Do you find yourself squinting in order to see better? Do the street lights at night seem to “leak” when you are driving? Then you may be experiencing some of the symptoms that come with astigmatism! Astigmatism is a very common refractive error that occurs in about 1 and 3 people in the United States alone. Keep reading to learn about how astigmatism occurs, common symptoms, and ways it can be treated by your eye doctor.

Polarized lenses contain a laminated filter that allows vertical light to pass through but blocks the horizontally oriented light, eliminating the glare. They protect your eyes from the harmful light that could be potentially blinding.

If you are someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, polarized lenses would be a great choice for your next pair of sunglasses. This post will discuss the benefits of polarized lenses and how Medical Arts Eye Center can help you find the best pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Blue light is a color in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. The rays on the blue light end of the spectrum are shorter and have higher energy. You may not know it, but blue light is everywhere. It is emitted from the sun as well as many man-made light sources.

In the United States, over 10.5 million people have been diagnosed with color blindness, according to Although color blindness is not detrimental to our health, it is an eyesight condition, so it’s important to be knowledgeable about it, especially because a large percentage of people don’t know they have it.

To fully understand color blindness, we must start with the basics.