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Eye Drop Insertion Made Easy

Inserting eye drops tends to be one of the most difficult, frustrating medications to utilize. We either miss the eye entirely, get a part of the drop in the eye, put it on our cheek or think a drop came out when actually nothing happened.   None of the above are acceptable, as using drops for… Read More »


Christmas: Simpler Times

When I was younger, Christmas was a joyful time. Our tree was a cedar cut from the field near our home.   The lights had to be untangled, and bulbs replaced.  Gifts were very small and did not cost much, as our family was not rich.   My mother would buy socks, aftershave lotion, handkerchiefs for the… Read More »


Contact Lenses: Are They Right for You or Your Child?

Have you been told before that you cannot wear contact lenses? Contact lenses are a terrific alternative to glasses and offer many benefits over glasses. By offering more natural vision, they help to reduce peripheral distortions that glasses may create, reduce glare, and promote safer driving at night. Contact lenses are quite safe and can… 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 »


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 »