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Tips for Computer Screen Eye Protection

Tips for Computer Screen Eye Protection   Did you know that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen, without even considering the time spent on a phone or other digital device? All this screen time has led to an increase...

Tips for Kitchen Eye Safety

Tips for Kitchen Eye Safety  Did you know that the kitchen can be a source of many common eye hazards? Preparing healthy, nutritious and delicious meals for family and friends is mainstay of American life! But, based on what we see and hear from patients, preparing...

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medications?

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medication  Did you know that the lipid lowering cholesterol medications called “statins” might also cause lipid layer instability in your tear film-and lead to dry eye symptoms? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of...

Could Eye Drops Replace Reading Glasses?

Could Eye Drops Replace Reading Glasses?  Believe it or not, we may be able to use eye drops instead of reading glasses! More than one-third of Americans have presbyopia, a gradual loss of near vision with age. Most people reach for eyeglasses or bifocal contact...

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye?  A stye-also called a Hordeolum-is a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. There are two kinds of styes:  External Hordeolum: A stye...

What is a Retinal Tear or Torn Retina?

What is a Retinal Tear or Torn Retina?  A torn retina is a serious eye problem that can happen when the retina has a tiny tear or hole that actually tears further, like a rip in a piece of cloth.  If not treated right away, a torn retina can lead to an even more...

When Is It Time for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts affect more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older and are the most common cause of treatable vision loss in people 55. Cataracts generally develop slowly and painlessly, but sooner or later, you are bound to experience one or more of the following...

Know Your Glaucoma Risk Factors

Did you know that glaucoma doesn’t affect all of us equally? Know Your Glaucoma Risk Factors! Your glaucoma risk is increased if:  You are over 40 years old  You are African American. African Americans are 6-8x more likely to get glaucoma and 6-8 x more likely to...