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Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment

Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment

Our eyes are amazing, complex organs, but there are a lot of ways for things to go wrong. One that we want to educate our patients on today is retinal detachment. This is a serious, sight-threatening condition that affects 1 in every 300 people at...Read More »

The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it. In fact, studies even show that not getting enough sleep has many of the same effects on the mind and body as alcohol. There’s an...Read More »

Eye Exams Help Identify Chronic Health Conditions

Eye Exams Help Identify Chronic Health Conditions

Our eyes are often the truest indicators of health A quick glance at someone’s eyes can reveal their mood, stress level, and whether or not they got enough sleep last night! But this goes much, much deeper. When your...Read More »

Animal Kingdom Eyesight Olympics

Animal Kingdom Eyesight Olympics

Our world is filled with a staggering array of animal life, and today we’d like to take a closer look at some of the best eyes nature has to offer. Instead of trying to identify one animal that has the best eyes overall, we’re breaking...Read More »

Kids and Comprehensive Eye Exams

Kids and Comprehensive Eye Exams

Most of us remember going to the school nurse as a child, covering one eye at a time, and reading off lines from the big E chart to find out if we needed glasses. Unfortunately, as efficient as they may seem, these simple vision screenings don&rsquo...Read More »

Smart Contact Lenses?

Smart Contact Lenses?

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a smart contact lens seemed like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s pretty close to becoming science fact. What exactly are smart contact lenses, and what would they be for? Let’s take a look at a few...Read More »

The Benefits Of Vitamin A And Beta-Carotene

The Benefits Of Vitamin A And Beta-Carotene

Have you been keeping an eye out for the best vitamins for maintaining healthy vision? The two most important ones for promoting eye health and preventing vision loss are vitamin A and beta-carotene. What are these vitamins and what makes them so...Read More »

Seeing Stars? Could Be An Ocular Migraine

Seeing Stars? Could Be An Ocular Migraine

If you’ve ever had a series of bright, flickering lights gradually obscure your vision and then go away, you might have had an ocular migraine. We typically think of migraines as the painful headaches that affect about 10 percent of the U.S....Read More »

June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts - a clouding of the lens of the eye, which prevents passage of light into the eye - are one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. As such, June has been designated as Cataract Awareness Month. In the United States, cataracts are...Read More »

What Are Floaters?

What Are Floaters?

  If a small dot, web or thread-like spot appears in your line of vision, you may have what is commonly known as a "floater". Inside your eye, there is a clear, gel-like fluid called the vitreous. Usually, a floater is the result of this fluid...Read More »

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