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Lazy Eye Treatments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/07/2018 - 04:38

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eye),…

Is Dry Eye Painful?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/30/2018 - 04:35

Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. This condition is common, affecting millions of adults in the United States. The risk of developing dry eye increases with advancing age. Women have a higher prevalence of dry eye compared with men. Symptoms of…

How Long is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/23/2018 - 04:32

How long do you wear your contact lenses before taking them out? One day? Two days? A week or more? You may be wondering how long is safe to wear contact lenses. Some contacts are made to be worn for an extended period of time. But it’s important to understand that the risk of eye…

Dry Eye Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 09/19/2018 - 02:29

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. With each blink…

What is a Cataract?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/09/2018 - 02:23

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly…

The Effects of High Blood Pressure on Your Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/02/2018 - 02:14

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among other issues. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at the back part of…

How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/26/2018 - 01:31

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…

Floaters and Flashes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/19/2018 - 01:27

Have you ever spotted a small speck, dot or squiggle floating in the air, only to have it flit away when you tried to look at it directly? Or have you noticed flickering lights or lightning streaks that you knew weren’t really there? If so, you are one of many people who have experienced the…

Itchy Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/12/2018 - 01:22

Itchy eyes can be annoying and frustrating. Whether it’s due to allergies, an illness or something else, it can be bothersome to say the least. Itchy eyes affect all of us from time to time. Usually it lasts only a few minutes and then goes away. But sometimes the itching can become overwhelming and last…

Understanding How Your Eyes Work

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/05/2018 - 01:19

Your eye works in a similar way as a camera. When you look at an object, light reflected from the object enters the eyes through the pupil and is focused through the optical components within the eye. The front of the eye is made of the cornea, iris, pupil and lens, and they focus the…