Allergic Conjunctivitis

  What is allergic conjunctivitis? Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye condition that can affect all ages. The inside lining of the eyelids, the conjunctiva, and the surface of the eye become red and swollen. This irritation can cause itching, crusting, and other discomfort. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergens. Specifically, allergic conjunctivitis […]

Do you have diabetes?

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that leads to damage of the small blood vessels in the retina, the back of the eye which captures images and sends the information to your brain. High blood sugar levels inside these blood vessels can cause them to swell,  leak fluid into your […]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that reduces vision by damaging the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, clear vision. The macula is located in the center of the retina, a thin layer of nerve cells inside the back of the eyeball. The macula focuses on your central […]

Blocked Tear Duct

Your Care Instructions Tears normally drain from the eye through small tubes called tear ducts, which stretch from the eye into the nose. A blocked tear duct occurs when these tubes get blocked or do not open properly. This can cause your eyes to be teary and produce a yellowish white discharge. If a tear […]

Ordering glasses online from internet sellers

There are a lot of bargains on the internet, and eyeglass frames and lenses can be ordered for a fraction of the price compared to your local optician. However, be sure about exactly what you are getting because a prescription is only part of the information needed for a properly fitting pair of glasses and […]

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Eye drops can alleviate the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when an allergen has irritated the thin clear mucous membrane that lines the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye, called the conjunctiva. Symptoms vary from person to person. More than 22 million people in the United States suffer […]

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids due to oil gland congestion. It can cause redness, itching, burning, and scaly skin at the edges of the eyelids. Blepharitis is more common in people who have oily skin, rosacea, dandruff, or skin allergies. Since oil is not draining into the tear film, eyelids can become inflamed […]

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

What is it? Sometimes small blood vessels in the white of the eye can break, causing a red spot. This is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The blood vessels can break when you sneeze, cough, vomit, strain, or bend over. Sometimes there is no clear cause. The blood may look alarming, especially if the spot is […]

Styes and Chalazia

Your Care Instructions: Styes and chalazia (say “chuh-LAY-zee-uh”) are both conditions that can cause swelling of the eyelid. A stye is an infection in the root of an eyelash. The infection causes a tender red lump on the edge of the eyelid. The infection can spread until the whole eyelid becomes red and inflamed. Styes […]