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Allergies and Contact Lenses: Part 2 Q

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Pollen is not the only cause of allergies that can affect your eyes and make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable. Dust, mold, smoke, and pet dander

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Top 8 Tips for Allergies and Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Do you suffer from allergies, but also want to wear contact lenses? Pollen is not the only cause of allergies that can affect your eyes

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Eyes and Herpes: Q&A

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Herpes eye infection requires urgent medical attention. Eye herpes, also known as herpes keratitis, is a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes

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Is Sleeping in Contact Lenses Dangerous?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

About one-third of contact lens wearers occasionally sleep with their lenses. It’s easy to fall asleep in your contact lenses; one minute you’re reading a

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Can Eye Drops Be Overused?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Eye drops may provide relief, but don’t overuse them.  Overusing eye drops can cause more harm than good.

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Dry Eye or Eye Infection?

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2021

Are your eyes red and irritated? Is it dry eyes or an eye infection?   To help you out, here are the key differences between dry

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Glaucoma, Tunnel Vision and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Glaucoma causes ‘Tunnel Vision’ and is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is an eye diseases that damages the optic nerve, leading to permanent vision loss. The most common type of glaucoma shows no early warning signs, and can only be detected during a comprehensive eye exam. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause peripheral vision loss and even permanent blindness.

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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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When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your

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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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Which Foods Help Dry Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Over 50% of all adults experience dry eyes. Other than dryness of the eye, symptoms of dry eye include burning, irritation and grittiness. While studies

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Ocular Rosacea

by Russ Lazarus March 3, 2021

Of the more than 16 million people in the United States who have rosacea, more than 60% will experience eye-related symptoms.  More than 10% of

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Glaucoma: Can Meditation Help?

by Russ Lazarus March 1, 2021

Could meditation be the next glaucoma ‘wonder drug’? Can adding meditation to your day help manage your glaucoma? What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common

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Scleral Lenses After Laser Surgery

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Have you had laser eye surgery and are now experiencing post-surgery complications?  If you have had laser eye surgery but still have blurry vision, scleral

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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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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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Pink Eye or Allergies?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Do you find that you sometimes struggle to open your eyes due to severe eye discomfort? Eye allergy symptoms can sometimes mimic an eye infection,

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Lazy Eyes Need Binocular Vision Therapy 

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Vision therapy has been shown to be the most effective solution for lazy eye, as it treats the underlying cause of the condition.  A lazy

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Dry Eyes and Aging

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

Dry eyes affect the quality of life for up to 30 percent of adults over the age of 50.  Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a

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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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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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Dry Eyes or Eye Allergies?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

If over-the-counter allergy eye drops have yet to relieve your dry, itchy eyes, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.

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Managing Dry Eyes in the Spring 

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Do you suffer with dry eyes that worsen in the spring?  If you also suffer from seasonal allergies, your dry eye symptoms may worsen in

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8 Ways to Prevent Winter Dry Eyes

by Russ Lazarus November 30, 2020

Harsh winter weather is commonly linked to dry, itchy skin, but did you know that this cold, snowy season can have similar effects on your

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Keratoconus Treatment: Corneal Cross-linking 

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that weakens the cornea and changes its structure — leading to vision problems and even vision loss.  The cornea

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Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Most moms-to-be are well aware of the bodily changes that remind you on a daily basis that you are expecting— the most common being: morning sickness, food aversions, heightened sense of smell, swollen ankles, headaches, exhaustion, and many other uncomfortable yet normal pregnancy symptoms. What you may not know is that these physiological changes that take place during pregnancy can also lead to changes in your eyes and vision.

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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 new contact lens wearer. Here are some of the most common contact lens problems, and how to avoid them.

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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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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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Myopia Management FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q1: What is myopia?  A: Myopia is a refractive error, or a vision condition that affects the ability to see distant images or objects clearly.

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Normal Tension Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus July 9, 2020

What is normal tension glaucoma (NTG)? Glaucoma is the name for a group of ocular diseases that occur as a result of: High eye pressure

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Glaucoma FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

The top 12 glaucoma questions asked by patients to their eye doctors.

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What Is Open Angle Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Open-angle glaucoma accounts for more than 80 percent of all glaucoma cases. Open angle glaucoma (OAG) is the most common form of glaucoma that usually

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What Is Angle Closure Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Angle closure glaucoma is a rare, but serious form of glaucoma that requires immediate medical attention.   Closed angle glaucoma develops as a result of a

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Internal Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Here is a guide to the most common internal eye infections, their symptoms, and treatment methods. Eye infections can be quite uncomfortable, causing redness, pain,

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What is Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus June 7, 2020

Myopia management has shown to decrease myopia progression by up to 78%. Myopia management is a treatment program to keep the level of myopia as low as possible, and reduce your risk of developing a serious sight-threatening eye disease. Myopia management can involve the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye drops— all scientifically proven to aid in the control of myopia progression.

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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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Guide to Eye Drops

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What are eye drops used for? Eye drops are commonly administered or prescribed by eye doctors for a number of different reasons. The most common

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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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What is Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a progressive ocular disease that causes vision loss from damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying visual signals between the eye and brain.

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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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Lazy Eye: The Latest Research

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2020

The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) research provided evidence-based studies on treatment for children with lazy eye. PEDIG research on the effectiveness of lazy

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Why Is Myopia Management Important?

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

Is there a way to prevent my child’s myopia from worsening? A number of recent studies suggest that it may be possible to control myopia by totally stopping, or at least slowing down, its progression during childhood and teenage years. Myopia management is a treatment program aimed at controlling myopia, keeping the level of myopia as low as possible, in order to reduce your child’s risk of developing vision threatening eye diseases later in life.

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Eye Drops For Children

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

What are eye drops used for in children? Your eye doctor may have used eye drops during the eye exam of your child or may have prescribed eye drops for their use. Eye drops are commonly administered or prescribed by eye doctors for children.

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