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What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

December 16th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

Today’s world is a digital world. Most people will look at some kind of screen every day, whether it be a computer, TV, smartphone, or tablet. In fact, many people will probably spend time looking at each of those screens on a daily basis. With the increase in the time and frequency that people look at digital screens each day have come new kinds of vision problems. Optometrists have seen more and more patients complaining of similar symptoms, and have

What Exactly Is Dry Eye?

December 2nd, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

Dry eye is a very common ailment, and is becoming more common with the rapid rise in the use of screen-based technology and communication. The medical term is keratoconjunctivitis, and it is exactly the kind of condition it sounds like. Dry eye occurs when the tears produced by the eye are no longer able to accommodate the needs of the eye. The causes of this are many, and it can happen at any time. The following is a list of

Ways to Alleviate Computer Eye Strain

November 18th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

Most people spend a portion of their day working behind a computer screen. Prolonged screen time can create eye strain which is characterized by dry, burning, twitching, and red eyes. Here are 4 ways to reduce the risk of developing computer eye strain. Adjust the Monitor Simply adjusting the position of a computer monitor can go a long way in relieving eye strain. Optimally, the screen should be 20-30 inches away from eyes, and the top of the monitor should

Does Your Vision Change with Age?

November 4th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

As people age, their sight does tend to decline. This is the reason for so many elderly people needing new prescriptions. Some people who have never struggled with poor vision all of a sudden find themselves needing glasses for the first time in their life. So, what is it that happens to the eyes that causes this necessity in old age? What is it that changes the vision with age? The experts at Wise Vision & Hearing have the answers.

Connection Between Nutrition & Eye Care

October 21st, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

It is common knowledge that healthy eating can improve all-around health. What many do not realize, however, is that improved vision and eye health is one of the big benefits of seeking good nutrition. Clinics like Wise Vision and Hearing often tell their patients to improve their intake of healthy items in order to strengthen eye muscle and tissues. The following is a list of specific vitamins and nutrients that can be used to improve certain facets of eye vision

How Are Contact Lenses Made?

October 13th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

Contact lenses make life easier for millions of people every day. Prior to the invention of contacts, those with vision problems were required to either wear eyeglasses or suffer with not being able to see very well. While contacts are a modern invention that have changed the way many view the world, most wearers probably do not think about where their lenses come from. There are 2 main types of contacts that eye doctors prescribe. These include soft contacts, which

Contact Lens Options: The Best Choice for Your Lifestyle

September 24th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

When contact lenses were first manufactured in 1887, they were made of glass and were fitted to cover the entire eye. While that doesn’t sound very comfortable, it was a great step forward in being able to correct less-than-perfect eyesight. Throughout the years, technology has allowed for contacts to be made from more comfortable and convenient materials, allowing for more of the population to have access to corrective eyewear. Today, more than 30 million people in the United States wear

Are Prescriptions the Same for Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses?

September 14th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

Millions of Americans wear prescription glasses and contacts in order to correct vision problems. While many people can wear both glasses and contacts according to their preference, there are those that are not able to wear contacts due to conditions such as dry eyes or blepharitis, which can make wearing contacts uncomfortable or unsafe. Because it is so common for people to wear both glasses and contacts, many assume that their prescriptions for both items are the same. However, this

What to Expect in an Eye Exam

August 31st, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

If you’ve never had a comprehensive eye exam or haven’t had one in a while, you may be a little anxious about what to expect. Fortunately, an eye exam includes standard, painless tests that can provide valuable information for your optometrist to maximize your vision with corrective lenses. Here’s what to expect in an eye exam. Visual Acuity A visual acuity test involves an eye chart with letters that you will read aloud at the smallest size possible. You’ll be

3 Things to Know about Contact Lens Exams and Prescriptions

August 19th, 2015 / WiseVision / Comments

Making the move from glasses to contact lenses can be an overwhelming process. Not only do you need to consider the changes to your daily routine that contacts require, but you’ll first have to figure out what type of lens to choose from the many available options. There are some basics about switching to contacts lenses that you need to know about. Here are 3 of the most important things to remember. Examination There are some differences between regular eye