Tips from Houston Optometrists

Your Optometrist Can Save Your Life

Recent research confirms what eye doctors have known for some time. A comprehensive eye exam by a Doctor of Optometry can – and often does – reveal a surprising number of ailments, such as diabetes and heart conditions. A study conducted at the University of Waterloo in Canada showed that among patients who came in [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

FDA Approves New Drug for Dry Eye Patients

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug, called Xiidra (pronounced Zee-dra), for patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome. This new drug offers another tool for eye doctors to help relieve the discomfort and other symptoms that occur when the eyes do not produce enough tears. Dry eye syndrome is [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Eye Tests May Help to Detect Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Simple eye tests could soon be used to spot warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms emerge, leading researchers said at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto, Canada. Experts said the breakthroughs mean optometrists could incorporate checks for warning signs into routine eye exams, and assist in a search for the cure [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

El Niño is Making Your Allergies Worse

Did your springtime itchy eyes, stuffy nose and scratchy throat seem to start earlier this year, and hang around longer? Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants you to know you’re not alone. Experts say the El Niño weather pattern does have an effect on the timing and severity of seasonal allergies. And this year, allergy season started earlier [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Zika Virus Observed to Cause Serious Eye Problems in Babies

New research on infants affected by Zika virus in the womb shows that the infection can take a serious toll on a baby’s eyes, causing harm that could lead to severe visual impairment. Two scientific papers about eye abnormalities possibly linked to the virus were recently published by Stanford University and Brazilian researchers. The first [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

What You Need to Know About Cataracts

Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants you to know that this is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts form as we age, and at some point, most of us will need surgery to remove the cataracts and replace the natural lens with an Intraocular Lens (IOL). You will likely enjoy much clearer vision, and recent research shows other benefits [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Research Offers New Insights and Options for Dry Eyes

A number of patients at Today’s Vision Sugar Land complain of dry eyes, which may be caused by insufficient tear production or poor quality of tears. Researchers at two leading research institutions are using wireless technology and investigating pain management techniques to bring relief. Stanford University investigators recently unveiled an implantable device that electronically stimulates [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Healthy Vision Month: Here’s What You Can Do

You may feel that maintaining healthy vision is out of your control, but there are specific actions you can take that will protect your eye health and vision. Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants you to know that living an overall healthy life is good for your eyes. You can start taking steps toward living a [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Healthy Vision Month: Dilated Eye Exam

Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants you to know that May is Healthy Vision Month. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your vision is to have a dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is in good shape or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye doctor at [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Sunglasses Protect Your Child’s Eyes from Harmful UV Rays

Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants every parent to know that children need to wear sunglasses. Because kids spend much more time outdoors than most adults do, sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are very important for children. If your child wears prescription lenses to correct vision, you may order [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:36-05:00 April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|