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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…

How are Cataracts Removed?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 23, 2021

When a cloudy cataract impairs your vision so much that you cannot perform daily tasks, cataract surgery may help you. Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most common, safe and effective surgeries performed today. In traditional cataract surgery, incisions are made in the cornea using handheld blades to access the cataract. The cloudy cataract…

Do You Need a Prescription for Pink Eye?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 18, 2021

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called pink eye, conjunctivitis is a common eye condition, especially in children. People with conjunctivitis may experience the following symptoms: A…

What Causes Cataracts?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 10, 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…

Tips for Healthy Eyes

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 4, 2021

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Get routine eye exams…