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Can AREDS Vitamins Help Treat Macular Degeneration?

Can AREDS Vitamins Help Treat Macular Degeneration?

There are special vitamins called AREDS or AREDS 2 which are formulated to help treat age-related macular degeneration. The AREDS vitamins contain a specific set of vitamins and minerals which were tested and shown to reduce the risk of additional vision loss in...

How is Anterior Uveitis Treated?

How is Anterior Uveitis Treated?

If the eye becomes inflamed, it can cause anterior uveitis in the front of the eye. This condition is a result of damage to the normal barrier between the blood and the fluid in the front of the eye. Anterior uveitis can cause intense pain and light sensitivity but is...

What are Blue Light Glasses and Are They Beneficial? 

What are Blue Light Glasses and Are They Beneficial? 

Blue light blocking glasses, or blue light blockers, are glasses that have a filter on the lenses that reflects wavelengths of blue and violet light. These glasses can be bought over the counter or have a prescription lens made with the blue light blocking filter....

What is a Hordeolum (Stye) and How is it Treated?

What is a Hordeolum (Stye) and How is it Treated?

A hordeolum is a bacterial infection of the eyelid oil glands which causes a small, painful bump to form on the eyelid. A hordeolum is sometimes referred to as a stye. With treatment, a hordeolum can resolve in a few days to a week and have no long-term effects....

Why Do You Need Special Glasses for 3D Movies?

Why Do You Need Special Glasses for 3D Movies?

Many movies are created to be viewed in 3-D with the help of special glasses with colored filters. These glasses are either red and blue colored or have polarized gray lenses. When watching a special 3-D movie with these glasses, the movie appears to have depth which...

What Causes Excessive Tearing in the Eye?

What Causes Excessive Tearing in the Eye?

In a healthy eye, tears are produced at the same rate which they are drained from the front of the eyes and allow the tear film to remain stable and sufficient. However, there are conditions which cause the tears to build up and flow onto the cheek.   Causes of...

Eye Emergencies You Need to Get Checked ASAP

Eye Emergencies You Need to Get Checked ASAP

There are a few eye conditions which are classified as true emergencies. These conditions are considered emergent based on the rapid escalation and high risk for sight loss or loss of life. All emergent conditions should be treated with the highest priority and...

How Can Diabetes Affect My Vision?

How Can Diabetes Affect My Vision?

Did you know that diabetes can affect your vision? Diabetes can affect the blood vessels in your eyes and also your glasses prescription. Over 10% of the US population has diabetes and more than 2 in 5 Americans with diabetes have some degree of diabetic damage in...

Optic Neuritis: What You Should Know

Optic Neuritis: What You Should Know

Optic neuritis is the inflammation of the optic nerve which transmits information from the eye to the brain. This condition can be caused by multiple systemic factors and can lead to a sudden decrease in vision.   Importance of the Optic Nerve The optic nerve is...

What Glands Produce Tears and the Tear Film?

What Glands Produce Tears and the Tear Film?

The tear film is a thin layer of liquid which covers the front of the eyes. These tears are produced by several glands in and around the eyes and need to be present to prevent dryness and other eye problems.   What is a Normal Tear Film? A normal, or healthy,...

What Options are Available for Colored Contact Lenses?

What Options are Available for Colored Contact Lenses?

Colored contacts are available to provide the ability to have your eyes appear a variety of different colors. These contact lenses are still medical devices and should be treated just as carefully as clear soft contact lenses.   Benefits of Colored Contact Lenses...

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