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Are You Sensitive to Light?

 Are you sensitive to light?   Being sensitive to light is also know as Photophobia. The main symptom of  Light Sensitivity is discomfort to bright lights and if you really need to squint or close your eyes to avoid the lights. You may also develop headaches with photophobia too!

Have you ever wondered why you have eyes that are sensitive to bright lights? Well, people with light colored eyes and people who get migraines and people with cataracts are more likely to notice that their eyes are more sensitive to bright lights and glare. Photophobia is a symptom of another underlying problem, such as a corneal abrasion, uveitis, or a central nervous system disorder such as meningitis. Light sensitivity may also be associated with retinal detachment, contact lens irritations, sunburn and refractive surgery.

Photophobia often accompanies albinism, total color deficiency (seeing in shades of gray), botulism, rabies, mercury poisoning, conjunctivitis, keratitis and iritis. Certain rare diseases, such as the genetic disorder keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans (KFSD), are reported to cause photophobia. And some medications may cause light sensitivity as a side effect, including belladonna, furosemide, quinine, tetracycline and doxycycline.

Want to get some sort of relief?  The best treatment for light sensitivity is to treat the underlying cause. In many cases, once the triggering factor is treated, photophobia disappears. If you are taking a medication that causes light sensitivity, talk to the prescribing physician about discontinuing it or replacing it with another drug.If you’re sensitive to light, avoid bright sunlight and other bright lights. Wear hats and sunglasses with UV protection.In an extreme case, you may consider wearing contact lenses that are specially colored to look like your own eyes. Prosthetic contact lenses can reduce the amount of light that enters the eye, so your eyes are more comfortable.

Angie Conn

How The Eye Works

I want to share this very informative video with you! Enjoy!

What To Expect During Your Eye Exam

refraction.jpgHas is been a while since you had an eye exam? Have you ever even had an eye exam? I am going to list what you can expect from your eye exam and what type of eye doctor you may chose.

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Simple F.A.Qs About Eyeglasses/Eyecare

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Have you ever had a question about an eye care related issue? Do you want to know why some lenses are better than others? Do you want to know about different lens options?

You will find different FAQs about all things related to eye care in this article. Feel free to ask a question and I will add it to this list.

 

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Myopia

I, myself, am myopic. That means I am nearsighted, which also means I cannot see things far away. I have been wearing eyeglasses since the age of 7. Of course, back then they did not have the smaller frame choices they have today so I got stuck wearing those nasty ole’ big plastic frames. Learn more about Myopia and ways to treat it in this featured article. (more…)

Contact Lens Handling & Care

Contact lens wearers have an increased risk for serious eye infections and injury to the cornea. Symptoms of possible problems with contacts include redness, pain or burning in the eye, drainage, blurred vision, or extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia). If you are having problems, remove your lenses and disinfect them. If symptoms persist longer than 2 to 3 hours after removing and cleaning your contacts, call your eye doctor.

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Hyperopia – About

As many people get older, the need for glasses increases. We all will need reading glasses at some time. Learn about Hyperopia and the treatments they have today. (more…)