Macular degeneration or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition which usually happens to people in their 50’s and 60’s. Age-related macular degeneration causes deterioration of the central area of the retina of the eyes.
Optometrists are receiving complaints from growing numbers of patients concerned with about digital eye strain. Symptoms include dry eyes, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and insomnia.
At some point, you may have heard the terms “dominant eye” or “ocular dominance,” but what exactly do they mean, and how can you determine your dominant eye? A dominant eye doesn’t mean better vision but rather guiding the other better because of preference.
When life gets blurry, adjust your vision. Have you found yourself wondering why your vision is blurred or distorted? Do you also get eyestrain or headaches with this unfocused vision?
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. It’s a common cause of sore red eyelids or crusty eyelashes.
Itchy eyes, watery discharge or pinkness in the eyes? You might just have conjunctivitis or, as it’s colloquially known, ‘pink-eye’. But, don’t fret.
When you start wearing a new pair of prescription glasses, you may experience discomfort in the beginning as your eyes adjust. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! For some people it may take a few hours, for others up to a week.
When visiting your optician or optometrist for an eye prescription, you may find yourself immersed in a new and unfamiliar world. While your eye doctor will walk you through it and try to explain as much as possible, you may find that you need particular answers about certain eye-related questions that you may find yourself encountering.
When your eye twitches, it means that your eyelid muscles are having involuntary spasms. In other words, it feels like your eyeballs are “jumping”. This may range from barely noticing anything to feeling a slight tug on your eyelid.
What determines eye color? It’s a genetic trait, of course, just like our hair and skin. In fact, it’s the same chemical which affects the color of all three: melanin. The more melanin-producing cells (or melanocytes) you have, the darker your hair, skin and eyes are likely to be. But beyond that, the science of eye colour is rather complicated.