What is Digital Eyestrain? Written by: Sean Smolenyak, O.D. Digital eyestrain refers to a group of vision and eye related problems that can result from extended time spent on digital devices. Also called computer vision syndrome, patients can experience issues when looking at computers, tablets, and cell phones. Looking at screens, regardless of type, has […]
Does Cataract Surgery Correct Vision?
Cataracts are a natural part of aging and people may have some cataract development at 40. Cataracts usually develop gradually over time, and you may not notice any changes to your vision in the early stages. With no initial symptoms, it’s essential to have regular eye exams to check for eye conditions such as cataracts. […]
How Long Between Cataract Surgery On Each Eye?
Typically, cataracts aren’t something a person has to worry about until later in life. But there are times when your eye doctor may see signs of their development earlier in life during a routine eye examination. The thing about cataracts is that once one eye gets one, chances are high that the other will also […]
What is Allergic Conjunctivitis?
What is Allergic Conjunctivitis? By: Dr. Sean W. Smolenyak, Albemarle Eye Center The conjunctiva is the covering over the eye and along the inside lining of the eyelids. There are many things that can affect the health or status of the conjunctiva with allergies being one of the most common. Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammatory […]
What Is the First Sign Of Cataracts?
Spotting Cataracts Your eye doctor can detect changes to your eyes during routine eye exams. They’ll also check your overall eye health and monitor for vision problems. Often, the first signs of eye conditions are only visible in microscopic images or discovered using advanced diagnostic technology. Cataracts can be seen by the naked eye in […]
What is Presbyopia?
What is Presbyopia? The gradual loss of your eyes ability to focus on near objects is called presbyopia (pronounced prez-by-opia). It typically occurs as a person enters their 40’s making it one of the most common aging conditions of the eye. For some it is very annoying and can negatively impact their daily activities. The […]
Understanding Age-related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. The disease affects the macula at the back of the eye, which is the part of the retina that lets people see fine detail, facial features, or words on a page. AMD is not painful and how quickly the disease […]
What Are the Different Types of Cataracts?
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness globally. Although cataracts may sound like a problem that only affects older people—the majority are over 50 years—it can affect all ages. Cataracts can develop over time and gradually worsen. It’s a disease that causes cloudy vision, where objects become blurry, and activities […]
What Eye Drops Are Best After Cataract Surgery?
Eye Drops for Cataract Surgery After any eye surgery, patients can expect various instructions to help promote healing. Of course, rest is the most common recommendation after surgery. But eye drops are also essential in post-operative care, whether you’re a candidate for traditional or LenSx laser cataract surgery. Cataract surgery patients receive eye drops immediately […]
Post-Op Care for Cataract Surgery: Your Guide
Cataracts are a slow-developing form of eye disease that can affect your daily life in the later stages. Early diagnosis at an eye exam can help manage the condition and have you seeing clearly once again. But what does post-op cataract surgery care look like? Let’s look at what a cataract is, how it develops, […]