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Glaucoma: What are the Signs?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know about 3 million people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma, but only half are aware they have it? Over 90% of […]

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Smoking and Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

We all know smoking impacts our general health, but did you know it can also affect the eyes?  More than 1 billion people worldwide smoke […]

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Top 10 Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

If you wear contact lenses, you’ll want to read our list of the top 10 healthy habits that all contact lens wearers should follow.  Do […]

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Can Sleep Apnea Affect your Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Sleep apnea can affect not only your physical health, but can have serious consequences for your eyes and vision too. If you have sleep apnea, […]

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Top 8 Contact Lens Problems 

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. If you are one of the millions that wears contact lenses, then you know […]

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What are the Signs you Need Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports?  You may benefit with vision therapy! Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program […]

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Soft Contacts: Dailies or Monthlies?

by Russ Lazarus February 22, 2021

You have made a life-changing decision to wear soft contact lenses, now which will you choose – daily or monthly? The choice between wearing daily […]

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Science Needs Compassion

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered if the smile of a nurse or the bedside manner of a doctor actually increase the chances of positive treatment results?  […]

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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Approximately 1 in 3 people have astigmatism, a vision condition that causes blurry and distorted vision. If you have astigmatism, there is a wide variety […]

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Types of Eye Allergies

by Devora Kramer February 7, 2021

Up to 25 percent of people worldwide suffer from eye allergies. If you suffer from eye allergies, you may be wondering what is causing your […]

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Contact Lenses or Laser Eye Surgery?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Tired of wearing your glasses everyday?  If you wear corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you may be wondering about the advantages that contact […]

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Burning Eyes at Night

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

If your eyes are burning at night, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome.  Dry eye syndrome can put a damper on your day […]

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Why Am I Seeing Halos?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Seeing halos around lights can be a cause for concern, or it can be completely normal.  If you notice a sudden appearance of halos or […]

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Dry Eyes: What Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy? 

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy treats the underlying cause of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye syndrome (DES), providing long lasting results for millions […]

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Eye Allergies and Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Eye allergies can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms, making contact lens wear difficult for many allergy sufferers.  Eye allergies can cause any of the […]

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Why Do My Eyes Feel Gritty?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Gritty eyes can make your eyes feel scratchy, rough and irritated— almost as if a piece of sand is stuck in your eye. Gritty eyes […]

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How Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treated?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the leading causes of dry eye syndrome and blepharitis. Recent studies show up that to 59 percent of […]

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Can Warm Compresses Help Dry Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

If you are suffering from mild to moderate dry eye symptoms, warm compresses are a natural way to treat dry eyes and relieve uncomfortable symptoms.  […]

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Why Do Dry Eyes Affect Women More Than Men?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Why is it that over 67 percent of patients with dry eyes are women? This means that women are twice as likely to suffer with […]

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Tips for Allergic Eyes

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Did you know that up to 25 percent of people suffer from eye allergies? Eye allergies can develop at any time during the year, and […]

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How Is Dry Eye Syndrome Diagnosed?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Dry eye syndrome affects up to 50 percent of adults. Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition that occurs when the eyes cannot produce a […]

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Dry Eyes or Eye Allergies?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

If allergy medication and over-the-counter eye drops, gels, and ointments have yet to relieve your dry, itchy eyes, it may be time to schedule an […]

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Why Do My Eyes Feel Sore?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Nearly half of all adults experience sore eyes and up to 33 percent of patients in eye care clinics present with complaints about dry eye. […]

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Managing Dry Eyes in the Spring 

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with chronic dry eyes or dry eye syndrome (DES)?  If you also suffer from seasonal allergies, your dry eye symptoms may […]

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Answers to Your Top 6 Questions about COVID-19 and Your Eyes

by Russ Lazarus November 17, 2020

With healthcare information changing daily amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention has been given to the virus’ effect on one of the most sensitive parts […]

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Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

An estimated 15 percent of women experience vision changes during pregnancy.  Pregnancy can bring about many different changes in your body. These changes, although sometimes […]

