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How can you tell if your child may need glasses?

July 6, 2022   |  Posted By admin

Your child is constantly squinting, either to see things that are close up, indicating farsightedness, or far away, indicating nearsightedness. Also, if your child is sitting too close, say to the TV, a computer screen, or has to sit at the front of a classroom, he or she may be nearsighted. Conversely, if he or she has to be a distance away from the TV, computer screen, or the front of the class, farsightedness may be indicated.
Young LASIK patient for lasik eye surgery with the eye surgeon at an eye center

Why LASIK Has an Age Requirement

June 3, 2022   |  Posted By admin

If you suffer from vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, maybe you’ve wondered if

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How to Prepare for LASIK Surgery

April 13, 2022   |  Posted By admin

LASIK Surgery is a modern-day miracle for many people suffering from impaired vision.

5 Signs You Need New Glasses

5 Signs You Need New Glasses

March 17, 2022   |  Posted By admin

Although SilkVision does not currently have an optical shop or deal in glasses on a regular basis, we understand that knowing when you need new glasses is not always easy, and we love to help inform our readers. Your glasses may be comfortable, stylish, and par

Reading glasses on an open book

These Eye Drops Could Replace Your Reading Glasses

February 15, 2022   |  Posted By admin

If you haven’t seen the headlines already, let us tell you the good news: there is a new FDA-approved eye drop that replaces the need for reading glasses. Optometrists and ophthalmologists across the country have seen an astounding interest in these eye drops from their patients.

Glasses resting on top of a prescription for glasses

Eye Prescriptions Explained

January 24, 2022   |  Posted By admin

According to the Vision Council, a nonprofit trade association for optical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, just about 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction, meaning glasses or contacts. That’s a staggering number of adults requiring regular eye prescriptions.

Doctor checks patients food pressure with stethoscope & blood pressure cuff

What You Need to Know About Blood Pressure & Glaucoma

November 16, 2021   |  Posted By admin

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. It is damaged through constant pressure building up in the eye through poor fluid drainage. This pressure is referred to as ocular hypertension.

Little boy with glasses uses tablet computer

How Screen Time Affects Your Child’s Eyesight

September 21, 2021   |  Posted By admin

“How much screen time should I allow my kids?” is a question that has been asked since the introduction of family TVs and, later, computers.

Young woman ruddying dry eyes in discomfort

When to See a Doctor for Dry Eyes

July 20, 2021   |  Posted By admin

Dry eye syndrome is a group of symptoms caused by poor tear production. Not just made up of water, tears also contain mucus and oil that help lubricate and protect the surface of your eyes from injury or infection.

close up on women placing a contact lens in her eye

How Do You Get Contact Lenses?

February 16, 2021   |  Posted By admin

When it comes to vision correction, a popular aid is contact lenses. However, like the shoes you wear, there are different sizes and styles to suit different people. How do you know which one is right for you? Follow these steps to learn how you get contact lenses.