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Living With Color Blindness

Color blindness is an often misunderstood condition that impacts how you perceive color. While many people assume that you can only see in black, white and gray, the reality is more complex than that. More men than women suffer from color blindness, at a rate of 8 percent to .5 percent. Learn more about what […]

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5 MOST COMMON AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASES: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS

As we age, the composition, elasticity and connecting fibers in our eyes begin to fail. Many age-related problems can be corrected with treatment and/or surgery, but there are also a number of preventative measures that can be taken to help protect your eyes from the denigration of age. Below are five of the most common […]

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THE PARENT’S GUIDE TO RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

When your infant is born prematurely, the joy of having a baby can be tempered by anxiety. Doctors may give you a long list of possible complications that come with an early birth, and it can be overwhelming to consider the ramifications of each. When Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) appears on the list, many new […]

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WHAT IS DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA?

Diabetic Macular Edema: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment In order to be diagnosed with diabetic macular edema, you must first have diabetic retinopathy. This condition arises when the blood vessels in the eyes become damaged due to high blood sugar. With diabetic retinopathy, the retinal blood vessels change over time, becoming more abnormal in nature. If […]

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WHAT ARE THE BEST DRY EYE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

WHAT IS DRY EYE? Dry Eye is an extremely uncomfortable condition in which one or both of your eyes feel extremely irritated for extended periods of time. Literally millions of people have experienced “dry eye syndrome” (DES), as there are a number of common causes.

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CAN LASER EYE SURGERY CORRECT FARSIGHTED VISION?

What is Farsightedness? Far sightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a very common condition among adults over 40 years of age. It’s so common, in fact, that patients ask us almost every day about the various treatment options to help improve their vision. And more often than not, they’re interested in more permanent solutions than […]

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CHILDHOOD MYOPIA IS GETTING WORSE …

Studies suggest the rate of childhood myopia has doubled in the past 50 years … could screens be to blame? Over a period of eight years, researchers involved in the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study examined the eyes of more than 9,000 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years in a Los […]

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HOW DOES CAFFEINE AFFECT YOUR VISION?

For many people, a cup of coffee in the morning is a must-have. In fact, some say they don’t even open their eyes until they have that first sip. However, there can be too much of a good thing. Excessive caffeine can negatively impact your vision in the short term, and over time, can even […]

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TOP 10 EXPLANATIONS FOR SWOLLEN EYES

Swollen eyes or eyelids can be painful and unsightly, but the good news is the swelling usually goes down after a few days. If you are wondering what’s causing your eyes to look puffy, here is a list of common eye conditions:

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HOW DOES SCREEN TIME AFFECT CHILDREN’S EYESIGHT?

As we progress further into a digital age where everyone relies upon smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other forms of technology for entertainment, many parents are beginning to become concerned about whether exposure to screen time will affect their children’s eyesight. Living in a modern era where it is not uncommon for parents to allow their […]

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ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING CATARACTS?

You may have seen people with cataracts; it looks as if their normally clear eyeball has a cloudy white circle covering the center. In simple terms, cataracts are a condition of clouding in the lens of the eye. People with cataracts experience blurry or dim eyesight, sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, or the […]

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5 REASONS YOU COULD DEVELOP CATARACTS

The lens in your eye is composed of transparent tissue that refracts light onto the retina, and it plays a crucial role in your vision. Sometimes, especially in the later years of life, protein molecules in the lens clump together into a cloud – a cataract – that blurs and obscures the world before you. […]

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FALL EYE ALLERGIES: SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS

More than 35 million people are affected by seasonal allergies in the United States, and complaints usually spike in the spring and fall. While trees and grasses are responsible for most allergies in the spring and summer, other plants are the chief cause of suffering once the days grow shorter and the temperatures cool.

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WAKING UP WITH CRUSTY EYES

It’s not unusual to wake up with eye drainage (often called “sleep”) on or around your eyelid. It’s usually caused by a mixture of tears and mucus. However, if you’ve noticed an increase in eye discharge or a “crust” forming over the entire eyelash area, you may need to see a doctor. Here are some […]

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SEEING STARS?

Why Do You See Stars When You Rub Your Eyes? If you have ever rubbed your eyes and started seeing stars, you might have wondered about the underlying cause. This reaction is normal and is known as phosphene phenomenon or photopsia. Phosphenes commonly occur as the result of external stimuli, such as rubbing your eyes, […]

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