If you're like many people, you only go to the eye doctor when you feel eye strain or that your glasses aren't strong enough to see out of anymore. Less than half of the 200 million people who wear glasses or contacts in America see their eye doctor as much as they should. If you need more motivation other than a changing prescription every few years to get you in the eye doctor's office, here are 3 reasons to upgrade your exams to once a year.
Traveling for a job means long stretches on the road and long nights sleeping on hotel beds. Something always goes missing, especially if you are moving from hotel to hotel. As frustrating as that experience is, keeping your health needs met while away from home can be more difficult:
If you are due for a regular doctor's visit, make sure to go before you leave on your trip. You do not want to miss routine tests and procedures, but you also need to have your regular prescriptions refilled.
Dry eyes may sound like no big deal, but if you are constantly dealing with the burning, itching, and discomfort caused by lack of moisture, it can get to be a really frustrating problem. There are a lot of known reasons why you could be dealing with excessively dry eyes, but if you have done everything that you know to do, there could be hidden influences in your daily life that are causing the problem.
Photophobia is a condition where your eyes are intolerant to light. It is easy for some people to determine whether or not they have this condition because they find that they squint or close their eyes quite a bit when they are exposed to light, or that they experience a great deal of discomfort in their optical area whenever they are near excessively bright lights. However, there are other, more obscure symptoms of photophobia that you may be dealing with.
Contact lenses can cause a wide variety of complications. Wearing your contact lenses for too long can cause ptosis, a condition that makes your eyelids droop. Here's what you need to know about this condition.
How do contact lenses cause ptosis?
A network of muscles and tendons are responsible for holding your upper eyelid in place. Repetitively pulling on your eyelid to insert or remove your contact lenses can stretch out these muscles and tendons, which eventually leads to ptosis.