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 17, 2017
We are all aware of the importance eating healthy, regular exercise, annual physicals and twice-yearly dental cleaning, but what about eye exams? There's more to a comprehensive eye exam than just getting an updated glasses or contact lens prescription. A comprehensive eye exam evaluates the function and health of the eyes, and can even detect systemic conditions and disease before symptoms are noticed.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/18/2017 4:48:00 AM
Monday, May 8, 2017
It is finally May, the weather is starting to warm up, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and we Idahoans are excited to be outdoors! May really is a wonderful time of year! It almost feels like a rejuvenating time after a winter that was trying for many and the rain showers (and spring cleaning) of spring.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/9/2017 3:04:00 AM
We've all been there. You wake up in the morning to find that your eyes look a little red, they feel irritated as if there's something in your eye, lights seem a bit brighter than usual, and if you wear contact lenses they aren't as comfortable as usual.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 5/9/2017 2:52:00 AM
Monday, April 17, 2017
Let's face it women and men's bodies behave differently. Each sex is susceptible to array of health concerns and diseases. The same holds true for eye conditions. That is why April is Woman's Eye Health and Safety Month. Prevent Blindness America dedicated the month of April to raise awareness for these conditions and discuss the best way to keep women's eyes healthy.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 4/18/2017 2:12:00 AM
Friday, March 31, 2017
Here in the U.S., we closely associate sunglasses with the fashion industry. After all, sunglasses are one of America's hottest fashion accessories. That popularity is fueled by icons of the sports and entertainment industries.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/31/2017 4:10:00 PM
Friday, March 10, 2017
March is here and with a new month brings on a new preventative health topic, Workplace eye wellness! All over the country companies are encouraging healthy behavior with their work force. More and more companies are supporting health fairs and encouraging their employees to undergo physicals. In certain cases incentives may be offered for healthy living, such as being a non-smoker or having healthy cholesterol levels. Improving work force health is a wonderful initiative, while initiating health incentives it is important to not forget about the eyes.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/10/2017 4:57:00 PM
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