Protecting your eyes from ultraviolet damage caused by sun exposure is an important part of preventing eye problems later in life. Cumulative exposure to the sun’s UV rays is a common cause of cataracts and other eye diseases.
Glaucoma is a condition in which a build-up of pressure inside the eye, referred to as “intraocular pressure,” causes damage to the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. Prolonged damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure can lead to irreversible vision loss or blindness.
Today in the US, primary open-angle glaucoma (the most common type) affects an estimated 2.2 million people. An aging population will raise that number by more than a million by 2020
There are two main types of Glaucoma:
Wearing contact lenses and glasses can sometimes feel inconvenient, and it’s for that reason many people choose to improve their vision permanently with laser vision correction techniques, such as LASIK. But before someone can receive LASIK, a patient needs to meet a set of criteria—this is important for the LASIK procedure to be successful. For example, if a patient is over the age of 40, he/she is less likely to be a good candidate for LASIK. Thankfully, there are other effective options for a patient to choose from when it comes to corrective surgery.
Selecting the lenses that best fit your needs can be just as important as the style and fit of the frames. Different types of lenses each have their pros and cons, and at Nationwide Vision, we can help determine what’s right for you.
Types of Lenses
Glass lenses function well, but tend to be heavy and can break easily, potentially resulting in serious injury to the eye. Glass lenses are no longer widely used for eyeglasses.
If your eyes are red and feel dry and irritated on a regular basis, it may be due to dry eyes, formally known as keratitis sicca. At NationWide Vision we help patients become well informed about their eyes issues and treatment options, and dry eyes are among the most common issues our patients deal with.
When shopping for new eyeglass frames, looking sharp can be just as important as sharp vision. But you might not know that finding the perfect frames depends primarily on the shape of your face. Knowing what styles best suite your features before you walk through the door can save you a lot of time in the optical shop.
Here are a couple of tips to consider when shopping for frames:
From phones to TV’s, viewing screens are all around us, and it’s always tempting to turn our attention towards them. The downfall is that looking at any digital screen for prolonged hours can negatively impact your vision, especially when spending long hours on the computer.
For nearly 30 years, Nationwide Vision has made it a priority to help our patients find eyeglasses that improve their lives by helping to correct their vision, but in recent years, glasses have become so much more than that.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a laser eye surgery to correct the following common vision problems:
Cataracts—a clouding of the lens of your eye—are the most common source of vision problems that people suffer from. Most things in life require good vision—driving, running errands, operating machinery, working, etc.—so impaired vision can be extremely limiting to your quality of life. The first step to treating cataracts is by prescribing a stronger glass prescription, but overtime cataracts will still progress, making it harder to see. The permanent solution available to patients is cataracts surgery.