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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 […]


The Facts About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that damages your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time, often resulting in vision loss and blindness. It involves increased pressure which can damage the optic nerve. With early detection and treatment, however, there are often ways to protect your eyes against vision loss. How is glaucoma detected? One of […]


Your Child’s “Red Eye” in Photos is a Good Thing!

  The red eyes that you often see in photos are called a ‘red reflex’, are caused by the reflection of light off they eye’s retina. You’ll be surprised to learn that some ocular cancers can be detected from the missing red reflex in a photo! A sign of concern is seeing a white reflex […]


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