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Eyelashes

Eyelashes are one of the most important parts of your face. They help you to look more attractive, giving you a better look. But sometimes, this part of your face goes through pain and tears. There are many people out there who experience the pain of lashes damaging their eyes due to various reasons. In this article, we will discuss the different causes of your eyelashes hurting you so badly. Continue reading Why Do My Eyelashes Hurt?

How to clean glasses properly

How to clean glasses? This might not be one of the questions that come to your mind often. You just do it without much thought as it’s an everyday task. However, don’t be surprised if you find out through this article that you are missing some critical steps.

The hygiene of your eyeglasses is directly linked to your eye health, so you better not take it for granted. Read this post to learn how to make eyeglasses cleaner and how not to clean the glasses. Check out some additional information on how to get rid of scratches and how to store eyeglasses properly. Let’s start reading! Continue reading How to Clean Glasses Properly and What to Avoid While Cleaning?

A man suffering from gritty eyes rubbing his eyes

Waking up with gritty eyes can be annoying! Deal better with gritty eyes by knowing all about gritty eyes symptoms, causes, prevention, & treatments in detail.

Do you often get the feeling of a flack of sand stuck in your eyes? This irritating condition is known as gritty eyes. Generally, you face these additional gritty eyes symptoms as well:-

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Burning eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes

Anyone can feel a gritty sensation in the eyes once in a while. However, you need to be alert if this scratchy and rough sensation doesn’t disappear over time. It can mean that you might have an underlying eye disease such as dry eye syndrome, corneal abrasion, sunburned eyes, etc.

This article talks about both prevention and treatment for gritty eyes. But let’s start with the gritty eyes causes.

Continue reading Gritty Eyes: An All-Inclusive Guide on its Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Optometrist Vs Ophthalmologist

Fresno, CA, is a city of the lively arts scene and fine state university. Residents of one of the most affordable cities in America enjoy the easy-going vibe of this place. At InSight Vision Center, we take pride in providing all types of eye treatments, including cataracts, eye surgery, LASIK, glaucoma and others, to the people of Fresno, CA, since 1974.

We have the most experienced and incredible team of eye doctors in Fresno. And our eye care professionals provide the best quality treatment with compassion and care in our state-of-the-art eye clinics in the city.

At InSight Vision Centre, you can get treatment from the best ophthalmologists and optometrists. But what is the difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists? And how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s understand this in detail in the upcoming sections of this post.

Continue reading Optometrist Vs. Ophthalmologist: Choosing Eye Doctor in Fresno

Eye Doctor in fresno

Since its inception, InSight Vision Center has been on a mission to provide compassionate and personalized care to our patients in Fresno.  Our team of eye doctors offer comprehensive ophthalmology services, which also includes the most compassionate and convenient surgical care setting for our patients.

InSight Vision Center’s team of eye doctors in Fresno, CA is happy to help you see clearly in 2021. Backed by a team of qualified, certified, competent and award-winning doctors, we are confident that we can address all your eye health concerns to help you see better in 2021 and experience many more years of happiness. 

Read on to learn more about our eye services offered in Fresno, CA. 

LASIK

InSight Vision Center provides world-class eye care. Dr. Poulsen, a K. Alexander Dastgheib Award winner for Surgical Skill & Judgment, performs LASIK surgery at InSight Vision Center.  

Laser Treatment

The eye surgeons at InSight Vision Center uses the most advanced laser treatment technology and techniques to ensure you receive the care and outcomes you have come to know and trust. 

Cataract

InSight Vision Center aims to provide personal attention to our cataract surgery patients, offering them superior options and outstanding personal care.  

Glaucoma

Our team is qualified to treat all forms of glaucoma – primary and secondary. Our eye surgeons are experienced with both standard and complex treatment procedures for glaucoma.  

Cosmetic Eye Care Procedures

InSight Vision Center offers a full range of cosmetic eye care services to help you look your best. Our cosmetic eye surgeons assist you with your decision making and execute cosmetic eye care procedures safely and in an affordable manner.

