• It is Dry Eye, Allergies, or an Infection?

    Usually, when an eye doctor encounters a patient with dry eye, eye allergies, or an eye infection, the symptoms are unique enough to make a straightforward diagnosis. However, you may want to know what condition you’re dealing with before visiting the eye doctor. Here’s how to tell the difference between dry eye, allergies, and infections […]

  • Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Children

    Consider that around 80% of learning is visual, and 60% of children with learning difficulties have undiagnosed vision problems. You can bet the two are related. The connection between vision problems and learning disabilities stems from the fact that children often don’t self-report. When they struggle with visual tasks, they may not understand the problem stems […]

  • The Best Foods for Eye Health

    When you try to think of foods that improve your vision, carrots probably come to mind. They improve your night vision, right? Actually, that idea is leftover World War II propaganda. The British didn’t want enemy forces to find out about their new radar technology, so they claimed their pilots had improved night vision from […]

  • How Winter Can Affect Your Eyes

    Winter can be a harsh season, drying out your skin and wreaking havoc on your hair. What you may not realize, though, is that it can be just as rough on your eyes. How does winter weather affect your eyes, and how can you protect them? Dryness: Between cold, dry, outdoor air and heated, dry, […]

  • Understanding Astigmatism

    You’ve probably heard the term “astigmatism”, but if you’re like many people, you don’t have any idea what it means. In fact, you may even think that the term is “a stigmatism”- that’s a persistent misconception. In fact, astigmatism is a common eye condition that can be diagnosed with a simple eye exam. It’s not […]

  • Reducing your Risk of Pinkeye

      Have you ever had conjunctivitis? If you have, you’ll probably never forget it. An inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane lining your eyelid and covering the white part of your eyeball, conjunctivitis causes symptoms that can be extremely uncomfortable. But how much do you know about this condition? Conjunctivitis is typically caused by […]

  • Make a New Year’s Resolution: Be Kinder to your Eyes

    Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you’re like most people, you’ve made up your mind to do things like eat healthier, lose weight, or exercise more. We have a suggestion, though: this year, prioritize your eyes. What can you change in your life to be kinder to your eyes? It all […]

  • Finding the Perfect Glasses for Your Child

    Taking your child for regular eye exams is important, especially because children’s vision is constantly developing. Seeing an eye doctor regularly can help catch problems before they interfere with your child’s school performance, and your doctor can determine whether or not your child needs glasses. If it’s determined that glasses are required, though, it will […]

  • Headaches and Vision

    Migraines and cluster headaches are two examples of headaches that can affect your vision. Cluster headaches often involve excruciating pain behind one eye, and that pain can radiate to other parts of the face, head, and neck. If you’re having a cluster headache, your eyes can also become red and swollen, or produce excessive tears. […]

  • What are the most common eye injuries?

    It’s probably apparent to you that your eyes are one of the most delicate and easily injured parts of your body, and need to be protected. That’s why, whenever you’re outside or engaging in an active pursuit, safety precautions like sunglasses and goggles are a good idea. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you’ll face eye […]