Written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!
Common Health Problems Eye Exams Can Detect
October 7, 2021
More than four million Americans aged 40 or older have low vision or are legally blind. Having regular eye exams can detect eye conditions before permanent vision loss occurs.
Do I Really Need Prism Glasses?
July 31, 2021
Eye doctors usually recommend prism glasses to patients who struggle with double vision, blurred vision, headaches, or other symptoms caused by slight eye misalignment. Prism correction helps correct eye alignment so that you only see one clear image. The prism added to your glasses bends light before it reaches your eye. The light is then redirected to the proper place on the retina of each eye. In effect, your brain fuses the two images to create one clear image.
Importance of Back-to-School Eye Exams
July 31, 2021
When it is time for children to head back to school, the to-do list for parents is usually long. They need to meet teachers, refresh their children’s wardrobes, resume bedtimes, and purchase school supplies. Also, a physical or wellness exam could be on most parents’ lists. Additionally, you should not skip the eye exam.
Benefits of Being an Independent Practice
July 15, 2021
Three years ago, we made the decision to become a truly Independent Practice by ending our contract with discount vision plans and providing eyecare services as an out-of-network provider. While this decision was very difficult, the benefits have proven to be monumentally worthwhile. Now that we are truly independent, we can fully deliver on our promises. Now we have more time to care.
How Can UV Rays Affect Your Eyes?
June 30, 2021
Ultraviolet (UV) rays, whether natural or artificial, can damage your eyes. Many are aware of the connection between UV exposure and skin cancer, but fewer are aware of the link between UV rays and eye injury.
What Are Neurolenses and How Can They Help Me?
June 28, 2021
Neurolens is the name given to a unique visual treatment, designed to counteract the symptoms caused by visual misalignment. These prescription lenses are the only type to contain large amounts of contoured microprism.
What Are Signs and Symptoms of Eye Misalignment?
May 31, 2021
In an ideal world, our eyes – which are two separate entities – will work in perfect synchronization. However, the reality is that many people find that their eyes don’t cooperate as well as they could. There are a variety of reasons why this might happen, from eye injuries or disease to brain or problems at birth. Oftentimes, when the eyes don’t work together perfectly it’s because they are misaligned.
Digital Vision Syndrome: A Growing Public Health Concern
April 30, 2021
How much time do you spend each day using digital devices? While digital device use was already experiencing a considerable uptick even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the nature of the health crisis forced many people to work and learn from home. As a result, we’ve relied heavily on computers, cell phones, tablets, and other technology more than ever during the last year.
May is Healthy Vision Month: Why Eye Health is a Form of Self-Care
April 30, 2021
We only have one life so it’s important to take care of our physical and mental health so that we can live it to the fullest. Nevertheless, when every day seems busy and you have other people to look after too, it can be easy to let your own self-care slip down your list of priorities. One area of our wellbeing that often gets overlooked is our eye health.
Glaucoma: Early Diagnosis & Treatment
March 31, 2021
Glaucoma isn’t actually a single disease, but the name given to a group of conditions, all of which result in increased pressure within the eye. This excess pressure causes damage to the optic nerve, which leads to progressive vision loss, starting with peripheral vision. This damage will continue to get worse until treatment to lower the pressure within the eyes is effective. Unfortunately, any vision that is lost due to glaucoma is permanent and cannot be reversed.