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Improve your Look and your Vision with Blepharoplasty

A friendly smile is one of the primary ways we greet others. However, it is often the eyes that have the biggest impact on first impressions. When we interact at work and in social situations, facial expressions are a natural and vital part of communication. While the eyelids may seem like a minor feature compared […]


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 […]


Routine Eye Exams – Why And How Often

Your eyes are your window to the world, and it doesn’t hurt to give them that little extra care by way of regular eye exams. While the word ‘exam’ can be off putting, remember it is just a check-up to ensure that your eyesight is fine and to suggest corrective measures if anything unusual is […]


Caring and Treatment Options for your Dry Eyes

Though we don’t always like to shed tears, we still need them to carry out a lot of functions. For starters, tears lubricate and moisturize our eyes, which is important in maintaining vision and also avoiding discomfort. Our tears even contain anti-bodies and proteins to fight away infections. To put it simply, tears are good […]