For people with multiple prescriptions, few things are as frustrating as having to take your glasses on and off between checking your phone and watching TV. It’s even more frustrating if you have to switch to an entirely other pair of glasses. That’s why some glasses wearers have chosen to go with progressive lenses. Progressive […]
What are Reading Glasses?
If you notice the words on your book or computer look blurry, you might need reading glasses. This blurriness can be especially confusing if you’ve never needed glasses before. You may wonder why this is happening, but it’s common for many people. Your eye doctor can confirm if you need reading glasses, but it’s always […]
How Long Do Prescription Glasses Last?
Prescription glasses use prescribed corrective lenses for many eye conditions to improve your vision. It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam. […]
What’s the Difference Between Wet & Dry Macular Degeneration?
At a basic level, the difference between wet and dry macular degeneration is simple: dry macular degeneration is more common, typically with less severe symptoms. And the wet type is less common, but the symptoms usually progress quickly and can cause more damage. However, there is more to it. Even though they are linked to […]
SMOKING AND EYE HEALTH
When you smoke, the smoke itself is highly toxic. It contains heavy metals, formaldehyde, tar and carbon monoxide, and about 4,000 other compounds. It affects many organs, and one of these is your eyes. There are several vision problems that smoking causes. For your eye health, quit smoking as soon as you can and visit […]
MYOPIA CONTROL IN CHILDREN
Another name for myopia is nearsightedness, or the inability to see distant objects clearly. It is a condition that is common in children that can impact learning at school. Most experts agree that early detection is imperative to avoid further complications later in life. Our optometrists at Maple Ridge Eye Care provide quality eye care […]
MANAGING DRY EYE DISEASE
While you may not go blind from dry eye disease, you can be made very uncomfortable. The constant feeling that something is in your eye can be disconcerting. Burning or stinging eyes is no fun, and you need to find a way to make the situation better. Talking to your eye doctor about treatment is […]
WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA AND HOW TO TREAT IT
Age can impact your vision in many ways. You can develop problems with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Your eyes may lose their ability to focus on objects close by, which is a condition known as presbyopia. This gradual loss of near vision often occurs around the mid-forties, and it may become worse as the years […]