What’s In An Eye Exam?

Annual eye exams are an essential component of preventive care for your vision. As a sense that we rely upon so heavily, it’s imperative that you are monitoring your eye health continuously, especially as visual impairments can develop to the point of needing corrective lenses within the course of a year. Not only is there…

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New Study Reveals Exercise Can Reduce Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a debilitating vision problem that is growing as the country’s population ages. Generally, patients who suffer from AMD (age-related macular degeneration) have deterioration of their macula, the portion of the retina that is responsible for central vision (fine details in front of you). There currently isn’t a proven treatment for macular degeneration….

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Headaches and Contact Lenses

It’s not uncommon for patients to complain of chronic headaches when wearing and immediately after wearing contact lenses. Although there could be many reasons for your headaches, it’s possible that the contact lenses may be a trigger. Wearing contacts with a prescription that is too weak or too strong may lead to unnecessary eyestrain and…

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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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