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Sunglass Myths & Eye Damage Prevention

Sunglass Choice Helps Prevent Eye Damage Did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye disease? The good news is that prevention is simple: Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. But there are a lot of...

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medications?

Dry Eyes from Cholesterol Medication Did you know that the lipid lowering cholesterol medications called “statins” might also cause lipid layer instability in your tear film-and lead to dry eye symptoms? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of...

What Is a Detached Retina?

What Is a Detached Retina?  A detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye. The retina does not work when it is detached, making vision blurry. As we get older, the vitreous gel in our eyes starts to shrink and get thinner. As the eye...

Sunglasses Are A Must!

Sunglasses Are A Must! Did you know that sunglasses are a “must wear” item! The skin around the eye is delicate, and an area of some of the thinnest skin on the body making it more susceptible to damage. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can damage not only the...

What is a Retinal Tear or Torn Retina?

What is a Retinal Tear or Torn Retina? A torn retina is a serious eye problem that can happen when the retina has a tiny tear or hole that actually tears further, like a rip in a piece of cloth.  If not treated right away, a torn retina can lead to an even more...

No Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips

No Watery Eye Onion Chopping Tips Onions can add depth and sweetness to savory dishes, but the same compounds that make them so flavorful can also bring you to tears! Onion chopping and eye watering can be managed with a bit of insight and a few tips. Did you know...

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye? A stye-also called a Hordeolum-is a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. There are two kinds of styes: External Hordeolum: A stye...

Viagra & Vision Problems

Viagra & Vision Problems Did you know that in high doses the erectile dysfunction medicine Viagra can cause vision problems? Recent reports in Frontiers in Neurology relayed that Sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra is considered safe for men with...