Contact lenses are the second most popular form of vision correction and countless people rely on them to help them to enjoy clear vision day to day. Although many people think of contact lenses as a single treatment, today there are many different designs of contact lenses, and a range of materials to choose from. This gives patients greater control over their vision than ever before. Even if you have tried contact lenses in the past and found them tricky to handle, uncomfortable to wear, or unable to provide you with the clarity of vision that you desire, it is worth being open-minded and considering them again. Today, there is a contact lens suitable for virtually every patient, and our dedicated eyecare team at Look! Optometry will be delighted to help you find the contact lens that suits you best. In the meantime, here is what you need to know about the different types that are available.
We meet dozens of parents and children every day who come in for eye exams, myopia treatments and other services. During these visits, we welcome and address questions or concerns that parents have about their child’s eye health.
Dry eyes are one of the most common eye problems of the last decade, causing patients to experience a range of unpleasant symptoms. Dry eyes take their name from their main symptom, and the number of patients with the condition has risen considerably – something which has been attributed to more time spent in front of digital screens than ever before.
Just because the weather is cooling down, it doesn't mean that your kids should be kept indoors all winter long. In fact, there are many reasons to have them spend time outdoors, not least of which is to protect your child’s vision.
Dry eye is one of the most common eye problems in the world. The condition takes its name from the main symptom associated with it – eyes that feel dry, stiff, and uncomfortable. However, these are just a few of the effects that dry eye can have. Exactly why some people develop dry eye can vary.
If you are suffering from nearsightedness or any refractive error, wouldn't you prefer to not depend on your prescription glasses anymore? If only you could improve your eyesight without having to go through eye surgery, right?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the most common refractive eye condition in the world and the number of people who suffer from it is steadily increasing annually, particularly among children. In fact, estimates suggest that the number of young people with myopia has doubled in the last half century. It is progressive, meaning that without treatment, it will get progressively worse.
A comprehensive eye exam is as crucial as back-to-school supplies are for your child’s success in school. It’s important to remember that kids are primarily visual learners. Many basic learning skills are related to good eyesight. These include near and distance vision, focusing skills, eye movement skills, peripheral awareness, binocular coordination, and hand-eye coordination. Routine vision screening from an early age is necessary for catching risk factors that can lead to irreversible visual impairment.