January 31, 2019
what is an optometrist

The Difference Between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist

Optometrists An optometrist is an eye care professional that can perform sight testing and conduct through eye examinations on patients of all ages. They are able to expertly diagnose serious eye conditions and suggest the best course of treatment, including prescribing medications for eye diseases. If you visit an optometrist for vision testing and require […]
January 31, 2019
eye dilated

What to Expect When Getting Your Eyes Dilated

Why Get Your Eyes Dilated? During an eye exam, your doctor may recommend that you get your eyes dilated. By dilating your eyes, your doctor is able to thoroughly examine the health of your retina. This is important because it can help your doctor spot early signs of serious eye conditions such as glaucoma and […]
January 31, 2019
glaucoma information

Everything You Need to Know About Glaucoma

You’ve probably heard about Glaucoma before. Perhaps you have a relative who had it. However, how much do you know about this condition and what causes it? Glaucoma is an eye condition that can cause loss of vision and, in some cases, pain in the eye area. Because this condition is so common, it’s a […]
January 7, 2019
smoking and eyesight

Is Smoking Bad for Your Vision?

We all know full well that smoking can be bad for our health. It’s known that smoking can affect your repertory and cardiovascular systems, but did you know that smoking can also affect your eyesight? It’s true. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of how dangerous smoking and second-hand smoke can be for their vision. […]
December 31, 2018
Eye Health Tips

Nutrition Tips for Healthy Vision

Many of our patients believe that failing eyesight just comes with age, however, the truth is that there is a lot you can do to prevent loss of vision as you grow older. Studies have found that proper nutrition goes a long way in reducing your chances of age-related vision problems. Certain foods are rich […]
December 30, 2018
Signs of Cataracts

Early Signs of Cataracts to Be Aware Of

Cataracts causes more vision impairment in seniors than any other eye condition. Plus, cataracts is extremely common. It’s estimated that by the age of 75, half of us will experience at least some level of cataracts. What Causes Cataracts? When we get older, the crystalline lenses in our eyes begin to yellow and harden. This […]
December 29, 2018
Learn About Lasik

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Lasik

Are you considering LASIK surgery? LASIK is a very common procedure that can allow patients that are currently using glasses or contacts to have perfect 20/20 vision in a matter of hours. At Antelope Valley Eyecare, we perform hundreds of this and other eye surgical procedures every year. Our team of trained surgeons are the […]
December 28, 2018
Glasses vs Contacts

Glasses vs. Contacts: Which is Right for You?

If you’ve just found out that you require a prescription for vision correction, or if you’ve been wearing glasses for a while but are curious about contact lenses, there are a few things to take into consideration. Deciding between glasses and contacts comes down to your personal preferences and lifestyle. Below, we break down the […]
November 30, 2018
remedies for dry eye

Tired of Red, Itchy Eyes? 4 Super Effective Remedies for Dry Eye

Meat Loaf’s song “Not a Dry Eye in the House” was on the platinum-selling album, Welcome to the Neighborhood and released as a single in 1995. This break-up song was a tear-jerker, but for many people, dry eyes are no joke. mDo you struggle with dry eyes? Is it worse in winter? Read on to […]
November 23, 2018
hypertensive retinopathy

Stress Less: Everything You Need to Know About Hypertensive Retinopathy

There are 75 million adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure. Hypertension can take quite the toll on your body. The chances of heart attack or stroke are increased, which is why they call it the ‘silent killer.’ And that isn’t all. If you have high blood pressure, you might also develop hypertensive retinopathy. What is […]