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How to Experience the Great American Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

Posted on: Aug 10 2017

On Aug. 21, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will be able to see the spectacular colors … Continued

What is Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye?

Posted on: Jul 07 2017

Conjunctivitis is commonly known as Pink Eye and it is a very common condition. The eye contains a very thin, film-like membrane which covers the white part of the eye as well as the inside of the eyelid. This membrane is called the conjunctiva and when it becomes inflamed or swollen it is diagnosed as … Continued

The Difference Between Chalazion & Stye

Posted on: Jul 07 2017

What are Styes and Chalazia? Both styes and chalazia are visible bumps that appear near the edge of an eyelid. Many people get these two confused since they both can appear as a bump near the edge of the eyelid. It can actually be difficult to tell the two apart.

Understanding & Treating Blepharitis

Posted on: Jun 26 2017

Blepharitis is a chronic condition which affects the eyelids. It is a waxing and waning condition where there is an imbalance of the normal elements of the surface of the eye and eyelid margins. Often, due to external influences (such as the environment, etc.) and internal influences (such as hormonal factors), this imbalance can cause … Continued

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Posted on: Jun 26 2017

When the eye fails to develop sight normally during early childhood it is called amblyopia. The common term that most are familiar with is “lazy eye.” In most cases, only one of the eyes is affected by amblyopia. It is rare, but possible for both of an individual’s eyes to be affected. When both eyes … Continued