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Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension is when the pressure in your eyes, your intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than normal. An IOP reading of 21 mmHg, millimeters of mercury, or higher generally signifies ocular hypertension. Let’s take a quick look at the anatomy of the eye...

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Glaucoma Treatment

The most common treatment for glaucoma is the use of topical medication or prescription eye drops. The purpose of the drops is to reduce intraocular pressure, or IOP, to prevent further vision loss. Some drops prescribed by your eye doctor will relax the eye muscles...

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Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma doesn’t typically produce any symptoms or pain until noticeable vision loss occurs. Therefore, yearly eye exams are important to allow your eye doctor to detect these silent symptoms. Besides measuring the inner eye pressure, your eye doctor may recommend...

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Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Did you know, half of Americans with glaucoma don’t know they have it? Glaucoma is often called a silent thief of sight because the early stages often have no symptoms. In the US glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye...

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease where damage to the optic nerve, leads to permanent vision loss. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying information from your eyes to the visual center in your brain. Damage to the optic nerve can be caused by...

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Why You Need Multiple Pairs

Why You Need Multiple Pairs

Thanks to our busy lives, multiple hobbies, and all the activities in between, having multiple pairs of eyewear handy is a necessity. Even contact lens wearers should have alternative pairs of eyewear. But some of us still haven’t jumped on that bandwagon. If you’re...

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What Is Dry Eye?

What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of moisture and lubrication of the eyes. Your eye's tears keep the surface of the eye moist and lubricated, as well as washing away dust, debris, and other microorganisms. What causes dry eye? Typically dry eye occurs when...

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Eyelash Extensions

Imagine this, your superstar costume is almost complete, but you need to apply the finishing touches...some glamorous eyelash extension you found at your local supermarket. They were cheap and looked great, but are they safe to glue to your eyelid? Most problems with...

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Costume Contacts

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead to serious eye infections or permanent vision loss. A poorly fitted contact lens can easily scrape the cornea, the...

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Eye Makeup

Have you thought about your Halloween costume yet? Maybe your costume this year is a spine-chilling zombie or the silvery Tin-Man from the Wizard of Oz. Great ideas, right? They might require a bit of time and makeup to put together. Have you thought about how you...

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