Category Archives: Eye Care

Children’s Eye Safety Month: How to Keep Your Kids’ Eyes Safe

An illustration with a stethoscope and hearts for Children's Eye Health & Safety Month.Any responsible parent cares about their child’s health and well-being. From teaching them their alphabet and numbers to ensuring they receive proper medical care, you want to give your child the best opportunity to learn, grow, and be happy.

To celebrate Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August, the kids’ eye doctors near you at Campus Eye Center in Lancaster, PA, want to provide some tips for you to protect your kid’s eyesight. Continue Reading Children’s Eye Safety Month: How to Keep Your Kids’ Eyes Safe

LASIK Eye Surgery: Are You a Good Candidate?

A laser beam shining into the eye of an African American patientIf you depend on glasses or contact lenses to see correctly, it can be tiring and expensive to get updated prescriptions each year. You may consider turning to LASIK eye surgery to correct refractive errors and improve your vision. But how do you know if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery, and where in Central PA can you see a board-certified and eye-surgery specialist?

Campus Eye Center provides a comprehensive eye and laser center to have your LASIK procedure and follow-up treatment. Voted as the #1 Laser Eye Center by Lancaster Online Reader’s Choice Awards in 2020, you can rest assured that when you schedule an evaluation for vision correction, you’re choosing the best laser eye surgeons in Lancaster, PA. Continue Reading LASIK Eye Surgery: Are You a Good Candidate?

6 Tips from Your Pediatric Eye Doctor to Prepare Your Child for Glasses

A pediatric optometrist places a pair of eyeglasses on a young girlOne of the most common questions parents ask their pediatric eye doctor is, “How do I keep my child’s glasses on their face?” Here at Campus Eye Center, we can help with this issue and believe in taking a proactive approach. One of the best ways to prevent your child from removing their glasses is by preparing them for their first pair before they get them. By following these six tips, your child will be excited and ready to wear their new glasses. Continue Reading 6 Tips from Your Pediatric Eye Doctor to Prepare Your Child for Glasses

Macular Degeneration: 4 Important Questions to Ask If You Have Vision Problems

Senior man is holding eyeglasses and rubbing his tired eyes
Have you noticed blurriness in your vision and happened across this article after searching online for an eye exam near me? That’s perfectly understandable. After all, the thought of losing our sight is one of the most unimaginable things that can happen to us.

Unfortunately, it’s surprisingly more imaginable than you might think. As the population matures, macular degeneration will eventually affect 1 in 3 older adults.

Therefore, each February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology spends the month bringing awareness to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD), the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. During AMD Awareness Month, Campus Eye Center is doing our part to help educate patients who may have questions about AMD. We believe eye care education—combined with routine eye care—is the best strategy to prevent the process of natural macular degeneration in our patients.

In the following article, we’ll identify some of the most important questions to ask your doctor if you’re having vision problems and suspect AMD or have recently been diagnosed. Continue Reading Macular Degeneration: 4 Important Questions to Ask If You Have Vision Problems

What is Vision Therapy, and Is It Right for My Child?

Young child wearing an eye patch while undergoing vision therapyDid you know that each August marks Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in the USA? Our friends at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) have set this time aside to raise awareness and arm parents with knowledge about the risk factors their growing kids face so that they can make informed choices about their children’s eye care. Many common childhood eye conditions, including strabismus, amblyopia, and more subtle eye alignment problems and focusing disorders, can benefit from vision therapy techniques.

In our recent article about amblyopia (aka lazy eye), for instance, we touched on vision therapy and the use of eye patches as a treatment option. However, every child’s visual system and experience with eye health and vision issues are unique.

Today’s blog post seeks to give parents and caregivers a little more information about optometric vision therapy for kids. This post will also remind you how important it is for children to visit a pediatric ophthalmologist or doctor of optometry to ensure their good eye health. Especially with screen overuse becoming such a pervasive problem—which can easily aggravate existing issues like strabismus or a binocular vision deficit—regular visits to an experienced eye doctor are perhaps more critical now than ever before. Continue Reading What is Vision Therapy, and Is It Right for My Child?

