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Preventative Eye Care Should Involve Lid and Lash Hygiene

When practicing good hygiene, many people forget about their eyes. If you have good eyesight, you might not even know when your last eye doctor appointment was. But eyes should receive the same care and consideration that we give to other parts of the body. After all, eyes are one of the most important connections we have to […]

Disruptive blue light

Blue light is emitted from a number of sources, some of which include sunlight, tablets, cell phones, televisions, laptops, and fluorescent lights. With the excessive amount of electronic devices available to the public it is important to express the potential harms of blue light. Recent studies have shown that blue light can disturb the sleep cycle and may cause […]

Carrots and the Eyes

Over the years, patients have continued to wonder if eating carrots could improve their vision.  In certain cases, carrots can indeed have a positive impact on eyesight (specifically in low light conditions).  Carrots are rich in a red-orange pigment known as beta carotene.  This pigment is used in the production of vitamin A throughout the body.  In the eye, […]

Nearsightedness and the indoor lifestyle of kids

Who would have thought that spending less time outdoors and more time indoors could have a negative effect on the distance vision of a child?  According to Medscape, research presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology showed that children with daily outdoor exposure displayed significantly reduced rates of distance vision problems.  The […]

Alzheimer’s and the Eye

An enormous amount of information regarding a patient’s health can be obtained through an eye exam, most commonly are chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  More recently it has been studied that Alzheimer’s disease could be another condition assessed through changes within the eye.Alzheimer’s disease is a condition in which neurons (brain nerve cells) progressively degenerate […]

Kale is good for my eyes?

Yes, your mother was right when she said green vegetables are good for you!Kale is a dark, leafy green cruciferous vegetable and is said to be one of the healthiest vegetables you can find.  It is extremely rich in potassium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and manganese.  In just one cup of this leafy green you can obtain 134 percent of […]

Pink Eye at the Olympics

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, recently hit the headlines when NBC’s Bob Costas came down with a raging case of it in both eyes during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Pink eye is an inflammation “itis” of the conjunctiva (clear membrane which lines the white part of the eye) and has a variety of causes.  Blood […]