Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WHAT IS KERATOCONUS?
We see through the cornea, which is the clear outer lens or "windshield" of the eye. Normally, the cornea has a dome shape, like a ball. Sometimes, however, the structure of the cornea is just not strong enough to hold this round shape and the cornea bulges outward and downward like a cone. This condition is called keratoconus.
Keratoconus is caused by a decrease in protective antioxidants in the cornea. The cornea cells produce damaging by-products, like exhaust from a car. Normally, antioxidants get rid of them and protect the collagen fibers. If antioxidant levels are low, the collagen weakens and the cornea bulges out. The changes in the shape of the cornea can happen quickly or may occur over several years. The changes can result in blurred vision, glare and halos at night, and the streaking of lights.
Treatment usually starts with new eyeglasses. If eyeglasses don't provide adequate vision, then contact lenses, usually rigid gas permeable or scleral contact lenses, may be recommended. With mild cases, new eyeglasses can usually make vision clear again. Eventually, though, it will probably be necessary to use contact lenses or seek other treatments to strengthen the cornea and improve vision.

Monday, February 3, 2020


AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (ARMD) AWARENESS MONTH

Millions of people are living with ARMD and many are living full lives by managing their condition. Did you know?

-Late AMD can happen in one eye or both eyes.

-If you have late AMD in only one eye, you may not notice any changes in your vision — but it’s still important to get your eyes checked.

-Having late AMD in one eye puts you at higher risk of developing late AMD in your other eye.

Spread the word - the best way to detect ARMD is through an annual eye exam. If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, schedule an appointment by calling us at 770-479-0222, click on the book now button on top of our Facebook page, or utilize our website on-line scheduler.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2020: Year of THE EYE EXAM

How often should you get your eyes checked? The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends annual eye exams.   If you don’t get an eye exam every year, your eyes will usually tell you when they need help.  If you find yourself rubbing your eyes a lot or holding things as far from (or as close to) your face as possible to see them clearly, it’s probably time to see your eye doctor. 

Comprehensive eye exams are one of the most important, preventive ways to preserve vision and overall health - make 2020 your year of the eye exam!

Monday, January 6, 2020

HETEROCHROMIA

HETEROCHROMIA: What is it?

Heterochromia is when a person’s irises are different colors. There are a few kinds of heterochromia. Complete heterochromia is when one iris is a different color than the other. When part of one iris is a different color than the rest of it, this is called partial heterochromia. Central heterochromia is when there is an inner ring that is a different color than the outer area of the iris. It doesn't typically affect the person's vision and is benign.

Monday, December 23, 2019

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Eye Complications and Multiple Sclerosis


Eye Complications and Multiple Sclerosis

Eye and vision problems associated with MS can be frightening, but many times they improve over time.  They're often the first symptom of MS, but can occur later in the course of the disease as well.






Some of the eye complications associated with MS include optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve), diplopia (double vision), nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), and internuclear ophthalmoplegia (impaired horizontal eye movement.


If you have any symptoms affecting your eyes or vision, schedule an appointment with us by calling 770-479-0222, or book on-line at our website:  Edwardseyecare.com.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Do We Have a Dominant Eye?

Just like we use one side of our body more than the other and have a dominant hand that we use for writing, most of us also have a dominant eye.
A dominant eye isn’t always about one having better vision, but rather one leading better than the other because of preference. Your dominant eye is the one that provides slightly more input to the visual cortex of your brain and relays information more accurately, such as the location of objects.



Research shows that eye dominance and handedness are associated, though not directly related. Someone who is right-handed is more likely to be right-eye dominant, but it is possible to be right-handed and left-eye dominant.
Eye dominance can vary from person to person. One person may have strong degree of dominance in one eye, while another person may have an eye with a lesser difference in dominance from the other eye.