What to Expect at Your Child’s Eye Exam

Vision is an important part of development for children.  Eye examinations are important during childhood so you can be sure your child’s eyes and vision are properly developing.  Even if your child does not demonstrate any symptoms or problems with their eyes or vision, check-ups with your optometrist can reveal if there are any underlying

Presbyopia and Vision Changes As You Age

Most middle-aged adults experience vision changes related to a condition known as presbyopia.  Presbyopia results in the gradual loss of the ability to focus on near objects.  It is a normal age-related change that begins to occur around the early to mid-40s and continues throughout adulthood.  Though this vision condition can be frustrating, confusing, or

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in the United States, and is expected to become even more common in the upcoming years.  Beyond being an overall health risk, diabetes can pose serious threats to the health of the eyes.  Both Type 1 and type 2 diabetes have the potential to cause sight threatening damage

Treating Dry Eye Disease

We know that there are many factors that cause or worsen the symptoms of dry eye disease.  So what do you do when you start to notice those uncomfortable symptoms, like burning, redness, grittiness, or even watery eyes?  Treating dry eye disease and its underlying causes often requires a longtime approach to help improve the

Glasses and Refractive Error

There are several different vision conditions that require correction with glasses, contact lenses, or corrective surgery.  These conditions affect the way that light enters the eye, causing rays of light to incorrectly focus in front of or behind the retina.  Refractive error is the term used to describe these conditions that cause blurred or distorted

Blepharitis and Dry Eye Disease

Meibomian gland dysfunction is not the only underlying condition that can cause or worsen symptoms of dry eye disease. Blepharitis is a very common eye disorder that results in inflammation of the eyelids, particularly the base of the eyelids near the eyelashes. The long-term inflammation caused by blepharitis can result in red, swollen, flaky eyelids

Understanding Dry Eye Disease 

Dry eye disease is one of the most common ocular conditions affecting people of all ages.  Many individuals experience the uncomfortable symptoms of irritation, redness, burning, and grittiness, and treating these symptoms is not easy.  To effectively manage dry eye disease, you must first understand the underlying cause. For most people, dry eyes are caused

Digital Screens and Computer Vision Syndrome

For many people, extensive use of digital screens is an important part of maintaining a professional or personal life.  Unfortunately, extended and uninterrupted screen time using computers, tablets, or smart phones may cause a group of symptoms known as Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain.  The more time spent viewing digital screens, the worse