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

Ophthalmic Equipment Market to Grow and Expand Rapidly

USA, Canada, Europe, India and China are the biggest markets for the ophthalmic equipment and devices. With rapidly changing technology, ophthalmology practice will see significant growth in the coming years. Global ophthalmology device market has emerged as one of the growing segments in medical devices market, due to increased demand of ophthalmology devices for treatment of eye diseases. Moreover, increasing prevalence of eye disorders, aging population, increasing government investment towards research activities and technical advancements [...]

2017-01-18T14:19:17+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Equipment, Technology|0 Comments

Future Of Gene Therapy For Corneal Diseases Causing Blindness

Cornea is an important part of the eye required for clear vision. Even microscopic changes in cornea can cause moderate to severe reduction in vision. These changes may be the result of various pathological processes, for instance infection, injury, metabolic disorders and degenerative changes. Depending on the cause, medical and surgical treatments including corneal transplantation and keratoprosthesis surgeries are used to achieve optimal vision. But we should probably expect much more. According to Dr. Stephen [...]

2016-11-20T21:00:01+00:00 November 20th, 2016|New Advancements, Treatment|0 Comments

Clarifye – LensCrafters’ New Eye Exam

Eye examination made quick and easy by Lenscrafters' Clarifye eye exam. Clarifye, their patented eye exam, has been rolling out to the majority of their 900+ stores across the country since early July, and to new LensCrafters stores, with the most recent store opening in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop at The Shops at Roosevelt Collection—a new 4,000 square-foot space on the west plaza level of the Collection. There are two components to the [...]

2016-11-06T11:14:21+00:00 October 6th, 2016|From the Web|1 Comment

Role of Glaucoma Drainage Devices in Glaucoma Surgeries

Glaucoma causes damage to optic nerve resulting into irreversible loss of vision. There are multiple factors involved but high intraocular pressure (IOP) plays an important role in the process of damage. High IOP is also a factor around which a whole range of treatment modalities revolve. Glaucoma drainage devices of various types are the latest addition to the traditional treatment methods for glaucoma. Known as a “glaucoma drainage device,” “tube shunt,” “glaucoma valve,” or “Seton,” [...]

2016-11-06T16:15:02+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|From the Web, Treatment|0 Comments

Can the LASIK Procedure be Repeated in the Same Eye?

After LASIK procedure, the vision usually improves to a satisfactory level but in some people, it is not what they desired. Additionally, in some other patients, the vision deteriorates after some time. In such cases, LASIK can be repeated to further improve the vision. Lasik Enhancement or touch up is a procedure following the original lasik procedure with the goal of further sharpening the vision. This procedure is usually performed when the original Lasik surgery [...]

2016-11-06T16:24:57+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Technology, Treatment|0 Comments

How to Prevent or Slow Down the Progression of Childhood Myopia or Short-sightedness

Myopia is a condition in which a person cannot see distant objects clearly. In children, it is caused by focusing on near objects like books and electronic devices for long periods. Prolonged near work causes the spasm of the focusing muscle or ciliary muscle in the eye. This is also associated with irreversible elongation of the eye and hence myopia. Myopia cannot be reversed or cured. But there are some steps which parents can take [...]

2016-11-06T16:32:39+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Prevention, Research|0 Comments

Conjunctival Autograft Prevents Recurrence of Pterygium

Pterygium is a degenerative fibrovascular growth which originates from the conjunctiva (the membrane on the white part of the eye) and encroaches the cornea (the transparent tissue at the front of the eye). In the early stages, it can cause astigmatism. As it grows further, it can even cause blindness if not treated timely. Surgery is the only option to get rid of pterygium. It is known for recurrence if the surgical technique is not good. [...]

2016-11-07T21:49:04+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, From the Web|0 Comments