Category: Eye Health

What Are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that removes excess skin from your eyelids. The surgery can be performed on the lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both, depending on your specific concerns and goals.  It is a low-risk procedure that offers a significant improvement in appearance and, often, an improvement to the field… Read More

Should I See My Eye Doctor if My Eye is Red?

Most people get red or bloodshot eyes from time to time, which is usually not a cause for concern. Eye redness typically resolves on its own after a few days. But sometimes, it can linger and be an indication of a serious condition that needs treatment. Keep reading to learn more about red eyes, common… Read More

What is the Difference Between Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss as people age. There are two main types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Both can lead to blindness if left untreated, but they have important differences in terms of symptoms, detection, treatment options, and rates of progression. Keep reading to learn the difference between wet… Read More

What is a Glaucoma Suspect?

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The best way to protect your vision from this sight-stealing disease is to have regular comprehensive eye health exams with your eye doctor. During your eye exam, your doctor may diagnose you as a glaucoma suspect. Keep reading to learn more about what a glaucoma suspect is… Read More

What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?

Scleral contact lenses are one of the largest and most comfortable types of contact lenses available today. Unlike regular soft contact lenses that only cover the colored part of your eye (the iris), scleral lenses vault over your entire corneal surface and land on the white part of your eye (the sclera). This makes them… Read More

How Do I Know My Floaters Are Caused By A Retinal Detachment?

Floaters are very common. They often appear as squiggles or tiny specks and are usually easier to see when looking at a white computer screen, a clear sky, or a plain background. For the most part, floaters are harmless.  However, if you notice many of them all of a sudden, it may be a sign… Read More

Can Eye Doctors Restore Vision Lost From Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is often called “the silent thief of sight” because symptoms don’t appear straight away.  Instead, they develop slowly over many years.  By the time you realize there’s a change in your eyesight, the eye condition has already caused permanent damage.  You can have glaucoma for years and not even know it. This is one… Read More

6 Reasons Why Children’s Eye Health Exams Are Important

Having a routine eye exam is important to keep your children’s eyes healthy.  Healthy vision is important for your child’s overall development and learning ability. When your child gets regular eye examinations, vision problems can be detected and treated early before compromising long-term vision and eye health. Keep reading to learn six reasons why children’s… Read More

How Do I Get Contact Lenses From My Eye Doctor?

Are you looking for an alternative to glasses? The switch to contact lenses can be worth it. With contacts, you’ll enjoy better peripheral or side vision and a wider field of view than glasses. This can be helpful when playing sports, exercising, and driving. Contact lenses can also allow you to be comfortable being more… Read More

What Power of Reading Glasses Should I Buy?

As you grow older, the lens inside your eye becomes harder and less flexible.  As a result, it has difficulty adjusting and can no longer focus on up-close objects. This common condition is known as presbyopia. For most people, presbyopia begins to occur between the ages of 40 – 45. Presbyopia progresses with time, and… Read More

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