8 Tips to Have Good Contact Lens Hygiene
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Optical Shop on June 2, 2023
Wearing contacts is much easier than wearing glasses, yet greater responsibility comes with that convenience. Practicing good contact lens hygiene is essential to maintaining eye health. Poor hygiene can introduce bacteria into the eye that can lead to infection and sometimes even damage your vision. Keep reading to learn eight tips for having good contact… Read More
How Fast Do You Lose Vision from Glaucoma?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Glaucoma on May 16, 2023
Vision loss from glaucoma can happen gradually over time, causing minimal symptoms, or it can develop rapidly and endanger your vision. In either case, regularly scheduled comprehensive eye exams can detect glaucoma early, and preventive measures can preserve your sight. Various forms of glaucoma damage the optic nerve, which carries visual information from the eye… Read More
Dry Eye Relief: Are Warm Compresses Worth It?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Dry Eyes on May 1, 2023
If you suffer from dry eye, you likely experience constant discomfort, from itching to a gritty feeling, as well as blurry vision or burning. When you’re seeking relief from these symptoms, you’ll try anything to lessen the effects. There are many ways you can help improve your dry eye symptoms. Keep reading to learn if… Read More
Are Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye Syndrome the Same Thing?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Dry Eyes on April 21, 2023
Ocular surface conditions can cause a range of issues, including irritation and blurry vision. Two common eye conditions that affect the surface of the eye are meibomian gland dysfunction, also called MGD, and dry eye syndrome. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye Syndrome are not the same, but they are closely related. Keep reading to… Read More
8 Reasons to Consider LASIK If You Are in Your Twenties
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in LASIK on April 4, 2023
Your life after LASIK surgery will give you greater visual freedom and allow you to reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts. By choosing LASIK in your twenties, you’ll have decades of improved vision and all the benefits that LASIK brings. Keep reading to learn eight reasons to consider LASIK in your twenties! 1. Every… Read More
If I Have LASIK, Will I Still Need Cataract Surgery?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Cataracts, LASIK on March 16, 2023
LASIK can correct your natural refractive error, but it will not prevent you from developing other eye conditions that can affect your vision, such as cataracts. Since cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, everyone will eventually develop them. However, LASIK can greatly reduce your need for glasses and provide you with greater… Read More
Can Adults Develop Strabismus?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in General Eye Health on March 3, 2023
While strabismus is more commonly diagnosed in children, adults can experience this eye condition as well. You may not realize you have strabismus until you start seeing double lines of text on your phone, tablet, or computer. You may see two sets of headlights when you’re driving at night, or others may recognize that one… Read More
Is Refractive Lens Exchange Similar to LASIK?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in LASIK on February 16, 2023
If you are exploring your options for permanent vision correction, refractive lens exchange (RLE) is an excellent choice to allow you greater visual freedom. While both LASIK and RLE can correct refractive errors, there are many differences in how the two procedures improve vision. Keep reading to learn if refractive lens exchange is similar to… Read More
Is Glaucoma Hereditary?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Glaucoma on February 6, 2023
If you have family members who’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, you may be wondering if it’s hereditary or if you may be at risk for developing it, too. It’s important to understand glaucoma so you can recognize any possible symptoms, take precautions and stay on top of your eye health. Glaucoma is the second leading… Read More
How Often Should I Schedule Appointments to See My Eye Doctor?
Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in Children, Eye Exams, General Eye Health on January 20, 2023
Regularly scheduled appointments with your eye doctor are the most effective way to detect vision problems and eye conditions early. Early diagnosis of eye disorders means early intervention and the best chance of treatment success. You may wonder how often you should schedule these appointments. The answer depends on the individual, their age, genetic factors,… Read More