Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen? If so, you may be at risk for digital eye strain. This is a condition that can cause headaches, fatigue, and dry eyes. One way to help protect your eyes is to wear blue-light-blocking glasses. These glasses are designed to filter out […]
Can You Wear Contacts With Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common vision problem affecting a large number of Americans. This condition often results from a misshaped curve on the eye’s inside lens, or irregularly shaped corneas affecting the way light reaches the retina. If you have astigmatism, you may experience blurred or distorted vision. These vision issues may decrease or increase, depending […]
Are Glasses & Contact Prescriptions the Same?
Picture this: you’re picking up a new pair of glasses and ask to add on some contact lenses to your purchase. Would you be surprised to hear you can’t get them without another full eye exam? Confusion is understandable; you have a glasses prescription in hand! What’s the issue? Whether you’re looking for glasses or […]
Scleral Contact Lenses for Keratoconus & Irregular Corneas
Some eye conditions make finding contacts feel impossible. Keratoconus and other eye conditions can affect the shape of your cornea, making traditional contacts a poor fit—literally and figuratively. Thankfully, there are specialty contacts designed for hard-to-fit eyes, including the larger, more rigid scleral contact lens. These lenses can offer clear vision with many of the […]
What Is a Contact Lens Exam & Why Are They Important?
If you have to wear contact lenses, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 45 million people wear contact lenses in America alone. Even though contact lenses are common, most people don’t realize the importance of properly fitting contact lenses. Because contact lenses are worn directly on the […]
Do Blue Light Glasses Help with Digital Eye Strain?
Many Americans are affected by digital eye strain, a condition caused by extended use of digital screens. If you suffer from the effects of this condition, how do you find relief? Your optometrist can recommend the best solution, but what options do you have? Before you book your appointment, let’s look at some options to […]
Should You Get Progressive Lenses?
Wearing glasses isn’t a magical cure for vision problems. If you want to see clearly out of your frames, you’ll need to make sure they’re holding the right lenses. However, there are many different lens types to choose from, and not all lenses serve the same purpose. However, some lenses—such as progressive lenses—can serve multiple […]
The Best Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Those who live with astigmatism know that it can be a little hard for an optometrist to correct than other conditions like farsightedness or nearsightedness. The shape of your cornea has a lot of bearing on how well you can see, and a cornea with astigmatism doesn’t have an even surface. That means regular, evenly […]
How to Find the Perfect Fit for Your Glasses
Even if you’ve had an eye exam to update your prescription, proper fitting glasses are essential to clear vision. Glasses or sunglasses that don’t fit correctly are not only uncomfortable, but they can also compromise your eyesight. To find the perfect fit, use the Right Fit Checklist and check your frame size, bridge width, arm […]
Everything You Need to Know About Scleral Contact Lenses
Many people have had bad experiences with contact lenses in the past. Whether it’s been an issue with stability, discomfort, or even being told their eyes are “the wrong shape” for contact lenses, there is a whole subset of individuals who think contact lenses just aren’t an option for them. But that’s not necessarily true. […]