Do you know the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays? Overexposure to UV rays can cause various eye problems, such as cataracts, eye cancer, pterygium, and snow blindness. The good news is that wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help protect your eyes from these issues. Not all sunglasses […]
Category: Eye Health
5 Tips to Stop Waking Up with Dry Eyes
Dry eyes are a nuisance for many people. You may experience irritation at any point of the day, even when you wake up. Thankfully, you can help prevent dry eyes in many ways, even between visits for eye exams. Using warm compresses, practicing good eyelid hygiene, making environmental changes, staying hydrated, and taking eye breaks […]
Can You Use Expired Eye Drops?
Your eye doctor may recommend eye drops for several reasons, from dry eyes to eye disease treatments. Depending on the type, eye drops can provide moisture, treat inflammation, and much more. While eye drops have many benefits, can you still use them when they expire? Continue reading to learn more about eye drops, including if […]
What Is Considered Dangerously High Eye Pressure?
Measuring Eye Health Monitoring eye health can involve various measurements, just like monitoring your overall health. Eye pressure is one measurement your optometrist takes during a comprehensive eye exam. Measuring eye pressure can help your eye care team evaluate the risk of developing eye problems. For example, high eye pressure is often the first sign […]
Can You Sunburn Your Eyes?
Sun-Safety for Eyes Staying sun safe allows us to enjoy our time in the sun without risking our health. Any tissue can be affected by sun damage. But our skin and eyes are the most vulnerable to sunburn because they’re exposed. Many people wear sunglasses to shield their eyes from the sun. Sunglasses can block […]
What Causes Broken Blood Vessels in the Eye?
Bright red patches in your eyes can be an alarming sight, but don’t panic. You may have a subconjunctival hemorrhage, otherwise known as broken blood vessels in the eye. Fortunately, broken blood vessels in your eyes are usually nothing to worry about. Understanding what causes blood vessels to break, pop, and burst can help prevent […]
How Long Does Eye Strain Last?
Everyday Eye Strain Eye strain (asthenopia) is a group of symptoms resulting from ocular fatigue. The cause of the eye condition varies. The most common reason is digital eye strain, but eye strain can also be a symptom of many eye conditions. Relieving the symptoms of eye strain can be difficult without knowing the cause. […]
What Is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye?
Your Eyes Are Pink, but It’s Not Pink Eye! If your eyes are pink or red, it might not be pink eye. Your eyes can only respond to injury, irritation, or infection in so many ways. Allergies or dry eyes can also cause redness or swelling. When you notice redness in the whites of your […]
What is the Amsler Grid? Testing Your Eyes for AMD
Age-Related Macular Degeneration You may have heard about age-related macular degeneration (AMD); after all, it is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 65. AMD progresses gradually with very few early warning symptoms, and typically affects adults over 50. This condition occurs when the macula starts to deteriorate as part of the normal […]
What is a Visual Field Test & Why is it Important?
Mapping Your Visual Field Our optometrists can determine so much more than your corrective lens prescription when you come in for an eye exam. We can run tests to help diagnose diabetic eye problems, glaucoma, and other eye diseases that may not have apparent symptoms. Your visual field holds clues to your overall vision health. […]