Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a type of refractive error that results in blurred vision. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are also refractive errors and a diagnosis of astigmatism should not cause you great concern. The condition is quite common and if you have astigmatism, you will likely not experience it m...

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye is the most common vision problem in children but can also be found in adults. Lazy eye is the inability to see clear details in one eye. In children, it is a developmental problem that occurs in the womb or in early childhood where the nerve pathway from one e...

Retinal Tears and Detachment

The retina is the light sensitive inner portion of the back of the eye. Its separation, either partial or completely, from the underlying tissue is a serious condition that can result in permanent vision loss. Re-attachment is possible but immediate treatment is required. Causes of Retinal Detach...

Contact Lenses: What You Need to Know

If you are thinking about buying contact lenses, there are some things you need to know about proper selection. At Kirkland Vision Center, our optometrists specialize in comprehensive contact lens examinations with an emphasis on fitting problem and hard-to-fit contact lens wearers. Your eye exam...

Eye Frames Selection

Eye glasses are the newest fashion trend. Celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Lisa Loeb, Justin Timberlake and Hayden Panettiere have all opted for frames over contact lenses. If you want to make a fashion statement with frames, follow these simple rules from design specialists. Face Shape Matters W...

Blepharitis (Inflammation)

Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids and is common in both children and adults.  It is not only uncomfortable, if left untreated, it can cause long term vision problems and damage to the cornea. Blepharitis occurs in two forms Anterior Blepharitis The condition is found on the fr...

Myopia

Myopia, commonly called nearsightedness, is a common refractive disorder where light rays do not bent (refract) properly. This occurs because when light enters the eye, it is focused in front rather than directly on the surface of the retina (the layer in the back of the inner eye). Nearsightedne...

Eye Injuries

Over one million people in the United States suffer injuries to their eyes every year. Most of those injuries can be prevented. Home Eye Injuries Nearly half of all eye injuries occur in the home. Studies done by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) and the American Society of Ocular T...

Children Eye Exams

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children receive their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Subsequent exams should be scheduled at ages 3 and 5 or 6 years of age. Thereafter, exams should be every two years unless vision problems are determined. Vision disor...

Eye Allergies

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to foreign substances it perceives as harmful. Your eyes are just another part of the body that may respond to this perceived threat. Eye allergies can make wearing contacts difficult and can trigger conjunctivitis (pink eye), which is...