Poor Vision When Driving at Night? Here’s What You Can Do

November 6, 2019

When the days get shorter and you find yourself heading home in the dark, you may notice your evening commute becoming a bit more difficult to navigate. While driving at night is naturally more challenging than driving during the day, if you’re really straining to see, you may have a condition known as nyctalopia, or…

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5 Autoimmune Diseases That Can Affect Vision

July 22, 2019

When the immune system mistakenly attacks the body and damages healthy cells, vision is in the crosshairs. In many cases, the eyes give both a patient and his or her doctor a tip that an autoimmune disease may be developing. In fact, an eye doctor is often the person to refer a patient to test…

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Top 6 Tips to Take Care of Your Eyesight

April 5, 2019

Your eyes let you see the beauty in life. Oftentimes, people don’t realize how precious their eyesight is until they experience unexpected vision loss or damage. Don’t make this mistake! There are several ways—all of them easy and painless—to protect and preserve your eyesight for years to come. 1. Learn if you are at risk…

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Chronic Dry Eye: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

December 20, 2018

Chronic dry eye, or dry eye disease (DED), affects more than 16 million Americans, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Safe to say, if you suffer from dry, scratchy eyes, you’re not alone. While dry eye isn’t necessarily dire, it can certainly be a nuisance to your everyday life.…

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What is glaucoma?

October 20, 2017

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can…

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What is dry eye?

October 20, 2017

Our eyes need tears to stay healthy and comfortable. If your eyes do not produce enough tears, it is called dry eye. Dry eye is also when your eyes do not make the right type of tears. How do tears work? When you blink, a film of tears spreads over the eye. This keeps the…

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What is diabetic retinopathy?

October 20, 2017

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal new blood vessels grow on the retina. All of these changes…

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What is cataract surgery?

October 20, 2017

Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it is cloudy. The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through…

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What is a cataract?

October 20, 2017

Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear. But if you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy. It is like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things look blurry, hazy or…

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