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Test Your Eyes: Astigmatism

Test Your Eyes: Astigmatism

Astigmatism  Astigmatism is a refractive error of the eye in which the eye is not able to focus light properly. Instead of light focusing in a single point on the retina, there are multiple, focal points in front of the retina, behind it, or sometimes both. This causes the image to look blurred or distorted regardless of the distance. Almost everyone has a certain degree of...

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Test Your Vision by Bezold Effect

Test Your Vision by Bezold Effect

What is the Bezold Effect? The Bezold effect, first described by its namesake Wilhelm von Bezold, occurs when the hue of a color is altered in appearance by the presence of surrounding colors. For example, a yellow box adjacent to a blue one will appear darker than a yellow box adjacent to a red one to the human eye.  Additionally, colors may acquire a perceptible tint from...

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Punctal Plugs

Punctal Plugs

Artificial Tears vs Punctal Plugs Artificial tears are lubricant eye drops that help to moisten the eyes and alleviate irritation that has occurred by supplementing natural tears. Many people who use contact lenses rely more on the artificial tears to maintain their vision and avoid suffering from dry eyes. There are a variety of different brands of artificial tears that are...

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How Long Does Lasik Last?

How Long Does Lasik Last?

Like any new medical procedure, the introduction of LASIK to the public had spurred many questions. The first is whether the vision correction procedure is safe. This is understandable, as most people imagine a James Bond weapon to destroy the world when they hear the word ‘laser’. The lack of world destruction or entire neighborhoods burning down due to...

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How Old do You Have to be to Get LASIK

How Old do You Have to be to Get LASIK

What’s the Right Age to Get LASIK? Since the 1990s, LASIK has been available in Canada and the United States. LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea in order to correct vision. The procedure has an extremely high success rate. The most common age range for LASIK is those between the 20 to 40-year range. As research continues and new technology develops, the profile of an...

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Can LASIK Change Your Eye Color?

Can LASIK Change Your Eye Color?

The short answer is no, LASIK cannot change your eye color. LASIK has been used traditionally to correct certain eye conditions such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Many who undergo this procedure no longer have to rely on contacts or glasses to be able to see and even drive safely. LASIK has been extremely successful with more than 20 million people...

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