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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 […]


3 Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy this Winter

The winter months can often be brutal. The bitter cold and unpredictable weather can not only take a toll on your life, but can also cause considerable damage to your eyes. Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe throughout the winter. 3 Tips For Keeping Your Eyes Healthy this Winter: Keep […]


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 […]


Diabetes and Your Eye Care

Diabetic eye disease (also called “diabetic retinopathy”) is a serious issue that may end up resulting in a loss of vision.  While not everyone with diabetes will experience poor vision or pain, diabetic eye disease should always be a concern for patients. Diabetics who do not properly control their condition are especially at risk. Taking […]


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 […]


Top Treatment Options for Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, often causing vision loss. Some symptoms of the condition include blurred vision, nausea, and eye pain. Common risk factors include age, family history, and any past eye injuries. Glaucoma is diagnosed following a comprehensive exam, as well as an assessment of medical and family […]