What is a Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a word we hear a lot when it comes to vision, but do you know what it is? Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within your eye resulting in a gradual loss of sight.
This disease damages your eye’s optic nerve and usually results when fluid builds up at the front of the eyeball because of lack of circulation. The excess fluid creates pressure within the eye, damaging the optic nerve. This condition can be prevented with early detection and treatment.
Over 40 million people in the United States wear contact lenses and Center for Disease Control found that 99% of contact lens wearers reported at least one bad eye care habit. If you wear lenses, you are at a much greater risk for developing eye irritation and infections because the amount of oxygen that reaches the corneas is reduced.
Eye infections can be caused by bacterial, fungal or viral components and can result in redness, irritation and loss of vision. Left untreated, these various infections can result in permanent damage.
If your eyes are red, dry, watery, swollen, itchy or blurry you might have an eye infection.
Eye infections are common occurrences and happen when bacteria, fungi and viruses come in contact with the eye or the area around the eye.
What is a cataract? Did you know that cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans over the age of 40 and is the main cause of blindness throughout the world?
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which is located behind the iris and the pupil. There are three types of cataracts:
● Subcapsular Cataract | This cataract occurs at the back of the lens. Diabetes and steroid medications can cause subcapsular cataracts.
Protect Yourself this Halloween
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Halloween is right around the corner and in all of the costume excitement, we sometimes forget the importance of protecting ourselves during this holiday. From make-up and face paint to decorative contact lenses, there are steps you can take to make sure this once a year holiday doesn’t have a lasting impact.
Do you struggle with wearing contact lenses? Are your eyes “hard to fit.” There are a variety of conditions that can create difficulty when wearing contact lenses including keratoconus and dry eyes.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the normally round cornea thins and bulges into a cone-like shape. This shape deflects light causing distorted vision and can occur in one or both eyes.
Do You Suffer from Dry Eyes?
Dry eyes is a common, chronic condition that effects more than 4 million people. In healthy eyes- basal tears flow across the cornea with every blink, providing a layer of protection. Dry eyes occur when the eye is unable to adequately lubricate itself through tears.
We are thrilled to announce the newest eye wear collections at Bayside Vision, Vera Bradley & Ducks Unlimited! The Vera Bradley line of fashion forward eyewear offers a variety of fun, fashion forward frames in a wide array of styles and selections for women and children.
The spring season brings warmer weather and sunshine, reminding those of us with prescription eyeglasses to be sure we don't forget our prescription sunglasses before we walk out of the door. If you are like most people, you've realized that having one pair of glasses for both indoor and outdoor visibility could be the next best thing to sliced bread!
A New Holiday Tradition
The holidays are fast approaching and the caring staff at Bayside Vision Center would love to see you this holiday season!
We're suggesting a new tradition, scheduling your annual vision check up during your holiday vacation. If you happen to be a busy parent or professional in Walton or Okaloosa County, a regular school or work week doesn't allow for much extra time.
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