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  • Seasonal Allergies And Your Eyes

    Spring is in the air…and that means so are allergies. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people every year, and they can be particularly hard on our eyes, leaving them red, itchy, and watery. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? Why Do We Get Seasonal Allergies? While there are plenty of […]

    Continue Reading March 30, 2018

  • Where Online Eye Exams Fall Short

    Over the last couple of decades, the internet has changed just about every aspect of our lives. From the way we shop to the way we gain information to the way we connect with friends, the Information Age is a very different world. The internet has made so many things easier, but sometimes that convenience […]

    Continue Reading March 28, 2018

  • Men’s Vision Health

    Although men and women have a lot in common, there are a few differences when it comes to eyesight and vision health. Men have some advantages women lack, such as lower risk for eye diseases in general, but they also some disadvantages women don’t have to worry as much about. Let’s take a look at […]

    Continue Reading March 19, 2018

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    Ocular Migraines

    Have you ever experienced a strange disruption to your vision, such as zigzagging circles or a blindspot surrounded by wavy lines? If so, you may have had an ocular migraine. When you hear the word “migraine,” you probably think of a painful headache, typically worse than an everyday headache. About 37 million people in the United States alone […]

    Continue Reading March 13, 2018

  • All About Color Blindness

    Anyone who doesn’t have color blindness might expect it to work like black-and-white photography. It’s actually more complex than that. There are different types of color blindness, and whether or not you have it is almost always dictated by your genes. The Genetics Of Color Blindness Color blindness is largely determined by a recessive gene on […]

    Continue Reading March 2, 2018

  • Clearing The Fog Surrounding AMD

    Laughter lines, retirement, and grandchildren are a few of the benefits of growing old. One of the drawbacks is the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). February is AMD Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to shine a spotlight on this progressive eye disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in […]

    Continue Reading February 20, 2018

  • Contact Lens Care and Safety

    Whether you prefer glasses or contacts, there are specific things you need to do to take care of them. This is one area where glasses-wearers have it easier — no matter how well or poorly they maintain their glasses, it won’t impact the health of their eyes, which is not at all the case with […]

    Continue Reading February 15, 2018

  • The Effects of Blue Light

    Nearly two decades into the 21st century, most of us have nightly rituals that include checking our smartphones before bed. This might not be the healthiest way to end our days. Many eye doctors are concerned about the effects our screen time could have on our vision and our health, and the main cause of […]

    Continue Reading January 31, 2018

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    Contact Lenses: More Than Meets The Eye

    Contact lenses probably seem like a pretty recent invention, right? It’s true that they’ve only become popular in recent decades, but you might be surprised to learn that Leonardo da Vinci first sketched the concept of contact lenses way back in 1508! His version involved submerging one’s head in a glass bowl of water, so it definitely […]

    Continue Reading January 24, 2018

  • Glaucoma: The Basics

    Glaucoma: The Basics The optic nerve is what transmits visual data from the eye to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged, our vision suffers. A group of conditions that threaten the optic nerve is glaucoma. In the United States, glaucoma is the second most common cause of vision loss and blindness, affecting three […]

    Continue Reading January 8, 2018