What Tests Can be Used to Diagnose Dry Eyes? 

What Tests Can be Used to Diagnose Dry Eyes? 

Having dry eyes can cause many symptoms of irritation and dryness but there are many tests that can be performed to provide a quantitative measure of the dryness. These special tests allow an eye doctor to make an objective decision about how to treat and manage the...
What Happens if You Get Metal in Your Eye?

What Happens if You Get Metal in Your Eye?

One of the most painful eye conditions is getting a small piece of metal lodged in the front of the eye. This can occur from many different working tasks and will cause intense pain, redness, and other symptoms. Fortunately, the treatment for metal in the eye is a...
How to Adjust Glasses to Fit Better?

How to Adjust Glasses to Fit Better?

When glasses are initially manufactured, all of the frames are made in a similar, standard way. However, depending on the size, shape, and contour of your face, there may need to be adjustments made to the frame to allow the glasses to fit better.   Frame Shapes...
What Determines Your Eye Color?

What Determines Your Eye Color?

Eye color is determined by genetics and the prescence of a pigment called melanin in the iris. The iris is the portion of the eye which is colored and is surround by the white of the eye (sclera) and the iris has a black hole passing through it (the pupil).  ...
Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?

Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?

Medicare covers millions of Americans for their primary health care insurance. Unfortunately, there is some confusion regarding whether Medicare covers eye exams and glasses or contact lenses. Who is Eligible for Medicare? Medicare is a health insurance program that...
Popular Shapes of Eyeglass Frames

Popular Shapes of Eyeglass Frames

Glasses are not only an aid to vision they can also be a fashionable accessory. Choosing a stylish frame shape allows your glasses to be as individualized as you are!    Basics of Eyeglasses Frames Frames for glasses come in three major types: plastic, metal, and...