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Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Hydrated During the Winter Months

Cooler weather and drier indoor conditions call for special care to protect your eyes this winter. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 are affected by dry eye syndrome. While this condition can get worse as you age, patients who don’t protect their… Read More


For Patients With Diabetes, Regular Eye Exams Could Save Your Sight

Eye checkups and blood sugar maintenance can help patients avoid long-term issues. Whether you’ve been living with diabetes for decades or you’re learning how a new diagnosis will affect your daily life, a combination of managing your blood sugar levels and keeping your ophthalmology appointments could make all the difference in preventing diabetes-related vision damage… Read More


Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Regular eye exams and timely treatment are the keys to controlling diabetic retinopathy and preventing vision loss. Diabetes affects approximately 30 million Americans, 80-85% of whom will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy in their lifetimes. Retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels of the retina — the light-sensitive, nerve-rich tissue at the back of… Read More


Doctors Agree: Don’t Overwear Your Contact Lenses

Wearing your contact lenses for longer may seem like a good way to budget money or time, but it can have a serious impact on your health. For millions of Americans, contact lenses are an easy way to improve vision without the hassle of bulky glasses. While contact lenses offer wearers a range of benefits… Read More


The Dangers of Sleeping with Contact Lenses

Eye doctors and the CDC agree — don’t fall asleep in your contact lenses, even for naps (if you can help it). If you are one of the 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses, it’s likely that you’ve fallen asleep in them at some point. Whether for a short afternoon nap or a full… Read More


Guidelines for Computer Use after LASIK Surgery

When it comes to using computers after LASIK surgery, a few minor precautions can go a long way toward ensuring you get the best results. One of the best things about LASIK laser eye surgery is the rapid recovery time. Unlike procedures that occur in hospital operating rooms and require substantial anesthesia, LASIK operations are… Read More


5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

  Your vision is precious! Here’s how to keep it healthy for the years to come, especially if you’re considering LASIK in the future. Everyone knows to brush and floss their teeth and get regular exercise for heart health, but eyes are usually an afterthought — despite being one of the most important parts of… Read More


Does Blue Light from Electronics Cause Blindness?

We don’t have evidence that blue light causes blindness, but it’s a good idea to take precautions. A recently-released study from the University of Toledo states that exposure to blue light may accelerate blindness. Naturally, this has led to some amount of panic among people who use computers and smartphones, who are now wondering if… Read More


Common Causes of Redness from Contact Lenses

If you wear contacts and are experiencing eye redness, one of these nine reasons is likely to blame. Contact lenses can be a godsend to patients who have been dealing with clunky eyeglasses. But sometimes, they can feel like more trouble than they’re worth. People who wear contact lenses frequently complain of the discomfort they… Read More


Can Diet Reduce Your Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Some research shows that a Mediterranean diet may provide natural, nutritious protection against age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects millions of people around the world, but the exact causes aren’t completely understood. While age is a known risk factor, it’s not necessarily a cause. Because the causes are unknown, it’s been difficult… Read More


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