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Can You Get a Skin Tag on Your Eyelid?

Can You Get a Skin Tag on Your Eyelid?

 Papn tags are a common nuisance on skin in various parts of the body. The eyelid is especially prone to developing skin tags.   What is a Skin Tag? A skin tag, sometimes called a squamous papilloma, is a non-cancerous growth of skin cells. These cells form an...

What is Causing my Eye to Twitch?

What is Causing my Eye to Twitch?

Many people complain of a twitching eye or an eye twitch. This is a common problem and while it rarely causes further health issues it does present an annoyance. What Exactly is an Eye Twitch? An eye twitch is also known as myokymia or blepharospasm depending on what...

Can Viruses Infect Your Eyes?

Can Viruses Infect Your Eyes?

There are many viruses that can infect they eyes. Most viruses only infect the outer portions of the eye including the cornea, conjunctiva, and the eyelids.   Types of Viruses that can Infect Eyes While many viruses can potentially infect the eyes, only a few are...

What is the Best Lens Material for Glasses?

What is the Best Lens Material for Glasses?

Although the term glasses implies that the lenses inside are made of glass, it is very uncommon today to find lenses made from glass of any form. Instead, a variety of plastics are utilized for prescription lenses due to being more light-weight, less fragile, and...

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

Diabetes is a huge and rapidly growing public health issue, being quite common and causing many impacts on the body. It is especially a problem if it impacts the eyes. Some patients with diabetes might not be fully aware of how important managing their blood sugar...

How is Glaucoma Treated?

How is Glaucoma Treated?

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that cause damage to the nerves at the back of the eye responsible for vision. It often starts with loss of peripheral vision that extends into central vision in extreme cases. A variety of risk factors are associated with glaucoma,...

3 Eye Emergencies You Should Know About

3 Eye Emergencies You Should Know About

There are many things that can go emergently wrong with the eyes, and these can signal either vision or life threatening conditions. Our eye doctors are always available to see you and deal with your eye problems. Though there are many possibilities, this article will...

What are Progressive Lenses?

What are Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses (also known as "no line bifocals") are often discussed in optometry offices and among friends. While some individuals love their progressive lenses, others find them difficult to adjust to and do not hesitate to share their experience with others....

Do Blue Blocking Lenses Work?

Do Blue Blocking Lenses Work?

In recent years, blue light blocking lenses have increased in popularity and have become a trendy fashion item. It is a common tint that is added to the front of spectacle lenses to block out the blue light emitted from computer screens, TVs, and cell phones. Many...

Getting Started with Contact Lenses

Getting Started with Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a wonderful and convenient method to enable clear vision without requiring spectacle lenses to sit on the face. They can be a great help with athletics and other activities along with cosmesis if one simply wants to show a different appearance to...

How Our Eyes Change with Age

How Our Eyes Change with Age

The body goes through a variety of changes as we age, and the eyes are no exception. Below is outlined some of the major changes that occur naturally with age in the eyes. Changes to Your Eyelids With age, the eyelid will lose its rigidity due to the degeneration of...

Albinism and Your Eyes

Albinism and Your Eyes

Albinism is a rare group of genetic disorders that are often characterized by decreased pigment in the skin or eyes. It is caused by a mutation in one’s genes that control production of pigment throughout the body. That amount of pigment in one’s skin determines their...

How Do Tears Work?

How Do Tears Work?

One of the most important components of the eye that our optometrist may assess is your tear film. This layer of fluid that is excreted in response to debris, emotions, or cutting onions has a variety of important functions such as keeping the eye lubricated and...

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