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Styes vs. Chalazia: Which do you have?

If you have a painful or annoying bump in or along or eyelid, you might have a stye or chalazion. These lumps are rarely serious but can be connected to blepharitis, a condition that creates inflammation of the eyelids. Let’s discuss the differences between styes and chalazia to help you determine if you have either. […]

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What you Should know about Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that results when the cornea bulges outward into a cone shape. Normally, the cornea is dome-shaped and held together by collagen. When these protein fibers weaken, the shape of the cornea slowly morphs into a cone. Here is a basic overview of what you should know about keratoconus. Keratoconus can […]

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Brown Eyed Beauty: 3 Unique Benefits of Brown Eyes

Your mother and even grandmother may still remind you of how unique and valuable you are (no matter how embarrassing it may be), but if you have brown eyes, you may just feel like you’re another number in the crowd. However, brown eyes are a bit more unique than you may not be aware of. […]

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Five facts about color blindness

Vision color deficiency, otherwise known as color blindness, affects one’s ability to see red, green, blue, or a combination of these colors. It is rare that someone will see no color at all. Men are far more likely to be color blind than women.From a global perspective, 1 in 12 men is color blind compared […]

The season of the red eye is upon us. Here’s what you can do

Red eyes, itchy eyes, sore eyes – they’re concerning no matter the season. But with spring in the air, it’s a good time to learn more about what could be causing your eye discomfort. Here are six reasons for irritated eyes and what you can do about them. 1.) Dry eye This is one of […]

Symptoms that could mean more than normal vision changes

According to the National Eye Institute, some 135 million people worldwide have an eye condition that causes “low vision.” Low vision isn’t simply what happens normally to our vision as we age, but can be the result of certain eye diseases and other health conditions that cause irreversible damage — from cataracts and glaucoma to […]

Why pressure is bad for your eyes

Being under pressure can help some people work at their highest level, but over time, stress and pressure can be bad for your health. This is also true when it comes to pressure and eye health. When the eye’s optic nerve experiences an increase in intraocular pressure (IOC), you can loose your sight to the […]

Don’t live with this inherited condition

As with many health conditions we face in life, Fuchs’ dystrophy is an inherited problem, which means there isn’t much that can be done to avoid its effects. Fuchs’ causes “corneal endothelia dystrophy,” which is a vision-threatening alteration of the cornea’s delicate inner lining. But even though this disease is genetic, it doesn’t mean you […]

What can you do to avoid vision loss? See this

Keeping your eyes healthy starts with knowledge, especially when it comes to diseases that can harm your vision. For example, the most common reason for vision loss in people over 40 is a clouding of the eye’s lens called cataracts. They often happen as a result of aging, but there are other contributors to forming […]

Shedding a light on the causes of near-sightedness

New research has shown that cases of near-sightedness in this country and around the world have been rising dramatically. Near-sightedness (myopia) is a condition that causes distant objects to appear blurry, and it used to be blamed mostly on genetics. Today, however, studies are suggesting that there are other, non-hereditary factors at work. Here’s why: […]