How to Take Care of Your Vision

Millions of Americans require the use of vision specialists and vision services. Eyeglasses used to be severe inconveniences. They were bulky and uncomfortable. They lacked any sort of stylishness and gave people a bookish look.

Like anything else, glasses have evolved. They lost their stigma and are just useful (and sometimes fashionable) accessories.

The truth is that vision services are now more important than ever. With the proliferation of screens and the near constant use by some people, the long term consequences aren’t going to be fully known until the end of this generation. This means that regular trips to check on a person’s vision are very useful.

Vision services are so much more than glasses now. While those are certainly still a big part of it, there are many other options for people who have vision issues and impairments. It’s a good time to have less than perfect vision.

Eye Doctors/Ophthalmologists

The first step in any potential eye treatment is an eye exam. The eye exam is the basis that eye doctors base their opinions on. In the past eye exams involved covering up an eye and reading a letter chart. As technology increased, so did the complexity of an eye exam.

Eye doctors are going to check eyes for a variety of problems. The first ones are all vision related. They want to determine if the person is having issues with seeing in front of them in clarity. Clarity is the most important word. Many people can see without eyeglasses, but lack crisp clarity needed for many precise activities. These doctors will check for short sightedness, far sightedness and other issues.

Eye doctors and ophthalmologists are also very important to many others who have various diseases. People with Diabetes are a good examples. If those with Diabetes have uncontrolled blood sugar, sugar can store in the eyes and do damage to them. An eye exam will allow the doctor to determine if there’s been any damage done to the eye from this disease.

Eye Glasses

Eyeglasses are the first thing that people think of when it comes to vision services. But these aren’t just boring old glasses anymore. Glasses are now designed and created by reputable fashion designers. Their goal is to make everyone who wears glasses comfortable and feel good about how they look.

Glasses have also lost their traditional forms. Contact lenses changed the game when it comes to glasses. Prescription contact lenses allow people to maintain the appearance they want without having to sacrifice their vision.

Lasik

Lasik is the most popular of elective laser eye surgeries that are available today. People often hear laser eye surgery and they wonder how that works. In Lasik, the laser is used in two ways. The first thing is that a tiny laser is used as a scalpel to make a tiny incision on the outside of the cornea. This allows the doctor to then open the flap and reshape the parts of the cornea that are incorrect. This should allow the person to see clearly once it is all healed afterwards. Previous versions of laser eye surgery chose to burn through the outside and reshape directly. Lasik is less invasive to the eye and easier to heal from.

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