Contact Lens Care

Why is contact lens care important? Proper daily care of your contacts helps to ensure they are able to be worn as long as they should be, as well as helps to maintain your eye health and best corrected vision.   How long should I wear my contacts? Do not wear your contacts longer than […]


Farsightedness

What is farsightedness? Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is difficulty seeing clearly up close, while still being able to see things clearly at a distance. Near objects appear blurry and out of focus. You may have trouble reading books, looking at your phone, or sewing. However, you are still able to clearly focus on objects far away […]


Our Google business page

Updates on hours and events are available on our Google business page – Medical Vision Institute 181 Prosperous Pl, Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 278-9486 https://g.co/kgs/z5SuPP


Flashes and Floaters

  What are flashes and floaters? Flashes are sparkles or lightning streaks seen in your peripheral vision. They may look like you are “seeing stars”, or as if a flashlight was shone swiftly across your eye. Floaters are spots, specks, dots, and lines that float across your field of vision. They are sometimes initially mistaken […]


Astigmatism

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is when the clear, outer covering of your eye (the cornea) is ovular rather than round. The cornea directs light into the back of the eye onto the retina, which results in clear vision. Due to the curvature irregularities in the cornea, light does not focus properly on the retina, causing […]


Nearsightedness (Myopia)

What is nearsightedness? Myopia, or nearsightedness, is difficulty seeing clearly in the distance, while still being able to see things clearly up close. Far away objects appear blurry and out of focus. You may have trouble reading words on a whiteboard or TV screen. However, you are still able to clearly focus on objects close […]


Eyelid Rejuvenation

What is eyelid surgery? Eyelid surgery is the treatment of eyelid conditions by incision or manipulation, usually using instruments, by a physician. There are two types of common eyelid conditions correctable by surgery: Ptosis (TOH-sis) is droopy upper lids due to eyelid muscles or tendons not working properly, and is a common medical condition. This […]


Trouble Seeing Up Close?

Presbyopia   What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is difficulty seeing clearly and focusing up close. You may have difficulty reading, using your phone, or sewing. This can be worsened by dim lighting and fatigue, and can cause eye strain and headaches. Presbyopia is a natural part of aging that occurs when the lenses in your eyes […]


Dilated Retinal Exam: FAQs

What is it? A dilated retinal exam is a test that lets your doctor see the inside of the back of your eye. To do this, your doctor uses a magnifying instrument called an ophthalmoscope and a light source. A test done with an ophthalmoscope is called ophthalmoscopy. It’s a good idea to keep a […]