What Causes Pink Eye?

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There are many potential causes for red eyes or “pink eye” as it is more commonly known.  Some are merely bothersome or cosmetically annoying, while others can be painful and pose a significant risk to ocular health.  From simple causes like dryness, to more serious conditions like ocular inflammation or infection, the best way to […]

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Choosing the Right Glasses and Lenses

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When it is time to purchase new glasses, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the many options for lenses.  Choosing between different materials, coatings, upgrades, and even manufacturers can play a role in your overall satisfaction with your glasses, so it is important to fully understand the choices you are making.  Communicating with a […]

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Your Alternative Dry Eye Treatment Options

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We have discussed a wide range of treatment options for dry eye disease: from over-the-counter lubricating eye drops, to prescription drops like Restasis or Xiidra, and even options like punctal plugs or Meibomian gland expression.  These are all important potential treatments for those who are suffering from dry eyes, but even more options exist. Some […]

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What to Know About an Online Eye Exam

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You have probably heard of several companies that offer glasses or contact lens prescriptions through an online “eye examination,” claiming that you can fix your vision without even leaving the comfort of your own home.  While this may sound convenient, an online eye exam will never be an appropriate alternative to visiting the eye doctor. […]

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What to Know Dry Eyes and Rosacea

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If you have chronic facial redness, flushed skin, or bumps on the skin, you may be affected by a condition known as rosacea.  This dermatologic condition is relatively common, and is characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin, especially around the face and neck.  Rosacea can even cause inflammation in the skin around the eyes, […]

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Is LASIK or Refractive Laser Surgery Right for You?

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Refractive surgeries are a group of minimally invasive surgical procedures that correct refractive error with the goal of eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.  These surgeries are effective in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and moderate amounts of astigmatism, making them an option for people with a wide range of visual needs.  If you have […]

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How to Choose Your Next Set of Glasses

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From frame selection to lens options, from convenience to quality, there are many factors to consider when preparing to purchase your next pair of eyeglasses.  There seems to be an endless number of decisions, and the introduction to mass online retail optical shops only increase your options. If you have any doubts about buying your […]

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