Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

What is dry eye? Dry eye is a condition that occurs when not enough tears are produced, or the tears that are produced are of poor quality. Tears are important because they help keep the surface of the eye healthy and smooth to maintain good vision and comfort. Dry...
Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is an eye disease of damage to the optic nerve and leads to permanent vision loss. The damage is most commonly caused by a build up of pressure within the eye, also known as intraocular pressure. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Eyes contain a clear...
Hyperopia: What You Need to Know

Hyperopia: What You Need to Know

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a common vision condition. The hyperopia medical definition explains that it is a vision condition in which people can see distant objects clearly, but struggle to focus on close up objects. It is also sometimes referred to...
Detached Retina: What You Need to Know

Detached Retina: What You Need to Know

The retina consists of a layer of tissue in the back of the eye. It is sensitive to light and converts light to impulses in the brain that we translate into images. Without the retina in a fully functioning state, our vision cannot be clearly and accurately...
Do You Suffer From Night Blindness?

Do You Suffer From Night Blindness?

What is night blindness? Even if you have adequate night vision, odds are that you have been in the car with someone at night who exclaims “I can’t see anything at night!”. Slightly decreased vision at night is to be expected, given the lack of light it is more...
Scratched Cornea – Symptoms and Treatment

Scratched Cornea – Symptoms and Treatment

The cornea is the clear layer that covers the outside of the eye. It is extremely important, as it focuses the light that enters your eye. A scratch on the cornea is a common condition, but nonetheless a condition that must be addressed by your eye care professional...