LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery that can reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Although the procedure is popular, it is not for everyone. This video explores what criteria are important for this surgery.
Amblyopia or "lazy eye" is a childhood condition in which one eye's vision is reduced because the connection between that eye and the brain isn't working properly. This video examines how the condition develops and what can be done to correct it.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens within the eye that often occurs as a person ages. Although many cataracts develop without a known cause, long-term steroid use and diabetes are risk factors. Watch this video to find out what you can expect if you develop a cataract.
It's important that your child have an eye exam as preparation for entering school. Up to 75 percent of the classroom day is spent with near-work or near-to-far focus, so your eye care professional should assess these skills in the exam. This video outlines the components of a child's eye exam.
A child needs three important vision skills for the classroom: visual tracking, the ability to move the eye across the page; focus, the ability to move the attention from far to near or near to far; and fusion, the ability of the eyes to determine depth perception. This video discusses symptoms to watch for and vision training that can correct the problem.
If you have pain around the eyes, headaches, and blurred vision after using a computer for several hours, you may have computer vision syndrome. You can ease symptoms with special computer glasses. Watch this video for additional details about this condition and tips on computer use.
The cornea functions as a "clear window" on the front of the eye. A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of the cornea. This video discusses how a corneal abrasion occurs, available treatments, and preventive steps you can take.
People with diabetes may develop eye problems such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them. The best approach is good control of your blood sugar levels. You should also have a yearly eye exam.
The cornea is a moist tissue that must remain constantly covered by a thin layer of tears in order to stay healthy. A person with dry eye syndrome doesn't produce enough tears, which causes corneal irritation. The video provides additional information on dry eyes and how the syndrome is treated.
Eye care professionals have similar sounding titles but have specific, separate roles. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians work together cooperatively to provide you with complete vision care. This video explains the differences in the three professionals.