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Nutrition and Your Eyes

[caption id="attachment_657" align="alignright" width="200"] What Is Macular Degeneration?Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. It is caused by deterioration of a portion of the retina, the back of the eye that records the images we see and...

Tips to Alleviate Dry Eyes

[caption id="attachment_654" align="alignright" width="200"] How to Wash Your EyelidsAn important part of controlling your blepharitis begins with treatment at home.One of the most common forms of dry eye syndrome self-care is washing your eyelids with baby shampoo and warm water. Washing your eyelids can help...

Optometry Versus Ophthalmology: What’s the Difference?

[caption id="attachment_651" align="alignright" width="200"] OpticiansOpticians are the third and final piece of the eye care puzzle. While optometrists can perform eye exams and write prescriptions for corrective lenses, opticians are responsible for filling those visual prescriptions. By measuring your facial features and working closely with...

Do You Know How Your Eye Works?

[caption id="attachment_648" align="alignright" width="200"] Eye Strain and Digital TechnologyDo your eyes hurt after looking at a computer, tablet, TV or smartphone screen for an extended period of time? If so, you are not alone. In the U.S., people spend an average of 444 minutes a...

How Can You Prevent an Eye Infection?

[caption id="attachment_645" align="alignright" width="200"] Eye Health and ImmunityProtecting your eye health will support sound general health too. Here’s why. By taking preventative measures to protect the health of your eyes, you decrease your chance of developing an eye infection as well as strengthen your immune...

What’s in a Frame?

[caption id="attachment_642" align="alignright" width="200"] The Right Frames for YouEyeglass frames can be made out of several different materials, including metal, plastic and more. Although choosing the right eyeglass frame for you can seem like a daunting task, an experienced eye care professional can help you...

Are Specialty Contacts Dangerous?

[caption id="attachment_639" align="alignright" width="200"] What You Need to Know about Specialty Contact LensesSpecialty contacts are fun but can be dangerous – and even illegal – unless prescribed by a licensed eye care professional.Never purchase contact lenses without a prescription, never share specialty lenses with another...

Ergonomic Tips to Reduce Eyestrain

[caption id="attachment_636" align="alignright" width="200"] Eyestrain ReliefDealing with eyestrain is not fun. This vision problem prevents you from working, going to school, using a computer, or reading a book. In addition to ergonomic solutions, it is important to have regular eye checkups to find out if...

What Does Dilating My Eyes Do?

[caption id="attachment_633" align="alignright" width="200"] What Can I Expect After Eye Dilation?Depending on the type of dilating drops that are used, dilation may continue through the evening and into the next day. Very rarely, eye care providers use drops that cause the dilation to last longer.When...

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

[caption id="attachment_630" align="alignright" width="200"] Treating Irritated EyesObtaining relief from itchy eyes can be as simple as using over-the-counter eye drops or applying a cold compress to your eyes. Other times, these home remedies may not be enough when irritation is severe enough or if infection...