General Eye Care

2
Oct

Halloween Contact Lenses: Scarier Than They Look

Using Halloween Contact Lenses to Enhance a Costume Who are you going to be this Halloween? Bella from “Twilight”? Pennywise from “It”? Maybe even Regan from the classic “The Exorcist”? Once you know the look you want for this Halloween, you might consider making the costume especially gruesome and effective with Halloween contact lenses or special effects contact lenses. If

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18
Jul

Ocular Rosacea: Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes

Ocular rosacea is a condition that many people can mistake for a variety of other eye problems, such as seasonal allergies or dry eye. Once your eye doctor identifies the cause of your symptoms, however, the better your ocular rosacea treatment options will be.  What Is Ocular Rosacea? You may have heard of rosacea, which generally causes redness on the cheeks,

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3
Jul

Don’t Make Waves: Protect Your Eyes When Swimming

Summer fun usually includes more time spent in the water, whether in a pool or at the beach.  Don’t let irritated eyes ruin your day in the sun. There are ways to protect your eyes when swimming.  When it comes to pools and the chlorine to keep them clean, our eyes can take a hit.  There’s a thin layer of tears that coats

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25
Jun

Pediatric Eye Exams

Some children aren’t brought to an optometrist until after their parents or teachers notice that they seem to be having trouble with their vision. This means that unfortunately the child has often already spent years struggling with eye problems. Not only can this cause the eye problems to worsen, but it can also impair a child’s ability to further develop

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28
May

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 born with their astigmatism, some

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19
Mar

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 headaches, and what you can

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5
Mar

3D Movies and Your Eyes: All the Facts

There is little dispute that 3D movies are a treat for your eyes. Getting involved in a big screen movie is taken to a new level with the power of 3D. The technology is developed to make it appear that the action is actually coming out of the screen. When it’s done properly, the audience feels like they are a

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8
Dec

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 is simply defined as a

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26
Nov

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 a brief overview of how

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18
Oct

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 actually fruit flies but your

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