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Flashes and Floaters

  What are flashes and floaters? Flashes are sparkles or lightning streaks seen in your peripheral vision. They may look like you are “seeing stars”, or as if a flashlight was shone swiftly across your eye. Floaters are spots, specks, dots, and lines that float across your field of vision. They are sometimes initially mistaken […]


What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is when the clear, outer covering of your eye (the cornea) in your eye is ovular rather than round. The cornea directs light into the back of the eye onto the retina, which results in clear vision. Due to the curvature irregularities in the cornea, light does not focus properly on […]

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

What is nearsightedness? Myopia, or nearsightedness, is difficulty seeing clearly in the distance, while still being able to see things clearly up close. Far away objects appear blurry and out of focus. You may have trouble reading words on a whiteboard or TV screen. However, you are still able to clearly focus on objects close […]

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 […]