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Important message about COVID-19

In light of CDC recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to reduce our services to urgent/emergent eye care only until the end of March, at which time we will re-evaluate. What does this mean? Although the physical office will be closed, there will be someone available to answer questions, place contact lens orders, schedule […]

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Refractive Error and Vision

Millions of Americans have a very important trait in common: they are all affected by refractive error.  Refractive error occurs when the shape of the eye does not perfectly allow for light to focus, making objects appear blurry, distorted, or out of focus.  Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all forms of refractive error. While refractive […]

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The Whole Truth about Contact Lenses

With new developments constantly hitting the market and improvements continually being made, contact lenses have certainly gained popularity as a choice for vision correction.  Today’s contact lenses are nearly unrecognizable from the original lenses released many years ago. Despite these new advancements and broader options, many misconceptions still surround contact lenses.  Here’s the truth about contact lenses […]

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What Causes Pink Eye?

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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Your Alternative Dry Eye Treatment Options

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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Diabetic Retinopathy and Your Eyes

Those who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at risk for a sight-threatening condition known as diabetic retinopathy, in which diabetes causes complications that affect the back of the eyes.  This condition can happen in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy can cause subtle or mild vision changes that may eventually lead […]

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Choosing the Right Glasses and Lenses

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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What to Know About an Online Eye Exam

ou 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

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?

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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