Archive for February, 2014

What Causes Spotting on the Surface of the Eye?

When it comes to our eyes, an appearance of a red spot against the stark, white background of our sclera can stick out like a sore thumb.  While an affected eye can go completely undetected until a mirror or bystander calls attention to it, reactions usually include panic.  About 90% of the time, this alarming […]

What to know about LASIK surgery

At one point or another, all of us had taken a moment to pause and consider the possibility of “LASIK” (short for “laser in situ keratomileusis”). Before moving forward or dismissing the idea entirely, it’s important to understand both the benefits and downsides of this corrective surgery.

What is a Corneal Abrasion?

As physically active beings, our bodies are prone to an occasional scratch, cut, or bruise every now and again.  While some body parts are more resilient than others, when our eyes are exposed to damage it can set us back significantly.  A scratch, puncture, or any other type of trauma to one’s cornea—the clear covering […]

How to Keep Contact Lenses Clean

The importance of proper eye care hygiene for contact wearers cannot be stressed enough. On top of the grit and dust our eyes accumulate from the atmosphere throughout the day, there is also the added burden of interaction with fingers. If contact lenses are not properly cared for, it could result in hazy vision, sensitivity […]