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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Are parents overlooking the need to have their child cared for by a pediatric eye doctor? This is more common than you may think. Parents typically choose to have a pediatrician as their child's primary care physician, feeling more comfortable with a pediatric specialist overseeing their child's medical care. These same parents often opt to use a pediatric dentist, preferring to use a dentist specifically trained in pediatric dentistry and accustomed to working with children. Yet these same parents think nothing of taking their child to a general care eye doctor or a big box store for an eye exam. In this blog, we
Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/23/2017 8:47:00 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
February is macular degeneration and low vision awareness month. There seems to be a misconception of the terms low vision/blindness. Low vision/blindness is more than not being able to see anything. It can include decreased visual acuity, decreased peripheral vision (tunnel vision), partial vision, or even blind spots in the vision that cannot be corrected with refractive aids (glasses or contacts), surgery, or medication. Some people think that because they can't see without their glasses that they are blind; however, in literal terms, because they can see with their glasses they are not blind.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/14/2017 8:10:00 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
As anyone who has had LASIK knows, proper preparation affects the results you'll experience. Oddly enough, an important and often times overlooked consideration is the laser itself. The laser affects the outcome, which is your vision following the LASIK procedure. Let's take a look at several of the lasers commonly used by LASIK surgeons across the United States and the technologies available with each laser.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/7/2017 9:14:00 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Well, it is official, 2016 is over and it is time to turn over a new leaf in 2017. 2016 seemed to take the world by storm with unexpected loss, under dog victories (Chicago Cubs), and quickly advancing technologies. The times they are a changin'. Most people seem to be busier than ever and more stressed, which we all know is terrible for our health! Maybe 2017 should be dedicated to taking a step back to put our health first and strive for preventative care.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 1/17/2017 7:21:00 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2017
It's that time of the year again. A time when many of us reflect upon last year, and make New Year's resolutions for the upcoming year. Often times New Year's resolutions revolve around making changes that will lead to a happier, healthier upcoming year. One easy resolution for a healthier you, have a comprehensive, eye exam with one of our eye doctors.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 1/12/2017 3:37:00 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2016
As optometrists we know that everyone hates being dilated and it seems like a huge inconvenience to have dilated pupils for about 4 hours. However, we don't just do it to torture you (that's what the air puff is for...just kidding) or make it impossible to see your smart phone. Dilation is an important tool that allows us to evaluate the health of the inside of the eye. Without dilation a practitioner is only able to view about 15% of the inside of the eye. Yes, there are some technologies that are marketed saying it replaces dilation with just a photo of the inside of the eye. Does this technology replace dilation? No. The Optos, while impressive, actually distorts the
Posted by Artisan Optics at 12/8/2016 11:52:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Iritis is the inflammation of the iris, the colored part of the eye. Iritis affects people of all ages. The condition can be acute or chronic. Acute iritis happens suddenly (sudden onset) and typical symptoms include a painful, red eye with light sensitivity. Chronic iritis can last several weeks, months or even years. Individuals with chronic iritis are at higher risk for developing visual impairments such as scarring or vision loss.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 11/23/2016 3:39:00 AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
They are said to be windows to the soul, and one of the first things we notice about someone. Eyes...with eye color that is as unique as fingerprints. Two people can have brown eyes, yet they won't be identical. There will be variations of color; determined by genetics and unique to each of us.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 11/15/2016 8:11:00 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of impaired central vision. Macular degeneration is most commonly associated with the natural aging process. Over time, the retinal tissues break down and thin. This deterioration causes a loss of function of the macula. Occasionally, macular degeneration is caused by underlying medical conditions, injury, infection, or inflammation.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 11/8/2016 3:23:00 PM
Monday, October 24, 2016
Diabetes is a major health concern that is taking over the United States. Despite the major advancements in research and public awareness the number of Americans being diagnosed is staggering. According to the American Diabetes Association 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 10/24/2016 4:11:00 PM