Category Archives: Eye Care

  1. Can Vaping Cause Eye Problems?

    If you’ve been following headlines for the past few years, you’ve probably heard several conflicting things about vaping. While some people claim this habit is a “safe” way to smoke, lung disease and even death have links to vaping and e-cigarettes. Now, ophthalmologists are sounding the alarm that this type of smoking can harm people’s…

  2. Do Your Sunglasses Provide Enough UV Protection?

    Sunglasses are an accessory that’s practically synonymous with effortless fashion. Slipping on a pair of shades can immediately elevate your outfit to the next level, which explains why people are willing to pay top dollar for designer brand names like Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Ray-Ban. While sunglasses are stylish, the best pairs should also…

  3. Checklist for Better Vision and Eye Health

    Vision is the power to sense the world around you – to visualize it and behold all its beauty and wonder. However, this ability varies from person to person, depending on your family history and the steps you take to maintain your eye health. Achieving and maintaining exceptional vision requires multiple practices. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr….

  4. Eye Exams: 5 Reasons Why They Are Important

    Needing contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle. Buying them is costly, and you need an updated prescription to order them, which is why online eyewear stores are appealing. But, in trying to convince you of their convenience, they tell you, perhaps only subtly, it is okay to skip annual eye exams with your…

  5. Eye Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid, is touted for its many health benefits, and vision protection is among the most important of these. A study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science indicates DHA, one of three forms of omega-3 fatty acids and a substance that makes up about thirty percent of brain matter, prevents age-related…

  6. UV and Sunglasses: How to Protect Your Eyes

    Most people understand the sun’s UV rays are dangerous to your skin. Not only can it cause severe sunburn, but constant UV exposure can also lead to skin cancer. But did you know UV rays are also dangerous to your eyes? It can contribute to developing certain types of cataracts and possibly vision impairment through…

  7. 10 Warning Signs of Age-Related Eye Problems

    Vision problems are a common, if not inevitable, part of the aging process. Some issues are annoying, while others are eye diseases that may lead to blindness if left untreated. Early detection is the secret to solving eye problems before they increase in severity. However, this can only come through regular eye examinations and looking…

  8. Myopia: Is There A Cure for Nearsightedness?

    Myopia is defined as a problem seeing things far away. Although nearsightedness affects all ages, the constant use of digital screens on smartphones, tablets, and computers has increased its risk with children. But you might ask – if you or your children struggle with nearsightedness, is there a cure? Since the advent of smartphones and…

  9. Bladed vs. Bladeless Lasik

    There seems to be some confusion about bladed and bladeless Lasik. You would think the procedures have vast differences in performance and results. But a more accurate comparison is simple. The difference is only how your surgeon performs the step to create the corneal flap. Other than that, the surgeries are essentially the same. Although…

  10. Protecting Your Eye Health While You Work

    The type of work you perform has an impact on the level of risk your eyes may endure. Whether it’s from injury or health issues, you should take the proper precautions to protect your eyes. This is true whether your work involves physical labor or sitting behind a desk. Preventing Workplace Injuries Jobs like manufacturing,…