November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

The month of November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetes has become so common in the United States that, according to the CDC’s statistical report on the disease, 9.3% of the population of the United States has the disease; this number translates to 29.1 million people. According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes is the leading […]

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Blinking – Key for Dry Eyes, Tired Eyes

Did you know that blinking helps prevent dry eyes? The most frequent complaint to eye doctors is dry eyes, known as aqueous insufficiency, meibomian gland dysfunction, or dry eye syndrome. Twenty-five percent of patients who visit ophthalmic clinics report symptoms of dry eye, making it a growing public health problem and one of the most […]

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When Should You Get Progressive Lenses?

If you were born any time between the ‘60s and the ‘90s, you probably remember adults around you wearing bifocal lenses, or glasses with two lenses. Most bifocal glasses have a line that clearly separates the second, smaller lens from the larger one.In 2016, though, you probably see fewer people wearing these types of glasses. […]

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Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they’re more visible. This is what causes the whites of your eyes to appear reddish or pink. Pink eye is commonly […]

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