About Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction causes an unstable tear film, limits clarity during eye examination and leads to decreased quality of vision. This condition can occur together with blepharitis and therefore can lead to inflammation, dry eye and/or sty...

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Ocular Allergies - and what you can do about them!

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Allergic eye symptoms, which tend to go hand in hand with nasal symptoms, affect between 20-25% of the population, this percentage being higher in children. The classic allergic symptoms are “itchy” watery eyes, increased redness of the white part...

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Our Aging Eyes - What to Expect

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Around the age of 40 you may experience increasing difficulty to focus on near objects or written material such as, reading a menu, threading a needle, reading fine print. This common condition is called Presbyopia. As we age, our eye muscles and ...

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What is Macular Degeneration?

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Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of irreversible loss of central vision for senior citizens, generally after age 50. Risk factors include, but are not limited to, increasing age, family history, fair complexion, light-colored irises, ...

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Concerns for your eyes if you have Diabetes

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Diabetic Retinopathy is a potentially serious disorder that affects the retina, (the back of the eyeball that receives images and transmits them to the brain by way of the optic nerve). Any damage to the retina can result in diminished vision and/...

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Contact Lens Wearing Guide

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For the complete document, including the special instructions and things to keep in mind (found below), see this online document. Because contacts are not for everyone and because contacts require focused care and discipline to protect your eyes a...

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