How to Recognize the First Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy

First Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy on a light blue eye ball

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?  Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes affecting the eyes due to damage to retinal blood vessels. It’s a leading cause of adult blindness, with about one-third of diabetics affected. Early detection through regular eye exams is crucial since symptoms may not appear until later stages. The condition progresses through stages […]

What You Should Know About a Pinguecula and a Pterygium

Pinguecula and Pterygium eye conditions

Both pinguecula and pterygium are common eye conditions affecting the conjunctiva, the clear tissue covering the white part of your eye and the inside of your eyelids. Despite their similarities, they have distinct characteristics and implications for eye health. Pinguecula A pinguecula is a benign, yellowish growth on the conjunctiva, typically near the cornea but […]

What Causes Pterygium – Know As “Surfer’s Eye”

Pterygium eye

What is Pterygium? A pterygium, a.k.a. surfer’s eye, is a non-cancerous growth of tissue on the cornea, typically with a pinkish, triangular shape. This condition tends to develop in areas of the eye exposed to sunlight, where the eyelids fail to provide coverage, such as the nasal aspect of the eye or occasionally on both […]

Ways to Safeguard Your Eyes During Hiking: Preserve Your Vision


When going on a hiking adventure, many of us tend to place great emphasis on selecting the right hiking gear, including footwear, clothing, and backpacks. However, we often underestimate the significance of safeguarding our eyes. The great outdoors exposes us to a variety of elements that can potentially harm our eyesight if not adequately protected. […]

Recovering From Pink Eye

pink eye recovery

You may experience red, irritated eyes for various reasons, such as high pollen counts, sleep deprivation, or even a stray eyelash. However, red eyes are often the primary symptom of a condition known as pink eye, or conjunctivitis. While many cases of pink eye resolve on their own, the associated symptoms can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, […]

5 Tips for First-Time Contact Lens Wearers

first-time contact lens wearers

More than 135 million people depend on contact lenses for precise and comfortable vision. They are an attractive option to using eyeglasses because of their compact nature and ease of use. However, unlike eyeglasses, it will take some time before you get used to contact lenses. According to professionals, most first-time wearers take up to […]

Why Is My Eye Twitching? When Should I Call My Doctor?

Why Is My Eye Twitching

What Is Eye Twitching? Eye twitching refers to the involuntary, abnormal blinking of the eyelid. This irregular blinking can occur numerous times throughout the day and, when severe, may impact your vision. The process of closing your eyelid involves one facial muscle, while another raises it. Issues with either of these muscles, or sometimes both, […]

Top 10 Causes of Blurry Vision

blurry vision

What Is Blurred Vision? Blurred vision refers to a condition where objects appear unclear and lacking sharpness. It can affect either one eye or both eyes, depending on the underlying cause. Sometimes, everything in your line of sight may appear blurry, while in other instances, only a portion of your field of vision may be […]

What Is a Diabetic Eye Exam?

Diabetic Eye Exam

Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to produce the insulin hormone, resulting in increased levels of glucose in the bloodstream. Continuous high blood sugar levels can elevate the risk of various eye-related issues. One of your optometrist’s primary goals is to optimize the overall health of your eyes. A significant portion of […]

Finding The Best Sunglasses For Your Eye Health

choosing sunglasses

Beyond their fashionable appeal, sunglasses serve a vital purpose. The right sunglasses can provide essential defense against the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun, the very same UV light that can be detrimental to your skin. The reassuring fact is that you can marry style with safety when selecting your shades. However, it’s […]