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Macular Degeneration—What You Should Know

Macular degeneration is an incredibly common vision problems and it is a leading cause of permanent vision loss. Learn more about this issue and find out how to protect your eyes. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is also often referred to as AMD, or age related macular degeneration, because in most cases it is […]


Shedding Light on Color Blindness

The term “color blind” is actually misleading because people with color blindness do see color, but the way they perceive colors (such as blue and yellow or red and green) is inaccurate. More accurately known as Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), color blindness occurs when light-sensitive cells in your retina don’t respond properly to wavelengths of […]


Dry Eyes and Menopause: Finding Relief

When we think of menopause, we typically think of hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. But it may be come as a surprise to learn that dry eyes are another symptom for many women 50 years or older, and as with most menopause symptoms, hormones are generally to blame. If you have burning, dry […]


Diabetes and Your Vision: What You Need to Know

You may have heard that people with diabetes have a higher risk of vision problems and blindness than the general population. This is due to an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy, and it occurs when the small blood vessels that nourish the nerve cells in the retina are damaged. Diabetes also raises risk for glaucoma […]



Five Facts You Probably Don’t Know About LASIK

If you’ve been contemplating LASIK eye surgery but are having second thoughts about it, the following facts may convince you to finally schedule that appointment! LASIK surgery is painless. Pain or discomfort will be very minimal (just slight pressure) to non-existent as topical anesthetic eye drops will be applied before surgery. LASIK surgery may at […]


Cataract Surgery: Making the Decision

Although cataract surgery may sound like a complex procedure, what it involves is really quite simple. Basically, the cataract surgeon will simply remove the clouded natural lens and replace it with a lens implant. In the past, cataract surgery was only performed once the cataract was well developed. However, newer techniques have made surgery possible […]


Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome and Springtime Allergies

Spring is beautiful. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. However, your vision may be blurred by the abundance of grass, wheat, ragweed, and pollen in the air. An estimated 3.2 million Americans suffer from keratoconjuctivitis sicca, or dry eye syndrome, and its symptoms can be exacerbated by these common irritants. […]


Dry Eyes in the Winter Months

The cold dry air that is common in the winter months can have adverse effects on the moisture in your eyes.  But what many people may not realize is that your eyes can become just as dry while trying to keep warm inside.  The heat produced in our homes is a very common cause of […]