When your eye becomes red, watery, and painful, it’s a sign that something’s wrong. The first step to feeling better is to determine what’s causing it. Could it be a scratched cornea, a scrape on the clear dome on the eye’s surface? Or could it be pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis? Experiencing common symptoms […]
Is Glaucoma Hereditary?
During a comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will likely screen you for glaucoma. This screening process usually includes fairly in-depth questions about your family’s eye health history. One of the primary reasons for the questions is due to there being a hereditary component to your risk of developing glaucoma. It’s important to note that even […]
Why Are My Eyes So Sensitive to Light?
Light Sensitivity Your eyes are made for light. Light is an essential part of how vision operates. So how can our eyes become sensitive to light? Light sensitivity or photophobia can result from a minor eye condition or an eye emergency. However, if you experience sudden or increased light sensitivity, it can indicate a severe […]
What Is Tunnel Vision?
Do you ever feel like you’re not seeing the big picture? Like you’re only focusing on one thing and everything else is a blur? If so, you may be experiencing tunnel vision. Tunnel vision can be caused by many things, such as eye diseases, head injuries, or even stress. Let’s discuss tunnel vision in more […]
Do You Need to See an Eye Doctor for Pink Eye?
Pink eye has a habit of spreading rapidly, causing inflamed and irritated eyes. Many see pink eye as a minor inconvenience at best, but do you need to see an eye doctor for it? Continue reading to learn more about pink eye, including the different forms of this condition and if you need to see […]
Why Does My Optometrist Need My Family History?
No matter what kind of doctor you’re going to see, filling out your family history is usually part of your first visit. In my experience, patients seem to think we only need to know about a family history of eye issues. Don’t get me wrong; you should always tell your optometrist about any eye diseases […]
The Dangers of Rubbing Your Eyes
Your eyes are very delicate and vulnerable organs. Touching them or rubbing them could cause injuries, infections, and even worse! Take a look at this infographic to find out how you could get sick from just touching your eyes. […]
Why Are My Eyes Itchy?
Itchy eyes are incredibly frustrating, particularly when you don’t know what’s causing them. I’ve put together this infographic to help distinguish some of the common sources of itchy eyes, and explain where you should go for help! […]
All About Glaucoma: Everything You Need To Know
Glaucoma is one of the major causes of vision loss in North America. But despite the fact that it’s quite common, few people know much about it until they’ve been diagnosed, and at that point, they may have already lost a good portion of their vision. By educating ourselves about glaucoma and similar diseases, we […]
Finding Your Fit: Contact Lens Options for Hard-to-Fit Eyes
For most people, contact lenses are an excellent and versatile eyewear option. They allow you to enjoy day-to-day activities without worrying about the safety or cleanliness of eyeglasses. Unfortunately, I’ve met a lot of patients who have already determined that contact lenses are not for them. They wear lenses once or twice, find them too […]