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What is better for my teen, eyeglasses or contacts?

Approximately 4 million children under the age of 18 wear contact lenses. There is no set age or milestone that allows children to switch from eyeglasses to contacts. Some toddlers and infants wear contacts, and some teenagers wear eyeglasses. It’s…

What is the difference between Lasik and PRK?

There are two different types of laser vision corrective surgeries – Laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis (Lasik) and Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Both Lasik and PRK reshape the cornea to improve vision. PRK was used before Lasik, but today both are popular ways to…

When is the recommended age to get Lasik?

 Lasik is approved by the FDA for anyone over the age of 18 . However, most surgeons recommend waiting until your mid-twenties. Until this time, your prescription and vision may still be changing. A person must have a stable prescription for…

“Dry Eye” is More Common Than You Think – What Is It and How Is It Treated?

One of the most uncomfortable feelings is a dry eye. It is one of those experiences that just won’t go away, and it seems to get worse the more you think about it. While you may feel like you need…

The Top Symptoms of Cataracts and When It’s Time to See Your Doctor

Vision is often taken for granted. However, as one of our five senses, it is important not to overlook our sight, or undervalue its important in our daily lives. When it comes to our eyes damage is often slow coming…

Can I wear the Dilation Glasses to view the Eclipse—Answer NO!!!!!

Dr. Louis Binder, O.D. Amateur Astronomer and Volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George Observatory. DO NOT USE the dilation glasses from your eye doctor, these do not protect you from the damage viewing a solar eclipse. DO…

Virtually every digital device, as well as light emitting fixtures and appliances including fluorescent lamps, has light emitting diodes (LED) that radiate blue wave-length light. Emerging research suggests cumulative and constant exposure to the blue light emitted from backlit displays…

Don’t let “Spring Fever” ruin your day!

It’s that time of year again. Spring has finally arrived! It’s time to shed those winter coats and enjoy the warm weather once again. It also means that allergy season is upon us. Red, itchy eyes  have us rubbing and…

Can dry eye syndrome cause double vision?

Dry eye is a common condition in which the eye does not have an adequate amount of tears needed to properly lubricate the eye. This causes the eyes to become itchy, irritated, and painful. Tear production decreases as people age….

How To Relieve Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye can be extremely uncomfortable – itchy, scratchy, irritated, burning, and generally uncomfortable. Often, if your dry eyes are intermittent and mild, you can perform a few home remedies to alleviate them: Warm Compress Dampen a washcloth with warm…