Symptoms That Should Make You Consider Visiting an Optometrist

16 May 2017
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When it comes to eyeglasses, some people would rather choose to wear them as accessories rather than have to wear them due to impaired vision. As a result, you will find that these individuals will put off setting an appointment to check the status of their vision, as they believe that it is fine just as it is. In reality, not receiving prompt treatment for visual impairment will only result in the underlying problem becoming exacerbated. Read More 

2 Eye Problems Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis

23 November 2016
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As rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, it can trigger an inflammatory reaction in other parts of the body aside from the joints. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you're at an increased risk of developing the following two eye problems: Cataracts Damage to the protein cells in the lens of your eye can cause them to cluster together and create an opaque coating that impedes your vision by preventing light reaching the retina. Read More 

Hay Fever Sufferers Who Wear Contacts Should Follow These Tips

21 June 2016
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People who suffer from hay fever can have a really bad time at the start of each summer, and they need to be especially careful if they wear contact lenses. If you often find yourself itching your eyes and blowing your nose when the flowers are coming out each year, make sure you follow the tips below. Avoid Wearing Your Lenses When the Pollen Count is High One of the dangers that comes along with wearing your contact lenses when you have hay fever is that you'll risk getting a particle of pollen stuck beneath a lens. Read More 

Working with Your Optometrist to Combat Hayfever

22 April 2016
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From the itching eyes to the uncontrollable sneezing, hay fever has the power to turn a perfectly pleasant summer into an allergen nightmare. While many associate hay fever with immunology alone, it's also of great interest to optometrists. In many cases, mast cells in the eyes release lots of histamines, causing irritating itching sensations. Fortunately, there are ways patients and their optometrists can work together to resolve the issue. Understand allergens and when they're likely to trigger itching Read More 

Dry Eyes During Menopause: Tips For Making Contact Lens Wearing More Comfortable

30 December 2015
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There is a whole host of symptoms that are widely associated with menopause. From hot flushes to mood swings, this change in a woman's life can be a bit of a wild ride. However, some women also experience dry eyes during menopause that makes wearing your contact lenses irritable and annoying. If you want to be able to continue wearing your contact lenses each day without irritation, try putting some of these dry eye tips to the test. Read More