Summer Eye Injuries

There are many summer eye injuries, whether accidental or environmental, which can occur during the summer months, in addition to precautions which need to be observed in order to protect your eyes as well as your face, including the following: 1. Fireworks, especially during the months of June and July can be disastrous even for … Continued

Summer Eye Care

With the beginning of summer on our hands, it is time to pay special attention to our summer eye care.  First and foremost, it is crucial to keep sunglasses on during those hot and sunny days in order to protect the eyes from ultraviolet damage.  Most if not all sunglasses have uv protection, but it … Continued

Understanding Red Eye

When the eye turns red, it should not be immediately presumed that the person has “pink eye” or a contagious eye infection. So many times, a student is pulled out of school for fear of a contagious eye infection whenever his/her eye turns red. Some of the causes of a red eye include dry eye, … Continued

Caution with Contact Lenses

With the ever increasing use of contact lenses, more complications are seen these days with the use of such lenses. Most of those complications are due to the fact that people sleep with those contact lenses. Some of the straight forward and non-visually devastating complications include dry eyes, corneal abrasions or scratches, and simple irritation … Continued

Child Eye Care: Beyond School Screenings

From 6 months to 106 – everyone needs an eye exam. What can you do to help protect your family’s eyesight? A regular eye exam is a great way to start! Almost 80% of preschool-aged children never have an eye exam. Many vision screenings in school don’t test for common eye diseases. Many parents think … Continued

Dietary Tips For Macular Degeneration (AMD)

As February is low vision and macular degeneration month, it is only fitting to offer some tips regarding macular degeneration (AMD), since it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly. There are certain foods which have been shown to offer significant health benefits to the eyes, especially in people with AMD.  Foods … Continued

 What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that often affects the elderly. This is a degeneration of the macula, or a small part of the retina. While this is only a small portion of your eye, it is responsible for helping you view fine details like thin lines and faraway shapes. This is a common … Continued

Optic Neuritis and MS

The Optic Neuritis disorder is one of the most common types of neuro-ophthalmic disorders, and is frequently associated with multiple sclerosis. Initially, patients complain of “weird” visions, where images or colors may not be as vivid as they used to be. This irregularity of vision is caused by inflammation of the optic nerve and usually affects one eye … Continued

What is Neuro-ophthalmology? 

Neuro-ophthalmology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders that affect the eyes. Since the eyeball is an extension of the brain, there is a direct connection between the two organs. The optic nerve that connects the eyeball to the brain provides vision and any damage to this tunnel will result in visual complications. … Continued