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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 […]


Your Eyes After 40

After you enter your 40’s, you may notice changes in your vision. Here’s a look at the types of conditions you may experience as you enter this stage of your life: Presbyopia. You may start to have difficulty focusing on objects up close, including when you read or work at your computer. This is called […]


A Healthy Diet for Healthy Eyes

Nutrition plays a vital role in not only our overall health, but the health of our eyes as well. Vitamins and antioxidants found in a variety of foods can help maintain healthy eyes and fight ocular diseases. Follow these nutrition tips to target different areas of your eyes and prevent disease!


Food for Thought: Eating Right for Healthy Vision

Healthy foods that are good for your eyes extend way beyond just carrots. There’s an entire spectrum of great eats out there that can help keep your eyes healthy. Learn which foods can boost your eye health and help prevent certain eye diseases. Salmon Diets that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish […]


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