17 06, 2016

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Giant papillary conjunctivitis. Sounds scary right? Many contact lens wearers actually suffer from this condition without even knowing it. But don’t fret - giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, is not some incurable, life-threatening disease. It is a type of allergic inflammation of the conjunctiva that is actually easily prevented and treated. Causes of GPC The [...]

3 06, 2016

Dyslexia or Visual Disorder?

Does your child reverse the order of letters they read or find it hard to comprehend what they just looked at? Have you ever been told that your child has dyslexia? It is estimated that over 40 million Americans suffer from dyslexia, which is often diagnosed during childhood. But what if some of these children actually [...]

20 05, 2016

The Power of the Contact Lens Exam

Glasses Prescription vs. Contact Lens Prescription Have you ever wondered why your glasses prescription is different from your contact lens prescription? Or if you’ve never noticed the difference, have you ever thought that you could just use your glasses prescription to get contact lenses? Well, we’re here to let you know that your glasses prescription [...]

10 05, 2016

Keratoconus

What is keratoconus? Keratoconus, which literally means “cone-shaped cornea,” is the most common corneal dystrophy in the US, affecting 1 in every 2,000 people. This noninflammatory, progressive thinning of the cornea causes the front part of the eye to bulge outwards, resulting in a pointed shape like the end of a football. There is no [...]

23 04, 2016

Brock String

There are hundreds of different vision therapy activities, each specifically designed to help a certain ocular condition. One of the most common disorder vision therapy patients have is strabismus, or a misalignment of the eyes, in which both eyes do not line up in the same direction. A very popular tool optometrists use when dealing [...]

21 01, 2016

Orthokeratology and the Myopia Epidemic

The “myopia epidemic.” Yes, you read that right. Myopia (nearsightedness) has become an increasingly prominent issue in the past few decades. It is predicted that one-third of the world’s population, a staggering 2.5 billion people, will be nearsighted by 2020. People with myopia experience elongated growth of the eye, which causes light rays to focus [...]

30 09, 2015

How To Improve Eye Tracking

It is so easy to take our vision for granted, especially when we read. Our eyes move from word to word, each sentence is processed in our brain, allowing us to learn or to become imaginative with every sentence. We do not realize that being able to read smoothly, quickly and accurately requires proper eye [...]