Tips from Houston Optometrists

Prescription Sunglasses are Your Eyes’ Best Protection from Harmful UV Rays

Extended exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia, and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss. Today’s Vision Sugar Land urges you to always wear prescription sunglasses or high-quality non-prescription sunglasses every time you go outside in daylight hours. Surprisingly, cloud cover doesn't affect [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 April 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Low-Tech Solution for a High-Tech Problem

They are the smallest and most helpless of victims, sometimes weighing in at less than one pound. Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants you to know that even as premature babies are surviving at younger ages than ever before, they may become victims of a blinding illness called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). ROP is now the number [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A “Smart Lens” to Help Glaucoma Patients

Today’s Vision Sugar Land wants you to know about a new study that shows a contact lens with a built-in sensor could help eye doctors better manage glaucoma consequences in patients already diagnosed with glaucoma. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found certain patterns of electrical signals emitted from the “smart” contact lenses indicate a [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription

A blog from The Discovery Eye Foundation, discoveryeye.org If you need eyeglasses it is because you were diagnosed with a refractive error during your eye exam. This means your eyes have trouble focusing and images can appear blurry. Types of refractive errors include being near-sighted (myopia), far-sighted (presbyopia) or having an astigmatism (your cornea is [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Teens and Daily Disposable Contact Lenses: A Good Match

Our eye doctors have observed that teen-aged patients who need vision correction often do very well wearing daily disposable contact lenses. Now there is research that confirms that teens and daily disposable lenses are a great match for several reasons. In case you are wondering, “daily disposable” means that these soft contact lenses are inserted [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Outdoor Activity Combats Childhood Myopia

Concerned about your child’s myopia (nearsighted vision) or the risk of developing it? Send him or her outside to play! A study conducted in China showed that addition of an outdoor activity class at school for three years reduced the rate of myopia in children. Myopia is a big concern in China, where 80 to [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 December 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

A Near-Sighted Gene?

Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia or nearsightedness, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other "nearwork." Using a database of approximately 14,000 people, the researchers found that those with a certain variant of the gene -- called APLP2 [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

13 Foods that can Help Maintain Good Eyesight

Your vision quality is determined by several different factors, but you may not be aware that your overall health and diet can either help or hurt your eyesight. Even if you are lucky enough to have 20/20 vision, there are certain foods that maintain your eye health. Research indicates that certain foods containing specific vitamins, minerals, [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:37-05:00 September 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|