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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Ellen Teske

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
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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
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Protect your eyes from harmful light

Staring at digital screens often leads to tired eyes, blurred vision and headaches, but also can cause eye damage. Knowing the risks and how to safeguard your eyes from harmful blue light is important.


September 14, 2020
Sty in an eye

Eye pain: Taking the sting out of a sty

Have you ever woken 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.

July 21, 2020
RuthAnne Langford, Anna Kitzmann, M.D., ophthalmologist, and Robert Friese, O.D., optometrist, discuss thermal pulsation treatment.

New treatment helps woman with chronic dry eyes

Chronic dry eyes kept RuthAnne Langford from doing the things she loved for years. Read how a new thermal pulsation treatment improved her condition so she can enjoy her hobbies again.

March 9, 2020