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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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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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Eyelid Inflammation: Chalazion

by Russ Lazarus November 15, 2020

What is a chalazion? A chalazion is a lump that forms under the skin of the eyelid. It can develop when the meibomian gland becomes

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Can COVID-19 Cause Conjunctivitis?

by Russ Lazarus November 9, 2020

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough, and respiratory problems. However, in rare cases, the virus can also cause an eye infection

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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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Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

When it comes to eyewear, contact lenses offer many benefits. But contact lens use can also cause serious complications to your eye health and vision,

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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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Lesions of the Eyelids

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

What is an eyelid lesion? An eyelid lesion is a growth that develops on the eyelid, this can be a serious tumor or just 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 Are Contact Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

Contact lenses are designed to cover the cornea, the clear covering of the eye. They stay in place by adhering to the tear film of the eye, and through the pressure from the eyelids.  When you blink, your eyelid glides over the contact lens, enabling a cleansing and lubricating action to keep the contact lens comfortable on the cornea.

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Guide to Retinal Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the primary function of the retina? The retina is a thin layer of tissue that contains millions of light-sensitive cells (rods and cones),

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Cornea Conditions

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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Guide to Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Early detection of most eye conditions can ensure you maintain clear sight and enjoy years of good eye health. Have you been told you have an eye disease or need eye surgery? There are 4 main eye diseases, and many others than can impact your vision.

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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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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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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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Children’s Eye Emergencies

by Russ Lazarus April 30, 2020

What is an eye emergency? An eye emergency is any situation that poses a threat to a child’s eye health or vision. Eye injuries account

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A Guide to Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Up to 1 in 8 of all children will have an eye infection each year. Parents should be aware of the symptoms of an eye infection to enable prompt identification and treatment. Eye infections can be serious and may cause permanent vision loss. Effective treatment is always needed, especially when bacteria, viruses, or fungi invade the eye or the surrounding areas.  The most common eye infections that affect children are called Viral and Bacterial Conjunctivitis— both highly contagious.

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Primary Eye Care

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Home > Primary Eye Care Primary Eye Care Why are regular eye exams important? Can eye disease be prevented? What are the signs and symptoms

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