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Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a degenerative condition that, over time, weakens and damages a patient’s ability to see by directly affecting the optic nerve. Often the result of years of pressure building up in the eyes, glaucoma is typically an inherited issue and doesn’t show up until later in life. What causes glaucoma? The pressure that builds […]







Diabetes and Your Eye Health

November is American Diabetes Month, a time for spreading public awareness of this all-too-common condition. Diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy, is a serious issue which may result in loss of vision. While not every patient with diabetes will experience poor vision, the disease should always be a concern for patients. Taking control […]







Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Halloween

If you’ve ever gone out on Halloween, you’ve probably noticed someone using decorative contact lenses to enhance their costume. These lenses can change the color of your eyes and even give the illusion that your eyes belong to a cat, vampire, zombie, or something similar. What you may not realize is just how dangerous these […]







Eye Concerns for Aging Adults

It’s no secret that as we grow older, we become increasingly susceptible to a wide array of health problems. The aging process has a particularly strong effect on the eyes, leaving patients vulnerable to conditions like presbyopia, dry eye, age-related macular degeneration, and more. Keep reading to explore some of the most common eye problems […]







What is Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA)?

Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) is a vision correction procedure for patients that aren’t suitable candidates for LASIK because of corneas that are too thin, or due to another irregularity that would make performing LASIK unsafe. ASA achieves the same results as LASIK, but the procedure is just slightly different. ASA is a bladeless procedure that […]







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 […]







Understanding the Sun’s Impact on the Eyes

With the warm summer weather inching closer, it’s important to remember the impact the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays can have on your eyes.  While many take the steps to protect their skin from the summer sun, the eyes are often neglected, leaving patients at a greater risk for a wide range of eye conditions.  In […]







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. […]







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 are Cataracts?

It’s no secret that our eyesight gradually decreases as we age. However, certain conditions may cause the loss of vision to happen more rapidly. Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss, affecting millions of people over the age of 65. But what exactly are cataracts? Cataracts are a clouding of the lens within the […]