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Changing my eye colour

I have to wear contact lenses or I can't see a thing. I spent a lot of time making sure the contact lenses were hard to detect, but recently I've started getting some tinted contact lenses. It's actually really cool that I can make subtle shifts in my eye colour. It's funny when I see that people can tell there is something a bit funny or different with my appearance and they can't always tell what has changed. My optometrist is great about showing me new products and ideas that come out that might suit my prescription because he knows I'm always up for new things.



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Changing my eye colour


Could You have CMV Retinitis?

CMV (cytomegalovirus) retinitis is an eye condition that anyone can develop, but those with a weakened immune system are more likely to develop it than the general population. It's a type of viral infection that can alter your vision by causing inflammation and cell debris to develop around the retina. The retina receives light from the front of your eye and transmits signals to your brain to allow images to be processed, so CMV retinitis can interfere with this pathway and lead to processed images being skewed.

Signs that Your Child Needs to See an Optometrist

Taking good care of your child's eyes is critical to their overall health. It involves taking your baby to a pediatric optometrist to identify eye problems early. It also allows your child's eyes to develop properly while they are still young. However, some parents do not know when it is time to take their kids to an optometrist. This article highlights specific instances in a child's life when visiting an optometrist is advised.

How To Make Your Eye Test Go Smoothly

Getting regular eye tests is important for your health because they allow you to get comfortable, well-fitting glasses and help you test for other health conditions like glaucoma and diabetes. However, they can also be a stressful experience. But there are a few things you can do to make your eye test go as smoothly as possible. Know What To Expect Your eye exam will go more smoothly if you know what to expect, whether it's your first ever eye test or your first time with a new optometrist.

7 Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Cataract Surgery Recovery

If you are having cataract surgery, you need to carve out some time for your recovery. In most cases, it takes about eight weeks for a full recovery. Here are some tips to help you prepare for that time. 1. Set up a Ride Home Obviously, you can't drive immediately after a cataract surgery. In most cases, you can see after the surgery, but it's normal for things to be a little blurry.

What Are the Options Available When Cataracts Appear?

Have you ever heard the saying "old age doesn't come alone?" As people age, it's normal to expect that things won't work quite as well as they used to, and most people expect to see a gradual deterioration in their eyesight as they get older. For many people, one of the first signs of this ageing process is the gradual formation of a cataract. If you've noticed that you can't see as well out of one eye in particular, this may be the reason.

How to choose the right frame for your eyeglasses

After receiving a prescription from an optometrist, many people find it difficult choosing a frame to go with the glasses. This is because we all have different face shapes and sizes. Frames vary in prices, shapes and forms and choosing one is essential in ensuring comfort and confidence in how you look and feel. Below is a guide on how to choose the right frames for you. Matching frames to face features— When choosing frames, you should remember that eyewear should complement your personal best feature.

What your Optometrist Wants You to Know about Novelty Contact Lenses

Halloween is a time of year that sees an increase in novelty contact lenses, but there are also some people who want to wear novelty lenses year round. For example, you may not like your eye colour and you prefer to have blue eyes rather than brown. You may also like the novelty look of goth lenses, cat eye lenses, and other designer options. If this is the case, there are a few things optometrists would probably want you to know before you order a pair and pop them in.

Common Vision Problems to be Aware of

You may only see your optometrist once a year or so to have a regular eye exam and decide if you need a new eyeglass prescription, but you might also need to see them for other reasons. For example, if you are having trouble with discomfort in your eyes, that might be a good reason. Here are some vision problems to be aware of so you can get proper treatment from your optometrist.

Making Sense Of Your Glasses Prescription

     When your optometrist writes you a new prescription for glasses, do you understand what they are saying about your eye health? A glasses prescription can be difficult to understand due to the terminology used, but each of the five main sections of your prescription contains valuable information that can help you understand how your eyesight is changing over the course of several eye tests. Numbers are used in each section of your prescription to indicate the strength of glasses you require, with higher numbers correlating to stronger lenses, but what other information is contained in your glasses prescription?