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UV Light and Your Eyes

With summer on the horizon it is important to provide your eyes with the proper protection from the UV Rays of the sun.  But why? What risk do UV Rays present? First of all it is important to realize there are several types of UV light, two of which affect our eye health: UV-A and … Continued

Dry Eye Disease

If you pay attention to TV commercials you’ve probably been hearing about dry eyes. But what is dry eye disease, what are the symptoms, causes of dry eye how is it diagnosed and how do you treat it? What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce enough quality tears to … Continued

Macular Degeneration Awareness

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month. In 2010 approximately 2.07 million people in the United States had AMD. But what is AMD? AMD is a group of conditions that cause deterioration to the macula. The macula is the central most part of the retina which is responsible for the sharp, central vision. Because … Continued

Why Have an Eye Exam

If your vision is 20/20 do you wonder the reason for having an annual eye exam? A comprehensive eye exam checks more than just the refractive state of your eye, known as the need for glasses or contact lenses. It is common for people not to realize that their vision has gradually gotten worse or … Continued

What is a lazy eye?

During your eye exam you may notice that we ask if anyone in your family has a lazy.  But what is a lazy eye?  There are two different eye conditions which people often refer to as a lazy eye.  The first one is amblyopia.  The second one is strabismus.  But what’s the difference? Amblyopia is … Continued

Diabetic Eye Exams

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month.  According to the National Institute of Health 40 to 45% of people with diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy, although nearly half of them will never know it.*  This is why it is so important to have annual dilated eye exams.  Dilation causes the pupil to enlarge … Continued

Smoking and Your Eyes

We have all heard about how smoking can cause cancer and heart disease, but were you aware of the damage it can cause to your eyes? Studies show that smoking can double a person’s risk of developing cataracts, can triple the risk  of developing macular degeneration, can cause dry eye or other eye complications. The … Continued

Protecting Your Eyes from UV Radiation

It’s the summer months and most people are spending more time outside enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sunshine. When spending time outside in the summer we all think to protect our skin from the ultra violet (UV) radiation with sun screen or protective clothing, but do you think to protect your eyes? Exposing your … Continued

What Are Cataracts?

If you live to be old enough you will probably develop cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens which occurs gradually over time. Most people notice that their vision isn’t as clear as it used to be, often times resulting in problems with glare or halos when driving at night or seeing … Continued

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