Eye Care

All That Glimmers (Might Make Your Eyes Old)

All That Glimmers (Might Make Your Eyes Old)

To everything there is a season – Except for protecting your eyes, which is a year-round job!

Your eyes just can’t seem to catch a break! No matter the season, your eyes seem to be under attack. In spring, itchy irritants and allergies keep you aware of your eyes. In the summer, the constant attack of blinding sun and chlorinated water are the one-two punch du jour. Fall brings harvest mold, dust, and seasonal allergies to the surface.

Are 3D movies hurting your eyes?

As 3D movies become increasingly popular – with more being released all the time ­– one study shows this film medium could be a good indicator of vision issues among people of all ages. After watching a 3D movie, check for the following three simple signs to see if you have an issue to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

Five Tips to Protect Your Eyes this Summer

School’s out, the weather’s hot, and you’re ready to hit the pool. As you race out the door, you run back for your sunscreen but what else did you forget? Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight not only increases the risk of skin cancer but may also increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancerous growths on the eye.

Treat and Prevent Pesky Springtime Allergies

Spring is in the air - and it’s not the only thing. As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, seasonal allergies are in full effect, leaving you frustrated and uncomfortable. The sudden influx of springtime pollen causes your body’s immune system to overreact to the allergen and thus, flood the eyes with disease-fighting cells. Aside from the sneezing and sniffling, you may experience blurred vision and sensitive skin due to swollen, itchy, and watery eyes. So what can you do to treat and prevent these pesky allergens?