Low Vision

Education,General Eye Care

What is Low Vision? Low vision is vision that cannot be corrected by conventional glasses, contacts, medical, or surgical treatment.1 While the severity may vary, a patient is considered to have low vision if they are unable to see well enough to do everyday activities including reading, driving, recognizing faces etc. Having low vision does not…

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Low vision symptoms

Choroidal Nevus

Education,General Eye Care

A choroidal nevus is a common, benign, pigmented growth similar to a mole on your skin, which happens to be located beneath the retina. As your skin has pigmented cells (called melanocytes), so does the layer underneath the retina, called the choroid. Moreover, as your skin can have a mole or freckle which is a…

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

The Difference Between Chalazion and Stye

General Eye Care

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. What is the Difference Between…

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young girl shows a chalazion on the eyelid closeup

What is Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye?

General Eye Care

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…

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Pink eye Conjunctivitis in a girl's eye

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Contact Lens,General Eye Care

Having trouble seeing a future past your vision problems? For some patients, their vision cannot be corrected with glasses. Most contact lens wearers think their contact lenses feel “visually” or “medically” necessary. However, “medically necessary contact lenses” are prescribed to provide vision that is better than glasses or soft contact lenses. To put things in…

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Young woman with contact lens, close up