Category Archives: General Eye Care

Astigmatism Treatment

Astigmatism is a common vision problem that simply means the cornea is shaped irregularly. You may think of the cornea as a basketball and when you introduce an astigmatism the basketball now looks more like a football. The severity level of the astigmatism determines what treatment route is recommended. What Causes Astigmatism? Although most are… read more

Headaches and Eye Pain: Learn How and Why They Are Related

Whether you experience frequent or occasional headaches, you may not realize that your eyes could actually be the cause. You may have even suffered a headache that affected your vision, which is a common phenomenon during migraines. But why? Let’s explore the relationship between headaches and eye pain, what eye conditions could be causing your… read more

How Exercise can Protect Your Vision

It seems like exercise can do almost anything, from helping to focus your mind, to weight loss, and even reducing your chances of getting certain cancers. But has anyone told you that exercise can protect your vision? In the past decade, health studies have indicated that there is no shortage in what exercise can do… read more

Corneal Abrasion: How to Treat a Scratched Eye

A corneal abrasion, or scratched eye, is one of the most common conditions that bring people to the eye doctor. The problem is that it can happen anywhere, at any time. Although usually the symptoms aren’t severe, it’s important to take precautions to avoid making it worse. What is a Corneal Abrasion? A corneal abrasion… read more

Hydration for Healthy Eyes

Dehydration is a potentially serious health problem that goes far beyond feeling thirsty on a hot summer day. Though most people are familiar with some of the more common symptoms of dehydration, including dry mouth, headaches, and muscle cramps, the signs of severe or chronic dehydration on the eyes are less well understood. Here is… read more

Eye Floaters: What They Are and When They’re a Problem

As you are looking at a white wall or a white screen, you find yourself batting away a fruit fly. But it doesn’t go anywhere. It just stays there, right in front of your eyes, irritating you to the core. Suddenly, you see a dozen fruit flies, all clustered around your eyes. Realizing they aren’t… read more