Every time we look at a digital screen, we are exposing our eyes to blue light. The reason why doctors recommend limiting the time you spend looking at a screen is because too much exposure to blue light may negatively affect your vision. Though a large amount of blue light is emitted from natural sunlight, […]
Break the Habit; Stop Rubbing Your Eyes Today!
When something itches, we instinctively rub or scratch it, right? However, when it comes to our eyes, we may want to think twice about rubbing them. Yes, even when we are tired, or when our eyes feel strained after a long day spent in front of a computer working. Although the act of rubbing our […]
Cataracts: What Are They?
Cataracts are clouding areas in the eye’s lens, which lies behind the iris; and the pupil. Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. They typically start out small, with minimal effect on your vision. Many patients with cataracts suffer from hazy, blurred vision, which increasingly gets worse over time. Cataracts are one of the most […]
Refractive Surgery: LASIK
Many people suffer from vision problems and wear prescribed eyeglasses and/or contact lenses as a way to correct their vision, temporarily. Another option some people may choose is refractive surgery. There are many types of refractive surgery and currently LASIK is the most popular procedure performed in the US. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or LASIK, […]
Types of Glaucoma: Open Angle vs. Closed Angle
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that, over time, damages the eye’s optic nerve. This occurs when fluid in the front part of the eye begins to build up, and the increase of extra fluid causes the pressure in the eye to increase as well. The optic nerve is damaged from this extra pressure. […]
Eye Diseases: Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease that usually affects both eyes. In the beginning stages, many people who develop diabetic retinopathy are not aware of the changes that occur in the retina, such as micro aneurysms and retinal hemorrhages, which result in bleeding inside the retina. There are two types of diabetic […]
Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens and can lead to blurry or cloudy vision. It usually occurs as people age but can also be affected by the environment a person is around. There is treatment to correct cataract in the form of surgery. Cataract surgery is an effective way to correct the vision […]
Costume Contact Lenses for Halloween, A Friendly Reminder!
The month of October is here and with it we get cooler fresher air, falling leaves, and Halloween. This means that many of us are preparing our homes for the fall time season while also planning this year’s Halloween costumes. There are many things anyone can become on Halloween, which may mean changing the color […]
Those Who Suffer From Dry Eyes Know Best That Tears Are Not Just For Crying
Many people associate tears with crying caused from many different emotions. For example, some will cry in sadness, mourning a loss, or because of a strong pain, while others may cry in excitement, winning a grand prize, or finally seeing someone that had been gone for years. Nonetheless, these associations are correct but the thing […]