Welcome. My name is Ariana and I work as a medical assistant at an army base. My main job is to make sure that there are no hidden health risks for our seemingly fit army personnel. One of the biggest issues I uncover is eyesight problems. I have discovered that a lot of people think that there is no need to visit an optometrist unless their eyes are sore or vision is blurry. This myth can be found in the army too. In the course of my work, I have learnt that many eye problems have no symptoms for a long time. I am always encouraging family and friends to go for annual eye checks. I have become so passionate about this issue that I started this blog to explain how optometrists can help you keep the best vision possible. Please scan through my entries. Enjoy.
17 October 2019
Perhaps you have an elderly parent going in for cataract surgery. Or maybe it's a close friend or family member. As the primary caregiver, you can make the preparation and after-care process heaps easier if you know exactly how to react and what to do. These steps will show you how to help your loved one through cataract surgery. Learn What Should And Should Not Be Done In Advance
23 January 2018
Whilst you're having a routine eye exam or preparing for a procedure, your optometrist may recommend eye dilation. Many people feel apprehensive about eye dilation because they don't know quite what to expect, but there's actually no reason at all to worry. Here's the information you need to have your eyes dilated—without stress! The Eye Dilation Process To dilate your eyes, your optometrist simply puts a few drops of a specialised solution in each eye.
22 May 2017
Ocular herpes is a viral infection caused by the same virus that causes cold sores to form around your mouth. The virus is contracted from contact with a contaminated area of your body or someone else's body. For example, if you touch a cold sore on your lip and then touch your eyes, you could spread the virus to your eyes. The herpes virus can lay dormant for years, and it's not always possible to identify the cause of an outbreak.
20 December 2016
The lens around your eyeballs is typically clear, but when a cataract forms, it starts to get murky, which ultimately hurts your vision. When this happens, you will need to undergo a cataract operation to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear, artificial one. While the procedure is safe and quick, recovery can be a problem for some people who take it for granted. This commentary aims to help you ensure a speedy recovery from your cataract operation.
24 August 2016
The middle section of your eye is known as the uvea, and uveitis occurs when the uvea becomes inflamed. This condition can be serious and, if left untreated, can lead to retinal detachment and complete loss of vision. Any of the three parts of the uvea, the iris, choroid and ciliary body, can become inflamed and impair the blood supply to the retina. When light enters your eye, the retina sends signals to your brain to convert the light into what you end up seeing.