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Glaucoma and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that involves abnormally high eye pressure and can lead to vision loss and nerve damage in the eyes. Historically, the treatment options for glaucoma...


What Eye Drops Can Kids Use?

Children are notorious for getting eye infections or having accidents that result in injuries to the eyes. However, treating these issues is more complex due to the age and development of children compared to an adult...


How STD’s Can Affect the Eyes

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a group of conditions that affect individuals’ sexual health and are primarily acquired through sexual contact. All STIs can present different symptoms and manifestations with varying degrees of severity...


3 Things You Didn’t Know About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a popular option for many who prefer the option over glasses or having laser surgery. Contacts have been around for nearly one hundred years but have gained popularity in the last few decades as the costs have decreased, the ease of use has improved...


How to Treat Ocular Allergies

Allergies occur when our body’s immune system overreacts to environmental substances that it sees as a potential threat. Regardless of the allergen, the response can cause various uncomfortable symptoms in different body parts...


3 Interesting Things About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a popular option for many who prefer the option over glasses or having laser surgery. Contacts have been around for nearly one hundred years but have gained popularity in the last few decades as the costs have decreased...


3 Things You Need To Know About Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are a special type of sunglasses that have lenses that filter light in a specific way – through polarization. This type of light filtering can provide the clearest, sharpest vision without excess glare or reflections...


I Have a Bloody Eye. Should I Be Worried?

One of the most frightening eye conditions is when the eyes become bloody red. Often times, this is due to a condition known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The clear mucus lining over the white of the eye is called the conjunctiva and has many small blood vessels beneath it...


4 Things to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the most well-known eye conditions and affects many people. This condition is progressive and chronic in nature. Currently, there is no true cure for glaucoma but there are many treatments available to help reduce the progression and damage...


Generic Eye Drops VS. Brand Name Eye Drops

For many eye drops, there are generic eye drops available in place of the branded or trade-name eye drops. These medications are subjected to the same degree of scrutiny by the FDA for approval but often cost the patient much less. In many cases, the doctor will allow substitutions of a generic medication in place of the branded medication.