General Eye Health

The Importance Of Annual Eye Exams

The Importance Of Annual Eye Exams

Today, I wanted to talk about the importance of annual eye exams. Over the last 4-5 decades, medicine has seen a tremendous paradigm shift towards preventive care. Fueled by incredible technological, scientific, and pharmaceutical advances, health care providers are increasingly able to proactively provide care to patients rather than taking a reactive approach and waiting… Read More


Why do I have Blepharitis?

Blepharitis

An inflammation of your lids is called Blepharitis. Typically, this condition affects both eyes and can develop into a chronic disease that is difficult to treat. Unfortunately, it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. The good news is that it is not contagious and it is very common. If Blepharitis continues despite proper hygiene, make an… Read More


Is Blue Light harmful to me?

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Sunlight is composed of a combination of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue light rays. This combination is called the light spectrum. I will keep this explanation simple as physics was never my cup of tea! Red rays have the longest wavelengths and are the weakest. On the other hand, blue rays have the shortest… Read More


IDesign StudioTechnology

iDesign machine

IDesign studio technology The IDesign 2.0 Studio System from Johnson & Johnson is the latest FDA approved platform for vision correction. This technology utilizes a unique process to map the complete visual pathway, thus, delivering a procedure that is 100% personalized for our patient’s eye. A tailored vision correction treatment will provide unsurpassed clarity and… Read More


Top 5 reasons for blindness in the world

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Top 5 reasons for blindness in the world The World Health Organization, WHO, has estimated that there are 39 million people in the world who are blind. From this group of people, 80% of their visual impairment is either preventable or curable. It is unfortunate that there are so many blind people who are incapacitated… Read More


Cataracts

Close-up of Old Man's eye. High Technologies in the future

Do you know what causes cataracts? The formation of cataracts is partly due to the aging process. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts. The Beaver Dam Eye Institute concluded from their data that of patients older than 74 years of age, 38.8 % of men and 45.9% of women had developed significant… Read More


Diabetic Retinopathy

Diagram of healthy eye and diabetic eye

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. This condition involves changes to the light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The changes are due to blood vessels bleeding or leaking fluid, thus distorting vision. How to get diagnosed If you have diabetes and you are noticing vision changes, you need… Read More


Spring

Introduction to the spring allergy season

Spring is upon us. Spring is a synonym of beautiful blooms, ducklings waddling by the lakes and warmer temperatures, and the infamous eye allergies. There are two kinds of allergies: Seasonal caused by pollen from the blooms, weeds, and grasses. And perennial which is found throughout the year and caused by dust, smoke, and animals…. Read More


Eating Carrots is not enough for your eyes’ health

Basket of bright orange carrots

We are all concerned about our vitamin intake. Do we know which vitamins are essential for the health of our eyes? Even though our eyes are very small organs, they need a series of vitamins and nutrients to function at their best capacity. Here are 9 key vitamins to maintain eye health: Vitamin A Vitamin… Read More


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