13. January 2012 13:15
Contact lenses have made life simpler for millions of people across the globe. These are a great option for all those who do not feel comfortable wearing eye glasses. There are also majority of people who still hesitate to wear contact lenses, fearing the myth that these may damage their eyes.
With advancement in contact lens technology, a series of contact lenses like Silicone hydrogel lenses, high definition lenses, soft lenses have gained a lot of popularity. These lenses not just keep your eyes healthy but also make you enjoy crystal clear vision. The best part is that many of these contact lenses are available in a series of colors.
If you are interested in wearing colored lenses, you can choose from the following types as per your requirements:
- Visibly tint: These lenses are usually with tint of light blue or green color. This color is just for the sake of differentiating the lenses in case you drop it down. Slightly colored lenses also help you to see it better while inserting and while removing the lenses. They usually do not affect your original eye color.
- Enhancement tint: These lenses have a darker color tint than the visibly tint lenses. It does affect and enhance the original color of your eyes. These are best for people having light colored eyes.
- Opaque color tint: These are the ones with most solid colors. Being opaque they completely change your eye color. You get a variety of colors to choose from, like hazel, green, blue, violet, amethyst and gray.
- Costume or theatrical contact lenses: These are mostly used in the movies. These are often termed special-effect contact lenses and can give the wearer an alien or vampire look! These are often worn by people in Halloween parties too.
No matter which type of lens you choose, expert fitting and daily maintenance is very crucial task. We at Killeen Eyecare Center provide you with highest quality eye exam, training and follow up as required in the complete eye care plan. We will suggest you the right contact lenses as per your eye vision and social needs.
To know more about contact lenses or our services, visit us at Killeen Eyecare Center 416, North Gray Street, Killeen, TX 76541, and Downtown Killeen. You can also call us at 254- 634- 7805.
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22. September 2011 07:45
Retinoschisis can be termed as an eye disease which can be characterized by abnormal splitting of the retina's neurosensory layers. If left unattended it can result in vision loss. Though Retinoschisis can be termed as a form of macular degeneration, it can be further divided into four types.
- Degenerative Retinoschisis – Though it is not a genetically inherited condition, Degenerative Retinoschisis is often confused with Retinal Detachment and should be attended by an expert eye doctor. It has been found in upto 7% of normal human beings.
- Hereditary Retinoschisis - This is a less common disease and is believed to occur one in every 5,000 to 25,000 individuals. As the name suggests it is an inherited disease often inherited by men from their unaffected carrier mothers. It is believed to be caused by an X-linked genetic defect, affecting the vision of men. However, very few men are said to go blind due to this disease. Hereditary Retinoschisis causes tiny cysts in the retina which can be detected by an expert.
- Tractional Retinoschisis - This disease is said to cause traction on the retina especially at the macula.
- Exudative Retinoschisis – It affects the central part of retina, secondary to optic disc pit. Exudative Retinoschisis is believed to cause substantial vision loss. Treatments like Laser Photocoagulations, Vitrectomy and Gas Injection are believed to be effective in this form of Retinoschisis.
Genetic birth defect is the only known cause of Retinoschisis.
- Decreased vision
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Division of retina
- Vision defect
- Occurring disintegration of retina
- Inability to see clearly in bright light.
- Someone who is nearsighted or farsighted can use spectacles to improve the overall quality of vision however this cannot repair the nerve tissue damage.
- Even though Vitamin A is quite helpful in case of genetic retinal diseases but it has little effect on retinoschisis.
To know more about various eye diseases and for seeking consultation, feel free to visit us at Killeen Eyecare Center 416, North Gray Street, Killeen, TX 76541, Downtown Killeen. You can also call us at 254- 634- 7805.
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17. August 2011 12:56
Chemosis is a kind of conjunctivitis infection that also consists of welling up of the eye due to the filling up of fluids in the eye tissues. This ailment is restricted to the eyelids and causes a lot of discomfort in closing and opening of eyes for patients afflicted by it. In most cases, chemosis is caused due to different kinds of allergies or infections transmitted from others. It can also be caused due to excessive rubbing of eyes by people or as a side effect of surgical interventions. Some of the most popular causes observed in patients include allergic reactions, bacterial infections or viral infections.
The symptoms that help determine the presence of this ailment include redness of the eyes, swelling up of the eyelids and irritation or itching. The eyes can also become painful for the patients. These symptoms in some severe cases may also be accompanied by vision problems, passing out and respiratory problems.
There are a variety of treatment options available for those who are suffering from chemosis. The treatment methods are not standardized and tend to differ depending on your particular condition and the medical examiner’s assessment of your disease. The cure prescribed by your eye doctor will be dependent on a variety of things like:
- The time of commencement of the disease.
- The time since the swelling started to develop on your eyelids.
- The degree of severity of the swelling.
- The medications that seem to make a difference to the swelling.
- The combination of symptoms that you are suffering from.
There are several over the counter medications, that can be consumed to get rid of the painful symptoms that are a part of this disease. The doctor that you are seeing may prescribe a course for the medicines and patients need to ensure that they consume the tablets at appropriate times in order to be cured of the disease. Other things that can help speed up the recovery process to a significant extent is the use of cold compresses on the eyes. This can significantly help in bringing down the degree of swelling of the eyes thus making it easier and less painful to open and close eyelids.
For complete information on eyecare, please contact Killeen Eyecare Center. You can contact us at 254-634-7805.
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