If you live in a sunny state and spend a lot of time outside, you may have heard of something called a pterygium. It’s also known as surfer’s eye. A pterygium is a fleshy growth on the surface of the eye. While it may look intimidating, the growth itself is actually mostly harmless. Although it… Read More
Category: Eye Health
Many people suffer from dry eyes. This condition can occur due to a variety of reasons. This can be your environment, habits you’ve formed or even genetic traits! Approximately 16 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with dry eye disease. The number of undiagnosed cases is likely even higher than that. It is… Read More
If you have a persistent case of dry eye, it seems like you’ll do anything to make your symptoms go away. The constant itchiness, blurry vision, and soreness can leave you exhausted and frustrated. Fortunately, even chronic dry eye is completely treatable! How to treat your dry eye depends on the severity of it. Some… Read More
December is a time for parties, holiday cheer, and…dry eye? If you’re one of the millions of Americans, dry eye in the winter is pure misery. But how do you know that you have dry eye? Keep reading to learn more about dry eye and how to keep it in check this season! 1. I… Read More
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, but we often don’t think about how nicotine affects more than our lungs and its association with an increased risk of developing cancer. But the effects of smoking reach far beyond that. In fact, research shows that smoking can have a detrimental effect on virtually every organ… Read More
Most people put off going to the eye doctor until they need new prescription eyewear. This is a mistake because comprehensive eye exams can help you catch and treat potentially serious problems early on. And many eye diseases, like glaucoma or macular degeneration, don’t show any symptoms in the early stages. Your eyes can also reveal… Read More
School is back in session and many parents are breathing a sigh of relief. You met the teachers, completed all the back-to-school shopping, and the big day came and went. But you may have overlooked one crucial thing — your child’s annual eye exam. It is understandable why this happens. Most schools provide vision screenings… Read More
Summer is in full swing and while this may be a welcome change for many, for others it can bring with it an unpleasant change: dry eyes. Dry eyes can affect anyone and it is one of the most common symptoms we see in our patients. They occur when the body is incapable of producing… Read More
Although glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss it is widely misunderstood by many people. Most people either don’t understand how serious it can be or they don’t believe they are at risk for developing it. Glaucoma is when the internal pressure in the eye builds up and damages the optic nerve…. Read More
This Valentine’s Day while you’re out shopping for cards and candy, don’t forget to show your eyes the loving they deserve as well. While you should be mindful of your eye health every day of the year, it doesn’t hurt to use a holiday dedicated to love and attention to double check whether you’re doing… Read More
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