Computers, Eye Fatigue and Dry Eyes: Gen-X; Gen-Y; Gen-DRY
Jodi Luchs, MD, FACS Computers. iPads. iPhones. The electronic age. They are here to stay – and as all of these devices become permanently integrated into the fabric of our lives, eye strain, eye fatigue and dry eyes have become a daily occurrence. “Digital Eye Strain” and “Computer Vision Syndrome” are new medical terms which… Read More
Let’s take care of our eyes in 2020
No matter what you have resolved to do for the New Year, it will be more comfortable and better if your eyes are healthy. By taking care of your eyes, you minimize the risk of developing a long list of eye conditions. As eye care professionals, here are some ideas to consider for your visual… Read More
The holidays are upon us. Many of us are looking forward to looking our best for the coming festivities. The new fashion must are beautiful eyelashes, and to achieve this goal, many are getting eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are quite glamorous. Are they safe for your eyes? The answer, like anything else in life, is… Read More
Your Eyes Can be Affected by Diabetes
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults from the age of 20 to 74. If a person has Diabetes, it is imperative to maintain a regular schedule with their primary doctor and ophthalmologist. High levels of glucose in the blood can lead to problems like blurry vision, cataracts, and retinopathy. When the concentration… Read More
When to call for an Eye Appointment
We all struggle with the question of: Do I really need to make an eye appointment? Waiting for the next time you want a pair of glasses or contacts is not the correct way of taking care of your eyes. Here are a few tips to keep in mind of when you should definitely come… Read More
Can an Eye be Transplanted?
The eye is connected to the brain via the optic nerve. The light that comes through the eye is interpreted as signals in the retina. These signals go through the optic nerve and eventually to the brain. The optic nerve is small (1.3” to 2.2”L and 1/5”W), however, it contains more than a million tiny… Read More
Are Babies Colorblind?
At birth, babies see exclusively black, white and some shades of gray. The nerve cells in the retina are not fully developed on newborn babies. Colors are experienced when light reaches our retina. The retina is a tightly packed nerve cells area in the back of the eye. These nerve cells are called rods and… Read More
Things Women Need to Know About Their Eyes
Due to the changes that affect a woman’s body during their lifetime, they tend to be more susceptible to vision problems. According to the National Eye Institute, two-thirds of blindness and other vision issues worldwide occur in women. More women are likely to be diagnosed with Glaucoma, Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Two important factors… Read More