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Patients are recommended to have comprehensive eye exams at least once every two years, or more frequently if they have been found to experience eye problems. The purpose of these exams is to thoroughly assess every aspect of the health and condition of your eyes. This is because many different conditions can potentially threaten their health, and in turn, your vision. One of the most common is glaucoma. As a result, glaucoma testing, which is a fast and painless process, is a vitally important part of any comprehensive eye exam.
A New Year is upon us, and with all of the resolutions that you may have been making, why not try to prioritize your vision? Corneal refractive therapy is often overlooked, although it is one of the least invasive procedures and still offers a clear daily vision without corrective lenses.
Have you ever noticed how many people around you wear glasses? Or do you know plenty of people who rely on contact lenses in order to be able to see clearly? The use of prescription correction solutions such as glasses and contact lenses are at an all-time high – a result of more people suffering from refractive eye errors than ever before. Refractive eye errors occur when there is an issue with the way that our eyes process the light that enters them. In someone with perfect vision, light is refracted through the eyes directly onto the retina, which receives the light and converts it into a signal that is sent to the brain via the optic nerve, telling us what we can see. When you have a refractive eye error, your cornea is an unusual shape, meaning that light is focused either in front of or behind the retina instead, causing the message sent through the optic nerve to be confused and vision to be blurred.