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Is A Pterygium Contagious?

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then you likely know about the dangers of the sun. Too much exposure to UV radiation from the sun can lead to various cancers, sunburns, and sun poisoning. But did you know it can also lead to a plethora of eye problems? One of the most distinct… Read More


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What are Eye Allergies?

People experience allergy symptoms in a variety of ways. Itchy skin, runny nose, and difficulty breathing are a few common allergic reactions. But what exactly is causing these problems? Allergies are your immune system’s response to potentially harmful foreign substances. It is not a disease but a wide range of conditions. Allergies are your body… Read More



How Does Damage to the Cornea Occur?

The cornea is a crucial structure of the eye that enables clear and consistent vision. This clear tissue located at the front of the eye has three layers, each with a distinct purpose. The outermost layer, the epithelium, is thin but acts as a barrier while also absorbing nutrients from tears. The middle layer, called… Read More


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Is PRELEX Right For Me?

Are you ready to make a change and get rid of your eyeglasses and contacts for good? Maybe it’s time to discuss your options to achieve visual freedom. One option that could be an excellent choice for you is PRELEX. Depending on your situation, PRELEX may be better for you than other vision correction procedures… Read More


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What Is Blepharoplasty Like?

When you look at yourself in the mirror, are you concerned that your eyes have bags under or above them? Do you notice that they never seem to go away no matter how much sleep you get? Blepharoplasty might be a good choice for you if you’d like to improve your facial appearance. Keep reading… Read More


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What Is The Cornea’s Job?

The eye has many intricate parts that work together to provide you with clear vision. These parts include: The retina, which senses light that comes into the eye The optic nerve, which transmits information from the retina to the brain The pupil, which opens and closes to control how much light is let into the… Read More


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Can Eye Floaters Cause You to go Blind?

Occasionally, you may see small spots that seem to “float” in your field of vision. These are commonly known as floaters. Floaters are usually caused by condensation of the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. Shrinking of the vitreous causes the gel to pull off of the eye wall,… Read More


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Types of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are four types of cataract: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical, Posterior Subcapsular and Congenital. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of… Read More


What is Digital Eye Strain

We live in an ever changing digital world where our eyes are constantly staring at some type of screen. As a result, we develop eye strain. HOW DOES USING DIGITAL DEVICES HURT OUR EYES? There are a host of reasons, but the most common is Blue Light. Blue Light: Digital devices emit high energy short… Read More


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Doctors Who Perform LASIK

LASIK surgeons are eye doctors who are ophthalmologists. When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system… Read More