Category: Eye Health

Protecting Your Eyes: Summer Edition

Summer is a time many people look forward to all year round; longer days, vacations, and warmer weather are just to name a few of the qualities people love most about the season. It evokes the tingling feeling you get when the warm sun hits just right and the smell of sunscreen lingers in the… Read More


Headaches, Neck Pain, and Eye Strain May Be a Result of Misalignment in Your Vision

Because you have two eyes, everything we see is a combination of two images fused together  by your brain. Each eye captures a clear photo like a camera and your brain combines the photos making one single image. This line of communication takes place constantly when your eyes are open. When your eyes and brain… Read More


Getting Ready to Hit the Slopes? Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses

This years’ snowfall has been generous in California and you may be headed to higher elevations to play in the snow. According to All About Vision, “Snow blindness is a painful, temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. The medical term for snow blindness is photokeratitis (“photo” = light; “keratitis”… Read More


What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

The collection of problems, mostly eye and vision-related, associated with computer use are called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Symptoms include eye strain, dry eyes, blurred vision, red or pink eyes, burning, light sensitivity, headaches, and pain in the shoulders, neck and back. Statistics on digital overload show: 70% of Americans use two or more devices… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) on the Rise

The National Eye Institute projects by the year 2050, 5.4 million people in the U.S. will suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), more than double the number in 2010. What is AMD? AMD is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. The macula, which is in the back of the eye, controls our… Read More


Protect Your Sight with a Glaucoma Exam

Did you know glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world? Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight.” Permanent damage can occur since there is often no visible symptom until it is too late. A routine eye exam can diagnose this condition and provide early treatment options so… Read More


Diagram of the Eye

Even though the eye is small, only about 1 inch in diameter, it serves a very important function – the sense of sight. The eye is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It is made up of many distinct parts working in unison together and in order for the eye to… Read More


Dry Eye Treatments

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. Many LASIK patients, approximately 50%, experience dry eye symptoms following their LASIK surgery. The reason so many people experience dry eye after LASIK is that the creation of the corneal flap affects the nerves that regulate the production of tears. If you have developed… Read More


Eye Surgery Types

From LASIK to PRK, there are several types of eye surgery available today to correct less than perfect vision. While each one has the same goal of improved eyesight, every eye surgery procedure is unique. To help you understand which type of eye surgery is right for you, here’s an overview of some of the… Read More


How Eye Movement Speed Affects Decision-Making

If you become impatient very easily, you may have faster eye movements. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland have published a study that may shed some light as to why certain people are perfectly content waiting in a long grocery store line, for example, while others feel compelled to move to find shorter lines…. Read More