As part of our mission, we are dedicated to providing you information and tools to learn and participate in your eye care. Please see below some links that Dr. Cassis recommend as informative websites on a variety of topics.
– If you have any interests in specialty contact lenses fit such s RGP, scleral contact lenses or ortho-keraology, browse through these:
The GP Lens Institute http://www.contactlenses.org
Ortho-keratology is defined by reshaping the cornea using corneal molds over night. This method of correction is gaining a lot of traction s studies are showing its role in stopping the progression of myopia in children. Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT is a specific design that relates to wearing corneal molds over night to shape and correct nearsightedness or myopia. Another option is the Isee design. Dr. Cassis can discuss wether you are a candidate and other questions you may have.
– If you are concerned about your child’s prescription worsening every year or are interested in finding out the latest research in myopia control, this site contains a lot of information: www.myopiaprevention.org
– Dry eyes management is one of the most common question we are asked on a daily basis.
– Allergies are also extremely common in our area. Tearing, itching and redness are symptoms very frequently encountered in our office. Ask how we can help and what drops to use.
– Cataracts or the aging of the “lens inside your eye” is quite common. Find out how UV and other factors may affect the development of this condition.
– Patients get frightened when they hear about macular degeneration. Read about the major risk factors and what you can do to prevent the development of this frightening condition.
– Glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight because no symptoms are present until the disease is very advanced. What is it, how it detected and how it’s treated is discussed here.
– Diabetes is one of the leading cause of blindness in this country. Read and find out how your daily sugar management can affect your eyesight in years to come.
The All about vision website also presents a lot information about a variety of topics related to ocular conditions and ocular heatlh as well as options regarding glases, contact lenses and surgery.
The National Eye Institute also has a very educational website.
“As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”
Enjoy reading, finding out more about your eyes and how you can protect them.