Different Eye Allergies and Their Treatments

What Are Eye Allergies? You often hear talk of seasonal allergies as the seasons change, but did you know that the same irritants that cause seasonal allergies can also cause eye allergies?  Eye allergy symptoms can be present on their own, but often are accompanied by sneezing, congestion, and other symptoms of seasonal allergies. Eye… Continue Reading →

Remedies for Dry Eyes: Treatment and Prevention

What Causes Dry Eyes? Most people have experienced dry eyes at some point in their lives, and it is a fairly common issue affecting many individuals regardless of their eye health. Symptoms like redness, eye irritation, and discharge can frequently be attributed to eye dryness. This condition occurs when your eyes do not produce enough… Continue Reading →

Pterygium Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is Pterygium? A pterygium, also known as surfer’s eye, is a benign tissue growth on the cornea of the eye, pinkish and often triangular in appearance. A pterygium is typically present on the sun-exposed areas of the eye where the eyelids do not cover the eye or the sclera (the white part of the… Continue Reading →

Guide to Lens Replacement Surgery: Costs, Risks, and Process

What Is Lens Replacement Surgery? Lens replacement surgery is an umbrella term for a few different procedures, most notably refractive lens exchange (RLE) and cataract surgery. Despite the different naming conventions, they are very similar in approach. During a lens replacement procedure, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens… Continue Reading →

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: What Is the Best Choice?

The need for vision correction is highly prevalent worldwide. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 150 million people use corrective eyewear to compensate for refractive errors in just the United States alone. Additionally, Americans spend more than $15 billion each year on eyewear to correct their vision deficiencies. Although contact… Continue Reading →