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Most Common Eye Emergencies

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Seek Medical Attention Following Any Eye Emergency Your eye is an incredibly complex part of your body. While it may not seem like your eye has much going on, it has several parts that are crucial to how your vision works. If even one of these areas is damaged or hurt, your vision and eye health can be greatly impacted. …

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Effects of Allergies on Your Eyes

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Eye Allergy Symptoms are Similar to that of Other Eye Conditions Your eyes are extremely complex parts of your body. They are intricately connected to your brain, providing you with the ability to see the world around. Because your eyes are so complex, they are also rather sensitive. People who suffer from allergies often experience sneezing, sniffling, and nasal congestion. …

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Do Colored Contacts Affect Your Eyes?

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Colored Contacts are Very Popular During Halloween October is finally here. It marks the beginning of the holiday season and cool weather. More importantly, it means that Halloween is just around the corner! Children, teens, and adults all get to dress up as their favorite TV or movie characters, monsters, and whatever else they can imagine! Many people go to …

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Smoking and Your Eye Health

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Smoking Cigarettes Threatens Your Vision and Eye Health As science has progressed, we have gained a much better understanding of the effects smoking cigarettes can have on your body. It has become common knowledge just how dangerous they can be for your health. It is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S. Every organ in …

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Understanding Color Blindness

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Cases of Color Blindness are Often Hereditary Color blindness is one of the many eye conditions that affect how you see the world. However, unlike other conditions that cause vision loss, color blindness is more of a defect. It is not blindness at all. Instead, it is a deficiency in how you see color. Color blindness can be more accurately …

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Eye Color and Your Health

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Your Eye Color Can Say a Lot About You One of the very first things people tend to notice about you is your eyes. More specifically, your eye color often catches their attention. The color of the eyes is typically a trait of a child that many parents debate on. Will the baby have light eyes or dark eyes? Regardless, …

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What is Dry Eye?

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Dry Eye Can Be Cause By a Number of Different Factors Several conditions can plague your eyes. Many of them directly affect your vision while some threaten the health of your eyes. Dry eye is one such condition that affects the overall comfort and health of your eyes. Tears are needed to provide appropriate lubrication for your eyes, but with …

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Understanding Ocular Migraines

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Ocular Migraines Greatly Reduce People’s Quality of Life An ocular migraine is an extremely rare condition. According to the American Migraine Foundation, approximately 25-30% of migraine sufferers experience ocular migraines. The term ocular migraine can be confusing for many as it has been used to refer to many migraine conditions. Various issues involving one’s vision characterize all of these migraine …

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August is National Eye Exam Month

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Optometrists All Across the Country Celebrate National Eye Exam Month Regularly visiting your primary care physician and your dentist are all crucial to maintaining your health. However, going to your eye doctor and receiving a comprehensive eye exam is just as important. You need your vision to accomplish even the simplest of life’s tasks. That is why eye care professionals …

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Differentiating Nearsightedness & Farsightedness

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Refractive Errors Cause Myopia and Hyperopia Two of the most common vision conditions people experience are nearsightedness and farsightedness. While nearsightedness is more common that farsightedness, the prevalence of these two conditions continues to rise. Many people dealing with vision issues don’t even seek proper corrective treatment. Part of the reason for this is because many are confused about the …