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Category Archives: Eye Heath

Why Are Routine Eye Exams So Important?

Routine eye exams determine more than just the need for prescription lenses or contacts. In fact, during a routine eye exam your ophthalmologist will check for common eye diseases that can be indicators of other problems that can affect your overall health. For example, an ophthalmologist can diagnose high blood pressure and diabetes just from […]

Is Latisse™ Right for You?

Countless women have eyelashes that are either too light, too short, or lack fullness. To increase the appearance of their eyelashes, many people opt for fake eyelashes or lengthening mascaras. However, FDA-approved Latisse™ offers a more permanent solution for eyelash fullness and length. Latisse also treats hypotrichosis, a condition which prevents hair growth. Easy to […]

What is the ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens?

Cataract surgery is among the most common surgical procedures in the country today. The majority of patients who undergo this procedure receive monofocal IOLs, which are lenses used to correct distance vision. While these lenses may successfully correct one’s long-distance vision, they do not provide any help with functional vision. That means that patients will […]

Guidelines for Protecting Your Eyes This Fall

As the leaves begin to change and the breeze turns a bit chillier, it’s important to prepare your eyes for the autumn weather. Colder conditions and even allergens from foliage can negatively impact your eyes, causing dryness and irritation. Below are the top five issues that affect eyes during the autumn season, along with tips […]

Avoiding Computer Vision Syndrome

We all tend to spend a lot of time staring at a computer monitor, whether it’s for school, work, or leisure. We stare at the screen for hours almost every day, which can cause our eyes to inevitably feel strained or dry. The eye problems caused by computer use are categorized together into one condition […]

How to Keep Your Eyes Protected This Summer

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to make sure we take the proper precautions.  It’s not only important to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but our eyes as well.  Since exposure to the sun can be damaging to our eyes, preparation is key in keeping them safe.  So what exactly is […]

American Diabetes Month® | The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams

November marks the start of the American Diabetes Month®, an event sponsored by the American Diabetes Foundation®.  A leading cause of blindness among adults, ExamHealth reports on something that every diabetes patient should be thinking about this time of year:  a comprehensive eye exam. “The American Optometric Association (AOA) is reminding Americans with diabetes about […]

3 Eye Conditions You Need to Be Thinking About

As we age, it’s not uncommon to face all different types of health concerns and challenges.  And, when it comes to your eye health, there’s no exception. Did you know that eye disorders are much more common among those of a certain age?  We’re not just talking about needing a stronger eyeglass prescription, but rather […]

Get Checked! ADA Explains the Importance of Eye Exams for Diabetic Patients

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), an advocacy group for diabetes research and awareness, is a leading resource when it comes to diabetes information.  In a recent article, the ADA outlined some important eye care tips for those suffering from this far-too-common condition.  While some of these tips will be obvious to any diabetes patient—keep blood […]