1. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
2. Wear blue-filtering glasses to protect your eyes from digital devices (phone, tablet, computer, TV and fluorescent lights, for example) harmful blue light.
3. Take vitamins containing lutein, zeaxanthin and mezo-zeaxanthin to slow down (and possibly reverse mild cases).
4. If you smoke, quit.
5. Eat green leafy vegetables.
Cheap sunglasses do not block 100% of harmful UV rays and are therefore not recommended. More info in this Sunglasses Article
If you are allergic to metal frames, consider these 3 alternatives:
1. Plastic frame
2. Titanium frame
3. Apply clear nail polish to the temples of your metal frame.
Legally, you must be at least 18 years old to undergo Lasik surgery in the United States.
Surgeons will wait until your vision is stable, meaning no more changes in prescription before performing lasik. This varies greatly from one person to the next. Some people's vision stabilizes at a very young age. For others, it never does.
Sometime after 40 years old, you will develop presbyopia, which means that refractive laser surgery would only correct your distance vision.
In other words, you would need to wear reading glasses to perform near tasks.
There is one way to get around having to wear readers, after laser surgery: monovision.
The dominant eye is set for distance vision and the other eye is set for near vision.
Another factor to consider is that the older people get, the more likely they will have dry eyes. Refractive laser surgery worsens dry eyes. If you already have moderate to severe dry eyes, laser may not be an option for you.
Unlike bifocal and trifocal glasses, there are no lines in progressives lenses.
Bifocal and trifocal glasses have lines running across the lens. Therefore, they are not the best options if you value aesthetics.
Bifocal lenses are not recommended when using a computer, because no part of the lens is allowing you to see intermediate distance.
Escondido Eyecare will be closed from January 1 to January 5, 2020.
Escondido Eyecare will be closed on December 25 to December 29.
Did you notice yellow bumps on the white part of your eyes?
What caused this is most likely ultraviolet from the sun.
Other causes include wind, dust and chemicals.
Always wear sunglasses (or Transitions) while outside.
Even if it is overcast. UV can go through clouds.
Diabetic retinopathy can usually be prevented by controlling diabetes.
If diabetic, make sure that your sugar level has been stable for 2-3 weeks before going to your eye exam, as sugar level affects your vision.
Mention all your diseases to your doctor.
Many medications cause side effects that can affect vision, or the health of the eye.
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take.
Use your vision insurance or FSA (Flex Spending Account) before December 31 or lose out on your benefits for this year.
Schedule your appointment today.