Category Archives: Eye Conditions

Allergies and Your Eyes

March 20th marks the first official day of spring — a day that many of us look forward to throughout the long winter months, but with spring’s beautiful weather and blooming flowers comes seasonal allergies. High levels of pollen, dust and other irritants can leave eyes feeling less than stellar. Approximately one fifth of all Americans suffer from eye allergies leaving them with itchy, swollen, watery, and red eyes.… Read more

What is Presbyopia?

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which can have a direct impact on your daily life. Without adequate vision correction, you can find yourself struggling to read important text on medicine bottles or on receipts.… Read more

What is Low Vision?

Low vision refers to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, prescription drugs, glasses or contacts. It’s often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of any age, but it is primarily associated with adults over the age of 60.… Read more

Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Have you ever experienced an irritating eye twitch that just won’t seem to end? How about dry eyes or blurred vision? Have you ever thought that these issues could be caused by stress? It’s true, our eyes are an extension of our brain so whatever affects the various parts of our brain can actually interfere with our vision.… Read more

Heterochromia

July 12th is Heterochromia Awareness Day. Only 11 out of every 1,000 Americans have heterochromia, a condition that results in two differently colored eyes.… Read more

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month! Prevent Blindness America wants to educate the public about diabetes and how it effects vision through its new campaign called “Live Right, Save Sight!” The message is simple: Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States for those 20 years of age and older. Maintaining a health body and making…

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What Does “Refractive” Mean?

Even if you know all about myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, you may not know what “refractive” means. These vision problems are called refractive errors, meaning that an irregularity in the shape of the eye or the curvature of the cornea is preventing light entering the eye from focusing on a single point on the retina.  When light cannot…

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What Is “Astigmatism”?

The cornea is the curved, clear covering of the colored part of the eye that light passes through.  The term astigmatism usually describes a common problem that results when the cornea is not evenly curved. Normally, the cornea’s surface has a spherical curve (like the shape of a basketball) and the light rays passing through it focus on one spot. …

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When Pink Eye Gives You the Blues

Little Johnny comes home from school with itchy, red eyes, parents’ first thought is usually “pink eye.” Although a nuisance pink eye – technically called “conjunctivitis,” is actually very common and easily treatable among children and adults. According to the CDC, pink eye is an “inflammation of the thin, clear lining of the white of the eye and inner eyelid,…

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Near Or Far?

Two common eye conditions are nearsightedness and farsightedness. In the case of nearsightedness, a person sees close objects clearly but distant objects are blurry. Farsightedness is the opposite so objects at a distance are clear and those close up are blurry. Both are common types of refractive errors – situations in which the shape of the eye prevents light from…

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