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Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Summer

June 15, 2018

Summer is here to stay–we hope. We’re ready for warm summer nights, barbeques, and days spent fishing on the river. We know those lazy summer days are calling to all of us, but that doesn’t mean you need to be lazy about your eye safety this summer. Keep reading to learn all the basics of...  Read More


Understanding Retinal Detachment

May 15, 2018

The retina in the back of your eye may seem well protected from injury, but retinal detachment does occur. This serious condition requires immediate medical attention and may lead to vision loss if left untreated. What is the Retina? The retina is a thin membrane at the back of your eye that receives light that enters...  Read More


Are You Seeing Spots?

April 15, 2018

We have all had it happen at one time or another. We suddenly see colorful dots in our vision move in odd directions as soon as we try to look at them. What are these strange little spots, and do we need to schedule an eye exam? Flashes and Floaters People may experience two types...  Read More


Replacing Your Cornea

March 15, 2018

As spring arrives, so does allergy season. One common method that people use to combat itching, watering, irritated eyes is rubbing. Although it may give some short-term relief, you could scratch your cornea and expose your eye to infections and even reduced vision. Treatment for corneal injuries may involve antibiotic drops, but in the most...  Read More


Why Children Need Regular Eye Exams

February 15, 2018

If your child has a family history of vision problems or exhibits symptoms of eye issues, she or he may require regular official eye exams. Even in cases where no genetic risk factors are present, children need regular vision check-ups at 6 months, 3 years, and before first grade. Depending on your child’s specific situation,...  Read More


How to Heal your Dry Eyes

January 15, 2018

Dry eye is generally the result of the tear ducts not working properly. Tears are an incredible combination of water, mucus, antibodies, and oil that make your eyes feel comfortable. When your tear ducts are not working right, dry eye can result. If your tears aren’t creating enough lubrication for your eyes, you may notice...  Read More


How to Choose the Right Style of Eyeglasses

December 15, 2017

Eyeglasses are an accessory that have the ability to make a great first impression. With all of the sizes, styles, and colors available, knowing what eyeglasses to choose can be overwhelming. When choosing your next pair of frames, here are three important questions to ask yourself during the process. What type of personality do I...  Read More


How Keratoconus is Hurting your Eyes

November 15, 2017

If streaking lights, seeing double, and blurred vision sound familiar, you may need to get your eyes checked out. Sometimes these symptoms point to a larger problem like keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye disease that occurs when small protein fibers, called collagen, lack the strength to hold the structure of the cornea together. The result...  Read More


Why Women Need to Keep a Watchful Eye on Eye Health

October 15, 2017

Eye health. It is as important to our long-term quality of life as is our blood pressure or overall ability to maintain physical comfort. Most of us value our eyesight; and yet, the awareness about eye disease, and the potential for eye conditions that could impede our vision tends to simmer on the back burner,...  Read More


Rejuvenating the Eyes with Surgery

September 15, 2017

Oculoplastic surgery is a popular subspecialty for experienced ophthalmologists. This area of practice gives us the opportunity to help patients feel better about the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid surgery is also sometimes warranted for functional purposes. Due to genetic, lifestyle, and age-related factors, some people experience such severe hooding of the upper eyelids that...  Read More