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The Truth About Dark Under Eye Circles

Dark circles under the eyes are often associated with a lack of sleep. In reality, there are many factors that can cause them. In most cases, dark eye circles are caused by blood pooling in the vessels that lie close to the skin’s surface. The majority of the accumulated blood is deoxygenated (lacks oxygen) so…

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Eye Care Concerns Among Swimmers

For swimmers, eye irritation from pool chemicals is a concern. Pool chemicals such as saline and chlorine are inherently eye irritants. Pool chlorine can lead to symptoms similar to those of conjunctivitis — redness, itching, irritation, and excessive tearing. Dry eye syndrome Symptoms of dry eye syndrome are quite common among swimmers. These symptoms may…

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Vision-Related Changes to Expect After 40

The adage says, “Life begins at 40.” Yet for some, 40 means the time when various vision and eye health issues become more prevalent. Fortunately, the discovery of new technologies in the prevention and treatment of eye health problems have made it possible to delay their occurrence or reduce the severity of their symptoms. The…

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Laser Eye Surgery vs. Contacts: Which is Safer?

Many people tend to assume that contacts are safer than laser eye surgery because the former is less invasive. Yet the findings of a recent study suggest otherwise. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found that the risk of vision loss is higher among contact lens wearers than those who choose to have…

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Retinal Detachment: Are You At Risk?

Retinal detachment happens when the delicate retina suddenly separates from the eye. The retina acts like a processing chip with your eyes as the camera. It captures light signals and sends them to the brain for imaging interpretation through the optic nerve. Retinal detachment is an emergency situation requiring immediate treatment. Failure to do so…

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Eye Health and Diabetes

The 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report revealed that in 2012 9.3 percent of the American population had diabetes. Despite its increasing prevalence, many people don’t understand diabetes and how it can lead to other potential health issues such as vision problems. Diabetes occurs when there is a persistent elevation in blood sugar (glucose) levels. This…

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Three Seemingly Harmless Habits that Actually Weaken Your Vision

Ocular health is more than just a result of a single factor such as genetics. Certain factors such as your gender and lifestyle come into play, too. At our practice, we notice that many of our patients are unaware that they have certain habits that are slowly damaging their vision. Here are three of those…

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LASIK Concerns in Women

Women of all ages visit us at our practice to inquire about LASIK surgery for addressing their vision concerns. However, there are specific changes in a woman’s body that may not make them eligible for LASIK surgery. LASIK and pregnancy Fluctuating hormone levels in pregnancy dictate many physical and psychological changes in a woman’s body….

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What’s It Like to Have a Restylane Injection

The introduction of facial rejuvenation treatments such as dermal fillers gave people who wanted to regain a younger appearance an alternative to surgery. Instant results with no downtime make fillers an increasingly popular alternative. Restylane is one of the driving forces behind the current injectable revolution. The hyaluronic acid filler has certainly come a long…

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Cataract Surgery – Is It Safe?

Cataracts are an eye problem characterized by cloudy vision and dulling of color perception. It is the most common eye problem that people face in the latter part of their lives. Cataracts progress at a very slow rate and many times the affected person does not realize that he or she has this problem until…

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