Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Most people in the age of television were warned as children not to sit too close to the television or watch too much of it, or they risk losing their own eyesight. This has since been countered and supported as highly unlikely. Watching television, in fact, has been proposed to be one useful key in determining whether or not you or anyone in your family might have more serious eye problems. A recent study conducted by the City University London has determined a new way to diagnose glaucoma, a condition that may lead to permanent blindness. Lizzie Parry from the Daily Mail reported the results from this study:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Since their approval for public use in 1971 by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), colored contact lenses have taken the fashion and beauty industry by storm. They have even influenced show business by increasing the shock value of an actor’s performance. However, such novelty doesn’t come without a price. Dianne Turbyfill of the Gaston Gazette writes about what a potential mistake it is to wear cosmetic lenses, without any kind of guidance from a qualified eye doctor like you’d find at an eye care center in Smithfield, NC, such as Clarity Vision. In fact, it could cost frequent wearers in North Carolina their eyesight.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
People in their 40s will also start experiencing vision changes, including the need for more light to see things, increasing difficulty with glare and with color distinction, and diminished tear production. All these can hamper usual activities, like reading, working with a computer, and driving. If left uncorrected, vision can further deteriorate and eventually lead to lowered IADL levels. With these in mind, eye experts recommend that adults in their 40s start seeing an eye care specialist for exams every year. An eye doctor in Smithfield, NC will recommend the most suitable solution to a vision problem, including corrective lenses, medication, and/or surgery; and will work to ensure that patients get optimum eye care to help them maintain good IADLs even as they age.