Optic nerves connect the eye to the brain and carry impulses from the retina. These impulses are interpreted by the brain, allowing us to perceive the world around us. Glaucoma, however, is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve. This occurs when fluid accumulates and increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
In a recent study, over 100 million people in the country deal with diabetes or prediabetes. However, most of them are not even aware of the overall consequences of this health problem for their eyesight. We recommend visiting your local optometrist or eye doctor as this is necessary to detect any existing diabetic eye problems.
Ophthalmologists, optometrists and certified opticians all work hard to keep their patients’ eyes healthy, but the patient has a responsibility to maintain their visual health, as well. You can keep your eyes healthy by wearing sunglasses to protect them, taking regular eye exams, having frequent breaks when working at a computer screen and by eating […]
Proper vision is the result of a collaboration between your eyes’ muscles and your brain. When these two fail to work together, eye alignment problems, such as strabismus, may occur. Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is a condition in which both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. If left untreated, […]
Eye exams are important because they allow a professional to detect vision problems and eye diseases. Unlike vision screenings, eye exams are performed by an optometrist and the exam evaluates both visual acuity and the health of your eyes. Vision Care Associates will answer one of the most common questions we’ve received about eye exams. […]