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Great Questions to Ask When at Our Langley Eye Clinic

Great Questions to Ask When at Our Langley Eye Clinic

Coming into our Langley eye clinic for an appointment soon? We can’t wait to see you! Everyone on our team is passionate about providing the best care for our patients and making them feel comfortable as we help them achieve better eye health. One of the ways you can do this is by preparing questions for our optometrist before your visit! We’re always happy to answer any questions that you might have and give you the information that you need in order to make smart decisions for your eyes Read Full Report. Here are some great questions you should consider asking on your next visit! Questions for Our Optometrist How does my current prescription compare to last year? It’s good to have an idea about how your vision is progressing. This is something that your eye doctor will closely monitor, but it’s something you should be aware of, too. Sharp declines in vision are a concern, and you should be aware of the changes happening with your eyes. What are the treatment options for my eye condition? If you are diagnosed with an issue, take an active role in your treatment. Whether it’s Dry Eye Syndrome or Glaucoma, you need to understand what’s happening and what can be done about it. We’re happy to go over all of your treatment options with you and help you choose the right one. What can I be doing to take care of my eyes? We love when patients want to take an active role in their eye health! Our eye doctor has plenty of tips to help you take better care of...
Tips From Our Optometrist On Dealing with Dry Eyes

Tips From Our Optometrist On Dealing with Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can be caused by any number of things. When you come to our Langley optometrist with concerns about dry eyes, the first thing he will do is to try to diagnose what is causing the dryness. Knowing the reason behind your dry eyes can be the first step in correcting the problem. Some of the most common reasons for dry eyes are: Wearing contacts. Contacts draw moisture from your eye to stay hydrated, so they can make your eyes feel much drier than normal. Having LASIK surgery. While no one is absolutely sure what causes dry eyes after LASIK surgery, it could be caused by damage to the cornea from the laser. Your cornea is responsible, in part, for the production of tears. Working on the computer all day. When you work on a computer (or tablet or look at your cell phone) for long periods of time, you are less likely to blink as often. Blinking distributes your tears across the surface of the eye, so when the eye is open longer and tears aren’t making their way across your eye, it’s going to dry out. Dry eyes isn’t something you just have to live with, though. There are a number of things that you can do in order to combat the dryness. Our optometrist can help you decide which course of action is the best one for you. Dealing With Dry Eyes Drops For most people, this is all that they need to do in order to overcome dry eyes. Putting drops in your eyes 3 or 4 times a day can greatly reduce the symptoms of...
Your Guide to Hot Eyeglasses Trends in 2017

Your Guide to Hot Eyeglasses Trends in 2017

The New Year is nearly here! It’s the perfect time to make a change, whether that’s to your career, your home, your lifestyle, or something as important as the glasses that you wear. If you’ve been wearing the same old style for many New Year’s celebrations, it’s time to make a change. We have an amazing selection of eyeglasses in Langley. We can find the pair that are perfect for your face, personality, and budget. Check out some of the hottest trends in eyeglasses in 2017 and see if any of them inspire you to look for something new! Hot Trends for Eyeglasses in 2017 The hot decade this year is the 1980’s. In the last few years, a lot of the most popular eyeglasses were modeled after styles that were popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s. That meant a lot of thick black and cat eye frames. Style is always influenced by what’s popular in media, and this was no exception. The rise in popularity of these styles is attributed to shows like Mad Men, which took place in the 1960’s and enjoyed phenomenal ratings. Next year, the hot trend is going to be the 1980’s. You’ll see a lot of oversized glasses, blush frames, and interesting earpiece designs that will remind you of what the cool kids were wearing about 30 years ago. You can thank huge hit shows like Stranger Things for the resurgence of 1980’s fashion. Lots of thick frames but more bright colors. Thick frames are here to stay, but unlike last year, we’re going to see more of a variety of the color...
The Future of Contact Lenses, Part 1

The Future of Contact Lenses, Part 1

Contact lenses have basically remained unchanged for the last 50 years. Sure, there have been some improvements, but the idea remains the same: a plastic lens fits over your cornea to correct your sight. Contact lenses aren’t going to be that simple for much longer, though, and soon you could have some lenses that are internet enabled among other tricks. There are a lot of exciting things happening in the world of contact lenses and our Langley team loves to read about all of them. Before we take a look at where we’re going, though, let’s take a look at where contact lenses began. A Brief History of Contact Lenses 1508 Yes, the idea for contact lenses came from clear back in the 16th Century. From a very famous inventor, no less: Leonardo DaVinci. DaVinci sketched out some ideas for the concept of contact lenses. It would take a few hundred years for anyone to give it a try, though. 1887 A Swiss doctor made the first contact lens out of glass, perhaps inspired by DaVinci’s sketches. It wasn’t the small lens that we know and love today, though; this one fit over the entire eye and was extremely uncomfortable. 1938 It took doctors more than 50 years to make the change from glass to plastic, which is probably why contact lenses didn’t catch on sooner. This was the year the lenses were finally made from more comfortable plastic materials. 1948 Just ten years later, eye doctors scaled down the size of contact lenses and developed a set that only covered the cornea instead of the entire eye. This...
Can You Answer These Questions About the Eye?

Can You Answer These Questions About the Eye?

Your eyes play an important role in your everyday life. They do everything from helping you with your job to aid you in watching for danger and are even responsible for helping you make memories. But how much do you really know about your eyes? Our eye clinic in Langley challenges you to take this quiz to test your eye knowledge. Check your answers below and let our eye clinic in Langley know how many you got right! Question 1: How many nerves connect the eye to the brain? a. More than 100 b. More than 10,000 c. More than 1,000,000 Question 2: How many people around the world are blind? a. 3.9 million b. 39 million c. 390 million Question 3: How much does the average eyeball weight? a. .25 oz b. 2.5 oz c. 25 oz Question 4: How many colors can the human eye see? a. 1 million b. 10 million c. 100 million Question 5: What’s the oldest eye color? a. Green b. Blue c. Brown Answer 1: It’s c, more than 1,000,000! The eyes are intricately connected to our brains, which is part of the reason our eyesight is so vital to the process of making and store memories. Our brains process what our eyes “see,” so there is a lot of communication between the two. This series of nerves is so intricate and complicated that doctors cannot successfully reattach them to a new eyeball to restore sight (yet!). Answer 2: The answer is b, 39 million. That’s according to the World Health Organization, who also reports that there are an estimated 246 million...