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Cataracts: How Do I Know If I’m At Risk

Starting at the age of 40, your risk for cataracts increases with every decade. You can help prevent cataracts when you avoid the things that put you at risk for the disease. Keep reading because this blog tells you about all the top risk factors.

Dec 1st, 2019
What You Can Do About Chronic Dry Eye

Did you ever think there should be more options to help treat your chronic dry eye? There are! You can administer many of them at home, but a number of treatments require a doctor's visit — and even surgery — to provide long-term relief.

Nov 1st, 2019
Myths and Facts About Contact Lenses

Since the invention of modern contact lenses in the 1940s, myths and misconceptions have caused confusion about this option for vision correction. Find out what’s true and what’s not to determine whether contact lenses might be right for you.

Oct 1st, 2019
Am I at Risk for Computer Vision Syndrome?

Because there are so many screens around us, cases of computer vision syndrome are on the rise. Learn more about this common issue and find out how to protect your eyes.

Aug 2nd, 2019
5 Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

Starting with your first pair of contact lenses, can be a bit disconcerting. Getting the discs into and out of your eyes is a new skill, and caring for your investment takes a little bit of know how. With a few quick tips, though, you’ll be ready to go.

Jun 1st, 2019
Who is Most Likely to Suffer From Dry Eye?

Rubbing at your eyes won't make the dry, itchy sensation go away; dry eye syndrome may be causing significant eye irritation. Here are some treatment options you should consider.

May 23rd, 2019
Am I A Good Candidate For Scleral Lenses?

For years those who suffered from certain eye conditions or who found it too difficult and uncomfortable to wear contact lenses had no other option but glasses. With scleral lenses, many patients have found a comfortable way to wear contacts.

Mar 1st, 2019
How Do I Know if I am Suffering From an Eye Emergency?

Don’t treat yourself if you experience a severe eye injury or persistent symptoms suggesting an underlying condition. Pain, light sensitivity, pupil size shifts, shadows, double images, and flashes of light all signal a more serious issue.

Jan 9th, 2019
10 Tips for Combating Computer Vision Syndrome

Do your eyes get blurry when you look at your cellphone? Are you constantly straining to see your computer at work? Do you have dry eyes or a sore neck? You may have computer vision syndrome. Keep reading to learn some tips for combating it.

Nov 14th, 2018
How to Prevent Eye Infections from Contact Lenses

One million Americans are treated for eye infections every year, and you may be surprised to learn that contact lenses are the most common culprit. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to prevent these common eye infections.

Oct 16th, 2018
Got 20/20 Vision? Why You Still Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Comprehensive eye exams aren’t just about your vision. These tests, performed by optometrist Dr. Jacob West, can reveal important clues about other diseases and conditions in your body. Regular eye exams are part of your overall health monitoring.

Aug 27th, 2018