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Is Glaucoma Preventable?

December 2, 2021

Glaucoma is among the top two causes of blindness in the world. People with the condition have optic nerve damage caused by an accumulation of fluid in their eyes. If the condition is poorly controlled or untreated, it can lead to irreversible eye damage.

Is It Dry Eye or Fall Allergies?

November 5, 2021

Differentiating between allergies and dry eye in the fall can be a challenging task. If you are a doctor, you may have patients complaining of symptoms that are similar to the two. Trying to find specific symptoms through questioning may be challenging. This is especially so if the patient does not recollect when or where the symptoms show up.

Myopia Control: Is There a Cure for Nearsightedness?

October 31, 2021

Myopia is a refractive error, not an eye disease. This error happens when the shape of the eye elongates as you grow. It can also happen if the eye surface curves. It causes light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on its surface as they should. Objects that are at a distance will then appear blurry and out of focus.

Contact Lens Exam: What to Expect

October 14, 2021

Contact lens exams are more than just standard eye exams. They are inclusive of the normal exam, and then some. The additions to contact lens exams include the contact lens consultation and the fitting. It is important to get a contact lens exam before getting contacts. This will help you get comfortable, fitting lenses that will serve you perfectly.

How to Know If You Need Emergency Eye Care

October 6, 2021

An eye emergency is any situation with your eye that poses an immediate risk to your health or life. It may result from an incident or be an indicator of a condition that needs urgent intervention. Without proper care, something you think trivial could end up in partial loss of vision or total blindness. So if you suspect you need emergency eye care, get to a doctor or emergency room as soon as possible.

What Damage Blue Light Actually Does to Your Eyes

September 1, 2021

Spending time in front of a computer screen or other digital devices can harm the eyes. Most people spend hours using the devices, resulting in the rise in eye problems. 

Why Older Adults Need a Yearly Eye Exam

August 31, 2021

Older adults largely understand the importance of getting annual physicals. Unfortunately, the eyes often get overlooked when planning their checkup. Most seniors assume that if their eyeglass prescription is working well, they do not need regular eye exams. 

Eye Emergencies to See an Eye Doctor For

August 24, 2021

When was the last time you had an accident or suffered an injury? Your most recent incident may not have affected your eyes, but the chances are that at some point, you will almost certainly have an accident or injury that does.

Benefits of UV Protection in Sunglasses & Eyeglasses

July 22, 2021

Many people love spending time outdoors on a sunny day. However, what you may not realize is that by doing so, you could potentially be putting your eye health and vision at risk. You probably already know that the sun emits harmful UV rays that can damage the skin if we don’t protect it. However, you may not realize that this UV light can be just as dangerous for your eyes, changing the cells and causing irreparable damage.

How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last?

July 14, 2021

Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts every day? You may be wondering whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, which is a type of refractive eye surgical procedure. Generally, most people who undergo this procedure achieve 20/25 vision or even better. However, most people will still need to wear eyeglasses while driving at night as they get older.

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