Category: Eye Health

Ocular Pain Management

Posted by Dr. Hopkin Eye care practitioners will not infrequently encounter patients in pain. This is most frequently due to disease of or injury to the cornea. The cornea is the most richly innervated tissue in the human body, with an average of 40 times more sensory nerves than tooth pulp and 400 times more… Read More


Treatment & Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a serious condition that affects almost two million Americans. The leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans over age sixty-five, it usually causes a slow, painless loss of vision, due to the degeneration of the macula. Age-related macular degeneration treatment has vastly improved in recent years, but… Read More


Eye Health Issues: Dry Eyes

One of the most common eye health issues is dry eye. Dry eyes, an uncomfortable condition caused by the failure of the tear ducts to provide adequate moisture to the eyes, affects many people. Fortunately, there are solutions, and here, Dallas LASIK surgeon, Dr. Gary Tylock, offers suggestions for combating dry eyes and improving your… Read More


Eye Health: The Risks of Costume Contacts

Sometimes, in our quest to achieve a certain look, we do not give much thought to our eye health. This is particularly true in the case of costume contacts. Decorative contacts are a cool and trendy fad, and allow people to achieve amazing fantasy looks, but they can have consequences. Here, a respected Dallas LASIK… Read More


What does pupil size have to do with Lasik?

It may come as a surprise, but your pupil size plays an important role in determining the successful outcome of your LASIK surgery.  Before a patient pursues refractive surgery, it is important to have the eyes thoroughly examined by a qualified Ophthalmologist. The doctor will check your visual capability, both with and without corrective lenses. He… Read More


Maintaining Eye Health with a Desk Job

Even though many are vigilant about diet, exercise, and regular checkups, eye health is an area that is often overlooked. Office work can be particularly hard on the eyes, so here are some tips on how to keep them healthy, even if you work at a computer all week. Shift your focus. Every fifteen minutes… Read More


Healthy Living: Why Nutrition for Eyes is Important

When most people think about nutrition, they are thinking about their general well-being, but do you consider nutrition for eyes? Because vision is something most of us take for granted, we do not often even consider how our diets impact our eyes. Nevertheless, what you eat has an effect on your eyesight, and it is… Read More


How Often Should I have my Eyes Checked?

How often should you get your eyes checked? The answer varies by age and stage of life. Most people know that it is a good idea to get yearly checkups. We know how often to visit our dentists, and public service announcements about to tell people how often to get different screenings, such as mammograms. It’s important… Read More


What are Cataracts and How to Prevent Them

Almost forty million people in the United States suffer from cataracts, which are the major cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts occur when the lens inside your eye turns cloudy and impairs your vision. Most cataracts are caused by aging and there’s no known way to prevent them. However, other cataracts are caused by trauma, diabetes, and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Recent research suggests several methods on how to prevent cataracts.


How Do You Get Bags Under Your Eyes?

But how do you get bags under your eyes? And, more importantly, what can you do to prevent them, or make them go away?