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Can Your Eyeballs Get Sunburned?

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When we think about sunburn, we often visualize red, peeling skin after a day at the beach. But did you know that your eyeballs can get sunburned too? Yes, it’s true! Just like your skin, your eyes are vulnerable to the harmful effects of UV radiation.  This condition, known as photokeratitis, can cause pain, redness, […]

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Do Glasses Make Your Eyes Worse?

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An unfortunate misconception we hear as eye care professionals is the worry that wearing glasses or any form of vision corrective lenses (like contact lenses) will worsen one’s eyesight. This is false! Wearing glasses helps to improve one’s vision when used properly. We’ll explain why wearing glasses is helpful for your vision, why individuals may […]

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Do Contact Lenses Expire?

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Contact lenses play a pivotal role in the lives of many of our patients, serving not only to help enhance lifestyles but also help correct vision. Despite their widespread use, one critical aspect often goes unnoticed by many users: the expiration date. Contacts do expire, and there are many health and safety issues that can […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Blindness?

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Many of us have experienced the irritating, stingy discomfort of dry eyes, especially during certain activities like working on a computer for long hours, staring at our phones too much, or traveling in the conditioned environment of an airplane.  However, there’s a growing concern among adults who suffer from chronic dry eyes: Can this seemingly […]

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What Are IPL Treatments?

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If you suffer from eye conditions like dry eye, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, or have aesthetic concerns, you may be wondering what options exist beyond artificial tears or prescription eye drops. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a treatment option that can reduce inflammation, improve ocular surface health, alleviate chronic eye conditions, and improve the […]

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How Eye Masks Can Help with Dry Eye

A young man sitting at a desk with his laptop and holding his glasses in his right hand as he rubs his eyes.

When you’re busy, you don’t have time to deal with dry eyes. The irritation and discomfort can be disruptive, making your day more challenging than it needs to be. You need a solution for your symptoms that’s accessible and simple. While numerous treatments are available, one often overlooked solution is eye masks. The warm compress […]

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