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How Much of our Vision is Genetic?

Problems with vision can be caused by a wide array of factors. Many individuals with impaired vision suffer from impairment caused by a pre-existing genetic condition. Understanding your family history of problems with vision can best prepare you for potential outcomes in your own life. Listed below are the most common types of genetically linked […]

Why is Eye Contact So Important?

Communication is extremely important in all areas of life, including both personal and professional relationships.  Not only does communication come in the form of both verbal and written, but eye contact plays a large part in human connection and communication.  Sometimes an expression or look you give with your eyes can say more than words […]

Are E-Readers Bad for Your Eyes?

eReaders have many benefits. They are portable, have the ability to store hundreds of books on them and are more convenient to carry around. As they become more common and affordable, you may be wondering about how they affect your eyes. After all, other forms of digital screens, like smart phones, tablets, televisions and computers, […]

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

One common facial cosmetic procedure done is eyelid surgery, also known blepharoplasty.  This is a procedure done on either the upper or lower lids to help reduce the signs of aging.  As we get older, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and sag.  In the face, this happens to the eyelids, particularly the upper […]

Catching Cataracts Early

Catching Cataracts Early More than half of all Americans are predicted to develop cataracts within their lifetime, and the prevalence of this condition has been on the rise in recent years. Recognizing the symptoms early will lead to better, more effective treatment. The early signs can be easily missed or mistaken for near sightedness, so […]

Top Myths About LASIK Eye Surgery

While contact lenses still remain to be one of the leading ways to vision correction for many patients that need it, there are always risks that come with wearing contact lenses.  Bacterial infections are a common problem with contact lenses users and many people experience dry, red, or itchy eyes.  With these potential problems that […]

Are You a Candidate for LASIK?

If you’re looking for a new way to combat less than perfect vision, then you’ve probably looked into Lasik eye surgery. You’ve probably read about all the benefits, like no longer having to worry about contacts or glasses, the painless surgery process, the short 24-hour recovery time and the savings on eye care over time. […]

Top Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

When it comes to July, there is no better time for friends, family, food and, of course, fireworks!  However, despite the entertainment that fireworks can bring, there’s actually a great deal of danger that comes along with it. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2016 there were 11,100 reported […]

Are Eye Problems During Pregnancy Common?

A woman’s body goes through a great deal of change during pregnancy.  Changes in hormones, fluid retention, blood circulation and the metabolism can impact a number of things in the body.  Your eyes and vision are just one of the things that can be affected by these bodily changes during pregnancy. How Can Pregnancy Affect […]

Why You Shouldn’t be Rubbing Your Eyes

The urge to rub your eyes is natural when you’re tired or when they’re irritated. However, is rubbing your eyes bad for you? Rubbing your eyes may provide temporary relief, but it can negatively impact vision health. Reasons to Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes If you aren’t careful whenever you rub, knuckle or palm your eyes, […]