Giant papillary conjunctivitis. Sounds scary right? Many contact lens wearers actually suffer from this condition without even knowing it. But don’t fret – giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, is not some incurable, life-threatening disease. It is a type of allergic inflammation of the conjunctiva that is actually easily prevented and treated. What Causes Giant Papillary […]
Annual. Monthly. Biweekly. Daily. Soft. Hard. Hybrid. Customized. Today there are ample contact lens designs made to fit the different lifestyles of the 40.9 million contact lens wearers in the United States. Contacts are proven to be a safe and effective when used as designed, but what happens when the wearer wears a contact lens […]
You’re at your local optometry office, sitting in the big chair with all the fun-looking gadgets attached to it. Your optometrist walks in and begins your yearly eye exam. The doctor puts up a letter on the eye chart and begins to wave a black paddle in front of each eye. What is the doctor […]
Dr. Valerie Lam, an optometrist, of Insight Vision Center Optometry describes oculomotor dysfunction or eye tracking problems. If your child has problems skipping lines and loses their place often when reading, it is very possible that they may have an eye tracking problem. Vision therapy can help!
What is keratoconus? Keratoconus is a condition where the front tissue of the eye thins, causing it to bulge into a cone-shape. It can be treated with spectacles, soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, or scleral lens depending on the situation. Corneal cross-linking can be done surgically to help stabilize the cornea and can […]