Can My Eyes Become Dry During Any Season?

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Sometimes, your eyes might not make enough tears or produce poor-quality tears. This leads to increased evaporation of tears or inadequate moisture, causing dry eyes. Dry eye is a progressive condition that worsens without treatment. What’s more, the changing seasons can trigger dry eye symptoms due to different reasons. Keep reading to learn more about […]

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Is PRK a Suitable Alternative to LASIK?

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PRK and LASIK are very safe and effective permanent vision correction procedures. Both procedures aim to provide you with greater visual freedom and reduce your dependency on contact lenses and glasses. The primary difference between the two is the surgical technique and process that occurs during the procedure. Not everyone is a good candidate for […]

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Can You Manage Astigmatism?

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Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when you have an irregularly shaped cornea. Typically, a normal cornea is shaped like a basketball, but in those with astigmatism, it is shaped more like a football.  As a result, the cornea doesn’t focus light at the back of your retina as it should. Blurred vision, eyestrain, […]

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What is Keratoconus?

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Keratoconus is an eye condition where the cornea thins and weakens over time. As a result, the cornea forms a cone shape and bulges outward.  The cornea’s irregular shape prevents the light entering your eye from properly focusing on the retina. In addition, the irregular cornea can distort the light, causing considerable vision impairment. While […]

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How Does The Cornea Work?

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Your eye is a complex organ made of many intricate and sensitive tissues, muscles, and fibers. It uses some of these to turn light entering your eye into usable information for your brain to process. The retina, for example, contains millions of different types of photosensitive cells. And some of them are photosensitive in entirely […]

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Are Your Dry Eyes From Allergies?

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Most people experience dry eye symptoms one way or another throughout their lives. You likely have experienced some of these uncomfortable symptoms. Dry eye symptoms can include itchy, burning, red eyes, a gritty feeling, and crusty mucus around your eyes. It can be a distracting or even painful way to go through your day. What […]

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What Is Corneal Cross-Linking?

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Your cornea is as unique as your thumbprint. Not only is the curvature of your cornea one of a kind, but the thickness and strength of it as well. You can correct misshapen corneas with a procedure like LASIK or PRK. But treating a weak cornea is more complicated. Thankfully, a procedure called corneal cross-linking […]

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When Do You Need To See A Cornea Specialist?

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Your cornea serves an important function for your vision. It is more than a transparent cover over your pupil. The cornea also handles almost three-quarters of your eye’s focusing power. Functional eyesight would not be possible without a cornea, which is why they need to be in good shape. Protecting your eyes with UV proof […]

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