What is Amblyopia? What You Need to Know About Lazy Eye Today

Young boy wearing an eyepatch and glasses to help with an eye problemMany people are affected by amblyopia, but few know this condition by its actual name. What is amblyopia? Amblyopia is an eye condition—commonly known as lazy eye—that generally affects young children. However, if untreated, amblyopia will continue to affect a person into adulthood and can cause vision problems or even total vision loss in the amblyopic eye.

Since young children rely on eyesight and visual development as they grow to learn about the world around them, it is essential to maintain a regular eye exam routine. Once they start attending school, eyesight and proper visual development become even more crucial in getting a proper education.

This blog article will discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatments of amblyopia and how we at Campus Eye Center can help protect your child from developing chronic lazy eye. Continue Reading What is Amblyopia? What You Need to Know About Lazy Eye Today

Do Eye Exercises Work? Learn The Truth About Them Here

Eye exercisesHave you seen online ads promising that you’ll be able to throw out your glasses if you pay for a “medically proven” program of eye exercises? Don’t fall for the sales pitch.

While there are legitimately helpful vision therapy programs that your optometrist or ophthalmologist may prescribe to help correct particular issues—especially for children—self-help eye exercises are not the same thing. And it would help if you were wary of the claims made by the marketers of these programs.

Unfortunately, at worst, eye exercises can actually harm your eye health or vision by causing strain or injury. Also dangerous is people believing they do not need routine vision care because they’ve subscribed to a self-help program.

Today’s post explores a few questions that our patients often have about eye exercise programs they’ve seen advertised, as well as how these compare to vision therapy supervised by an eye care professional. We’ll also look at some simple things you can do to keep your eyes healthy over time—no eye exercises required. Continue Reading Do Eye Exercises Work? Learn The Truth About Them Here

Itchy, Watery, Red Eyes: Should I Go To The Doctor for Pink Eye?

Young boy with pink eye-related symptomsYou’re starting the school year when your child comes home complaining of itchy, watery eyes. They have a history of allergies, so you don’t think much of the complaint until you see those telltale inflamed blood vessels in their eyes and notice that sticky, thick eye discharge. Unfortunately, your child is exhibiting conjunctivitis symptoms, and you may ask yourself, “should I go to the doctor for pink eye?”

For many parents, pink eye is a common concern in daycare or school environments. And while there are several causes and symptoms to watch out for in your children and yourself, not every case is the same. At Campus Eye Center in Lancaster, PA, we take your eye health seriously and know how frustrating any eye condition can be. Please continue reading to learn more about pink eye, its causes, and treatment options. Continue Reading Itchy, Watery, Red Eyes: Should I Go To The Doctor for Pink Eye?

How is a Pituitary Tumor Diagnosed and Treated, and Is It Preventable?

The words pituitary tumors displayed on a screen next to a stethoscope

Health conditions can be scary, especially when they appear seemingly from nowhere. When the word “tumor” describes something happening in your body, it can cause anxiety or alarm. This anxiety is common for those with a pituitary tumor, often diagnosed by an eye care professional. Because many people neglect their eye care until they begin to have vision problems, it can be frightening to discover something wrong with their eyes that isn’t treatable because they didn’t get help early enough.

Did you know that regular eye exams, even if you do not wear glasses or contacts, can help discover eye conditions like a pituitary tumor, also known as a pituitary adenoma, before you even start to have symptoms? Watching out for pituitary tumors is only one reason you should have an annual eye exam. These exams could save your eyesight for the future, as your eye care professionals will track any changes in your eyes over the years and determine what is normal for you and what seems unusual.

At Campus Eye Center, we encourage everyone to visit their optometrist or ophthalmologist annually. If you are in the Lancaster, PA, area, we are here to help with annual exams, sudden vision problems, or eye disease management. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see one of our experienced doctors.

Have questions about a pituitary tumor? Continue reading to learn more about pituitary tumors and how your eye care professional will diagnose and treat them if found. Continue Reading How is a Pituitary Tumor Diagnosed and Treated, and Is It Preventable?

8 Questions You Have About Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Senior man getting a regular eye exam

Every person’s eyes contain a gel-like liquid, called vitreous, that changes for many reasons. It can happen naturally as you get older, due to disease, or because of an injury. Your eyesight is essential in just about every aspect of your life, so it is vital to have your eyes examined regularly to identify any issues that may arise. Regular eye care and eye exams can detect and help correct many eye problems early on, including issues related to the vitreous, like Posterior Vitreous Detachment.

Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) is a naturally occurring and detectable condition in the vitreous that usually happens after age 50 or alongside an eye injury. At Campus Eye Center, we have helped many patients navigate what to do when exhibiting signs of PVD. Continue reading for information about Posterior Vitreous Detachment and what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of PVD. Continue Reading 8 Questions You Have About Posterior Vitreous Detachment

A Concise Guide to Glaucoma

Glaucoma diagnosis chartEach year, World Glaucoma Week raises awareness of glaucoma, a chronic, degenerative disorder of the optic nerve. It’s essential to stay informed about this topic because glaucoma can cause people to lose vision.

Also known as the “silent blinding disease,” glaucoma’s early symptoms are often unnoticeable. Without comprehensive routine vision care, many individuals do not know they have it until after potentially irreversible vision damage has occurred.

There are also multiple types of glaucoma, some of which are related to other eyesight disorders and diseases (known as “secondary” glaucomas. “Primary” glaucomas develops unrelated to other conditions). These facts make it clear that glaucoma is still not a widely enough recognized disease, even though the World Health Organization estimates that about 94 million people globally have blindness caused by glaucoma. Continue Reading A Concise Guide to Glaucoma

How Does Diet Impact Your Eye Health and Vision?

Nuts, salmon, carrots, and other nutritious foods against a gray background with a chalkboard sign that reads, “Healthy Eyes.”While many people believe that genetics is the most crucial factor in determining your current and future eye health, your diet also plays a significant role. At Campus Eye Center, we understand you want to manage your overall eye health, not just your prescription.

Campus Eye is not your typical vision center. Our expert eye doctors in Lancaster provide various eye care services, like eye-disease treatment, surgery, and routine eye exams. We have board-certified ophthalmologists and opticians at our eye centers. We also offer pediatric and neuro-ophthalmic services so that no matter your age or reason for visiting, you will be seen by a trusted professional. Continue Reading How Does Diet Impact Your Eye Health and Vision?

4 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Safe on the Job

A woman uses a drill press to drill a hole in a wooden blank while wearing safety glasses and ear protection.For many people who work in construction, skilled trades, and the medical field, wearing protective eyewear is part of their everyday uniform. In addition, eye protection is required in many industries to help prevent accidents from flying debris, splashes from toxic materials, and minute particles floating in the air.

If you work in an industry that requires protective eyewear, you probably already know how vital safety glasses and other protective gear are to help you do your job. However, if you’re beginning a career in an industry where you’ve never worn personal protective equipment, you might be surprised how comfortable and easy to wear safety gear can be.

You can take different kinds of safety measures to protect your eyes. Start with an eye exam at a vision center near you, like Campus Eye Center in Lancaster, PA. Let our friendly team show you how easy it is to get the complete eye care needed to keep your eyes young and healthy. Continue Reading 4 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Safe on the Job

Harmless to Vision or Cause for Worry: Eye Floaters and What They Mean

Glasses rest on a diagnostic form that reads, “Diagnosis: Floaters.”Everyone has eye floaters occasionally, and they are entirely normal and usually harmless. The number you see may change over time because as we get older, they are more common. Having a sudden or significant increase in eye floaters, however, may be cause for alarm.

When you are looking for eye care, whether a new treatment for glaucoma or an eye exam near you, Campus Eye Center in Lancaster, PA, has a team of compassionate eye experts to care for your eyes. Continue Reading Harmless to Vision or Cause for Worry: Eye Floaters and What They Mean

How DURYSTA™ Can Help Your Ophthalmologist Treat Your Glaucoma

Did you know not all glaucoma treatments are alike? There are new developments in glaucoma treatment happening right now! Campus Eye Center in Lancaster, PA is always on top of the latest glaucoma treatments so patients like you are getting the best care. DURYSTA™ is the newest glaucoma treatment we offer here at the Campus Eye Center.

What is Glaucoma?

Man with red, irritated eyes that can be a symptom of glaucomaBefore we discuss how Campus Eye Center is using DURYSTA™, let’s discuss what glaucoma is. Glaucoma is a condition of the eyes where the optic nerve is damaged. Elevated intraocular pressure and eye injuries, among other risks, may cause glaucoma. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause vision loss over time, and it is the leading cause of vision impairment in the United States. Continue Reading How DURYSTA™ Can Help Your Ophthalmologist Treat Your Glaucoma