Eye Deserve More
The amount of time spent gaming and on screens is increasing. Due to a related rise in digital eye strain, myopia (nearsightedness) and other issues, it’s more important than ever to prioritize eye health. AOA’s Eye Deserve More campaign teaches healthy screen habits while shining a light on the importance of booking annual, comprehensive eye exams with doctors of optometry.
We all want to stay connected, and today, there are more ways than ever to do so. And the one thing connecting us most? Screens.
Did you know a comprehensive eye exam with your doctor of optometry doesn’t just determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses? In fact, your doctor also carefully looks at all aspects of your eye health, which can help provide a clearer picture of your overall health. Comprehensive eye exams go well beyond the goal of 20/20 vision.
Visual Acuity is the clarity or sharpness of vision.
If interested in wearing contact lenses, get off to the right start by seeing a doctor of optometry. A doctor will provide a thorough eye examination and an evaluation of suitability for contact lens wear.
There are many types of contact lenses, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about each type with our side by side comparison.
Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which people can see close objects clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred.
What's a Doctor of Optometry?
Doctors of optometry are primary eye health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye, and also play a major role in maintaining the overall health and well-being of their patients. Make your health a priority by scheduling an appointment with a local AOA doctor today!