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Finding Relief from Dry Eyes this Winter

The National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that dry eye (DE) is a common condition, causing discomfort, among other symptoms for millions of Americans each year. It happens for one of two reasons. The first is due to tear inefficiency, caused when your eyes do not produce enough to stay moisturized, while the second cause is...

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Protect Your Eye Health from Autumn’s Challenges

The season between summer and winter, autumn brings cooler temperatures, stunning foliage, and creative costumes. Many also consider autumn, also known as fall, pumpkin time. There are pumpkin spice drinks and treats, pumpkin carving time, and pumpkin pies. While the season invokes cozy, warm feelings, it can also be challenging for your eyes due to...

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Eyelid Twitching Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Annoying and uncomfortable are two words that perfectly describe eyelid twitching, more accurately known as a myokymia, a condition characterized by involuntary movement of the upper or lower eyelid. Typically, these spasms develop suddenly, often in response to specific causes like stress or dry eye. The condition is generally harmless, often going away on its...

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Understanding Eye Floaters and Flashes

When you visit your eye care provider, they will examine your eye, divided into the anterior or front-most region and the posterior or back-most section. These segments, respectively, include the lens and retina. Between these two sections is the vitreous cavity filled with a transparent, colorless, thick gel called the vitreous. Also known as vitreous humor,...

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It’s Time for Back-to-School Eye Exams

As summer winds to a close for Texas students, the subject of back-to-school eye exams takes on renewed importance, particularly since undiagnosed vision problems in school-aged children can affect their academic and extracurricular performance. Comprehensive eye exams should preferably be scheduled at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. According to the National Center for Children’s Vision...

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Focus on Dad’s Eye Health this Father’s Day

On Sunday, June 20, Americans will celebrate the father figures in their lives by purchasing gifts or planning special outings for them. According to the National Retail Federation, those planning on celebrating Father’s Day will spend an average of $174, $26 more than last year. The total expected holiday expenditure will be $20.1 billion.  Surprising...

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Is Laser Eye Surgery Right for Me?

You may be a good candidate for laser eye surgery if you have refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. These conditions may be caused by the eye’s shape that inhibits light from focusing correctly on the retina and are generally treated by wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.   A permanent, long-term solution, this option is...

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Managing Eye Allergies in the Spring

The astronomical season for fresh beginnings begins Saturday, March 20, 2021. In the springtime, native wildflowers, including stunning bluebonnets, burst into color in Texas. As the earth comes to life again in the spring, it also kicks up seasonal eye allergies, leaving your eyes red and itchy. One of the most significant causes for eye allergies...

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