Retinal Disorders Treatment

InSight Vision Center has some of the most highly trained and experienced doctors, who use the latest technologies to examine, diagnose and treat all types of retina-related problems

Annual Eye Exam

Our eye doctors in Fresno can provide a fast, painless annual eye exam to ensure that everything looks good. If something doesn’t seem alright, we’ll make the right diagnosis and provide the most effective solutions.

Contact Lenses and Eye Glasses

Regardless of your visual challenges or preferences, our eye doctors in Fresno are happy to find the right products – contact lenses or eye glasses – and work out the most cost-effective approach for better vision.

Why Choose InSight Vision Center? 

  1. InSight Vision Center provides facility care credit which is North America’s leading patient payment program.
  2. InSight Vision Center, your eye doctor in Fresno, CA, is a full-service eye care practice. From comprehensive eye exams to prescriptions, our experienced staff takes care of all your needs at your convenient location in Fresno, CA.
  3. Our comprehensive ophthalmology solutions through experienced practice and referral network are what set the center apart.
  4. Our team of doctors has the technology and experience that is necessary to evaluate and treat retinal disorders.

eye safety during holidays

Your wait for the holiday season is over! It’s time to be merry, party, meet friends, family, and loved ones. But with this celebratory vibe comes accidents that are on the increase during Christmas time. Most of these are easily preventable. You just need to be extra careful and a little bit more aware.

Let’s learn about some common eye hazards and eye protection safety tips to avoid unwanted mishaps from happening.

The Christmas tree

Chances of injury or eye infections increases while cutting the Christmas tree due to dust and tree particles. Also, the tree’s pines are sharp and can poke your kids’ eyes if they are young are playing near the tree.

Eye Safety Tips

  • Use proper eye gear while cutting the tree.
  • Don’t let the kids play close to the tree.

Decorations

Christmas décor can be sublime but dangerous simultaneously as most of it is made of thin, fragile glass that can shatter easily, causing injury to your eyes. Another culprit for eye accidents is the super-fun snow sprays.

Eye Protection Safety Tips

  • Get rid of all the broken plastic or glass decorating material and sharp open wires carefully.
  • Keep the nozzle of spray snow in the opposite direction from your eyes while spraying.

Festival Lighting

Looking directly into festival lighting for a long time can damage your retina. It can also adversely affect your sleep.

Eye Safety Tip

  • Try to stay away from LED and laser lighting as much as you can.

Toys

During holidays 1 kid is admitted to the emergency room every 3 minutes in the U.S.A. Sharp-edged toys, guns, slingshots, etc., can all damage a kid’s eyes.

Eye Protection Safety Tips

  • Get safety eye gear if kids are adamant about playing with guns.
  • Gift toys that don’t have sharp corners.

Champagne

We all love the sound of popping the cork of champagne. But what if it gets into your eyes by accident? Yes, this is a common occurrence during the holiday season.

Eye Safety Tip

  • Make sure to hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle opposite of your eyes and from the eyes of the people present in the room.

Makeup

The holidays mean get-togethers and parties, and women often glam, which includes eye makeup. Late nights sometimes result in going to bed without removing heavy eye makeup, and this can cause eye infections.

Eye safety tips

  • Be diligent in removing your makeup before going to sleep.

Travelling

Christmas often involves travelling long distances either by road or flights – be it for a vacation or to see family? Driving during a long road trip can often be stressful to your eyes, and so can long travel on flights.

Eye Protection Safety Tips

  • Take frequent breaks if you’re driving long-distance or switch drivers if you can.
  • Use lubricating eye drops when on flights and use a sleeping eye mask to sleep on flights.

This year has been a testing one so far, and we all deserve as much as possible with family and friends, but don’t lose sight of the mishaps – stay cautious and have a great Christmas!

