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What’s New With Allergies?

The simple answer is that “more people are affected by more allergies.” We often talk about allergens from the outside of the home such as weeds, trees, flowers, etc. We forget about the allergens that are with us year ‘round in our homes. It is almost a no-win situation. During the cold months, allergies flare… Read More »


First Impressions: The Receptionist

The face of any medical office is the front desk as you walk in! The front office is the introduction to patients of where they’re about to be for the next hour or so of their lives. In most cases, 99% of people would prefer to steer clear of any doctor’s office in exchange for… Read More »


More Tests?

The questions and tests in an eye care provider’s office are to learn about changes in overall health, medication changes, or visual problems noted by the patient.   This information can assist the physician in preventing, diagnosing and/or treating any vision diseases or changes. Some tests are performed when a specific problem is suspected, while some… Read More »


Impact of Makeup on Your Eyes

Healthy eyes are pretty eyes, but with the popularity of eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow, eyes become susceptible to the migration of particles into the tear film layer of the eye. One in eight individuals suffers from dry eye disease, a disease causing vision to fluctuate throughout the day, become watery, or have a burning… Read More »


Eye Foods

We have all heard the saying, “Carrots are great for the eyes – have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?”   If it were only so simple, that would be great. Even though carrots are reputedly good for eye health, simply eating your weight in carrots alone won’t make you bright eyed. When it comes… Read More »


Dry Eye Relief: LipiFlow May be the Answer

With the new year upon us, Summit Eye Care is taking the next step into the future by focusing on Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry Eye Syndrome 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… Read More »


Eye Exam Experience: First Impressions

The face of any medical office is the front desk as you walk in! The front office is the introduction to the patient of where they’re about to be for the next hour or so of their lives. In most cases, 99% of people would prefer to steer clear of any doctor’s office in exchange… Read More »


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… Read More »


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… Read More »


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… Read More »