Are Your Allergies Affecting Your Eyes?
Monday, May 15th, 2023
It’s that time of year again – but you might not even need a calendar to tell you that it’s springtime. You may already know because of the sneezing, congestion, and itchy, watery, red eyes. Is there anything that can be done about your allergies and how they are affecting your eyes? And when should... Read More
Does your child have a lazy eye?
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
It can be a bit difficult to tell if your child has a lazy eye, but this is definitely something you want to watch out for. A lazy eye can result in long-term problems if it is left untreated. Fortunately, it is very easily treatable. Read on for some more information about this condition and how your... Read More
What are flashes and floaters, and are they a concern?
Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Any change in one’s vision should be evaluated by a medical professional. This is especially true if patients are experiencing symptoms such as flashes and floaters. In some instances, floaters can be distracting but not an actual health concern, while in other situations, it may be a symptom of a more serious condition. At Marion... Read More
What is a macular hole and how can it be treated?
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
There are several age-related conditions that can impact the eyes, including glaucoma and cataracts. Another concern for patients is that of a macular hole. Understanding the macular hole A macular hole is a condition that impacts the retina. The macula is what provides patients with the sharp, centralized vision they need to see fine details... Read More
Keratitis: A Serious Eye Infection
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Unfortunately, even the most clean people can forget to dump out their nightly contact solution or accidentally rub their eye after touching money, computer keyboards, or worse. If you’ve recently developed an eye infection, we feel for you. Keep reading to learn about Keratitis, a particularly troublesome issue that you may be at increased risk... Read More
What Causes Styes?
Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Though some eye conditions occur naturally, we really hate the ones that could have been avoided. Nothing is worse than an eye injury from not wearing safety goggles during racquetball or while using power tools. Thankfully, not all preventable problems are serious, though they can definitely be annoying. Keep reading to learn about one of... Read More
Are You Seeing Spots?
Sunday, April 15th, 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
How Keratoconus is Hurting your Eyes
Wednesday, November 15th, 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
Sunday, October 15th, 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
3 common eye issues and what they mean
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Our eyes can reveal a lot about our current well being. Eye strain, eye redness, eye twitch, and dry eye are typically minor problems, but important factors in helping us feel at our best. If you are experiencing any of these issues, consider what you can do to alleviate it today: Eye strain: If you... Read More
Eye Allergies in the Fall
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Summer is over and fall is upon us. And with the change in the air comes a new crop of allergens. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that the fall months are actually just as bad as the springtime for people who suffer from allergies. To make sure you enjoy this brisk, colorful... Read More
Why Does Your Eye Twitch?
Monday, August 15th, 2016
Eye twitches usually happen in the lower eyelid, but sometimes the upper eyelid is involved. While they can be annoying, these spasms are pretty common. But why do they happen? There are several reasons: Too much caffeine. Excessive caffeine intake is a major factor for eye twitches. To see if this is the cause of... Read More