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What is Blepharitis?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 18, 2021

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. If you suffer from blepharitis, you may experience any of the following symptoms: Watery eyes Eyes are red Sensations in the eye of grittiness and burning Eyelids look greasy Itchy eyelids Swollen, red eyelids Skin around the eyes is flaking Crusted eyelashes Light sensitivity Eyelashes that abnormally grow …

What Happens if I Sneeze During LASIK?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 4, 2021

During LASIK surgery a special laser is used to correct poor vision by reshaping the cornea of the eye. Patients are often concerned about what will happen if they move, blink or sneeze during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to…

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Vision?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 18, 2021

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in vision, dry eyes and increased…

What Do I Need to Know Before My LASIK Consultation?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 4, 2021

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASIK consultation. Here are a few things to know before your LASIK consultation: Discontinue Contact Use: It is important for you to stay out of your…

How Can Myopia Be Treated?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 18, 2021

Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, is a refractive error many people are born with or develop as they age. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up…

Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 4, 2021

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting…

How Can I Protect My Eyesight?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on May 18, 2021

Your eyes are valuable and worth protecting! Failure to follow proper eye protection practices can result in injury, infection, eye disease and even loss of sight.  To protect your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines: Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Light. When outdoors during the daytime, always…

Does Drinking Water Help Dry Eyes?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on May 4, 2021

If you suffer from dry eye, then you are most likely familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of burning, itching and grittiness. While drinking water and staying hydrated helps produce natural tears more effectively, dry eye treatments are usually required to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with the condition. Treatments for Mild Dry Eye: Use over-the-counter…

How Do Seasonal Allergies Affect Eyes

Submitted by Josh Talkington on April 18, 2021

For many people the arrival of spring is a much-anticipated event. The warmer weather and blooming plants are a welcome change to the chilly winter just endured. While most are happy when spring arrives, for the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can be a bothersome time. Allergy sufferers have over-active immune systems. When…

How Can You Tell if You Have a Cataract?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on April 4, 2021

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, they can quickly begin impacting vision and if left untreated, may even cause blindness. If cataracts are detected in the early stages, adequate measures can be taken to prevent worsening…