Eye Care Blog

Digital Eye Strain

November 16, 2017 Digital devices have become a part of daily life for most people. As much as 95% of Americans spend two or more hours a day using digital devices and 30%–nearly one third–of American adults spend nine or more hours using them. All that screen staring has lead to the growing health issue… Read More


– by Dr. Rosmary Sanchez OD Keratoconus is the most common primary ectasia condition. It is a non-inflammatory degenerative condition characterized by localized thinning that leads to protrusion of the cornea. It is caused by changes in the structure and organization of the corneal collagen, which may cause myopia and irregular astigmatism. Its etiology is… Read More

Presbyopia (Age Related Loss of Near Vision)

Presbyopia is part of the eye’s natural aging process—it is the loss of the ability to see close objects or fine print clearly. Technically, presbyopia is the loss of the eye’s ability to change its focus from distance to near, because the natural lens in the eye loses flexibility. This typically begins to occur in… Read More

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD)

By Dr. Alanna O’Keefe, OD What is it? Age-related macular degeneration affects about 15 million people in the United States. Inside our eye, we have a layer called the retina that uses the light coming into our eyes to send signals to our brain. These signals are then turned into images. Near the center of… Read More

Dry Eye: Symptoms & Treatment

By Dr. Rosmary Sanchez, OD This condition is present when there is a lack of tears on the surface of the eye. Tears are necessary to lubricate, nourish, and to reduce the risk of eye infections. They are essential for maintaining good eye health, keep eyes comfortable, and partly responsible for providing clear vision. Tears… Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina (the tissue responsible for providing vision) due to complications of diabetes. If left untreated and ignored, this condition can lead to blindness. The longer a person has had diabetes, the more likely they are to have diabetic retinopathy, and often patients aren’t aware that the problem exists until… Read More

Vitreous Floaters

What are floaters? Many people either have floaters or have heard of floaters, but exactly what they are, where they come, and what can be done about them are questions that patients frequently raise. Floaters are seen as spots, lines, or waves within the field of vision. They are usually somewhat transparent, but can interfere… Read More

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

The Astigmatism: What is it, and how can it Be Cured?

There are a number of causes to blurry or unfocused vision. From cataracts to an irregularly shaped eyeball, our eyes are subject to a great number of deformities and defects that may render our seeing less than effective when we need it. Amongst some of the most common causes for bad vision, one that is… Read More

Cataracts: The Cause, the Effect, the Solution

Do you experience blurry, cloudy, or foggy vision on a regular basis? Do you feel that your quality of life is hampered due to this vision impairment? You aren’t alone; there may be a good chance you’re experiencing a symptom of cataracts. Cataracts is a common vision impairment that develops in a number of different… Read More