Eye Health Blog

Our eye health blog answers your most pressing questions about eye care, vision and common eye ailments.

You might suffer from dry eye — and wonder how you can prevent it. Maybe you’re planning to get cataract surgery and want to know what to expect. Or you might just be looking to change up your diet to include more types of food that promote eye health.

Whatever your needs, our eye health blog can empower you with insights to inform your decisions.

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March 28, 2024|

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Why Choose a Doctor’s Office for Your Aesthetic Treatment?

September 12, 2023|

Your eyes are a central part of your facial appearance. They’re also one of the ways that people experience the world around them. As a result, our eyes serve dual purposes: they add to our aesthetic appearance and they help us function throughout our lives. It’s only natural that there’s also crossover in the world of aesthetics and ophthalmology, too. Case in point, the former ophthalmologist and researcher Alan B. Scott is credited with developing the drug Botox for medical use. Originally developed to treat [...]

Can Intense Pulsed Light be Used to Treat Dry Eye?

June 12, 2023|

Dry eye is an affliction that plagues many people globally. With symptoms such as stinging, burning or a scratchy sensation, it can impact one's quality of life. While several remedies exist, the search for innovative and more efficient dry eye treatment is a constant endeavor. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): A Potential Solution Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), typically known for its use in dermatology, is a technology that emits pulses of light distributed over a range of wavelengths. But how does this relate to dry eye [...]

Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery vs. LASIK Eye Surgery

January 5, 2023|

Vision is one of the many ways we experience the world. Sometimes, based on the natural shape of our eyeballs or corneas, that vision can become blurred. When it does, contact lenses or glasses can help to temporarily improve our visual clarity. However, if you’re looking for an option with greater potential for permanency, you might consider refractive lens exchange surgery or LASIK eye surgery. Here are the differences between the two types of eye surgeries and the benefits of each. Refractive lens exchange [...]

What Are the Signs of Elevated Eye Pressure?

September 3, 2022|

Have you ever felt a fullness or stretching sensation inside your eyes? It can be uncomfortable — and even painful. But these symptoms do not always occur and very often we see high eye pressures with no symptoms at all. Higher than normal eye pressure is known as ocular hypertension. It can also be a significant risk factor for glaucoma, which is a group of eye conditions that can lead to blindness. Patients with high intraocular pressure (IOP) are considered a glaucoma suspect. However, [...]

The Best Lens for Cataract Surgery

July 15, 2022|

Cataracts can make your vision look cloudy, blurred or dim. This can make it difficult to do everyday activities, including reading or driving at night. During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens (or IOL, for short). These lenses bend light rays as they enter your eye, which helps you to see more clearly. Read on to understand why the eye’s natural lens might need to be replaced, how IOLs work and the best lenses to consider for cataract [...]

What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

April 5, 2022|

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the nerve in the back of your eye (called the “optic nerve”). This is often caused by extremely high eye pressure. Symptoms often occur gradually and may not be noticeable at first. That’s why glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight,” according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. You may not notice any symptoms until a significant vision loss has occurred. This makes it exceptionally important to get a dilatated eye exam at least once [...]

Is Blue Light Bad for Your Eyes?

December 22, 2021|

You’ve probably heard a friend or newscast mention “blue light,” but maybe you’re not quite sure what it is. Simply put, the human eye can only see a small portion of the waves that surround us. That’s what we refer to as “visible light.” Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum. The reason a friend, newscast or article was likely talking about it is because our devices — TV screens, cell phones, laptops, etc. — all produce blue light. However, blue light isn’t [...]

Can Exercise Help to Protect Eyesight?

October 8, 2021|

Lace up those walking shoes, sign up for that yoga class or put on that swimsuit. And don’t forget to have your favorite playlist ready. If activities like these are already part of your regular routine, then keep it up! If not, you may want to consider making regular exercise a habit, because it has countless benefits to our health. […]

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

July 23, 2021|

You’ve almost made your decision. You’ve read up on when to have it, what to expect during it, and now you want to understand the benefits of cataract surgery. Of course, that can seem like a rather obvious answer. After surgery, you should expect better eyesight, right? While the answer to that is certainly a “yes,” there are other benefits of cataract surgery that are less frequently discussed. Here are some additional positives, in addition to better eyesight. […]

What to Expect During Cataract Surgery

June 17, 2021|

As you age, you will become more susceptible to developing a cataract. In fact, half of us will have cataracts by our 80th birthday, according to Harvard Health. What exactly is a cataract? It’s a condition that causes your eye’s lens to slowly change from clear to cloudy and can begin to develop as early as your 40s or 50s — often starting out small and having a negative impact on your vision over time as it increases in size. […]

Are Polarized Sunglasses Better?

August 27, 2019|

In South Florida, nearly every day is a beach day. We’re lucky to live in a place where snowbirds go on vacation. It also makes sun protection an important consideration though, especially when it comes to our vision. Many of us already own sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV) protection, which is great. If you spend a great deal of time outside, however, you may want to consider polarized sunglasses. Here are some of the benefits of polarized sunglasses: They block horizontal light waves. The sun’s rays [...]

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