Many people use the name ophthalmologist and optometrist interchangeably. You may even be guilty of doing the same yourself. The reality is that few people can distinguish between the two. The one thing everyone knows is that both of these medical professionals provide eye care. The difference is in the level of training and expertise. What Does an Optometrist Do? An optometrist will take care of the primary eye care functions.
24 September 2019
When you go to your optometrist for your prescription glasses, you know testing will happen. This testing usually consists of checking your current prescription against your current vision level. You may have a simple glaucoma test as well to rule out any issues. One test that may be mentioned is a retinal imaging screening. Here are the reasons you should have this test for your prescription glasses and how the test can affect your prescription.
23 April 2019
Summer is here, and everyone is excited about the holidays. There are so many fun outdoor activities to engage in such as road trips, family barbeques, beach sports, and swimming. As you come up with exciting ways to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones, you should also take care to protect your eyes as well. Between the hot summer sun and the numerous outdoor activities, the eyes are bound to suffer exposure to contaminants.
20 November 2017
Behavioural disorders like ADHD are fairly common among children—so common, in fact, that any irregular or problematic behaviour is usually assumed to be the result of a psychological disorder, and frequently diagnosed as such. In some cases, however, it's difficult for a doctor to diagnose a specific problem. In others, there's a chance your child may be diagnosed with a condition when, in fact, there are other things causing issues with their behaviour.
20 November 2017
In today's technological world, most people find themselves working with computers or staring at a screen for a significant portion of the day. Whether it's an office computer, smartphone, or tablet, all these devices can increase the risk of suffering from eye strain. If you get a headache or find that your eyes are tired after staring at a screen, you may be suffering from eye strain. Eye strain can cause long-term effects on the eyes and persistent headaches that can affect your performance.
15 November 2017
As you get older, the chance that you will develop a cataract increases. Thankfully, cataracts can be easily treated via a simple surgical procedure. However, even though the treatment is relatively simple, this doesn't mean that you do not need to take precautions to care for your eyes during the recovery period. There are some things which you should avoid doing until your optometrist checks your eyes and says that they are fully healed.
13 November 2017
If you've recently had a heart attack, you may think the only healthcare specialists you need to see are you primary care provider and your cardiologist. However, if you care about your vision, it's also essential that you see an optometrist too. There are many eye problems that can occur before or after a heart attack, and not catching them early could have serious consequences for your vision. Here are 3 reasons why you need to get an eye exam.
9 November 2017