Welcome. My name is Ariana and I work as a medical assistant at an army base. My main job is to make sure that there are no hidden health risks for our seemingly fit army personnel. One of the biggest issues I uncover is eyesight problems. I have discovered that a lot of people think that there is no need to visit an optometrist unless their eyes are sore or vision is blurry. This myth can be found in the army too. In the course of my work, I have learnt that many eye problems have no symptoms for a long time. I am always encouraging family and friends to go for annual eye checks. I have become so passionate about this issue that I started this blog to explain how optometrists can help you keep the best vision possible. Please scan through my entries. Enjoy.
22 May 2017
Ocular herpes is a viral infection caused by the same virus that causes cold sores to form around your mouth. The virus is contracted from contact with a contaminated area of your body or someone else's body. For example, if you touch a cold sore on your lip and then touch your eyes, you could spread the virus to your eyes. The herpes virus can lay dormant for years, and it's not always possible to identify the cause of an outbreak.
20 December 2016
The lens around your eyeballs is typically clear, but when a cataract forms, it starts to get murky, which ultimately hurts your vision. When this happens, you will need to undergo a cataract operation to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear, artificial one. While the procedure is safe and quick, recovery can be a problem for some people who take it for granted. This commentary aims to help you ensure a speedy recovery from your cataract operation.
24 August 2016
The middle section of your eye is known as the uvea, and uveitis occurs when the uvea becomes inflamed. This condition can be serious and, if left untreated, can lead to retinal detachment and complete loss of vision. Any of the three parts of the uvea, the iris, choroid and ciliary body, can become inflamed and impair the blood supply to the retina. When light enters your eye, the retina sends signals to your brain to convert the light into what you end up seeing.
19 January 2016
If you are experiencing burning or itching eyes, blurry vision, or problems concentrating while reading or using the computer, you might be suffering from eye strain. This is a common condition that is caused from things like poor lighting and not giving your eyes enough breaks during certain activities. Here are some ways to prevent eye strain and improve your overall eye health. Use Enough Lighting One of the most important things to do when you are using the computer or reading a book is to have proper lighting.
29 December 2015
If there's one thing that optometrists around the world have trouble making their patients understand, it's the importance of giving your eyes a chance to breathe by having your contact lenses out for at least a few hours a day. Unfortunately, the convenience of contacts means that many wearers will keep them in all day every day, a practice that can ultimately lead to harm. Understanding the Contact Lens