Written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!
Who is a Good Candidate for Ortho K?
January 31, 2021
Orthokeratology, or Ortho K for short, has changed the way in which eye doctors’ approach and treat refractive eye conditions. No longer are patients restricted to glasses or contact lenses or the permanence and expense of laser vision correction. Ortho K makes it possible to correct patient vision simply using specialty contact lenses.
How Blue Light Glasses Help with Digital Eye Strain
January 30, 2021
Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is a collection of eye and vision-related problems that arise as a result of prolonged use of digital screens. This includes computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and e-readers.
What Are Different Types of Specialty Contact Lenses?
December 31, 2020
Specialty contact lenses have increased the level of eye care available, with specialty contact lenses targeting and treating specific eye conditions. By wearing the right type of contacts, issues, such as astigmatism, can be corrected. If you want to learn about the different variations of specialty lenses, here’s what you should know.
Can You Use Your Flexible Spending Account for Contact Lenses?
November 30, 2020
Contact lenses are a very popular solution for patients with refractive eye errors. Many people dislike the way that glasses make them look or feel, or become frustrated trying to remember to where they left them, take them with them or not being able to do certain activities while wearing them. Instead, contact lenses offer the wearer greater versatility in their day to day lives.
What is iLux® Treatment?
November 30, 2020
iLux® treatment is an innovative, new, in-office treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction that helps patients overcome many of Dry Eye symptoms and enjoy improved quality of life. Here’s what you need to know about meibomian gland dysfunction and how iLux® treatment can help.
What are the Pros and Cons of Contacts vs Glasses?
October 31, 2020
So, you need prescription eyewear to enable you to see clearly, stay safe and live life to the fullest. As you probably know, most prescriptions are available both as glasses and contact lenses. But with both options being very different, how do you know which is right for you? You might be surprised to learn that many people struggle to make this choice.
How do Environmental Factors Affect Dry Eyes?
September 30, 2020
Dry eye disease is one of the most common eye afflictions in the world, and research has found that the number of people who experience the condition is steadily rising.
Tips for Digital Eye Strain Relief
September 30, 2020
Digital eye strain is the term used to describe a range of eye and vision related problems that occur as a result of prolonged use of digital devices. You may also hear of it referred to as computer vision syndrome.
Best Treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome
August 31, 2020
Unsurprisingly, dry eye syndrome is most often characterized by its title symptom – dry eyes. However, without treatment, dry eye syndrome can be debilitating and cause the patient to experience a range of unpleasant effects including itchiness, irritated eyes, redness, soreness, blurred vision, eye fatigue and more.
August is National Eye Exam Month: The Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams
August 20, 2020
Did you know that August is National Eye Exam Month? For many people, eye exams are an appointment that becomes a low priority in a very busy schedule. However, since our vision is the sense that the majority of us rely on the most, making sure that we have regular eye exams is crucial to preserve our eyesight long term. Many eye diseases and conditions can be prevented or at least treated early so that they have a minimal impact on our vision. However, it’s not just adults that can benefit from regular eye exams. Our children are just as reliant on their sight, and since many eye problems are progressive, the earlier they are detected, the less likely they are to have a detrimental effect on your child’s long-term vision.