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How to Tell if Your Glasses are for Nearsighted or Farsighted

If you have a pair of glasses and do not know what the prescription in the lenses is, there are a few simple ways to determine whether the glasses are for farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. While these methods will not determine the exact prescription in the glasses, it can give you an idea as to the power in glasses.

Can Cataracts Come Back After Surgery?

As people age, cataracts may form and impact vision to the point of needing surgery to remove them. A common concern is whether the cataract will simply come back after the surgery. Fortunately, there is no way for the cataract to return, but vision may be slightly blurry following the surgery still.

What Treatments are Available for Eye Allergies?

Eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis can cause red, itchy, and watery eyes. These symptoms can be very bothersome and may be worse seasonally. The best treatment for eye allergies will depend on the cause and type of the allergy.

What Vitamins are Beneficial for the Eyes?

Many people want to be proactive in their health and use vitamins to supplement a healthy diet for the best overall health. There are several vitamins which can be beneficial for your eye health.

What Causes Contact Lens Intolerance?

Sometimes wearing contact lenses is not comfortable for people, this is called contact lens intolerance. Contact lens intolerance can cause people to wear contact lenses less than they would like to, to stop wearing contact lenses, or to wear contact lenses and have irritation or pain.

What are Floaters in the Eye and Are They Normal?

Floaters are small black spots which move throughout your vision, specifically when you move your eyes. Many people experience floaters and are concerned if they notice a new floater or notice that a floater appears larger.

What is Nystagmus?

Nystagmus is an eye condition in which the eyes beat back and forth and appear to shake to another person watching the eyes. This can be a symptom of another underlying problem or can occur alone.

5 Helpful Tips to Help You Take Care of Your Glasses

If you wear glasses, you know how inconvenient it is to have them break and have to be without them while they are repaired or replaced. Here are some helpful tips to prevent broken, scratched, or damaged glasses.

What is a YAG Capsulotomy Laser Procedure?

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed every day, and fortunately, the results are typically very good. A small complication that can arise is a secondary cataract or posterior capsule opacification. YAG laser capsulotomy is used to treat this secondary cataract.

How Does Sjogren’s Syndrome Affect the Eyes?

Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune condition that is often associated with severe dry eyes. Sjogren’s Syndrome also affects the mouth and can cause dry mouth. There are multiple treatments available with