About Corneal Abrasion

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A corneal abrasion is a scratch or a scrape on the cornea, which is the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil. By helping focus light as it enters the eye, the cornea plays an important role in vision. When a corneal abrasion scars t...

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Contact Lens Do's and Don't's

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Things to Do Always thoroughly wash (to remove bacteria) and thoroughly rinse (to remove oils, soaps, etc) your hands before handling lenses Avoid the use of soaps that contain perfumes, cold cream lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your l...

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Why we all need UV protection

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UV radiation is harmful to eyes. Overexposure to UV can have short-term effects and long-term effects like acceleration of cataracts, and an increased risk of retinal damage. In addition, the skin of the lids โ€“ particularly the lower lids and the ...

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About Diabetic Eye Disease

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What is Diabetic Eye Disease? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of this disease. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic eye disease may include: Diabe...

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What Causes Flashes, Spots & Floaters?

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An overview about spots and floaters Small flecks of protein or other natural matter are in the vitreous during the formation of the eye and remain in the vitreous โ€œgelโ€ of the eye (on the inside of the eyeball) โ€“ these are occasionally seen as sp...

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Let's talk about Dry Eye

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A lot of patients deal with Dry Eye on a regular basis, and we do our best to understand each patient's unique condition and how we can best put together a comfort, treatment, and overall remediation plan. For everyone out there, it's always good ...

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