‘Kids may have vision problems parents don’t know about’

•November 4, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Ideally, a consultation with an optometrist is done annually and as early as age 4.

“Children may have grade or color vision problems that parents don’t know about”. “Or they could be cross-eyed or wall-eyed. These conditions must be corrected early because after the age 9, the damage becomes more difficult to treat.”

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‘Kids may have vision problems parents don’t know about’

•November 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Ideally, a consultation with an optometrist is done annually and as early as age 4.

“Children may have grade or color vision problems that parents don’t know about”. “Or they could be cross-eyed or wall-eyed. These conditions must be corrected early because after the age 9, the damage becomes more difficult to treat.”

Full Article Here

Contact Lenses for Someone Who Hasn’t Ever Tried Them?

•October 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Question:
Hi, I just want to wear colored contact lenses. I want to try ‘em out, but I am afraid I have to go through that contact lens training program. I just want to buy it and put it on. Are there different sizes for contact lenses ? Is there something I need to check before buying (to see if it’ll be compatible)

Answer:
First off, you should see an eye doctor BEFORE buying a pair and putting them on your eye, to see if you can even wear them. Next, no reputable eyeglass place will just sell you a pair or set of contact lenses without having a prescription. If you are in the Daly City area, give us a call at Clear Vision Eyecare to make an appointment to see Dr. Koutoulas: 650.757.8286

Can I Wear Any Brand of Contact Lens?

•October 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Question:
My friend has told me that I have to wear the brand that my Dr. prescribed because they measured my eyes and that would be the best fit. But I read somewhere that soft lens conform to the shape of your eye so it doesn’t really matter. It probably just matters the size of your pupil with the contacts. So I’m wondering, can I just wear any brand of contacts as long as they’re my prescription power?

My optometrist has recommended Freshlooks but I don’t really like them. I think they recommend Freshlook to almost everyone. That’s the only pamphlet I see in the office. I’m currently using Acuvue and Expressions colors. I’m asking about whether it’s safe to use any brand I choose against my doctor’s suggestion.

Answer:
You can wear any brand of contact lens…that you have a valid Rx for. call your doc and ask him/her if its okay to switch. They may want to evaluate the new brand on your eyes before he/she writes you a prescription for it, or may just okay a switch if its close in size/shape/material.

Eye Care — What you should know about glaucoma

•October 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. The most common type of glaucoma starts out with no symptoms. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral vision. Eventually, the middle of your vision field may decrease until you are blind.

Glaucoma is just one reason seniors should make regular visits to an eye doctor. Glaucoma is detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, visual field test, dilated eye exam, tonometry, and pachymetry.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

Infants and Eyecare

•October 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

When it comes to the health of infants, nothing can be taken for granted. It’s important for parents to know what precautions and preventive measures can be taken to keep their babies as healthy as possible. This is especially true for pediatric eye health; in many cases, failure to identify symptoms early on can result in vision loss and even blindness.

Soon after babies are born, doctors examine their eyes to rule out any immediate neonatal problems. But in the weeks and months following the birth, parents should monitor their infants’ eyes to check for signs of abnormalities.

Give us a call at our Daly City office with any eyecare questions you may have: 650.757.8286

Contact lens wearers `should still have eye exams`

•October 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

People who wear contact lenses should be aware that they still need to have regular eye exams, one professional has warned.

Many people find the convenience of buying their contact lenses online hard to pass up. But, don’t get caught in a pattern of buying your lenses online and skipping on your regular eye exams.

For an appointment to get your eyes examined in Daly City, give Clear Vision Eyecare on Mission Street a call: 650.757.8286

 
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