EYE HEALTH

Behavioral Optometry

Behavioral Optometrist believes that behavioral optometry is another factor that affects visions. According to them clarity of your vision is affected by visual, visual motor and visual perceptual skills. This way not only that the eyesight is improved but also helps you to improve in other skills that connect with eyesight. Treatment often includes the use of specially-designed lenses and prisms, along with visual hygiene.

Eye Conditions – Refractive Laser Surgery

This surgery is a type of treatment which is used to correct the focus of vision by surgery without providing the patients without lenses of glasses. There are various different techniques this surgery could be performed and the most advanced technology allows it to be performed using computer-controlled lasers to remove the layer of the cornea and reshape it. This surgery is recommended for individuals who constantly need to wear glasses or lenses. Although gasses are not prescribed after the surgery some individuals older than 40 need them to perform fine work. Refractive laser surgery is used to treat astigmatism, short-sightedness, and long sightedness. Most patients are recommended to undergo the surgery other than the one who is younger than 18, pregnant, or have had a prescription for less than a year. Also, those with presbyopia or "aging eye" which often occurs in one's early 40's, cannot generally be treated by laser surgery for both eyes.

The most common procedures of this surgery in Canada are LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis) and Epi-LASIK.

* LASEK: The outer layer of the cornea is cut to direct the laser beam to the tissue. When the laser procedure is finished, the epithelium is put back in place.

* Epi-LASIK: In this procedure, the outer layer of the cornea is removed by a blunt, a mechanical device, rather than a sharp blade. For more information please visit the website http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/

Eye Conditions – Cataract

A cataract is the forming of cloudiness in front of the lens, inside the eye. Cataracts lead to distorting the light entering the eye and decreasing the clarity of the vision. Some of the symptoms of cataract could be a gradual decrease in clear vision, increase sensitivity to glare, and double vision. Some treatments to improve the vision and slow the development of the condition are special tints, filters. The only cure is to remove the cataract lens with surgery and replace it with an artificial lens (intraocular lens implant) Please note that cataracts are often confused with pterygium but they are not the same condition. Pterygium is a triangular growth of degenerative tissue on the white of the eye (sclera). Cataracts cannot be seen on the surface of the eye, unlike pterygium.