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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role…

Published: June 12, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma Definition

Glaucoma is defined as a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve usually due to excessively high intraocular pressure (IOP). This increased pressure within the eye, if untreated, can lead to optic nerve damage resulting in progressive, permanent vision loss usually starting with unnoticeable blind spots…

Published: June 5, 2017 Read Post
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What is a Toric Contact Lens?

Toric contact lenses are designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism). In these cases, the cornea or lens is curved so…

Published: May 29, 2017 Read Post
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Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part Two

Cylinder (CYL). This indicates the amount of lens power for astigmatism and represents the difference in the greatest power of the eye and weakest power of the eye, usually separated by 90 degrees. If nothing appears in this column, either you have no astigmatism, or your astigmatism is so slight…

Published: May 22, 2017 Read Post
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Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part One

If you’ve ever looked closely at your eye glass prescription, you’ve probably wondered how to make sense of all those numbers and symbols. In order to be interpreted worldwide, eyeglass prescriptions are written in a standardized format with common notations. The first step to understanding your eyeglass prescription…

Published: May 15, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There…

Published: May 8, 2017 Read Post
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Choosing an Eye Doctor

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye…

Published: May 1, 2017 Read Post
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Contact Lenses and Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, this simply means that your eye is not perfectly round or spherical. Most people have some degree of astigmatism, but in most cases, the astigmatism is so minor there’s no need to compensate for it with special eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you have a more…

Published: April 25, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma and Cataracts

Both glaucoma and cataracts can be a natural part of the aging process. Many people over age 60 may experience both. Although most people will eventually have both conditions, the two are generally not associated. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to…

Published: April 17, 2017 Read Post
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Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry, itchy eyes are one of the most common complaints that eye doctors hear from their patients. People of all ages experience mild to severe dry eyes. Common dry eye symptoms include: Stinging Burning Grittiness Scratchy Sensation Sensitivity to Light Excessive Tearing Stringy Discharge Pain Redness Tired Eyes Heavy Eyelids Contact Lens…

Published: April 10, 2017 Read Post