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How Wintry Weather Affects Your Eyes

Winter comes with its complications and ailments, but what many people fail to realize is that wintry weather affects your eyes too. The frigid cold and drifts of snow are the biggest culprits when it comes to damaging your eyes, and certain precautions must be taken to avoid any potentially long-term complications. Continue reading to… 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

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

Dry Eyes: The Symptoms, the Causes and the Solutions

You may not give that much thought to your eyes. They are what they are, until they become uncomfortable. You may experience dry eyes occasionally, or this may be on ongoing problem for you. If you are experiencing eye dryness, you are not alone. There are many possible causes of this uncomfortable condition.   The… read more

Causes and Remedies for Dry Eyes

Generally, dry eyes are the result of not enough tears. Other than temporary reasons, such as being in a very dry environment, several things can cause insufficient tears. These include: The aging process Tear glands damaged by infections or inflammation Decongestants, antihistamines, antidepressants, hormone replacement drugs, drugs for high blood pressure, and birth control pills… read more

Dry Eyes, Allergies, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Fall is rapidly approaching… and some days it has felt as if it’s already here! With a new season around the corner, the leaves will be changing colors and falling. For many people, autumn can cause an increase in allergy symptoms, including dry eyes and irritation. At the Michigan Eye Institute, our eye doctors help keep… read more