Tag: ophthalmologist

Infections Caused by Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are worn by millions of people each and every day. These medical devices are safe when they are worn properly. Improper care of contact lenses leads to an increased risk of eye infections….

Preventing Glaucoma with Milk and Sunshine

Glaucoma, a silent condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, is often attributed to the buildup of pressure in the eye. A recent study published in Public Health Nutrition evaluated the possible connection…

Five Questions to Ask Before Having LASIK

If you are one of the millions gearing up to have LASIK this year, you are probably in the process of deciding where to go for this important procedure. While the procedure has evolved into…

Five Things You Never Knew About Cataracts

The ability to see is our most precious sense. However, one thief is responsible for taking 48% of the world’s vision. The culprit is a cataract, which occur as the eye’s lens becomes clouded, most…

Solutions for Dry Eye Sufferers

As the temperature and humidity drops, a common condition becomes prevalent. This condition is dry eye syndrome. Caused by a variety of factors, dry eye syndrome occurs when the body’s tears aren’t able to provide…

Corneal Abrasions and How to Handle Them

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the eye’s cornea. The cornea is important for vision and protecting the eye and can cause pain and discomfort when scratched. Most corneal abrasions will heal within 3…

What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

Perfect vision is truly in the eyes of the beholder. What one considers excellent, another may consider ok. Last week we posted a link that generated a lot of interest. It addressed the question, “What…

Preventing Eye Injuries in Children

With autumn’s approach and the commencement of the new school year, children are resuming their favorite sports activities. Just as it is important for them to wear the right shoes, padding and other protective gear…

Cataracts – What You Need to Know

Developing cataracts is inevitable for most people. What starts out as slightly blurry vision slowly progresses into a serious issue that involves yellowing, blurry, foggy vision. Some people do not notice the symptoms until cataracts…

Active Lifestyles and LASIK

LASIK vision correction, considered the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., has helped more than 20 million Americans see clearly since it was first performed in the U.S. over two decades ago. The procedure…

Diabetes and LASIK: Safety Concerns

When undergoing a surgical procedure, the potential for complications can make many patients nervous. Patients with diabetes might wonder whether there should be special cause for concern. If you are diabetic and considering LASIK, it…

Choosing Your Halloween Costume Wisely

Halloween is a fun time of the year for both young and old. The choices are endless when it comes to costumes. But with all the possibility, comes risk. Dangers lurk in the form of…

The Contact Lens vs. LASIK Safety Debate

It has long been debated whether contact lenses are safer than LASIK. According to a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology (2006), researchers have confirmed that LASIK surgery as performed this year is safer…

How Eye Exams Can Save Your Life

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are also the windows to your health. The eyes provide glimpses into what is going on inside the body often before symptoms of disease…