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Less Talked About Eye Problems

There is a lot of information about eye problems such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes. People with diabetes are encouraged to have annual exams to screen for diabetic retinopathy.   What we may not know about are the other eye problems which affect a high percentage of people. What about the bump on the… 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 »

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… Read More »

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… 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 »

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… 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 »

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.… Read More »