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Category: Eye Health

Sports, Sports Performance and your Vision

Summer is coming soon and sports are in full gear!  Whether you are an athlete or a spectator, eye care and eye protection is very important to enhance your experience. Sports, Sports Performance and your Vision Approximately 90 million Americans of all ages avidly participate in sports and approximately 84 million participate in a sport […]

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Presbyopia and Progressive Lenses

It’s nearly inevitable everyone of a “certain age” will need some assistance to see close. Most people begin to notice a need for multifocal glasses after age 40. This is when the normal aging process of your eyes cause the lens to be harder and less elastic, making it difficult to accommodate from distance to […]

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Papilledema and Optic nerve swelling

Papilledema is a condition where increased pressure in or around the brain causes optic nerve swelling inside the eye. Patients may present with multiple symptoms when they have this condition.  They can present with headaches, ringing in ears, flickering in the vision, double vision, vision loss (sometimes unilateral and sometimes bilateral), nausea, vomiting, visual field […]

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Corneal Foreign Body

OUCH!   I got something in my eye.   What do I do?  What could it be? Foreign bodies in the ocular surface (cornea, conjunctiva, under eyelid) are a very common form of trauma to the eye.   In an ophthalmic office, we see at least one a day and usually more.   Emergency rooms also run into this […]

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Macular Mishaps

There are many conditions that can affect the central vision and cause permanent vision damage.  It’s important that if you ever have any symptoms such as sudden blurry vision, floating spots,and central visual blur, to call your eye doctor immediately. One such condition that affects the central vision is a macular hole.  Symptoms usually include […]

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Blue Light and Your Eyes

We all know the importance of protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays; but not many have thought about the harmful effects of blue light rays. So – what is blue light?   Blue light is a color in the “visible light spectrum” that can be seen by the human eye.  The spectrum is […]

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SMOKING AND ITS EFFECT ON THE EYE

Are you a smoker? Looking for a reason to quit? Read on about the effects of smoking on the eye . . . . Although not as popular as years ago, smoking is still very prevalent in the United States. According the the CDC, approximately 36.5 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. […]

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What options are there for getting out of reading glasses

I’m often asked by patients, “What options are there for getting out of reading glasses.” Wearing glasses, whether distance or reading glasses, can be a hassle and even a burden for many people. Glasses can interfere with favorite activities such as sports, outdoor activities, and hobbies. Over the counter reading glasses can be a hassle […]

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Eye Health is Affected by Being Outside

One of the battles most people with kids have is getting them to get outside to play.  This generation of kids, and adults, spend more time in front of electronics than any generation before it. Being outside has benefits for  just about everyone.  Sun exposure increases Vitamin D production in the body, which helps with […]

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