Have you ever felt that annoying dry eye feeling? It’s a common affliction, and most of us have felt it to some degree. Although somewhat familiar and at first not that serious of a condition, it can lead to vision impairment when left untreated. If you think you might be suffering from dry eye syndrome, […]
How Long Does an Eye Exam Take?
If you have an upcoming eye exam or haven’t had an eye exam in a while, you may be wondering how long an eye exam takes. It’s nice to gauge how long an appointment with your eye doctor will take so you can plan your schedule accordingly. How long an eye exam takes really depends […]
How to Cure Dry Eyes
Our eyes are naturally designed to tear. Our tears provide lubrication to keep our eyes comfortable and moist, but sometimes we don’t produce enough tears or tears of sufficient quality to keep our eyes working the way they’re supposed to. This can lead to a condition called dry eye. Dry eye can be painful and […]
How to Prevent Glaucoma
The Silent Thief of Sight Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases resulting from fluid drainage issues in the eye. This presence of excess fluid, known as aqueous humour, may lead to dangerous consequences. This condition causes progressive damage to the optic nerve, leading to vision loss that cannot be recovered. Glaucoma is often referred […]
Can Dry Eyes Cause Blurry Vision?
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: you’re out with your family enjoying some fun in the sun. After a while, though, you find your eyes getting watery and irritated, and it’s getting tougher to see clearly. If this has happened to you, then you’ve probably experienced dry eye syndrome. We focus on dry […]
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a very common refractive error that causes blurry vision both at a distance and close-up. It might be so mild that you don’t notice it, or it could cause enough disruption to your vision that your optometrist recommends glasses, contacts, or laser eye surgery to correct it. Around 36% of Americans have some […]
How Does Glaucoma Surgery Work? Risks, Benefits, & More
Roughly 3 million Americans have glaucoma. It’s the second most common cause of blindness globally. Since there are often very few symptoms, many people don’t even know they have glaucoma. That’s why it’s important to get regular eye exams, to catch the disease early before vision loss occurs. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, there […]
10 Medications that Can Cause Dry Eye
Nobody likes dry eyes, but more than 16 million people in the United States have them. What’s more, many different factors can contribute to your risk of developing dry eyes—including a surprising number of medications. Don’t worry; you don’t have to throw out your entire medicine cabinet! Just learn which medications can increase your risk […]
The Best Eye Drops for Dry Eye (2021 Edition)
Nobody likes dry eyes, but over 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with this irritating condition—and the actual number of people who suffer from dry eyes is likely much higher. Eye drops (or artificial tears) represent one of the leading forms of therapy for dry eyes, but with all the different kinds available, how are […]
Early Signs of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is the world’s second most common cause of blindness — and although specific demographics face higher risks for this disease, it can affect anybody at practically any age. As such, you need to be aware of glaucoma’s early signs, along with risk factors and other information that can help you catch and manage it […]