An anti-glare coating can benefit you in a wide variety ways, with one of the biggest being that it will help eliminate some of the halo effects and blindness that can sometimes be caused by driving at night and being exposed to high-powered headlights.   Read More...

4 Eye Problems That Are Caused By Improper Contact Lens Use

Contact lenses are safe if you wear and care for them properly, but it's easy to develop bad habits that put your eyes at risk. According to the American Optometric Association, about half of contact lens wearers don't replace their lenses as often as they should, while others use ineffective lens cleaners or sleep while wearing their lenses. These bad habits can lead to a variety of serious eye problems.   Read More...