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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Blephex

Dry eye clinical signs and symptoms are contradictory. The clinical picture could be mild while patients report severe symptoms of pain and itching. Other patients will present with severe clinical signs but no symptoms. Dry eye will cause blurred and or fluctuating vision. Meibomain glands produce oils that are secreted...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month

This April marks the 19th anniversary of Sjogren's Awareness Month. Sjogren's Syndrome (pronounced SHOW-grins) is an autoimmune disease where our body's immune system attacks itself causing destruction of glands that produce moisture.  This leads to dry eye and dry mouth.  Sjogren's can also occur with other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus....

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

About 3 million Americans have glaucoma and approximately half of those do not know it.  Glaucoma is a blinding eye disease that has no symptoms in the early stages.  If left untreated it causes irreversible blindness.  As a result, glaucoma is known as "the silent thief of sight." There are different...

10 things everyone should know about contact lenses

1. Visit your eye doctor every year- Not only do doctors of optometry determine whether your prescription has changed, they also check the overall health of your eyes.  These include glaucoma, systemic diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vision issues, and color blindness. 2. Purchase your contact lenses from a trusted source.  Contact...

Eye / lid hygiene is just as important as dental hygiene

The Meibomian glands are glands in your upper and lower eyelids that produce lipids and proteins.  These lipids and proteins help maintain a healthy tear film, reduce tear film evaporation, and thus, preserve a healthy ocular surface. Meibomian gland dysfunction, or the clogging of these glands, significantly contributes to the...

Halloween Vision Safety

I always get excited when October rolls around.  It means the end of Florida's brutal heat and the beginning of cooler days and holidays to come.  An American favorite is Halloween or All Hallows' Eve.  It's history goes back to the Celtic end of the harvest season and a day...