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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
When considering LASIK, it is important to compare the differences in treatment options. For instance, conventional LASIK (also referred to as traditional LASIK) versus custom LASIK is an important consideration. One choice will provide you with the latest technology in laser eye surgery while the other will provide technology that is decades old. Being informed can help you get the most out of your LASIK procedure.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/18/2016 9:45:00 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
There are several different images and scans that can be used by your eye doctor to evaluate your eye health or function. With so many types of imaging available, it can be difficult to understand what type of imaging needs to be done and why. Whether you are familiar with the term 'digital retinal photograph', 'Optos' or 'screening retinal photo', it is important to know when and why you should have a picture taken of the back of your eye at the time of your eye exam.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/11/2016 11:11:00 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2016
So, how can you better use Google to find the best eye doctor for you? It is important to take a few minutes to consider what it is, specifically, that you are looking for. Are you looking for a comprehensive, primary care eye doctor? Pediatric eye doctor? An eye doctor who fits specialty contact lenses? Dry eye treatment? Treatment
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/5/2016 10:13:00 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016
April just wrapped up and it is important to note that April was Autism Awareness Month. While there is a month devoted to promoting autism awareness, inclusion, and self determination to improve these individuals' quality of life - these goals should be recognized every other day of the year as well. For any family who has a member with Autism Spectrum Disorder, they know that several potential challenges face their loved one. But many people do not give much thought to the visual challenges that are prevalent with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/1/2016 1:27:00 PM
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