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All About Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are important aspects of overall health maintenance in adults.  Exams can detect problems like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If adults aren’t having specific problems with their vision, they often don’t know when and how often eye exams should be scheduled. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has specific Read more…

Smoking and Your Vision

It’s common knowledge that quitting smoking can drastically improve a person’s overall health and wellness, and cut the odds of developing serious diseases.  It turns out that avoiding or quitting smoking can also help long-term eye health. Smoking has been linked to future risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), even in young smokers in their Read more…

Computer Vision Syndrome

  In today’s technology based world, many of us stare at a computer monitor for hours a day.  It’s what we do, but unfortunately not always great for our eyes as it may lead to computer vision syndrome, or CVS. CVS is the name given to a wide range of eyestrain and pain that computer Read more…

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 the eye 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. Now Read more…