They Can See Clearly Now -- 5 Steps to Helping Your Child Adjust to New Glasses

Finding out that your child needs to wear glasses can mean a big adjustment for both you and your son or daughter. Some parents may feel disappointment or even feelings of failure at this early childhood vision probably. The good news is that you can make it easier and have a successful transition to glasses if you follow a few basic steps. Check Your Own Attitude Convincing your child about the benefits and necessity of wearing glasses begins with your own positive attitude.

3 Contact Lens Tips For Better Eye Health

Contact lenses provide a viable alternative to glasses, but it's important to follow all safety precautions to ensure the continued health of your eyes. While most contact lens wearers know that the lenses require proper cleaning and storage, there are other safety and hygiene tips that can also increase the comfort of lens wear. The following are just a few of these tips. Tip #1: Get a Professional Fitting More people are ordering lenses online because if the cost savings.

Getting Through Your Cataract Surgery Successfully

Your ophthalmologist has recommended cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lenses affecting your vision. Without the surgery, your sight will become worse. While the procedure is a common one, done as an outpatient in your doctor's office, the thought of having surgery can make you anxious. Here is what you can expect from this surgery and the days following it.  Take a "Buddy" With You You'll find it helpful to have a friend or family member take you to your appointment and bring you back home after the procedure.

2 Tips For Choosing New Eyeglasses

Once the calendar year resets for your vision insurance plan, you might be eager to make an appointment with your eye doctor and start shopping for frames. Unfortunately, buying eyeglasses without a lot of thought might lead to buyer's remorse later. Here are two tips for choosing new eyeglasses: 1: Be Leery of Trends Sure, those crystal clear frames might look cool now, but how will they look a few years from now?

What To Expect When Recovering From Cataract Surgery

If you are planning on having advanced cataract surgery, you may be a bit apprehensive about what recovery will be like after the procedure is completed. Knowing what to expect beforehand will help you realize which symptoms are considered normal and which would require an additional trip to your doctor for assessment. Here is a summary of what you can expect when recovering from cataract eye surgery. Right After Surgery When you have your cataract removed from your eyes, you will be under anesthesia.

4 Eye Symptoms That Can Be A Sign Of A Serious Health Problem

Regular eye exams are important in order to monitor changes in your vision, but your eyes can also give signs of other health problems in your body that you may not be aware of. Catching a health issue early makes it much easier to treat, so think twice about skipping your next eye exam. Some common symptoms of other health problems that can be discovered through an eye exam include:

What To Do If Your Contact Lens Gets Stuck In Your Eye

Getting a contact lens stuck in your eye is a very common, albeit alarming problem. You might have been simply rubbing your eyes and forced your contact to the side, or you might have accidentally slept in your contacts and woken up with one of them no longer visible in your eye. If this happens, don't panic. Follow these steps to get your contact out of your eye in the shortest time possible.

Cataract Post-Surgery Complications To Look For

If you've been having issues with seeing clearly or unexplained vision problems, it's important to see an eye doctor right away. If your doctor has diagnosed you with having cataracts, you'll likely be referred to an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery. Left untreated, a cataract can lead to impaired vision ranging from mild to severe. Here are a few things to look for after you have your eye surgery that could indicate a complication or problem with recovery.

Picking New Glasses? 2 Things To Stay Away From

Do you need a new pair of glasses? If so, you might find yourself in your optometrist's office, inundated with frame options. In your hurry to find a great pair, you might rush through frames to look for something that works. Unfortunately, choosing eyeglasses in a hurry is never a good idea. Here are two things to stay away from, so that you can find a pair that you will love until your next eye exam:

Keratoconus: What It Is And How It Is Treated

If you have been suffering from distorted vision, and your optometrist tells you that you have keratoconus of the eyes, you may wonder what to expect. Fortunately, the condition is easily treated and with proper upkeep, you will have clearer vision without worry. Here is a summary of the condition and what you can expect when having it treated. What Is Wrong With Your Eyes? Finding out that you have keratoconus can be a little overwhelming at first because it sounds serious.