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Seven Steps to Putting Drops in Your Eyes the Right Way

Eye drops are helpful to a range of different eye problems from dry eyes to glaucoma. While eye drops can be an important part of treatment, if not administered correctly they can cause unnecessary irritation or discomfort. Depending on the treatment type, you may need to use eye drops regularly or for a short time. […]

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Eye Tattoos: The Trend That Could Harm Your Eyes

It’s the newest trend in extreme body modifications; eyeball tattoos. Eyeball tattoos, or sclera tattoos, inject needles containing dyes into the white portions of your eye. Although this may look like a unique way to communicate your individuality, this new trend is extremely dangerous to your eyes and vision. With sclera tattoos, the injected ink […]

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are one of the most common eye issues affecting over twenty-two million Americans over the age of forty. But, what exactly are cataracts and how can they be prevented or treated to avoid vision loss or further complications? In simple terms, a cataract is a clouding of the lens causing vision to become foggy. […]

Glasses vs. Contact Lenses

Our eyes are our windows to the world. Every activity that we do is importantly dependent on the ability for vision. And not just work, but enjoyment and the fulfillment of life itself depend heavily on being able to see. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common to have less than perfect vision. Regular use of […]

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Is air pollution effecting your eyes?

While spring is just around the corner and most people are excited about the warmer weather, with it comes allergens and an increase in red, watery eyes. This is particularly true for those who live in cities. If you live in a bigger city, there’s a chance pollution is impacting your eye health. The most […]

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Ocular Disease and Driving

Ocular disease affects more than your eyes – it can affect your quality of life. The term ocular disease is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of diseases that impact vision. These include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. There are also a wide variety of other diseases, however, the aforementioned are the […]

Kid’s Vision And Learning

Over the years it’s become clear that children sometimes exhibit difficulties in the classroom that are caused by vision problems. Previously many of these same concerns have been passed off as ‘an overactive child’ or merely the child being a ‘poor student’, when in fact their attention problems are related to vision problems. Following is […]

Paper Towel to Clean Your Glasses? No!

If you wear glasses, you know you’ve done it. In a moment of desperation you’ve reached for that roll of paper towels that’s conveniently placed nearby and used it to clean the smudges off your glasses. Maybe you didn’t know this was a bad thing to do, or maybe you just didn’t have any choice, […]

Can Your Eyes Get a Sunburn?

We know all about the dangers of the sun to our skin. As a result we slather on the highest SPF possible and make it a point to wear hats and long sleeves. Our goal is to greatly reduce our exposure to the sun and ultimately reduce the probability of developing skin cancer. But what […]

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Can eyes be sunburnt?

We know all about the dangers of the sun to our skin. As a result we slather on the highest SPF possible and make it a point to wear hats and long sleeves. Our goal is to greatly reduce our exposure to the sun and ultimately reduce the probability of developing skin cancer. But what […]