Insight Vision Center has a team of experienced eye doctors in Fresno to diagnose and treat a wide array of eye problems, diseases, and conditions. For any kind of pre or post-festival eye consultation, call 559-449-5050.

Vision acuity test

Do you suspect the credibility of your vision or your kid’s vision? Read on to know what eye tests you can undergo to clear your doubts?

Visual Acuity Test

A visual acuity test is an eye test designed to test your vision accuracy. It checks your ability to see letters from a distance. It will assess if you can clearly see shape and details from a specific distance or not.

Your color vision, peripheral vision, and depth vision can also be tested if required. A licensed optician will conduct the test. Experts recommend getting kids tested regularly. Early detection is growing years can lessen the severity of the issue.

Your test results will come in the form of a fraction. That is the comparison of your vision to an average person. Understand better by reading the parameters as mentioned below:

What does 20/20 vision mean?

This time you would not regret being called an “average.” This test result means what an average person can see in an eye chart from 20 feet away; you can see the same thing from 20 feet of distance. Which means, you have good vision.

What does 20/10 vision mean?

If 20/10 is the result of your vision test, congratulation! You are amongst the 1% of the population with superior vision. What an average person can see from 10 feet, you can see the same thing from 20 feet away.

Just a caution here that our vision changes with age. Next year your vision can deteriorate, and you might not always find yourself in the 20/20 or 20/10 category.

What does 20/30 vision mean?

Now, this is not good news. 20/30 vision means you need to be 20 feet away from the same object which an ordinary person can see from 30 feet away.

What does 20/40 vision mean?

It means you need to be 20 feet away from an object to see it correctly, which most people can see from even 40 feet away.

No need to panic with 20/30 or 20/40 results. However, you must consult an eye doctor if you are facing:

  • Difficulty in vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Any other discomfortin your eyes

If you have 20/30 or 20/40 vision, you can still get a driving license and do your daily chores smoothly, you probably just need to wear glasses or contact lenses. You also have an option to get your vision corrected.

There are several treatments and gadgets available which can support and enhance your vision.

  1. Eye Glasses
  2. Eyeglasses can be your friend if you need them occasionally. They are ideal for people who might find it challenging to read a menu or movie subtitles but can do their regular activities without any hassle. Glasses are easy to put on and remove. They are a style statement nowadays. They are the easiest way to correct your vision.

  3. Contact Lenses
  4. If you need to wear glasses all the time, contact lenses can be your go-to solution. You can put them on in the morning and remove it before sleeping only. It would be best if you are careful with their care to prevent any eye infection. Put them on with clean hands and disinfect them regularly. There are also use and throw lenses, and lenses you can keep on and change occasionally. Your eye doctor will be able to recommend the best option for you and instruct you on how to use them.

  5. LASIK Eye Surgery
  6. Light travels through the image of an object to your retina. The clarity of any object or its appearance depends upon the uniform movement of light through your eye. LASIK eye surgery shapes your eyes to obtain that objective to sharpen the image. It is a safe and convenient procedure to correct vision problems.

If you’re facing vision problems, it’s best to see your eye doctor soon and get the best advice on how to correct your vision related problems. Don’t delay! Call the eye experts of Insight Vision Center to get your eyes tested and get appropriate treatment.

Working from home

Our world has witnessed the outbreak of various epidemics and pandemics in the past. But digitalization has proved to be the biggest boon during this COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It is because of digitalization that we have been able to adopt work from home as a lifestyle change and kept the economic wheel churning even during these tough times. But while digitalization has its positives, the downside of technology is our how it impacts our health in the long run.

Work from home has increased our convenience of being connected to our colleagues all the time, but it also keeps us glued to our screens ever more. And so, here are some work from home useful health tips that will help you reduce your eye strain and improve eye health.

  1. Proper monitor position
  2. The correct monitor position is to have the top of your monitor at / just below the eye level. Sufficient distance between the monitor screen and your eyes (about an arm’s length) ensures that there is no unnecessary strain being caused to your eyes.

