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, August 31, 2016
The Affordable Care Act brought about changes in health care coverage beginning in 2010; and on January 1, 2014 even more changes rolled out across America. Those changes included pediatric vision care, with requirements to include access to an annual, dilated eye exam and glasses or contact lenses for all children under the age of 19.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 8/31/2016 10:04:00 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2016
In the early days of LASIK there was a higher incidence of night vision problems (also referred to as night vision disturbances), especially among patients with larger pupils. This led many people to expect night glare and halos following LASIK. Fortunately, technology has improved and there are not ways to eliminate night disturbances rather than cause them.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 8/12/2016 12:34:00 AM
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Can you believe it is already time to start thinking about back to school? Time to get new school supplies, school clothes, and get those eyes checked! 1 in 4 children has a vision condition significant enough to impact learning. So before you send your child to school, make sure they are visually ready to learn.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 8/7/2016 9:47:00 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The changing demographics in the United States is effecting all areas of healthcare, including LASIK. People are living longer. They are healthier and more active than previous generations. The numbers of both plastic surgery and LASIK procedures are on the increase, and especially popular among people over 50.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 8/4/2016 12:31:00 AM
Monday, July 25, 2016
The eyes are pretty remarkable and complex, essentially they take light signals and turn them into images that we process. The visual pathway is integrated within 40% of our brain. The eyes develop from three different embryonic tissue. While a vast majority of anatomical development occurs in-utero the eyes continue to develop after birth.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 7/25/2016 3:50:00 PM
Thursday, July 14, 2016
When we think about reducing or eliminating our need for glasses or contact lenses, the first thing that comes to mind for most of us is LASIK (laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis) followed by PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Even though LASIK is the term that is more widely used among consumers, PRK was the first form of laser vision correction to gain widespread use and is the predecessor to LASIK.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 7/14/2016 3:51:00 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Children's vision care is a critical part of their preventative health care routine. Many parents are shocked to find out just how young eye exams should start. But when you think about it, children use their vision to explore their environment and to learn. So if you missed the first eye exam at 9 months old, let us talk about your child's second eye exam.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 7/6/2016 4:41:00 PM
Thursday, June 30, 2016
It's almost that time of year again, our nation's birthday, the 4th of July! What a great time of year! It's summer time so people are out being active, floating the river, having barbecues, watching parades, riding their bikes, and enjoying fireworks. Fireworks are a unique blend of danger, beauty and excitement. Fortunately and unfortunately, your eyes can be on the receiving end of both the beauty and the danger.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 6/30/2016 6:46:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
There is a phantom in the world of eye-care. It presents itself in a variety of ways and can appear at any time. Making it even more elusive – the symptoms are not always obvious. The phantom's name you ask? Dry Eye. So put down those artificial tears that aren't working all that well and learn about dry eye.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 6/29/2016 6:29:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Threshold visual fields are a unique test that gives insight to the neurologic function of the eye and brain . A visual field can help detect abnormalities within the eye, within the optic nerve, at the optic chiasm (where the optic nerves cross), and lesions after the chiasm. Threshold visual fields can also help narrow down the location of a brain lesion.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 6/28/2016 4:30:00 PM