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Eye Drops Instead of Reading Glasses?

Eye Drops Instead of Reading Glasses? Believe it or not, we may be able to use eye drops instead of reading glasses! More than one-third of Americans have presbyopia, a gradual loss of near vision with age. Most people reach for eyeglasses or bifocal contact...

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye? A stye-also called a Hordeolum-is a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. There are two kinds of styes: External Hordeolum: A stye...

Avoiding Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips

Avoiding Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips Onions can add depth and sweetness to savory dishes, but the same compounds that make them so flavorful can also bring you to tears! Onion chopping and eye watering can be managed with a bit of insight and a few tips. Did you...

Know about Fourth of July Fireworks Eye Safety

Every Fourth of July, families, friends, and communities come together throughout the country to view firework displays. And every year, we encourage the public to leave the fireworks to the professionals and go to a public display. We remind the patients that...

Tips for Computer Screen Eye Protection

Tips for Computer Screen Eye Protection Did you know that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen, without even considering the time spent on a phone or other digital device? All this screen time has led to an increase in...

Can Dr. Google Diagnose Eye Problems?

Can Dr. Google Diagnose Eye Problems? A recent study reported at a Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology concluded that while eye health information they found online can be helpful in informing patients with eye problems about conditions, often these...

Bifocal Contacts Can Slow Kids Nearsightedness

Bifocal Contacts Can Slow Kids Nearsightedness Did you know that wearing bifocal contact lenses can actually help to slow down increases in nearsightedness-called myopic progression-in kids? High amounts of myopia are associated with an increased risk of...

Sunglass Myths & Eye Damage Prevention

Sunglass Choice Helps Prevent Eye Damage Did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye disease? The good news is that prevention is simple: Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. But there are a lot of...

Astigmatism Lens Implants & Laser Cataract Surgery

Best Astigmatism Lens Implant Results with Laser Cataract Surgery If you have astigmatism, and need cataract surgery, it is likely that your cataract surgeon will recommend a toric lens implant to correct your vision. A recent study reported in the Journal of...

Keep the Good Blue! Lose the Bad Blue!

  Chances are you’ve heard that blue light can hurt your eyes. But did you know that there is both Bad Blue & Good Blue? Bad Blue is the shorter blue light-kind of violet, whereas Good Blue is longer light-kind of aqua. Bad Blue can cause damage to the...