Your eye health is very important to know and keep track of. Going to regularly scheduled eye exams with your ophthalmologist will make sure that your eyes are always the best that they can be. During your exam, the doctor will look at all parts of your eye to make sure they’re functioning well. They will also check for diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye disease. These diseases and other issues with your eyes can pose a danger to your eyesight if left untreated. It’s important to have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the eye so you can understand what your ophthalmologist may say to you during an exam in case there’s a serious issue.

People often think that worsening vision is unavoidable with age. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study of 2001, found that certain nutrients found in foods can combat failing vision by 25%. This study was updated in 2013 and new nutrients and vitamins were found to also help maintain eyesight with age. Some of these nutrients in food that provide ocular health benefits include zinc, copper, vitamins C and E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, zeaxanthin, and lutein. Some of these substances work better in combination with others. So, what foods will help your eyesight? At Medical Arts Eye Clinic and Optical, we have created a list of 8 foods that provide benefits to your eyes.

Have ever wondered if your eye color means anything other than whether or not you have the dominant or recessive gene? Various different eye colors have different meanings for each person. Shockingly enough, you could make accurate judgments about a person's personality based on the color of their eyes. Scientists at Orebro in Sweden examined the eyes of 428 people to discover if eyes are really windows to the soul.

Some people have trouble deciding between what they think their eye color truly is. Because some eyes can be blue/green or hazel–which is a mix of green and brown– it can be hard figuring out your eye color. Some people think their eyes are browner, but others who look at them think they are hazel because they notice green in them.

If you’re interested in wearing contacts, you need to know all of the options at your disposal. Understanding the differences between each lens and the terminology can be confusing. We want to help you understand your eyes by providing you with a guide to contact lenses.

If you haven’t already, check out part one of What Contact Lenses Are Right For You? to learn about the two different types of contact lenses (soft and GP) and the contact lens options you have if you suffer from astigmatism or dry eyes. Part two will cover your options for lenses if you have giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, or presbyopia.