How Long Does an Eye Exam Take?

If it is a routine eye exam, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes. In a routine eye test, the person undergoing eye exam usually does not have any complaints. Basic tests include: Visual acuity Eye pressure test Assessment of refractive status of the eye Slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment of the eyes Quick examination of central retina If the person has any eye complaints, the time taken for the whole eye exam will [...]

2017-07-18T12:00:56+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Eye Care|0 Comments

Eye Chart: Download Free Snellen Chart for Eye Test

What Is an Eye Chart? An eye chart is a chart comprising multiple rows of single letters in decreasing order of size. The eye chart measures the visual acuity or in simpler words, how well you see with both of your eyes. So if you notice poor vision in one or both of your eyes, your eye care specialist will evaluate your vision with the standard eye chart. Snellen chart is the most frequently used [...]

2017-06-30T18:05:10+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Eye Care|0 Comments

Are Carrots Good for Eyes?

Traditionally, carrots are known to be associated with the health of eyes. They are thought to improve the eyesight. People who consider carrots good for eyes are not sure what quantity of carrots actually benefits the eyes. They also don’t know whether or not they prevent eye diseases or they help treat pre-existing eye conditions. It is true that carrots have beta carotene which is converted in the body to ‘retinal’, an important molecule for normal [...]

2017-06-07T19:13:37+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Eye Care|0 Comments

Reading Glasses: Read This Before Buying

The term ‘reading glasses’ is used for glasses which are used for near work including reading. The power of the lenses in the reading glasses may exclusively be only for near work or the glasses may have lenses for both distance and near work (bifocal or progressive reading glasses). Why do we need reading glasses? In children and young adults, the natural lens in the eye is more elastic and has the ability to change [...]

2017-05-30T13:31:09+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Eye Care, Glasses and Lenses|3 Comments

Stye on Your Eyelids? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What is stye? The word ‘stye’ (pronounced as ‘sty’ - rhymes with ‘fly’) originated from an old English word stīgend meaning ‘riser’. Stye on eyelids is an acute infection of glands of zeis which are present at the roots of eyelashes (cilia). The infection is usually caused by Staphylococcus bacteria (90-95% of cases) but other bacteria may also initiate the infection. The infection tends to center around an eyelash follicle. Stye is equally found in [...]

2017-04-09T14:23:02+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care, Treatment|1 Comment

5 Important Tips to Reduce Computer Vision Syndrome

In the video below, Senior Associate Editor at CNET Sharon Vaknin gives 5 important tips to reduce digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. Here is an edited transcript of what she said in the video: If sitting in front of computer all day is making your eyes burn, your neck ache and your vision blurry, you might have a common problem - eyestrain or computer vision syndrome. So I will give you five tips [...]

2017-04-09T20:05:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Eye Care, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Eyelash Extensions: Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Eyelash Extensions? Eyelash extensions are commercially available attachments which are glued with the help of semi-permanent adhesive with the natural eyelashes individually to enhance the length, thickness and appearance of the eyelashes. They are different from fake eyelash which is a cluster of eyelashes in one piece. Fake eyelashes (temporary) are meant for 1-2 days duration whereas eyelash extensions (also called as semi-permanent eyelashes) remain in place for 4-6 weeks or even longer [...]

2017-03-15T15:33:58+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Beauty, Eye Care, Lifestyle|1 Comment

Eggs Are Good for Macular and Visual Function

Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-xanthin are important catotenoid pigments found in the macula which is the most important part of retina. Macula subserves the central vision. The above pigments are not made in our body and we must consume dietary products which contain them. Yellow of egg is an important source of lutein and zeaxanthin pigments. The macula, which is a core tissue of retina, is mainly constituted by three carotenoid pigments; namely lutein (L), zeaxanthin [...]

2017-03-02T14:57:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Eye Care, Food|0 Comments

Topical Anesthetics Can Be Used for Corneal Abrasions

Traditionally, anesthetic eye drops are not used to treat pain caused by corneal abrasion. The topical anesthetics like paracaine and proparacaine when instilled after a corneal abrasion provides relief from pain immediately but it is not prescribed for further use to prevent some possible complications. A review of some recent studies suggests that it may not be true. Via journals.lww.com The dogma: Patients with corneal abrasions should not be discharged home with topical anesthetic agents because [...]

2017-03-01T22:16:03+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Eye Care, Research|0 Comments

What Should You Expect When You Have Been Diagnosed With Glaucoma

When you are diagnosed to have glaucoma, that’s a life changing event. The newly diagnosed patients should keep in mind that there are several types of glaucoma. Some respond well to the treatment while some don’t. After you have started using the prescribed treatment, you should be alert for any unusual symptoms. You are the best judge of new symptoms and it’s important for you to explain those symptoms to your doctor. Optic disc evaluation [...]

2016-11-10T15:51:21+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|0 Comments