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Early Detection and Care Improves the Prognosis of Glaucoma

Each year, glaucoma silently affects millions, affecting vision by damaging the optic nerve. There are several forms of glaucoma, each potentially serious due to the fact that no pain associates other symptoms. In fact, other than vision impairment, you may have no indication that you have glaucoma. And by the time your vision is affected, […]


Let’s Talk about Macular Degeneration

As the body ages, so do the eyes. When you know what changes may occur as your eyes become older, you are better prepared to manage your overall health and quality of life. Our staff is committed to assisting you with your eye health, and we are happy to provide you with the information you […]


Why are my eyes “tired”?

Patients often complain of “tired eyes” to their doctor. Whether it happens at specific points in the day or is brought on by certain activities, tired eyes are a common source of discomfort for many. Eye fatigue among patients is often accompanied by redness, burning, and tearing. Often, it is brought on by excessive computer […]


The Intraocular Lens and Important Aspect of Cataract Surgery

The eye is a complex structure that resembles the same function as a camera. What you see is a reflection of light that is focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. In addition to the retina, there are other important parts of the eye involved in the clarity of your vision. […]


Three Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

While they can make quite the fashion statement, sunglasses are vital part of your everyday routine that helps protect your eyes! 1. UV Protections: UV rays emitted by the sun speed up the cataract process and other ocular diseases and benign growths on the eye’s ocular surface. Wearing sunglasses can block these rays from causing […]


Why Cataract Patients Should Reconsider that Smoking Habit

The American Association of Ophthalmology tells us that cataracts will affect as many as 22 million adults over the age of 40. Men and women over 80 have a fifty percent chance of developing this eye condition. This is significant because cataracts are a leading cause of blindness. The good news is that it is […]


Floaters Explained

  What are floaters? Most of the volume of the eye is filled by viscous fluid called vitreous humor. Vitreous is attached to a thin film of nerve tissue in the back of the eye, called retina. In kids this vitreous is completely jelly-like (imagine clear colorless Jell-O). As we age, however, the gel starts […]


Cataract Surgery Benefits the Aging Individual

Men and women in the latter years of their life face a number of conditions that affect health and wellness. Research has shown that a decline in motor and cognitive skills, such as in Alzheimer’s patients, presents questions the directly relate to vision and vision correction. The more that has been discovered about the needs […]


What You Don’t Know About Your Eyelash Extensions

  Women have been enhancing their eyelashes for centuries. But a common new enhancement, eyelash extensions, may not be as safe as you think. “Eyelash extensions—single synthetic fibers glued one by one to natural eyelashes—are usually fixed in place by formaldehyde-based adhesives or other biologic glues. The adhesives can cause allergic reactions, as can the […]


Spring Time Allergies

  Springtime is right around the corner, and the pollen in the air might put you at risk for ocular allergies and discomfort. In people with allergies, pollen causes the blood vessels in the eye to swell. The body responds by creating histamine, which then causes the eyes to tear, sometimes uncontrollably. Known as allergic […]


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