October 2018

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially issued 510(k) clearance to the EyeQ eye-tracking technology created by Maryland-based RightEye. The advanced vision tests are designed to offer a higher level of diagnostic accuracy than ever before possible, and patients who have used the system are already benefiting from the innovative technology. With the recent validation issued by the FDA, even more patients can confidently opt for EyeQ vision testing and therapy, and enjoy the myriad benefits that come with precise analysis of their eye health and movement.

While corrective glasses and contact lenses can help address many conditions that lead to diminished vision, there are some causes that can’t exactly be corrected. The degree to which certain conditions can impair your vision depends on several different factors, and some people may be more predisposed to developing them than others. Today, we take a look at a few of the most common ones, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.

Itchy eyes are as uncomfortable as they are common, and despite the powerful urge to do so, scratching or rubbing the itch away isn’t always a good idea. Depending on the exact cause, your itchy eyes may indicate something more than just a speck of dust or debris in your eye. To avoid making your condition worse, we strongly recommend scheduling an eye exam as soon as possible to determine the cause of your itchy eyes and the most appropriate course of treatment.

Of all five of our senses, eyesight provides most of the sensory information we receive. As such, caring for your child’s eye health is an important aspect of their overall quality of life. For example, poor eye sight can lead to issues including trouble at school and, in some cases, behavioral issues. Fortunately, children can often address any problems with their eye health and maintain the quality of their eye sight through regular care and maintenance.

One of the greatest advantages to maintaining a regular schedule of eye exams is that you have a much better chance of catching any anomalies that could impact your long-term eye health and vision. For instance, your optometrist can detect signs of glaucoma or cataracts early and help you slow their progression through proper care and treatment. However, what your optometrist learns through careful study of your eyes may help reveal more than just eye trouble.