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Importance of UV Protection

It is vital to protect yourself from UV rays. You should invest in UV blocks, SPF sunscreen, shade, or any other UV blocking gear. What is UV, and what you need to know about it? The primary source of harmful UV light is the sun. The sun emits a range of waves, including ultraviolet rays, otherwise known as UV rays. 


Diagnosing and Care for Diabetic Eye Diseases

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you may develop some changes to your eye or vision health. Sadly, many diabetic patients can lose a part or all of their sight because of this long-lasting disease. Are you wondering how diabetic eye diseases are diagnosed and managed? Read on to find out what eye conditions you may be at risk of if you have diabetes:


Signs and Treating Keratoconus

A normal cornea, the outer covering of your eye, is dome-shaped. The corneal tissue may become weak and fail to hold its round shape. It causes the eye to bulge outward and take the form of a cone. This condition is called keratoconus. It occurs in one or both eyes.


Diagnosing and Treating Macular Degeneration

Eye doctors diagnose macular degeneration during a comprehensive eye examination. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can make a precise diagnosis through a combination of clinical examination and specific tests.


Candidates for Scleral Lenses

According to the American Academy of Optometry, many people resort to wearing scleral lenses for the comfort and stability that these lenses offer. They are gas-permeable (GP) contact lenses with a larger diameter. These lenses are also comfortable, easy-to-handle, and durable. They can provide you with sharper vision with a reduced risk for complications. If you are thinking of getting scleral lenses, here is what you should know about who a good candidate for scleral lenses is.


Benefits of Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is one of the most popular and well-known types of esthetic treatment. Chemical peels are known for specifically targeting the skin on the face and neck with the aim of removing all dead, damaged, and discolored skin cells and encouraging the production of fresh, new, and more youthful-looking skin with their combination of tried and tested ingredients. However, more recently an increasing number of cosmetic and esthetic clinics are now also utilizing the chemical peel process on the backs of the hands and wrists to produce an anti-aging effect here too. 


Importance of Routine Eye Exams

If you have chronic conditions such as diabetes, you should have eye tests every year. Even if you have no underlying conditions, eye tests are important. Here are insights into why you should take routine eye exams seriously.


Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

A cataract is a common vision problem that is mostly related to aging. It refers to the clouding of the eyes’ lenses, affecting vision. Cataracts generally progress slowly and present cloudy, discolored lenses, blurred vision, double vision, and light sensitivity as symptoms.


Candidates for Corneal Refractive Therapy

Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) or orthokeratology is a non-invasive procedure that helps align your vision as you sleep. The procedure employs the use of a gas-permeable contact lens that mildly reshapes your cornea. This procedure is done at night as you sleep which leads to clear vision during the day. A successful procedure guarantees that you will no longer need to wear contact lenses or spectacles during the day.


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