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Falls in Hospital May be Connected to Poor Eyesight

A small study done in a California hospital suggests that eyesight may be a major contributing factor in falls among older adults admitted to the hospital. The study examined 115 patients with 50 percent being declared fall dangers. While they found that many of the seniors were fall dangers, they found that those who tested poorly on eye exams were more likely to fall. Correlation Between Eyesight and Falling Researchers gave the seniors an eye exam. They found that tho...

Color-changing Contact Lenses May Effectively Deliver Medicine

The eye is a fascinating organ that is designed to keep things out of it naturally. When the eye thinks something is going to go into it, then it starts blinking wildly and tears start rolling down your face. This can help protect you in many ways. Yet, it makes eye ointments and eye drops very difficult to administer. Research suggests that about 90 percent of these medicines never make it into the body. Another 5 percent ends up being absorbed through the skin instead of through the eye. Wh...

6 Parts of the Basic Eye Exam

When you go to see the eye doctor in Orlando, Florida, to get your eyes tested, the doctor is likely to do six different things during your eye exam. Understanding the goal behind each part helps you to relax so that you can fully participate in what the doctor is trying to accomplish during an adult eye exam. Keratometry Test Depending on the setup at your eye doctor’s office, you may be given a keratometry test before you ever get to the exam room. You rest your ...

The 3 Confusing O’s of Eye Care

Most eye doctors have been called opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. The similarity is that they all treat the eyes, but there is a huge difference between their training and what they can do under the law. Opticians Opticians are trained to take measurements and help people pick out the right eyeglasses for them. They can often make simple repairs and adjustments to glasses. Additionally, some are trained to help people with contact lenses. Almost all optici...

New Study Finds Poor Handwashing Can Lead to Eye Disease in Contact Wearers

A new study from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) reminds wearers of contact lenses in Orlando how important it is to wash their hands well before putting in or taking out their contact lenses. While the study says that using daily disposable contact lenses reduces the chances of diseases to the eye, it does not eliminate these diseases from occurring altogether. What is Microbial Keratitis? One of the diseases that can result from poor handwashing, ...

What to Expect for Your Comprehensive Eye Exam

The eye is one of the most complex organs in the human body. In order to gain a full understanding of the eye, many different tests and observations must be administered. Most comprehensive eye tests take up to two hours, based on the optometrist’s observations. Here’s what to expect from the typical comprehensive eye exam: Visual Acuity Test A Visual Acuity Test is an exam that measures your ability to recognize letters or numbers of varying size f...

Getting Ready for Your Eye Appointment

Visiting your eye doctor on a regular basis is paramount to keeping your eyes healthy. Before you see your doctor, it’s in your best interest to be prepared for the appointment. The following are some helpful tips and important questions you should keep in mind for your next eye appointment: Be Prepared It greatly helps both you and your doctor if you come to your appointment prepared. Remember why you scheduled your eye appointment. Have you been having vision pro...

9 Myths About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are the best option for active people or anyone who doesn’t want to be burdened with glasses. While this is true, there are myriad misconceptions floating around about them. Here’s a list of them and why they’re not true: 1. I Can’t Use Contact Lenses Sure, you can! Anybody can use contact lenses, you just have to get used to them. It may be intimidating at first, but after a while it becomes second nature. 2. Contact Len...

Contact Lens: Types and Tips

Contact lenses have come a long way over the years. There are many types of contact lenses you can choose from to optimize your vision. The following are descriptions of different types of lenses and some general upkeep tips: Soft or Rigid? Soft lenses Soft contact lenses are the most popular option. Typically made of gel-like, water containing plastics called hydrogels. Soft lenses have good airflow and allow your eyes to oxygenate effectively...

Cataracts: All you need to know

Cataract is a vision disorder that occurs when the small oval lens behind the pupil loses its transparency. When the lens becomes opaque, the light cannot reach the retina as well, greatly diminishing vision. The pupil lens plays the same role as a camera lens: to focus the image with respect to the distance of the object. The lens achieves it by deforming to change its curvature. Cataracts often develop over time as the structure of the lens changes. The prominent hypothesis affirm...