What Parents Should Know About Common Childhood Eye Diseases and Conditions

Young child having an eye exam to check for childhood eye conditionsWhen most parents think about childhood diseases, they think of measles, mumps, and chickenpox. Fortunately, there are vaccines to protect children from those diseases. However, there are currently no vaccines to protect children from the most common childhood eye diseases and conditions. This is why parents need to know more about these diseases and their symptoms. Early detection and treatment can save a child’s vision.

At Campus Eye Center, we are proud to be the Lancaster area’s best resource for helping patients of all ages live better by seeing better. According to the AAO, the ideal age for a child’s first eye exam is six months. Once children reach three years of age, they should have an eye exam every two years—annually if they wear eyeglasses.

If you are a parent or other caregiver for a young child, call us and schedule their first eye exam today! In the meantime, read on to learn more about several of the conditions our pediatric eye doctors see most often. Continue Reading What Parents Should Know About Common Childhood Eye Diseases and Conditions

What are the Best Eye Supplements to Prevent Eye Disease?

Smiling woman preparing to take her nutritional eye supplements

As we prepare to celebrate Cataract Awareness Month in June, our eye healthcare team here at Campus Eye Center has been thinking about the advantages that proper nutrition has on our eye health. It has been proven that better nutrition and lifestyle habits—not smoking, wearing sunglasses, keeping up with routine eye exams—can prevent or slow the progression of many eye diseases and conditions.

Whether it’s cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, or rarer eye health issues, eating right is a smart move in keeping these sight-robbing conditions at bay over time.

But what about eye supplements? Unfortunately, eating a balanced diet in these challenging times can be, well, a challenge! And that means nutritional eye supplements may be necessary to ensure you’re getting all the best vitamins and minerals in your diet to protect your good vision.

Today’s blog post reviews some of the specific vitamins and other recommended dietary supplements for eye health, which have been studied by researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) and other healthcare experts for their effectiveness and safety.

While there is no substitute for eating a healthy diet, of course, the following minerals, elements, and more may be helpful additions to your daily diet. Note: Always consult your doctor before beginning any nutritional supplement regimen. Continue Reading What are the Best Eye Supplements to Prevent Eye Disease?

Get the Answers to Your FAQs About Macular Degeneration

Image illustrating what macular degeneration looks like from the inside

In an earlier post here on the blog, we shared the basics of what everyone should know about age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD). That article introduced the signs and symptoms of macular degeneration, as well as all the ways your eye doctor can test for and treat this serious eye disease. (If you’re a subscriber to our Campus Eye Center newsletters, you may also recall that we highlighted AMD in our February 2020 issue to mark age-related macular degeneration awareness month, too.)

It’s true that macular degeneration usually occurs in mature adults as a consequence of our eyes’ natural aging process. And this means macular degeneration is generally discussed with the qualifier “age-related.” For the purposes of today’s article, we will answer some of the most common questions patients have about macular degeneration from the standpoint of it being age-related, as well. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading Get the Answers to Your FAQs About Macular Degeneration

What is Strabismus Surgery?

girl with eye patchIf your child has been diagnosed with strabismus—a relatively common eye condition in children in which the eyes are not aligned—you likely have a lot of questions about treatment options. Your child’s ophthalmologist has probably mentioned patching or trying out glasses in an attempt to straighten the eyes before resorting to surgical treatment. However, sometimes strabismus surgery will be necessary to entirely correct strabismus.

Today’s post offers a closer look at strabismus, which may be related to amblyopia (aka “lazy eye”) or occurs separately. Children with certain disorders or health conditions related to the brain will be more likely to experience strabismus. Continue Reading What is Strabismus Surgery?

When to See an Eye Doctor About Pink Eye

Young boy with pink eye-related symptoms

For many parents, pink eye is a common occurrence in daycare or school environments. While there are several causes and symptoms to watch out for, 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, what causes it, and treatment options. Continue Reading When to See an Eye Doctor About Pink Eye