The American Optometric Association recognizes that blue light from digital devices causes chaos to the circadian rhythm and eye health. The growing concerns about blue light come from the closeness of its wavelength to that of UV (ultraviolet) light. UV rays cannot enter your eyes because the anterior structures of your eyes absorb and block them. Blue light passes through your cornea and heads toward the inner light-sensitive tissue. Studies show that blue light lenses offer ample protection.
MD (macular degeneration) occurs when your retina’s macula becomes damaged. It affects your central vision. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, MD eliminates your central vision but keeps your peripheral vision intact. When you look at something distant or close, you are unable to see the fine details. Determining the initial signs of MD is vital for its early treatment. If you want to determine the proper diagnosis and care for macular degeneration, here’s what you should know.
The National Eye Institute always urges people to raise their level of eye protection when they step into the sunny outdoors. Lately, experts have been emphasizing the fact that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are becoming more intense. The sun’s rays have UVA and UVB radiation that targets your eye structures. When you step out with naked eyes, you are letting your eyes and vision deteriorate. If you haven’t been vigilant with your ocular health, here’s what you need to know about the importance of UV protection for the eyes.
Good eyesight is important for a child’s development, overall well-being, and performance in school. A baby’s or toddler’s vision system is not fully formed. Equal input from both eyes, however, is important for the normal development of the brain’s vision centers. If a toddler’s or child’s eyes are unable to send clear images to his or her brain, it may limit his or her vision in different ways. Some of these vision limitations may be irreversible.
If you’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism, your optometrist might have recommended toric contact lenses. Toric lenses are shaped like a torus and contain several focal strengths to correct astigmatism. These contact lenses are designed to maintain the proper orientation so you can see clearly, even with astigmatism. Let’s go over some of the benefits of toric contact lenses.