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Avoid Eye Injury from Halloween Contacts

Avoid Eye Injury from Halloween Contacts  Spooky contact lenses can complete your Halloween costume. But beware of the dangers of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves and invading online retailers. Though the federal government works to keep...

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medications?

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medication  Did you know that the lipid lowering cholesterol medications called “statins” might also cause lipid layer instability in your tear film-and lead to dry eye symptoms? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of...

Lifestyle Choices for Glaucoma Prevention

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, affecting nearly 60 million people. With healthy lifestyle choices it may be possible to minimize the risk of vision loss from glaucoma. Certain habits may help minimize the risk of losing vision,...

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye?  A stye-also called a Hordeolum-is a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. There are two kinds of styes:  External Hordeolum: A stye...

What is a Retinal Tear or Torn Retina?

What is a Retinal Tear or Torn Retina?  A torn retina is a serious eye problem that can happen when the retina has a tiny tear or hole that actually tears further, like a rip in a piece of cloth.  If not treated right away, a torn retina can lead to an even more...

When Is It Time for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts affect more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older and are the most common cause of treatable vision loss in people 55. Cataracts generally develop slowly and painlessly, but sooner or later, you are bound to experience one or more of the following...

Know Your Glaucoma Risk Factors

Did you know that glaucoma doesn’t affect all of us equally? Know Your Glaucoma Risk Factors! Your glaucoma risk is increased if: You are over 40 years old You are African American. African Americans are 6-8x more likely to get glaucoma and 6-8 x more likely to...