The staff at Optics Soho cares about the quality of your vision. That is why we cannot stress enough the importance of getting routine eye exams. Many vision problems can easily be corrected if addressed promptly by a qualified Optometrist. Below is a list of common vision problems associated with certain age groups.
Eye injuries– Accidents account for more vision loss than eye diseases. Most eye injuries are preventable. Use proper safety eyewear for eye hazardous activities at home, at work and for recreation. Also, keep children away from eye-hazardous tasks and toys.
Floaters– Small, semi-transparent or cloudy specks or particles within the vitreous, the clear jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eyes. They appear as specks of various shapes and sizes, threadlike strands or cobwebs. Since they are within your eyes they move as your eyes move and appear to dart away when you try to look at them directly. Floaters result from deterioration of the vitreous fluid, due to aging; or from certain eye diseases or injuries. Most floaters are not harmful and rarely limit vision. Floaters can be indications of more serious problems, and should be seen right away when you notice a sudden change or see increases in them, especially if they are associated with “flashes” of light in the eye.
Red Eyes– Persistent eye redness can be a cause of concern for many patients. Redness can indicate infection, inflammation, dryness or a contact lens problem. An examination will determine the source of the redness and what treatment is necessary.