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Why Is My Eye Twitching?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Have you ever felt your eyelid moving or twitching involuntarily?  What is an eye twitch? An eye twitch, clinically termed myokymia, occurs when the eyelid […]

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Common Contact Lens Problems

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While wearing contact lenses is a safe alternative to eyeglasses, they can come with problems that you may not expect— especially if you are a […]

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What Are Scleral Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Scleral lenses are a type of gas permeable (GP) lens that are specially designed for patients with corneal irregularities and other eye conditions that make […]

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Dry Eye and Menopause

by Russ Lazarus September 3, 2020

Approximately 61 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by dry eyes.  Many women during menopause suffer with dry eyes. During menopause, the body […]

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Does Eyelid Cleaning Improve Dry Eye?

by Russ Lazarus August 31, 2020

Over 50 percent of dry eye symptoms are caused by inadequate eyelid hygiene. Dry eye can be a symptom related to many different conditions, but […]

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Vision Therapy: Glossary of Terms

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

AMBLYOPIA also known as “lazy eye” is a visual condition that affects approximately 2 or 3 out of every 100 children in the United States. […]

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Dry Eye Quiz

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Are you suffering from dry eyes?  This questionnaire will allow you to record the frequency and severity of your dry eye symptoms, and help your […]

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Systemic Diseases That Cause Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Up to 70 percent of patients with systemic conditions suffer from dry eye. Dry eyes is a common condition caused by insufficient tear quantity, or […]

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How Does the Demodex Mite Cause Blepharitis?

by Russ Lazarus August 27, 2020

What are demodex mites? The demodex mite can cause blepharitis, resulting in inflammation of the eyelids and severe dry eye. Demodex folliculorum is a type […]

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Double Vision (Diplopia)

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

Each year, approximately 850,000 visits to the doctor and emergency room are associated with double vision.  Double vision, medically termed diplopia, can be very worrisome. […]

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Bell’s Palsy

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

What is Bell’s palsy? Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes the muscles on one side of your face to droop or become stiff, either […]

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Corneal Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It acts as a barrier and filter— protecting our eyes […]

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Eyelid Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the function of the eyelid? Your eyelids play a crucial role in protecting your ocular health. Eyelids cover the delicate cornea. Without the […]

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Blepharitis

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is blepharitis? Blepharitis is one of the most common ocular conditions caused by an inflammation of the eyelids, usually as a result of a […]

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Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Wondering what you can do to relieve dry eyes… naturally? You may be wondering what you can do to naturally relieve your dry eye symptoms? […]

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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

The critical role of the eyelid The eyelid’s primary function is to protect the eye from injury and provide a moist cavity for the normal […]

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Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Dry Eye Do all eye drops work the same way? How do meibomian glands cause dry eyes?   Are there natural ways to heal dry eye? […]

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Why Buy Contact Lenses from an Optometrist?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Purchasing contact lenses from an online supplier is tempting, but may end up costing you more in the long run. The latest trend in purchasing […]

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Conjunctivitis and Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Eye infections can cause redness, pain and inflammation, and can even lead to permanent vision loss if not treated effectively. Approximately 1 in 300 people […]

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Pinguecula and Pterygium

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Pingueculae and pterygia are benign growths that appear on the eye’s conjunctiva, the clear covering over the white part of your eye. What is a […]

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How to Prevent Eye Allergies

by Russ Lazarus May 27, 2020

If you suffer from red, sore allergic eyes, there are several ways to prevent this condition from affecting your life. Allergies are a common complaint, […]

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Neuro-Optometry

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Neuro-Optometry What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? How does a TBI affect vision?  Should everyone who has suffered a TBI see an eye doctor? […]

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 Eye Drops For Children

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

What are eye drops used for? Your eye doctor may have used eye drops during the eye exam of your child or may have prescribed […]

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Vision Therapy for TBI Related Vision Conditions

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

How does a TBI affect vision? Vision is the most important source of sensory information. Consisting of a sophisticated complex of subsystems, the visual process […]

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Common Vision Problems Associated With a Brain Injury 

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Over 10 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur annually, worldwide. Approximately 2.8 million, close to 1 in 100, Americans suffer a form of TBI every […]

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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered […]

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