Tag: ophthalmologist

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…