Eyecare is a broad and diverse part of your healthcare routine. The Eyecare Corner is a place to learn about your eyes, your vision and what you should be doing to take care of your most important sense. From preventative care to unusual conditions or symptoms, this blog discusses it all.
Friday, April 29, 2016
In Choosing The Best Eye Doctor: Part 1, we discussed the two types of doctors who provide eye care – optometrists and ophthalmologists. Within both optometry and ophthalmology there are primary care providers and those who specialize within a certain aspect of eye care. Beyond that, certain doctor enjoy seeing certain types of patients. Different people have different visual needs and those visual needs should influence who you see for your eye care.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/29/2016 4:31:00 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2016
LASIK is an out-patient procedure to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. One of the most common questions we are asked by our LASIK patients is 'how long is the recovery?' Well the short answer is 'it depends' but in this blog we are going to discuss a few of the factors that influence your recovery and an overall time line of what you can expect.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/14/2016 10:35:00 PM
Monday, April 11, 2016
Choosing a doctor can be hard, and choosing the best eye doctor for yourself or a family member is no exception. It makes it even more complicated that there are different types of eye doctors. Most people know that there are optometrists and there are ophthalmologists, but they are not really sure which one they should see. Even more confusing, there are different types of optometrists and different types of ophthalmologists that specialize in different areas of vision care. Confused? Well lets start untangling this mess.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/11/2016 3:51:00 PM
Friday, April 8, 2016
Patients should receive individualized care whether it be in the exam room or in the optical picking out a pair of amazing glasses. Optometrists want to know how their patients are doing and what is going on with their eyes or vision so they can address the problem. This can be more difficult when a patient has special needs and limited communication abilities. A Specialized Vision Assessment determines the person's level of visual function and provides recommendations for the entire care team.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/8/2016 10:33:00 PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The first laser approved for bladeless LASIK in the United States was the IntraLase laser, which was approved by the FDA in 2001. Today IntraLase LASIK is commonly referred to as iLASIK, with over 14 million procedures performed worldwide, and that number increasing every day. iLASIK differs from other LASIK procedures because the IntraLase laser is used to create the flap rather than a bladed microkeratome. Bladed procedures are no longer considered state-of-the-art in terms of technological advances.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/5/2016 4:54:00 PM
Friday, April 1, 2016
Have you ever been told by a doctor that you are not a candidate for contact lenses? Have you tried contact lenses and experienced nothing but uncomfortable, blurry vision? Well instead of telling you that 'contact lenses won't work', the better answer may have been 'the contact lenses I fit won't work'. We see patients all of the time who fail to see clearly out of their standard contact lenses (or in some cases fail to see out of their glasses) and walk about seeing 20/20 through their new contact lenses.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/1/2016 6:11:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
March is National Cerebral Palsy Month. This month recognizes that cerebral palsy is not a singular condition and that all individuals with cerebral palsy are unique and should not be defined by their disability. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a motor condition that results in a lack of muscular coordination. In fact, CP is the most common motor disorder in the United States and the second most common disability in children.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/23/2016 8:14:00 PM
Friday, March 18, 2016
So you’ve been considering LASIK. Your timing couldn’t be better. Today’s technology is supported by decades of research, advanced engineering, and detailed refinement. The first step, however, is determining if you are a good candidate for a LASIK procedure. The only way to know for sure is to have a LASIK screening at an office that performs LASIK. You eye doctor cannot determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK just by doing your routine eye exam. A LASIK screening is the important first step.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/18/2016 6:46:00 PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Many of us are aware of the benefits of prescription medications, but do not always consider the side effects or know what to expect. Medications affect individuals differently. It is important to report any changes in your health to your prescribing physician, and never abruptly discontinue use of medication without first consulting your physician.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/16/2016 4:56:00 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016
Time for a pop quiz. How much do you know about your kids' vision care? Here are a few questions every parent should know the answers to. 1) When should you child get his or her eyes examined? 2) What conditions can be identified during a pediatric eye exam? 3) Who performs pediatric eye exams? Many parents are surprised to find out the answers to these questions. Check out this blog to find out how you did on the quiz.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/15/2016 5:40:00 AM