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Dry Eye: Causes & Symptoms

Dry Eye: Causes & Symptoms

When your tears cannot sufficiently lubricate your eyes, you could be suffering from dry eyes. Many reasons could lead up to having dry eye, inflammation, and other forms of irritation...Read More

Which Contacts Are Right for You?

Which Contacts Are Right for You?

If you have vision problems, your eye doctor may have recommended the use of prescription eyewear. But some people don’t want to use eyeglasses to correct their vision. Are you wondering whether or not you’re a good fit for contact lenses?..Read More

Benefits of Getting Routine Eye Exams

Benefits of Getting Routine Eye Exams

How often do you think about your eye and vision health? If you’re like many people, I bet you tend to pay attention only upon realizing you have to squint to watch television or when your contact lenses start to hurt. Your eyes and vision may not be one of your priorities. But any changes to your eyesight and visual system are an indication that something is wrong...Read More

Benefits of Orthokeratology

Benefits of Orthokeratology

​​​​​​​Research reveals that myopia is a growing epidemic, especially among younger people. To help manage this condition, new technology in the form of orthokeratology or ortho-K was created. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, orthokeratology is an effective way to manage myopia. If you are interested in using ortho-K lenses, here’s what you should know about the benefits of orthokeratology...Read More

Getting a Diabetic Exam Including Retina Imaging

Getting a Diabetic Exam Including Retina Imaging

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can harm your eyes. The disease can damage the small blood vessels in a patient’s retina. It’s a vital part of your eyes made of a thin layer of tissue found at the back of your eyeball. Your retina lets you perceive light, color, and sharp details. The complication that affects a patient’s eyes with diabetes refers to diabetic retinopathy...Read More

Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma Management

There are many different diseases that can affect the health of our eyes, and ultimately, our vision. Many people have heard of glaucoma, and it is estimated to affect as many as three million adults in the United States. However, a large percentage of the population doesn’t understand exactly what it is and how it could put their vision at risk.  ..Read More

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

A parent should schedule regular appointments for his or her child with an eye care professional, such as an optometrist. Optometrists have advanced eye care training and proper clinical tools. They can perform a thorough evaluation of a child’s vision and eye health better than the average pediatrician...Read More

Importance of Myopia Control

Importance of Myopia Control

In recent years, studies have found that myopia can be controlled to a certain extent. These treatments have grown in popularity, particularly amongst parents of young children. Myopia is on the rise amongst children, and more than ever are being diagnosed with this condition. But why is myopia control so important?..Read More

How Safe is Cataract Surgery?

How Safe is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts is the name given to the clouding of the natural lens of the eye that can obscure and compromise our vision. It is an extremely common problem, particularly amongst older people and age-related cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in those over the age of 60. In fact, by the age of 80, more than half of all Americans will have a cataract or will have undergone cataract surgery to improve their vision.  ..Read More

What Causes Dry Eyes?

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Our eyes are reliant on moisture for them to function properly. Our bodies produce a permanent film of very fine tears for this purpose. These are created by something known as the lacrimal gland and help our eyes remain sufficiently lubricated. This natural lubricant also contains a variety of important antibodies, proteins and oils that ensure our eyes are mobile and as healthy as they can be...Read More

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