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What Different Eye Charts are Used During an Eye Exam?

What Different Eye Charts are Used During an Eye Exam?

The most common eye chart is the Snellen eye chart which uses different letters to determine the vision, however there are several types of eye charts that can be used in an eye exam. The type of eye chart used is determined by the needs of the patient and the type of...
How is Keratoconus Treated?

How is Keratoconus Treated?

Keratoconus is an eye condition that can affect your vision and cause glasses to no longer provide clear vision. Fortunately, there are several other treatment options available for keratoconus. What is Keratoconus? The cornea is the clear front portion of the eye...
How Does Arthritis Affect the Eyes?

How Does Arthritis Affect the Eyes?

Arthritis is a painful condition stemming from inflammation of the joints, resulting in irritation and stiffness including, but not limited to, the fingers, wrists, knees, ankles, toes, shoulders, and neck. Inflammation in the body often spills over into the eye as...
HOW UV LIGHT HARMS THE EYE.

HOW UV LIGHT HARMS THE EYE.

When it comes to the eyes—we only get two! Therefore we need to do our best to take care of the eyes we have. One of the major culprits of eye damage is the sun. It’s something that is unavoidable, and therefore it is best to understand how to prepare and prevent as...
Understanding Soft Contact Lenses

Understanding Soft Contact Lenses

Contact lenses eliminate the need for having to wear glasses, which can be beneficial for sports, cosmetic reasons, and the ability to see outside the limitation of a glasses lens. In today’s world, with so many different outlets for getting contact lenses, it is more...
Understanding Your Glasses Prescription

Understanding Your Glasses Prescription

When you receive an eye examination, you often leave with a copy of your prescription, which includes numbers for the exact specifications of the glasses you need. These numbers include the sphere, the cylinder, and the axis. Sphere, cylinder, and axis can also all be...