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What Causes Cataracts?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/09/2018 - 01:21

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting…

What to Know About Contact Lenses

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/02/2018 - 01:18

People with vision impairment may choose contact lenses over eyeglasses for a variety of reasons. For some occupations and activities, contacts are simply easier to manage. Many contact wearers also find they see better with contacts due to the reduction in glare and distortions. And some people simply prefer the look. Here are a few…

How Do You Know if You Have Dry Eyes?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/25/2018 - 16:03

Dry, itchy eyes is a common complaint that eye doctors hear from their patients. People of all ages experience mild to severe dry eyes. Common dry eye symptoms include: Stinging Burning Grittiness Scratchy Sensation Sensitivity to Light Excessive Tearing Stringy Discharge Pain Redness Tired Eyes Heavy Eyelids Contact Lens Discomfort Blurred Vision Dry eyes occur when the…

Types of Prescription Eyeglasses

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/18/2018 - 16:02

Prescription lenses are the heart of what makes a pair of glasses provide the sharp, clear vision you want to have. There are several types of prescription eyeglasses to address your visual needs, whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or need multiple prescriptions in one lens: Single Vision – Single vision prescription lenses are used to…

Do I Have to Get Fitted for Contact Lenses?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/11/2018 - 15:55

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. If you choose contact lens wear for your vision correction, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye…

Uveitis Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/04/2018 - 15:50

When the inside of your eye gets irritated and inflamed, this is called uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis). It involves the middle layers of your eye, also called the uveal tract or uvea. It also includes the iris (colored part of your eye), choroid (a thin membrane that contains many blood vessels) and the ciliary body (the…

Tips for Better Eye Health

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/28/2018 - 03:34

Few things in life are more precious than your eyesight. Protecting your eyes and maintaining good vision is important as we age. So, what can you do to protect your eye health? Following these simple tips will give you the best chance to maintain great vision throughout your life: Eat Well – One of the…

How to Know if you have Dry Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/21/2018 - 03:31

A healthy eye is one that is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eyes do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated, can cause damage…

Who Does Eye Exams?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/14/2018 - 03:28

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing an eye care professional, but…

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),…