The Basics of Dry Eye Syndrome

The Basics of Dry Eye Syndrome

The Basics of Dry Eye Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make the right type of tears, when something affects one or more layers of the tear film or when your eyes don’t produce enough tears.   3 Layers of Tears When you blink, a film of tears spreads...
When to Consider Cataract Surgery

When to Consider Cataract Surgery

Should you consider cataract surgery? Cataracts occur as part of the body’s natural aging process; nearly 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts. While the only way to remove cataracts – a clouding of the eye’s natural lens – is surgery, the right time to...
How to Treat Eye Allergies at Home

How to Treat Eye Allergies at Home

How to Treat Eye Allergies at Home Eye allergies, also called allergic conjunctivitis, are quite common. They occur when the eyes react to something that irritates them (the allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a...
5 Things to Know About Children’s Eye Health

5 Things to Know About Children’s Eye Health

5 Things to Know About Children’s Eye Health Children’s eyes change quickly as they grow. Careful attention can help catch eye health problems early, while their eyes are still developing.    1. Watch for misalignment, or one eye that looks straight ahead while...
LASIK vs. PRK

LASIK vs. PRK

LASIK vs. PRK Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) are laser surgery techniques used to help improve vision by modifying the cornea. They are more alike than they are different, the difference being primarily in how the...