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Avoid Blindness Caused by Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration month. This month, we’d like to bring attention to this sight-threatening eye disease. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a gradual ocular disease that causes your central vision to deteriorate. If AMD runs in your family, or if you fall into one of the risk categories, read on for all […]

Poor Eyelid Hygiene Could Result in Blepharitis

When was the last time you washed your eyelids? Many of us don’t really consider eyelid hygiene to be a necessary part of our daily routine. What we don’t realize is that without it, we become vulnerable to a condition called blepharitis. What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a condition resulting in flaky skin at the […]

How to Recognize & Remedy a Stye

Styes are common, irritating, and uncomfortable. They’re difficult to live with, so is there any way to help them heal faster? And can they be avoided altogether? Taking a proactive approach to your eye health can mean fewer infections and eye problems, including styes. What is a Stye? A stye is a swollen, somewhat painful […]

Making Sense of Presbyopia

We often associate the need for reading glasses with growing old. Have you ever wondered why that is? As we age, we develop a condition called presbyopia, a common refractive error. Understanding presbyopia can help familiarize you with how your eyes change as you get older. What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is a refractive error. That […]

What is Color Blindness & How Does it Work?

“Colorblind” is a term often thrown around in our culture. But strictly speaking, the condition to which the phrase refers is not so much of a blindness as it is a deficiency. Most patients with color deficiency are not entirely without color vision; they simply don’t see the same range of colors that others do. […]

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