Category Archives: General Eye Care

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

What Makes Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases

There are many factors at play that can make women more susceptible to eye diseases than men are. Many women are not aware of their increased likelihood of experiencing vision problems, which often means they aren’t seeking adequate preventative care. Factors that Make Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases There are a variety of reasons… read more

Fall Eye Allergies: Most Common Allergens

Are your eyes starting to bother you more now that fall has arrived? With lots of pollen, dust, and spores in the air, you may be suffering from fall eye allergies. Allergies occur when your immune system over-responds to foreign matter while other individuals remain unaffected. Seasonal environmental triggers include pollen from ragweed and other… read more

Don’t Let Back to School Mean Pink Eye For Your Kids

Every year as summer ends and school begins, kids go back to school to greet their friends and tell stories of their summer vacations. Along with this passing of information, it’s important to remember that kids often pass along germs as well, and right now is a highly susceptible time for kids to be reintroduced… read more

How Blue Light Affects Your Eyes: Is It as Bad as They Say?

“Don’t sit so close to the TV. You’ll go blind.” How much truth is there to that? We went from believing the statement when we were children, to deciding it’s complete nonsense, to going back to the possibility that it makes sense …. sort of. A television screen, computer screen, or phone most likely won’t… read more

The Risks of Wearing Old Contact Lenses

If you are one of the approximately 37 million Americans who wears contact lenses, you may wonder what happens if your contacts get old. Perhaps you are using contacts you got several years ago. Or you are trying to save money by wearing your two-week lenses over a more extended period. It may seem like… read more