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 as a bug flying past you, hair across...

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What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is when the clear, outer covering of your eye (the cornea) 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 the retina, causing blurred vision. Astigmatism is very common, as it is rare that...

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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 to your face. Myopia is caused by a natural...

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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 can affect your vision...

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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 become thicker and less elastic. The...

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