The American Association of Ophthalmology continue to warn people about the dangers of costume contact lenses. Halloween is just around the corner. Despite the pandemic, many are still planning to celebrate the occasion by wearing costumes. To complete their supernatural look, they are willing to wear unique contacts without prescription. While these lenses allow you to have a spine-chilling gaze, they are not healthy for your eyes. If you want to understand the risks of Halloween costume contacts, here’s what you should know.
Contact lenses are well regarded as one of the best treatments for vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Worn on the surface of the eye, they alter the way that light passes through it, ensuring that it hits the retina at the back of the eye properly so that the messages sent from the eye to the brain are accurate.
Caring for your eyes is important for your overall health. Aside from forming good eyecare habits on your own, you should also make time to get an annual eye exam. Experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology say that children and adults should have regular eye tests. Every age group has a specific set of eye and vision health needs. If you have already scheduled your first eye checkup for you and your family, here’s what you can expect at an annual eye exam.
Going back to school means a lot of exciting things: new clothes, new shoes, a new backpack, and a new teacher. But, there’s one essential item that’s sometimes left off this back-to-school checklist — making appointments for comprehensive eye exams.
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition that causes vision problems for those patients that experience it. To help you understand this fairly uncommon but no less debilitating eye condition, we have put together this list of frequently asked questions about keratoconus and their answers.
Wearing sunglasses in the sun should be a habit especially since the sun’s rays are getting more intense. If you’re not used to wearing a good pair of sunglasses on sunny days, here are some good reasons for you to start doing so.
As you may already know, the Kansas Optometry Board and Department of Health and Environment have eased restrictions on all eye care services. We want you to know we are back open for regular appointments and services as of Monday, May 4th, although with some changes outlined below.
We hope you and your families are staying healthy during this most unusual time. Following the guidance of the CDC, and in line with “what is the right thing to do,” we have decided to extend our policy of being open only for urgent eye care needs through the month of April. We all hope this outbreak passes soon but we have to be realistic about the severity situation.
If you have poor vision, then you might benefit from the use of orthokeratology or ortho-k. This treatment involves using special contact lenses that can reshape your eye’s cornea. This will improve your vision. You can think of it as orthodontics for your eyes. The treatment is often likened to getting braces. Many patients use ortho-k treatment during the night so the surface of the eye will be reshaped during sleep. The improvements can go away, but you can maintain them by wearing the lenses as you are directed. You can think of it as retainers after braces.