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Macular degeneration is a disorder that affects the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue lining the inside of the eye. Within the retina, the area responsible for sharp central vision (called the macula) deteriorates, causing blurred vision. This can cause a blind spot in the central area of vision, which leads to low vision.
If you’ve never worn contact lenses before, it can seem a bit intimidating. After all, you’re inserting something into your eye! Let’s ease your mind about the first step – your contact lens exam. This post will walk you through what’s involved in a contact lens exam and what you can expect every step of the way.
Understanding dry eye will help you determine the best treatment option. Dry eye occurs when a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears reduce eye infections, wash away foreign matter, and keep the eye’s surface smooth and clear. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or their tears are poor quality. It’s a common and often chronic problem, especially in older adults.
Vision screening provides a limited perspective on the overall health of your eyes. It’s a bit like getting your blood pressure checked and not getting the rest of your annual physical. You’ll have useful information, but it’s not the whole picture.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), is the most popular refractive surgical procedure. In this procedure, a laser is used to permanently change the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. This improves vision and reduces a person's need for glasses or contact lenses.
Your doctor will help you to find the method of vision correction that is right for you and your lifestyle, whether with glasses or contact lenses.
The amount of time that many people stare into a computer screen is increasing, which puts significant strain on our eyes.
Contact lenses are a great alternative to eyeglasses. They give you a more natural appearance, and they are great if you are an athlete or an active person. Many people can wear conventional soft lenses; however, some people need to wear specialty contacts.
Since we strive to provide the best eye care possible, we don't stop at glasses and contacts. We also help our patients with things like hard-to-fit contacts. Dr. Hines specializes in hard-to-fit contacts. Consider a consultation with us if you've been told in the past that you can't wear contacts.
If you spend extended time looking at screens, you may experience blurry vision, eye strain, discomfort, and headaches. These are signs of Computer Vision Syndrome, and we can help with these symptoms as well. Additionally, our team addresses any questions related to sports vision, prescription sunglasses, and specialty lenses.
If you have any questions about your vision or eye health, don't hesitate to call our office or request an appointment. Our number is 601-519-4466. We serve all of the greater Jackson area, and we are here to help with any and all vision needs.