Children typically receive a brief visual screening in school, but these cursory exams may overlook more complicated vision problems. Vision issues are much more common among kids with certain disorders, making it essential to visit an optometrist experienced in vision therapy for a comprehensive vision exam to diagnose potential problems.
Intricate and complex, the eyes take in and process light and communicate information to the brain through electronic impulses. Several diseases and conditions – viral, bacterial, and genetic – affect the eyes and their ability to function properly. Any sign of unusual eye symptoms should prompt a visit with an eye care professional.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is on the rise among children. There are a few different factors that have led to the affliction’s meteoric rise over the past decade but the truth has become crystal clear: myopia is more common...Read More
Impaired vision affects more than 60% of the total population. If we examine older age brackets, that figure is even higher. A variety of factors can affect vision quality, most notably genetics, age, and pre-existing conditions....Read More
Amblyopia is a common childhood vision problem affecting up to 3% of children, and if untreated can lead to long-lasting vision problems. Fortunately, amblyopia is correctable in the vast majority of cases, with early detection...Read More
As the seasons change, dry eye symptoms can worsen or lessen with the rising and falling temperatures. High winds, extremely dry air, or airborne irritants can cause your tear film to evaporate too quickly. Allergens and indoor...Read More
Loss of eyesight and macular degeneration are typically associated with aging. Stargardt disease, however, an inherited form of macular degeneration, commonly affects children and young adults. Also referred to as Stargardt macular...Read More
The term retinitis pigmentosa (RP) refers to a set of degenerative genetic diseases that gradually kill off the light-sensing cells (rods and cones) of the retina, eventually causing blindness. It is a relatively rare genetic...Read More
You may have heard of macular degeneration, an age-related condition in which people suffer permanent vision loss due to damage in a part of the retina called macula. But you may not be so familiar with a similar macular condition...Read More
If you find yourself experiencing blurred or distorted vision that seems to get worse year after year, you may suffer from an irregularity of the cornea known as keratoconus. This condition is infamous for causing astigmatism...Read More
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a serious disease causing compromised vision and ultimately a total loss of vision. CMV retinitis is typically associated with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In the early days of...Read More