Many causes of blindness can be treated or prevented. Globally the main causes of blindness in adults older then 50 are cataract and glaucoma followed by under-corrected refractive error.
Fact: Although glasses are not ideal to swim with, contacts are also not the answer. The FDA recommends that you do not expose contacts to any type of water: tap water; swimming pools; oceans; lakes; hot tubs and showers. All sorts of viruses and micro-organisms live in water.
Behind every good ophthalmologist there is a team of great ophthalmic assistants to lighten his or her burden. They perform preliminary eye function testing and eye scans and tests.
Ophthalmologists are responsible for your medical and surgical eye care. They went to medical school, did internship and community service and then completed a 4-to-4,5-year specialist degree in ophthalmology.
Myth: Someone who is blind can see nothing at all. Fact: Many people who are ‘legally’ blind may still have some remaining vision. If someone tells you they’re blind, you should not be surprised if you find they still have some useful sight
Myth: Hard contact lenses hold the keratoconic cornea in place and stop progression.
Although LASIK is one of the safest, most effective outpatient procedures, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer to this question. Your specific anatomy and lifestyle are central to the answer.
The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is our priority. Patients and staff are required to follow strict protocols, as outlined below, including full-time mask wearing while in the building, Physical distancing, and stringent hand hygiene.
There is no easy answer. It is however important to wash your hands and not to touch your face to prevent transmission. Wearing either glasses or contacts causes people to…
By now most of us are aware of the virus that started in China late in 2019. The novel coronavirus has a variety of symptoms, often presenting with fever and…