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Warm Compresses For Dry Eyes Relief

For many individuals, using a warm compress over the eyes can soothe the eyes and help to alleviate symptoms of chronic dry eye. The warm compress helps to soften the oil in the oil glands of the eyelids and allows the oil to be secreted onto the eye. This oil improves the tear film and prevents the eyes from drying out as rapidly.

Golf Glasses Recommendations

As spring and summer approach, those hitting the links may want to evaluate their eyewear before playing their first eighteen. There are golf glasses which can help make golf easier, more enjoyable, and protect your eyes too!

Infant Vision: Color Or Black and White

At birth and immediately after, the infant vision is quite different than that of an adult. Notably, the color vision ability of a baby is limited to only black, white, and grayscale colors. While this will change rapidly as the child develops, in the first weeks and months of life, the color perception is very limited.

The Role of Your Optometrist in Eye Care

An optometrist is considered a primary eye care provider. As part of this role, there may be times that an optometrist referral is needed to another doctor – either another optometrist, an ophthalmologist, or a primary care physician.

How Sunglasses Can Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Sunglasses can be very stylish, attractive fashion accessories, but they are also important for maintaining the best eye health possible. Proper sun protection can prevent damage to the eyes and the skin around the eyes.

3 Things To Know About Eye Injections

The thought of having a shot in the eye can be quite frightening. While an eye injection is both scary and usually used as a last treatment option, there are several instances where one or more injections into the eye are needed.

4 Things to Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that can cause severely blurred and distorted vision. In mild cases, specialty contact lenses may provide clear vision but in more advanced cases, surgical intervention can be required.

6 Things to Know About Ocular Albinism

Unlike oculocutaneous albinism, ocular albinism does not have any associated pigment changes in the skin or hair. However, ocular albinism can result in changes in the eyes that lead to nystagmus, reduced vision, and severe light sensitivity.

4 Things to Know Your Health Savings Account and Your Eyes

An FSA, or flexible spending account, and HSA, or health savings account, are special savings options that are provided either by an employer or through medical insurance.

3 Things to Know About Intraocular Pressure (IOP)

Intraocular pressure (IOP) is a measurement that is made at every comprehensive eye examination and is a key risk factor for conditions such as glaucoma. Intraocular pressure is typically high in glaucoma and can lead to damage to the nerve in the back of the eye. If the eye pressure is too low, it can lead to problems with keeping the eyes healthy and intact including having a choroidal detachment.