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Eyelids, Eyelashes, and Eye Health 

Eyelids, Eyelashes, and Eye Health 

Our eyelids protect our eyes, help produce part of our tear film, and play an important role in the overall health of our eyes.  When they are not properly cared for, the eyelids and eyelashes can end up causing problems, from dry eye disease, to swollen flaky lids,...

Understanding the Vitreous of the Eye

Understanding the Vitreous of the Eye

Inside of everybody’s eye, there is a gel-like substance that provides the eye with protection and nutrients. This “gel” is called the vitreous, and is responsible for giving the eye its sturdy shape.  Throughout life, normal age-related changes occur within the...

Are Contact Lenses Safe for Kids?

Are Contact Lenses Safe for Kids?

Contact lenses are a very popular option for visual correction.  Many people choose contact lenses over traditional glasses because of the comfort, clear vision, and cosmetic benefit they offer.  With these benefits in mind, many parents and children have questions...

High Blood Pressure and Your Eyes

High Blood Pressure and Your Eyes

High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions among adults in the United States.  More than one-fourth of American adults are being treated for this condition, and the risks for serious medical problems due to high blood pressure are high.  Heart...

Headaches and Eyestrain

Headaches and Eyestrain

It is not uncommon to experience headaches after completing visually demanding activities, such as extended reading, discriminating very fine print, or reading in low light conditions.  There are a few vision and eye related conditions that can cause these headaches,...

How to Choose the Right Pair of Glasses

How to Choose the Right Pair of Glasses

There are so many factors to consider when trying to choose new glasses: What frame best fits my face?  How do I know what type of lenses to choose? Does it matter where I buy my glasses? These are only a few of the many questions that can make the process an...

A Closer Look at Glaucoma

A Closer Look at Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease in which the optic nerve, which carries information from the eye to the brain, is slowly damaged.  When damage to the optic nerve occurs, it results in permanent and irreversible vision loss. However, this vision loss occurs...

Natural Treatment for Dry Eye Disease

Natural Treatment for Dry Eye Disease

There is a wide range of treatment options for dry eye disease, from lubricating artificial tears to in-office procedures like LipiFlow or punctal plug insertion.  While we have discussed many of the extensive treatment options for dry eyes, but even more options...

Why Am I Nearsighted?

Why Am I Nearsighted?

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a form of refractive error that results in objects that are far away appearing blurry and out-of-focus.  Myopia occurs when the optical system of the eye causes light that enters the eye to focus in front of the...

What Causes Watery Eyes?

What Causes Watery Eyes?

Many people who suffer from dry eye disease have symptoms such as burning, irritation, and grittiness.  Others may experience a common symptom that may be confusing: watery or runny eyes. While it may seem completely contradictory, watery eyes are most commonly a sign...

Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are certainly the most common lenses used for visual correction, but many more options exist that can provide equally comfortable and consistent vision.  Specialty contact lenses such as scleral lenses or rigid gas permeable lenses can be excellent...