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Contact Lens Safety

Contact lenses are a great option for people in need of vision correction.  However, contact wearers need to keep safety and cleanliness in mind at all times to prevent eye injury and infection. Germs from hands, eyelids, and the environment can be potentially dangerous to eye, causing eye infections or corneal ulcers. Therefore, remember the Read more…

Common Eye Problems

Some eye problems are minor and fleeting. But some lead to a permanent loss of vision. Common eye problems include: Cataracts – clouded lenses Glaucoma – damage to the optic nerve from too much pressure in the eye Retinal disorders – problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye Conjunctivitis – an Read more…

"Diabetes Is a Triple Threat To Your Vision"

Diabetes is a triple threat to your vision.  Diabetes causes many health problems, not the least of which affect vision.   Persons living with diabetes are especially at risk of developing:   Diabetic Retinopathy- Diabetic Retinopathy weakens and causes changes in blood vessels in the back of the eye. Untreated it can cause ‘floaters’, cloudy spots Read more…

Ask Your Optometrist: What Is Pink Eye?

The term ‘pink eye’ generally refers to inflammation of the thin,  transparent area covering the whites of the eyes (the conjunctiva).   Blood  vessels become enlarged, leading to the red appearance of the eye.  This inflammation is called conjunctivitis.  Conjunctivitis can have many causes, including viruses, bacteria, and allergies.  If you think you have pink eye, keep Read more…

Reality Check from Dr. Amy: Melanoma is a risk for us all.

I received the dreaded phone call from my oldest sister this weekend. The conversation started like this “don’t freak out, but I have to tell you something”. Immediately I thought of her three beautiful kids, as any mom would, but she said they are all just fine and as rambunctious as ever. It is her, she Read more…

Can I wear my contact lenses while swimming?

For contact lens wearers the hot days of summer bring up an often asked question: Is it okay to wear contact lenses while swimming?  Wearing contact lenses in the water can put you at risk for eye infections, some of which can impact your vision.  Therefore, eye health should be a priority when considering contact Read more…

How Often Do I Really Need to Replace My Contact Lenses?

It’s the end of the month, and you are down to your last pair of contacts. “Another couple weeks shouldn’t be too bad, right?” you think to yourself. “What’s the harm? So what if I wear mine a little longer.” Unfortunately, this thought process goes on too often, and can lead to some very bad habits, as well Read more…