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How many people in your household wear glasses or contact lenses? When there are multiple people in one household that wear corrective lenses, it can be hard to keep up with the expense of having regular exams and updated prescriptions filled. What can you do to stay on top of the important exams without breaking the bank? This blog is all about affordable eye care options. You will learn tips that can help to ensure that everyone in your home can see clearly and maintains their healthy eyes. Hopefully, the things that I have tried with my family will help you with yours.

Three Reasons Your Child May Need Prescription Lenses

Although there are many possible eye conditions your child could develop that would require some form of treatment and remediation, there are only a few common causes of the need for glasses. The following are a few reasons to consider corrective lenses for our child. 1. Myopia Also known as nearsightedness, this condition can develop during childhood and is more likely if the child in question has nearsighted parents. However, it's not a certainty, and you can lessen your child's chances of developing myopia by encouraging outdoor play and enforcing frequent " Read More 

Having Cataract Surgery? 5 Things To Expect After Your Procedure

The surgical procedures used to treat cataracts are pretty straight forward and are performed on an outpatient basis. There are two main types of cataract surgery: phacoemusification and extracapsular cataract extraction. The first and most common procedure uses ultrasound waves to break up the cataract. The second is slightly more invasive and involves physically cutting out and removing the cataract with surgical tools.  If you're getting ready to have cataract surgery, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the recovery process. Read More 

How Cataracts Develop And Which Surgeries Can Best Deal With Them

There is no one treatment out there that can deal with every kind of cataract. Understanding how cataracts develop, and the different surgeries available, can help you make a more informed decision about how to deal with your own cataract. How a Cataract Develops You have proteins in your eye's lens. The formation of these proteins allow light to come through to your retina. A cataract develops when those proteins clump together and block light. Read More 

4 Tips For Maintaining Healthy Vision

To keep your eyes healthy, you should be seeing an optometrist at least once every two years. These routine exams will allow your optometrist to catch and correct vision problems. There are also some things you can do every day to keep your eyes healthy. Here are four things you can do right now to protect your eyes. Eat a Rainbow Your eyes need lots of healthy foods to keep them healthy. Read More 

Do You Have Cataracts And If So, Who Exactly Treats Them?

If you suspect you have cataracts, you may be confused about the individual roles of your optometrist and ophthalmologist. While both play an important part in eliminating your vision problem and restoring your eyesight, your ophthalmologist will perform the surgery while your optometrist will aid in diagnosis and follow-up care. You need both professionals to keep your eyes healthy and seeing clearly. Take a look at what your diagnosis entails and what treatments are available: Read More