Back to School

Once again, it’s back to school time.   Parents are purchasing all the right supplies, attending open house for their children, possibly taking care of pediatrician visits before the school schedule becomes too hectic.   However, are we remembering one of the most important items in readying their children for the coming school year?    Parents want their […]

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Sunglasses: Are They Necessary?

Selecting sunglasses is difficult for most of us.   They come in all shapes, sizes, prices, colors.   Which ones are the right ones? Should I pay a lot for them?  Should I buy the large ones or the dark ones?  Do I really need them or should I wear them just to look cool?   It can be so confusing. […]

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Allergies or Dry Eye?

It is almost a no-win situation.   During the cold months, allergies flare up due to changes in the way we live. We live in homes that are sealed to trap heat in the winter and cool conditioned air in the summer. We have wall-to-wall carpeting and throw rugs on our floors. This comfortable and energy-conscious […]

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dry eye syndrome

How to Prevent Dry Eye

Last month, I wrote about Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which is the most common form of dry eye, and what can be done to treat dry eye disease. What about preventing it to begin with? Preventing the scratchy, burning and itchy sensation often associated with dry eye may be achieved by taking daily care of […]

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What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a condition that is quickly becoming an epidemic. With smart phones and computer usage, dry eye is expected to increase from affecting 26 million Americans to 55 million within 10 years. Dry eye has been shown to affect twice as many women as men. Some of the symptoms associated with this […]

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Summit With Thankfulness

We turn on the TV, open Facebook, or some access other media, and we cannot avoid seeing all the chaos and turmoil in our country.   The news is very seldom about the “good” in our country.   This is Thanksgiving month.   It is a time to give thanks for all we are and all we have.   The staff at […]

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Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight,” because in the most common form, there are typically no early symptoms as the disease sneaks up on its victims, robbing them of side vision first and then, over time, zeroing in until it’s like looking through a narrow tunnel. Finally, glaucoma takes away vision altogether. Glaucoma […]

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