Archive for August 2022
Do Eye Floaters Go Away?
Have you ever experienced eye floaters or spots that seem to move within your field of vision? Seven out of ten people experience eye floaters at some point in their life, so chances are you have experienced them already or you will someday. Today we will be sharing more about floaters and answering the question…Read More
Different Types of Lens Coatings for Glasses
If you wear prescription glasses, you probably already know that there are different types of lenses you can get for them. You may have had a staff member from your local glasses shop or your eye doctor’s office ask you if you wanted to enhance your lenses for extra protection. But maybe you weren’t exactly…Read More
Can Kids Wear Contacts?
Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses. Many people prefer them because they eliminate the common nuisances of eyeglasses, such as foggy lenses, scratched lenses, sliding frames, or glasses falling off altogether. In fact, approximately 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. Contacts are common for adults, but you might be…Read More
All About Contact Lens Hygiene
Are you one of the 45 million people in the United States who wears contact lenses? Maybe you’ve worn contact lenses since you were a child, or maybe you just started wearing them recently. No matter how long you’ve been wearing contact lenses, it’s important to maintain proper contact lens hygiene. Taking proper care of…Read More
What are Macular Holes?
Macular holes are a rare eye condition that affect about eight out of every 100,000 people. But before we talk about macular holes, let’s discuss what a macula is. The macula is part of the retina, and it is essential to our central vision and color vision. Additionally, the macula is how our eyes focus…Read More
Is Blepharitis Contagious?
According to a 2013 study, blepharitis affects nearly 30 million Americans. Almost ten years later, that number is likely even greater now. Keep reading to learn about this common eye condition and whether or not it is contagious. Is Blepharitis Contagious? No, blepharitis is not contagious, unlike other eye conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye).…Read More
Can Presbyopia Be Corrected with LASIK?
Understandably, we get a lot of questions regarding LASIK. With around 700,000 LASIK surgeries performed every single year, it makes sense that individuals are asking questions and covering their bases before making the decision to move forward with LASIK or not. Let’s take a look at a common question we hear about LASIK: can it…Read More
Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions we get about pinguecula. If we don’t address your specific question here, don’t hesitate to contact us. How to Pronounce Pinguecula Before we get into the details about pinguecula, let’s start with how to say it. It’s pronounced ping-gweh-kyuh-luh. Hear pinguecula pronounced here. This…Read More
What is the First Sign of Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a category of common eye diseases that affect over three million Americans and more than 80 million individuals around the world. This progressive disease causes damage to the optic nerves. If no actions are taken to treat the disease, glaucoma can lead to blindness. What Causes Glaucoma? In most cases, damage to the…Read More
Is LASIK Safe?
Since the FDA approved LASIK in 1999, approximately 10 million people in the United States have undergone this eye surgery. Currently, approximately 700,000 Americans have LASIK eye surgery every year. When we look at a global perspective, over 30 million people have had LASIK eye surgery. That’s a lot of LASIK! But is LASIK safe?…Read More