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Eye Health

Your eyes are responsible for providing you with vision, perhaps the most important of the senses. However, the eye is a delicate and complicated structure that needs protection. The ugly truth is that eye injuries can happen at any time and place.

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In The News

Treating glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating this group of eye conditions.

January 19, 2022

From The Blog

Don’t be fooled by glaucoma — the silent sight thief

Glaucoma, sometimes called the silent thief of sight, is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is critical for good vision. Learn what to do to protect and secure your sight.

Matthew Cooke, M.D. By Matthew Cooke March 31, 2022

George Frank seeing straight thanks to surgery for crossed eyes

Eye contact is an important nonverbal communication skill. But for George Frank, this wasn't possible. Read about a surgery that changed the muscles around his eye to align his crossed eyes to improve his sight.

February 16, 2022

Eye pain: Taking the sting out of a sty

Have you ever awoken to discover a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid? Here's how to treat a sty and when you should see a health care provider.

Jenny Lau, O.D. By Jenny Lau February 2, 2022

Relief for dry eyes a welcome sight

Dry eye disease leads to burning, stinging, watery or red eyes, and can affect your daily life. Here's what you need to know if you experience dry eyes.

Robert Friese OD By Robert Friese January 4, 2022

7 common questions about upper eyelid surgery

If you're bothered by drooping eyelids or are losing your peripheral range of vision, upper eyelid surgery may be a solution for you. An ophthalmologist answers questions about this common surgery.

Michael Garvey, M.D. By Michael Garvey November 8, 2021

Hidden signs of vision problems in children

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of your child's development. Regular eye screenings and exams can detect many vision problems early. Find out what to look for.

Misty Watters DO By Misty Watters September 1, 2021

Eye health: Myths and facts

Did anyone ever tell you not to cross your eyes because they might stay that way? Learn the facts about this and five other common eye health myths.

Jennifer Garvey, M.D. By Jennifer Garvey August 19, 2021

Caring for your child's eyes

Your child's eye health is an important part of his or her overall heath and ability to learn. Find out how to protect your child's vision with regular eye screenings and when to seek a comprehensive eye exam.

Sasha Mansukhani, M.B.B.S. By Sasha Mansukhani July 15, 2021

Cataracts: What to look for

Cataracts can cause things to look foggy, and make reading or driving at night difficult. Learn when to make an eye exam appointment.

Michael Garvey, M.D. By Michael Garvey June 8, 2021

Do children need sunglasses?

Parents often think to protect their children's skin with sunscreen when going outside. But what about protecting their eyes? Do children need sunglasses?

Nitika Arora MBBS By Nitika Arora May 26, 2021

Brighter view thanks to eyelid lift

Ellen Teske felt like her eyelashes were in her way and blocking her vision. Thanks to an eyelid and brow lift, Ellen says that "living is much better and brighter."

April 23, 2021

Halloween safety: Decorative lenses can be dangerous

You may want decorative contact lenses as a way to enhance your Halloween look, especially when wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn why tinted eyewear may risk your eye health.

Robert Friese OD By Robert Friese October 20, 2020