The eye is a truly remarkable organ. Here are twelve fun facts about the eyes that you may not be aware of. Size and weight — Eyes are about 1 inch in diameter and weigh about a quarter of an ounce. Colors — The human eye can differentiate about 10 million different colors. Complex —… Continue Reading »
Eye Care Terms: What do These Words Really Mean?
There is often confusion about certain words and phrases you may hear at the eye doctor’s office. For example, you may have been told you have “refractive error.” In this post, we’re going to offer an explanation for many common eye care terms you often hear during a comprehensive eye exam in simple, plain English…. Continue Reading »
Optician vs. Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Who’s Who in Eye Care?
Many people are confused about the training and qualifications of the people they entrust their eye care to. This article sheds some light on the differences between an Optician, an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist. What Does an Optician Do? If you have a prescription for eyeglasses you will want to visit your Optician. These technicians… Continue Reading »
Eye Myths: 5 Beliefs About Your Vision that are Dead-Wrong
There are many myths surrounding our vision and eyesight. Most of these have been repeated so often that everyone just assumes they are facts. But they’d be wrong. This post delves into some of the most common eye myths. 4 Common Eye Myths Activities that ruin your eyes Has anyone ever told you that reading… Continue Reading »
7 Facts About Hereditary Eye Diseases You Should Know
Genetic factors are responsible for many eye diseases and conditions. There are more than 350 hereditary eye diseases, including color blindness, corneal dystrophies, night blindness, and glaucoma (to name just a handful). Your family history and genetics play a role in determining which eye disorders you may be more susceptible to developing over time. Therefore,… Continue Reading »
Color Blindness: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Color Blindness is a condition where a person has diminished ability to see differences in colors. Another term for Color Blindness is a color vision problem. 99% of people with this disorder have red/green color blindness. The balance of cases consists of blue/yellow color blindness and complete absence of color vision, which is quite rare…. Continue Reading »