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, June 30, 2017
There is a growing body of evidence that the use of computers, tablets and smart phones can adversely affect visual health. Results of current studies report that visual acuity and color vision among computer users decreases with significant statistical value when compared to non-computer users. Vision problems associated with computer use is correlated to age and duration of exposure; while color vision is correlated to age.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 6/30/2017 3:18:00 PM
Monday, June 12, 2017
June is cataract awareness month. Cataracts are one of the eye conditions that many people are aware of but is followed with some misconceptions. This June let us help update you on the newest information regarding cataracts.
Posted by Artisan Optics at 6/13/2017 3:56:00 AM
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