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Nutrition and Lifestyle Choices for Healthy Eyes

Preventing eye disease is one of the top ways to maintain good vision and eye comfort.  And while some eye diseases are unavoidable, others can be prevented, slowed, or suppressed simply by making good lifestyle and diet choices.  For example, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, and Eye Lid Disorders are all conditions strongly Read more…

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a type of refractive error of the eye. Refractive errors cause blurred vision and are the most common reason why a person goes to see an eye professional. Other types of refractive errors are: • Farsightedness • Nearsightedness Causes, incidence, and risk factors People are able to see because the front part of 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…

How Breast Cancer Treatment May Affect Your Vision

Though not a common side effect, breast cancer treatment may affect your eyes, including your vision. Eye problems may include: Red, itchy, or dry eyes Watery eyes Conjunctivitis (pink eye) Blurry or double vision Seeing dark spots Breast cancer treatments that may cause eye problems are: Chemotherapy Tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy Fareston (chemical name: toremifene), Read more…

Halloween Eye Safety Tips

See and be seen on Halloween!   Eye Safety Tips for you and your goblins:  Avoid masks or costumes that obscure vision  When using makeup, remember to: – Use only products approved for use on the skin – Keep products away from the eyes – Use care in removing the product to avoid getting any in the Read more…

Halloween Safety Awareness Month

From The Dr’s. Desk As hard as it is to believe, fall is already upon us! The leaves are changing and the local stores are filling their shelves with candy and spooky decorations. It’s time to visit the pumpkin farm with the kids and decide on the perfect costume to wear to your Halloween events. Read more…

Halloween Eye Care

  Growing up I was not a big fan of Halloween, because we lived on a farm outside of town, trick or treating wasn’t nearly as much fun. In order to gather up all the Halloween goodies mom had to DRIVE us to the neighbors’ houses, this wasn’t as cool for a teenager as walking around with our friends. Read more…

"Eye Twitching and Eyelid Twitches"

Have you ever had an annoying eyelid twitch? Episodes of eye twitching (really, it’s the eyelid that twitches) are common. These twitches generally are harmless and are not a sign of an eye problem or medical condition.    Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can twitch. Read more…

Learning Disabilities and Your Child's Vision

I was reminded today that summer was over when I found out it is already time to start scheduling parent-teacher conferences at my son’s school. It served as a reminder that it is that time of year again when we as parents switch from the summertime responsibilities of lifeguard, sandcastle builder and referee to tutor Read more…

Eight Ways To Protect Your Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do  to maintain your quality of life. These eight tips will help you  safeguard your precious gift of sight:            1. Know your risk for eye problems. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have a history of  high Read more…