Doctor Q & A

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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) 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Q: I’m about to have cataract surgery and while doing research, I came across something about a secondary cataract. What is it and should I be worried about getting it?

A: A secondary cataract, also known as a posterior capsule opacity (PCO), is a common condition that can occur after cataract surgery. Although it’s sometimes called a “secondary cataract” it’s not really a cataract. Once you have your cataract removed, it can never come back. Cataract removal surgery is very successful, but some patients who […]

Q: I have Dry Eye and it has been acting up lately. Does the cold weather cause my Dry Eye to get worse in the winter?

A: It is quite common for Dry Eye to get worse or develop in the wintertime because cold air is much more dry and the existing moisture you would normally find indoors is dried up by the use of heaters. Since your eyes need moisture to maintain their healthy status, which can sometimes be accomplished […]