Importance of UV Protection

UV sun radiation can be very harmful. It is common knowledge that UV Sun Radiation can cause damage to the skin. It can also cause harm to the eye lens, cornea, and other parts of the inner eye. UV exposure can contribute to the development of cataracts, growths in the eyes, and even macular degeneration. It is important to protect the eyes from harmful rays especially during summer. Wearing sunglasses is very important for UV protection.

Diagnosing and Caring for Macular Degeneration

If you experience blurring of the central vision, there’s a chance you suffer from macular degeneration. The blurring occurs due to damage to the macula, or the back section of your eye that helps you see the fine detail your eyes focus upon. AMD (age-related macular degeneration) makes it difficult to perform tasks that require sharp central vision, such as reading and driving.

Digital Screen Protection: Blue Light Lenses

It’s safe to say that 2020 has seen us spending more time in front of digital screens than ever before. Whether it’s studying or working from home, or video calling friends and family or scrolling social media, our reliance on technology has dramatically increased during the last year alone. Spending long hours looking at screens may seem harmless, but there are many effects that most of us don’t even realize. One of these is excessive exposure to blue light.

Diagnosing and Managing Cataracts

As you age, the protein that makes up your eyes’ lenses can build up. These age-related changes can result in the development of cloudy patches called a cataract. Most cataracts occur in people over the age of 55. But, they can also develop in infants and young children, or from trauma or certain medications. It’s common to see cataracts in both eyes, but one may be worse than the other.

Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams

One of the most crucial senses that healthcare professionals prioritize in children is eyesight. The child’s ability to see is a basic sense that pediatricians screen immediately from birth. This is when your pediatric optometrist takes the lead. If you want your child to get started on regular pediatric eye exams, here are the points that make these eye exams important.

Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines for COVID- 19

We are opening May 4th! To ensure patient and staff safety and health during the month of May, Longview Eye Associates has made changes to its procedures and policies.

UPDATE from Longview Eye Associates regarding COVID-19

We are abiding by CDC guidelines for the protection of our patients and staff.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve in your eye. This is a common cause of blindness for people who are older than 60 years of age. The good news is that there is treatment.

Process of a Contact Lens Exam

Contact lenses need to be able to fix all types of vision problems, and they need to fit the shape of your eyes. However, once you can begin to understand what each scan, test, and device does during the exam, you will see that the process is very cool.

A Message on Coronavirus from Longview Eye Associates

At Longview Eye Associates our primary goal is to protect the health of our patients and staff.

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