How Pollen Affects Your Eyes

When spring comes, people often think of trees budding, grass growing and flowers blossoming. For those who suffer from pollen allergies, spring means red, swollen, and itchy eyes and avoiding the outdoors at any cost. Although pollen affects the eyes negatively, there are solutions that can make being outdoors enjoyable again. What Does Pollen Do […]

How To Prepare For Your Cataract Surgery

Your vision has become blurred, and your eye doctor broke the news: you need cataract surgery. One of the most common eye operations performed, cataract surgery can significantly improve vision with very little downtime. The following are some steps patients should take to be fully prepared for cataract surgery procedure and a smooth recovery. Cataract […]

Factors to Consider When Thinking About LASIK

For patients looking to improve their vision while reducing or eliminating their dependence on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK offers an effective option. If you’re thinking about undergoing to the LASIK procedure, take a look at some factors you must first consider. About LASIK LASIK is a relatively painless and efficient outpatient procedure that can […]

Advancements in Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Research has yet to prove exactly what causes cataracts, although genetics and lifestyle choices like smoking may be related. Cataracts cause progressive vision loss, and are painless. A cataract is a cloudy film that forms in the clear lens, which allows light to pass through the eye. When […]

Top 5 Things You Don’t Know About Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, a common eye infection that causes inflammation and redness in the whites of the eyes is caused by either a bacterial or viral infection and is often accompanied by pain. Although pink eye is common, there are a few things you may not know about the infection. To follow is a deeper look into […]

LASEK to Reduce Night Blindness

For those who have difficulty seeing clearly in the dark, there’s a laser vision correction procedure that can shrink the size of your pupil in order to maximize contrast sensitivity. Wavefront, a customized version of LASEK, offers those who have difficulty seeing at night an advantage over wearing contact lenses, prescription eye glasses or traditional […]

How Are Eye-Related Allergies Treated?

Ocular allergies (allergies affecting the eyes) can be aggravating and sometimes painful. Those with itchy, red, watery, swollen eyes that also experience chronic congestion and a runny nose should be tested for allergies. In order to properly diagnose ocular allergies, an ophthalmologist uses a “scratch test” method, which is a non-invasive in-office procedure where tiny […]

Most Common Eye Conditions

Whether you have vision problems or not, it’s important to visit an ophthalmologist annually for a routine eye exam. During routine eye exams, more than your vision is being evaluated. Many other health conditions can be diagnosed through examining the eyes. In addition to other health conditions that may be diagnosed, common conditions that affect […]

Why Patients Should Choose An Ophthalmologist for BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are most popularly known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles in certain areas of the face. Originally, BOTOX was developed by a team of ophthalmologists to treat various conditions of the eye. As it appeared, patients who were treated with BOTOX for eyelid spasms and muscular disorders that controlled eyelid movements and […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve of the eye, often leading to vision loss and eventual blindness. Glaucoma may also develop following a severe eye infection, or inflammatory conditions of the eye. The most common symptoms of this condition are pressure or pain in the eye as well […]

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