Are Pink Eye and Dry Eye The Same Thing?

Pink eye and dry eye are two common eye conditions that people often confuse. While they share some similarities, they are distinct conditions caused by different factors.  Understanding the distinctions can help you identify which condition you may have if you’re experiencing eye irritation or redness. Keep reading to learn more about pink eye and… Read More

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK eye surgery has become an increasingly popular option for people looking to reduce their dependency on glasses or contacts. Like any surgery, LASIK does come with potential risks and side effects that vary from patient to patient.  Keep reading to find out if LASIK is safe! What Is LASIK?  LASIK is an abbreviation for… Read More

How Do Eye Doctors Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

Do your eyes lack the proper moisture? When your eyes are dry, it can affect you in a variety of ways. If you’re experiencing symptoms like an itchy or burning sensation, light sensitivity, and blurry vision, dry eye is often the culprit. More than sixteen million Americans have dry eye syndrome, but that doesn’t mean… Read More

Why Allergy Season is Worse If You Have Dry Eyes

Do you have seasonal allergies and dry eyes? On their own, these conditions can be uncomfortable to deal with.  When you have both, increased symptoms can be downright frustrating and get in the way of your everyday life. For many, warmer weather means itchy, red, and watery eyes.  When you already have dry eyes, these… Read More

How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eye Symptoms?

Do you experience a gritty or itchy sensation in your eyes? If so, you may be one of the 16 million Americans who have dry eye syndrome. This eye condition can present itself in a variety of ways. It can be challenging to ease your symptoms until you know you have it without proper treatment…. Read More

Can I Use My Flex Dollars at an Eye Exam?

Do you have a flexible spending account? If you do, and you still have funds remaining for this year, don’t let them go to waste.  Most flex dollars must be used by the end of December. With that time approaching, it’s time to take advantage of them now by putting them towards one of the… Read More

What is Ptosis?

Do you have droopy or saggy eyelids that make you look tired or older than you are? Do they make it harder to see? If so, these may be signs of a condition called ptosis. When you have ptosis, it causes the eyelid to sag. This may be only slightly or enough to partially or… Read More

Could Your Dry Eyes Be Due To Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Do your eyes often feel dry, irritated, or cause feelings of discomfort? For most people, dry eyes are a temporary problem. Going to sleep, taking a break from your screen, or putting in eye drops can soothe your eyes until they begin producing tears again. However, dysfunction of the meibomian glands can cause your eyes… Read More

What To Think About When Looking For Vision Insurance

Proper eye care requires proactive attention, but like most things in life taking care of your eyes costs money. Cost and lack of eye care insurance are among the main reasons why many Americans skip visiting their eye doctor for a regular eye exam according to the CDC. Most people worry about health insurance because a… Read More

Understanding Differently Colored Eyes (AKA Heterochromia)

For some, the idea of two different eye colors is eerie while for others it’s a beautiful eccentricity. The official name for this unique trait is heterochromia iridum.  What Is Heterochromia Iridum?  There are different kinds of heterochromia iridum: complete, partial, or central. When a person’s iris is a completely different color than the other… Read More