Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Ava Gardner Museum and Neuse Riverwalk are just some of the attractions in the town of Smithfield, NC. A person can appreciate these attractions best with healthy eyesight. So, people should take care of their eyes in order to appreciate the town’s greatest attractions to the fullest. Not only that – everyone knows that clear vision is also vital to life in general. Taking care of the eyes involves many steps, one of which is visiting an eye care center for an expert to have a look at one’s eyes. It’s important to remember that there are different types of eye health professionals. Each performs a different task. In many cases, eye care starts with optometrists. Knowing More about Optometrists Education and Training In terms of formal education, an optometrist is a type of eye doctor who has earned the degree Doctor of Optometry (OD).
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Health professionals around the world advocate comprehensive eye exams, and for good reason. These exams can help detect concerns such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal problems and other issues that may cause permanent eye damage. Catching these conditions early is an important factor that influences the success of treatment. While most of the attention is placed on eye-related issues, an eye care center in Smithfield, NC can also pinpoint other health issues and refer patients to another specialist. Some of these health issues include: Diabetes – Starting with perhaps one of the most common health concerns in the U.S. (almost 10 percent of Americans are diabetic), diabetes and its risk factors can be detected by specific visual cues in the eye. These include retinal vascular changes, as well as more profound ones like hemorrhages (bleeding) in the eyes’ tiny blood vessels.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Shockingly it appears that four in every ten employers are disregarding eye care for their employees. In a survey by Specsavers among 124 employers, only 61% said that they provided eye care benefits to all display screen equipment users in their company, while 14% said that they did not provide the service to anyone. Another 12% admitted that they did not have any policy regarding eye care at all. This is a serious concern, considering that a lot of office jobs require the use of display screens or computer monitors, which are known contributors to a decline of sight – something that most companies are aware of. In fact, in the Specsavers survey, 25% of the respondents revealed that they only provided eye care benefits to display screen users, or those whose job requires them to use PCs or laptops for long periods of time.
Monday, July 13, 2015
How do your eyes receive and process visual stimuli? Basically, the reason for the images that you see is the light that comes into the pupil, which the lens behind it brings into the retina. The retina, with two types of photosensitive cells called rods (for vision in limited light) and cones (for colored vision), is the part that converts the light into an electrical impulse that the brain will interpret. Is Squinting Bad or Good? According to the Medical Daily, the eyes’ ability to see is enhanced every time you squint to get a better look at something. As you partly close your eyes, the shape of the eye is changed for the light to be centered directly into the fovea (part of the retina) for sharper vision while limiting the amount of light that enters for a clear image. While it improves your eyesight for the time being, regular squinting indicates overall poor visual perception due to aging or damaged eyes.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Computers have and will always be a part of our everyday life in the workplace. By now, people are more aware that prolonged exposure to the computer’s glare can strain the eye, leading to Dry Eyes Syndrome as an aggravating side-effect. This occurs when the surface of the eye lacks sufficient moisture, and is characterized by blurred vision, irritation, the feeling of having something in your eye, and at times, an excessive excretion of tears as the eyes try to compensate for the dryness. Do your eyes a favor. Blink more often. Blinking helps keep your eyes healthy. It helps flush fresh tears over the eye surface, keeping it clear of debris, while bringing needed nutrients to the eye. However, when we work in front of the computer, we tend to squint in order to focus and define, as well as tone down computer glare. But when we do this, we blink less, which leads to dry eyes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
There’s no denying that all parents want nothing but the best for their children—from providing the kids with basic necessities to supporting their interests and educational pursuits. While knowledge, skills, and perseverance are vital in their school performance, having clear vision (literally) is equally valuable. Approximately 80% of learning progresses through a child’s eyes, according to the American Optometric Association. Without good vision, a child may have difficulties performing daily tasks such as reading, writing, using the computer, and even engaging in physical activities. In addition, the demands on his visual ability increase with age. For instance, the text size of his school books becomes smaller, and the amount of readings and requirements multiplies. Thus, parents should ensure that their child’s eyesight keeps pace with his tasks by having regular eye examinations with a Smithfield, NC optometrist, along with proper vision care for him to perform well.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Diabetes is a metabolic condition marked by the body’s incapacity to produce sufficient insulin, which leads to high blood glucose levels. Aside from long-term damage to the blood vessels and eventual organ failure, the condition can cause eye problems that range from mild vision blurring to permanent vision loss.
Monday, March 16, 2015
People wearing eyeglasses have been subjected to unfair assumptions for too long, as far as social norms go. How did that get started? Some say it started with poet Dorothy Parker when she wrote in one of her poems: ""Men seldom make passes, at girls who wear glasses."" She was known not to wear her pair of spectacles in public. Apparently, this quote was influential enough to be quoted in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) via Marilyn Monroe's character, the nearsighted Pola Debevoise.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Eye pain, red eyes, blurring vision, visual disturbance in low light, seeing halos around light sources, tunnel vision–if you’re experiencing any of these, you might want to have your eye checked for glaucoma, before it totally steals your vision. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, the part of the eye that transmits image information to the brain. Glaucoma is the usual end state of pressure build-up on the eye as a result of abnormal circulation of fluid on the front part. The fluid, called the aqueous humor, flows out of the eye through a mesh-like channel. Glaucoma occurs when this channel is blocked, followed by fluid buildup known as intraocular pressure.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Eyes are more than the windows of the soul. Our sight is a precious resource that needs to be taken care of regularly. A regular eye check up with your Smithfield, NC optometrist can help give you the advice you need to take care of your eyes. Why is it so important to have a regular eye exam? A lot of eye conditions do not have obvious symptoms until they are untreatable. An annual visit to an eye care center in Smithfield, NC like Clarity Vision should be able to detect developing conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. People who do not use contact lenses are advised to go for eye examination at least every other year. You may have to go in more often if you are especially at risk, particularly if you are suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure. People over 60 need to have an annual eye exam because they are especially vulnerable to macular degeneration.