  3. The ‘20-20-20’ rule
  4. Ophthalmologists suggest that after every 20 minutes of staying connected to the screen, one should take a break for 20 seconds and look at something which is atleast 20 feet away.

  5. Adjust screen brightness and contrast
  6. If you are in a dark room, it’s best to have low brightness; and when you are in a brightly lit room, you must have higher brightness. Screen brightness, if adjusted with the brightness of your surroundings, helps improve the contrast which is soothing to your eyes.

  7. Limit glare from your monitor screen
  8. Monitors reflect a certain amount of light which causes glares. An anti-glare protector or a matt screen is useful to reduce the glare that is reflecting back from the computer screen.

  9. Choose the right eyewear
  10. Ultraviolet light rays which are emitted from screens are harmful for the eyes. And hence, if you wear spectacles, ensure that the lens has an anti-glare coating which limits atleast 99% of both UVA and UVB light rays.

  11. Exercise your eyes
  12. Like your muscles need exercise to stay in form, your eyes also need exercise to stay fit. Here are a few eye exercises that will not just relax your eyes from computer screen strain, but also have the potential to improve your vision.

  13. Don’t forget to blink
  14. When we are deeply involved in our work, we forget to blink. This is why, there has been a drastic increase in the number of people who are complaining of dry eyes today. Blinking helps lubricate our eyes and moistens them. So whenever you are working in front of the screen, make a conscious effort to blink as often as you can.

  15. Eat Healthy
  16. A diet plays an important role in maintaining eye health. Foods that are good for the eyes include green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, asparagus as well as legumes, nuts and beans.

As work from home becomes the new work culture worldwide, let’s increases our productivity and protect our eye health from the harmful side effects of our devices in the long run.

Blepharoplasty surgery

If you are encountering droopy eyelids that come with age, making you look older, you might wonder if an elective blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is right for you.

Research has shown that about 6% of eyelid surgery patients are between the ages of 30 to 39, while 42% are between 40 and 54.

In your late 30s or early 40s, your eyelids start to lose elasticity and begin to stretch, resulting in excess folds of skin hanging down over the edge of the upper eyelids.

What is Blepharoplasty?

It is a cosmetic eye surgery requiring the removal of excess skin, muscle, and fat from eyelids. The usual blepharoplasty before and after scenario consists of revived sagging upper eyelids and under-eye bags, an increase in your field of vision due to the repositioning of fat, tightened muscles, and tendon support.

In upper blepharoplasty surgery, the surgeon creates an incision for the convenient removal of skin and fat. Later, a thin stitch allows for the creation of an eyelid crease.

Lower eyelid surgery involves incision of the skin directly below the lash line or inside of the eyelid. You can choose to combine this with laser resurfacing of the eyelid skin for further reduction of lines and incision.

Why is Blepharoplasty done?

A fat eyelid leads to an aged face, puffiness, loss of confidence, and even hampers the field of vision. People prefer blepharoplasty to get excess skin and fat removed for eyelid reduction, improve their vision, and lift their facial appearance.

The Procedure

After using a numbing agent for your eyelids, your surgeon will cater to the upper eyelids first. They will create a small cut to remove excess skin, muscle, and fat as required.

In the case of lower lid blepharoplasty, your surgeon will incise either the inside of the eyelid or underneath the lower eyelashes to reduce cut marks.

Risks Involved

While the typical risks from surgeries such as bleeding, bruising, and infection apply here, too, there are a few other dangers associated with blepharoplasty. For instance, you may experience blurry vision, damage due to excessive sun exposure, dry eyes, difficulty closing your eyes, or muscle damage.

Recovery

The recovery time for blepharoplasty may vary according to your case. Initially, your vision will be blurry. It occurs due to a thick antibiotic ointment used to protect eyes from drying. You have to continue using it for one week, four times a day, on the inside of the eye and the wounds.

