Eyelid Rejuvenation

What is eyelid surgery? Eyelid surgery is the treatment of eyelid conditions by incision or manipulation, usually using instruments, by a physician. There are two types of common eyelid conditions correctable by surgery: Ptosis (TOH-sis) is droopy upper lids due to eyelid muscles or tendons not working properly, and is a common medical condition. This […]


Trouble Seeing Up Close?

Presbyopia   What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is difficulty seeing clearly and focusing up close. You may have difficulty reading, using your phone, or sewing. This can be worsened by dim lighting and fatigue, and can cause eye strain and headaches. Presbyopia is a natural part of aging that occurs when the lenses in your eyes […]


Dilated Retinal Exam: FAQs

What is it? A dilated retinal exam is a test that lets your doctor see the inside of the back of your eye. To do this, your doctor uses a magnifying instrument called an ophthalmoscope and a light source. A test done with an ophthalmoscope is called ophthalmoscopy. It’s a good idea to keep a […]


Dry Eye FAQs

What can dry eyes feel like? Dry Hot Sandy Gritty Watery Irritated   What can cause dry eyes? Dry climate/weather Allergies Contact lenses Smoke Pollution Natural aging process Diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, &c.)   How can you alleviate dry eyes at home? Take breaks often when reading or watching TV; close your […]


Acute Closed-Angle Glaucoma – Care Instructions

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which pressure builds up in the eye, damaging the optic nerve and causing a loss of eyesight. Closed-angle glaucoma blocks the movement of fluid in the eye. This raises the pressure inside the eye. Closed-angle glaucoma almost always comes on very fast, with pain in the eye […]


The importance of dilation for children

Dilation is a crucial part in any eye exam. This is more important in children as their eyes are developing. To understand why dilation is so important, we first must become familiar with the function of the eye’s lens. The lens of the eye flexes, which allows us to focus on objects at various ranges. […]


LASIK Through the Patients’ Point of View

LASIK through the patient’s point of view Have you thought of LASIK and all the benefits you could have? Have you then decided against it due to fear or financial reasons? I am guilty of having the same worries in the past. As someone who works in the ophthalmology world and has been a patient, […]


A Technician’s Viewpoint

When I graduated from UK, I was clueless on the career path that I wanted to take. In an attempt to gain office experience, I applied for multiple front desk jobs and accepted the first job offer I received. What a journey it has been from front desk coordinator to ophthalmic assistant. Being someone blessed […]


Visual Health Exam vs. Vision Exam

Visual Health Exam vs. Vision Exam Medical Vision offers two types of visits based on your health needs and your insurance. Visual Health Exams are covered under medical insurance. Vision Exams are benefits that can only be used in conjunction with a vision insurance plan. The insurance companies have limited patients to only one type […]