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 Acute infections of the eyelid—those that flare up with little or no warning—are irritating and can affect your vision. You may have symptoms such as itchy or burning eyes, blurred vision, gritty or granular sensations, or oily tears. These conditions are caused by either blepharitis, a medical term that means inflammation of the […]


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 […]


Estrabismo Y Ambliopoa

El estrabismo es una condición en la cual la persona no es capaz de alinear ambos ojos simultáneamente bajo condiciones visuales normales (en ocasiones pareciendo como “ojos cruzados”). La fovea de cada ojo es utilizada para la visión distinta. Un ojo “gira” en relación al otro cuando estos no apuntan hacia un objeto al mismo […]


Contact Lens Care

Why is contact lens care important? Proper daily care of your contacts helps to ensure they are able to be worn as long as they should be, as well as helps to maintain your eye health and best corrected vision.   How long should I wear my contacts? Do not wear your contacts longer than […]


Farsightedness

What is farsightedness? Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is difficulty seeing clearly up close, while still being able to see things clearly at a distance. Near objects appear blurry and out of focus. You may have trouble reading books, looking at your phone, or sewing. However, you are still able to clearly focus on objects far away […]