Next, use ice packs 24-48 hours after the surgery while resting to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours, you can apply warm compresses to promote faster healing.

For a speedy eyelid surgery recovery, avoid strenuous activities, exercises, and eye makeup for at least seven days post-surgery. However, you do need to move, so walk at a gentle pace.

Who are the suitable candidates for Blepharoplasty?

If you are interested in blepharoplasty strictly for cosmetic purposes, then it is only fair to keep your expectations realistic. You need to understand that eyelid reduction will not eliminate dark circles or wrinkles.

The ideal candidate for an eye lift is healthy and does not bear possible surgical risk factors such as dry eye problems, thyroid eye disease, and diabetes. Because smokers are at an increased risk of surgical complications due to their slower healing capacity, they should quit smoking several weeks before the surgery.

Ideally, people who are thirty-five or older go for eyelid reduction surgery. But if droopy eyelids run in your family, you may get the surgery performed earlier too.

We hope this article helped you gain more clarity about blepharoplasty, to make an informed decision for yourself.

Strabismus

Like all medical operations, strabismus surgery, too, carries the ability to induce complexities. Although minimizing these risks is possible during or after surgery if the patient ensures to take some crucial steps. In case of a complication, it is vital to recognize it and then move on to managing it effectively to prevent further harm.

Minor risks of strabismus surgery include bleeding under the conjunctiva, abrasion of the cornea, or inflammation. To simply put it, if the condition of the strabismus case is highly complicated, it is going to be that much difficult to control the deviation of your eye. Our visual system is extremely complex due to the involvement of the brain. Thus, solely repositioning the relevant muscles cannot resolve all the problems.

Why is Strabismus Surgery needed?

Strabismus eye surgery corrects the eyes which don’t align properly. It is performed on the muscles of the eye to restore normal binocular vision. People with strabismus have an eye that consistently points in a different direction. Strabismus may alternate between eyes or come and go in-between. In some cases, special glasses, patches, or injections could be enough.

Immediately after Strabismus surgery

Eye muscle surgery typically lasts between thirty minutes and two hours. By the time your anesthesia wears out, and you wake up, your doctor keeps a check to make sure there are no after-effects. After surgery, few patients are undertaken for suture adjustment if need be.

What to expect post-surgery?

It is most likely that you will see blood surrounding the surgical area and experience some soreness. That is entirely normal, and the redness, as well as any damage that has happened to the blood vessels, will fade in two to three weeks.

Strabismus surgery patients tend to struggle with temporary dual visibility following the operation. That happens because your brain is getting used to the change in the position of your eyes. Your vision will get back to normal over the coming weeks.

The first indicator to recognize the success of the treatment is the noticeable improvement in your eye alignment. You will have to wait four to six weeks for more lasting results. In some cases, your surgeon will recommend using customized eyeglasses with special lenses to help fine-tune the working of both your eyes.

At-Home Care

You can expect to resume your everyday activities promptly after your strabismus eye surgery. In fact, if your body’s recovery is fast enough, you can even begin to move about your basic tasks within a few hours. The only thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t be experiencing discomfort due to any movement.

There are a few instructions you need to strictly adhere to including, keeping soaps and shampoos away from your eyes, avoiding swimming for a week, using ice packs, and attending follow-up appointments.

When to call your doctor?

Your doctor will share a detailed account of your post-surgical care. But you should call your doctor without any further delay if you encounter any symptom out od the usual. Below is a list of signs you should look out for:

An infection, pus or discharge around the eye

Sudden bleeding in the eye

An unexpected change in vision even after a considerable time post-surgery

Too much pain that the prescribed painkiller is unable to cure increased light-sensitivity, leading to the inability to open the eye in well-lit rooms.

Thorough research before any surgery is essential to avoid any misconceptions and regrets later on. To help you make an informed decision, we have collected additional details about the operation. Please refer to this helpful feature https://www.insightvisioncenter.com/what-is-strabismus/.

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