A Consumer's Guide to Eye Care

There is no more ubiquitous health concern than good vision. A consumer's guide to eye care needs to address the concerns of the over 100 million Americans who buy eyeglasses and contact lenses, but also for such matters as where to buy eye drops and how to get the best deal on Latisse for longer eyelashes.

Almost all of us buy eye products at some point in our lives, but getting good value requires good information.

For instance, consider the very common task of buying glasses online. What will you do when the order form asks you to fill in the distance between your pupils, or PD?

How can you know how your eyeglasses will look on your face before you can physically put them on? What kind of material should you choose for the lens? What can you do if the glasses don't fit? All these questions and more are answered in the article on purchasing eyeglasses online.

And whether you buy your glasses from an online retailer or not, you can also learn about common problems with new eyeglasses.

You can learn which problems the optician cannot fix and are simply a normal part of getting used to new lenses. You can learn how to deal with common issues with new bifocals and multifocals, and what to do if your frames are uncomfortable. Read this article to know what to tell your retailer when you have to make a return.

There are some very special eye care considerations in buying ski goggles. Your consumer's guide to eye care explains the importance of fit, tint, and UV protection. It provides essential information on how to get ski goggles at the lowest possible cost and the greatest possible utility on the ski trail, whether you ski night or day, in the middle of a snowstorm or on a beautifully sunny day.

And, for those who do not want to rely on corrective lenses, you can also read about eye exercises and and the See Clearly Method. One system of eye exercise was declared by a court to be a scam, but another system of eye exercise is available for free and is backed up by over two dozen scientific studies that prove it really works.

Finally, if you are over 55, you will be interested in medical eye services and eye exams for seniors. Many of the causes of age-related loss of sight are correctable if they are caught in time. This article will tell you the how's and why's of the recommended annual tests of eye pressure and peripheral vision, and what the optician or ophthalmologist is doing with the slit lamp and refraction tests and why the exam almost always requires dilating your eyes.

This section of a consumer's guide to eye care will explain why medical eye services save eyesight, and they can lead to early diagnosis of other conditions that can save your life.


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