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 […]Continue reading
CAN FLU OR CORONAVIRUSES AFFECT MY EYESIGHT?
With the prevalence of a new coronavirus taking over our news feeds, it can often bring up questions about some of the less common side effects that could be experienced with the flu or coronavirus. Though the current virus might leave us with more questions than answers right now, coronaviruses have actually been around for […]Continue reading
Does Sunlight Danger Outweigh the Benefits?
Many studies demonstrate that exposure to sunlight provides protection to diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and a variety of cancers, and avoiding sunlight may influence their progression.1 It has been thought that these protections are due only to vitamin D, whose creation requires sunlight, but researchers are now reporting that circadian clock influencing, immune […]Continue reading
Optometrist Q&A – What is Causing Your Watery Eyes?
Tears play a vital role in the function of our bodies. They help in keeping your eyes lubricated, wash away particles and dust, and protect you against infection. Different factors contribute to how many tears you produce. This includes allergies, irritated tear ducts, and even injury to the eye. Sometimes an excess production of tears […]Continue reading
Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Eye Disease
People with cardiovascular disease may be at a higher risk of developing certain eye diseases including macular degeneration, retinopathy, retinal bleeding, a retinal vein occlusion, and blurred vision. Why is heart disease linked to eye disease? Good vision requires, among other factors, adequate blood circulation, and normal blood pressure. The eyes have a network of […]Continue reading