Concussion and Vision

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic The term concussion has become increasingly popular in the last several decades. The research behind the causes and management of a concussion is constantly growing, and is now showing the importance of providing optometry and eye care  for optimum treatment outcomes. Following a

On the Long Road to Recovery: Motion Sickness and TBI

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Do you experience motion sickness while driving a car or motorcycle, or riding as a passenger?  Motion sickness is a common problem experienced after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can be felt during various activities that require you to shift focus from

Lighting Up the Room: Light Sensitivity Post-TBI 

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Are you experiencing light sensitivity since your traumatic brain injury? Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) there are many visual concerns that may arise, one of which is light sensitivity, or photophobia.  Photophobia means ‘fear of light’, and can cause a person to

How to Insert and Remove Scleral Lenses

Inserting and removing your scleral lenses may be challenging at first. This article will guide you through the process until you feel comfortable on your own. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the instructions of medical advice from your eye care professional.  How to insert your

How to Insert and Remove Hard Contact Lenses

Below is a helpful guide on how to insert and remove your rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses using the most common, easy to follow methods. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the instructions and medical advice from your eye care professional.  How to insert your RGP lenses 

Common Contact Lens Problems

While wearing contact lenses is a safe alternative to eyeglasses, they can come with problems that you may not expect— especially if you are a new contact lens wearer. Here are some of the most common contact lens problems, and how to avoid them. Damaged contact lens Tears, chips, and

What Are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are a type of gas permeable (GP) lens that are specially designed for patients with corneal irregularities and other eye conditions that make contact lens wear difficult.  Their unique design enables them to arch over the cornea and sit on the sclera, or the white part of the

The Contact Lens Exam

Over 22 percent of people who wear eyeglasses also wear contact lenses. If you are thinking about contact lenses, let your eye doctor know that you would like to schedule a contact lens exam.  Regular comprehensive eye examinations include tests for visual acuity and ocular health. While these tests will

Guide to Hard Contact Lenses

While soft contact lenses have become quite popular in recent years, hard contact lenses are actually preferred by many people with specific vision conditions. What are hard contact lenses? If you hear your optometrist using the terms ‘gas permeable lenses’, ‘GP lenses’, ‘rigid gas permeable lenses’, ‘RGP lenses’, or ‘oxygen

Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?

When it comes to eyewear, contact lenses offer many benefits. But contact lens use can also cause serious complications to your eye health and vision, if you're not careful. The cornea, the part of the eye that holds the contact lens in place, is the only part of the body