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Can a Low Vision Exam Help Me?

Can a Low Vision Exam Help Me?

No one wants to lose their vision, and our eye doctors are always taking care to keep you seeing your best. However, for a variety of reasons, sometimes people can permanently lose much of their vision and nothing can be done to prevent it. People very rarely go...

What is Glaucoma?

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in gradual and progressive loss of peripheral vision. It is a leading cause of worldwide irreversible vision loss, especially in our older populations. If left untreated, it can progress to take away one’s vision...

What You Need to Know About “Pink Eye”

What You Need to Know About “Pink Eye”

"Pink eye” is an eye problem that results in a pink, or bloodshot, and uncomfortable eyes.  The phrase “pink eye” is commonly used to describe the condition known to eye care providers as conjunctivitis.  Conjunctivitis occurs when the clear membrane that covers the...

Tips for Treating Dry Eyes

Tips for Treating Dry Eyes

There are many different options for treating the symptoms of dry eye disease.  The most common treatment option is lubricating artificial tears.  In moderate or severe cases, prescription eye drops or other medications may be necessary.  Even with these treatment...

Your Guide for Buying New Glasses

Your Guide for Buying New Glasses

Purchasing your next pair of glasses may seem like an overwhelming task.  There are so many factors to consider, from choosing the right frame and lenses, to finding an option that fits your budget.  Here at Nittany Eye Associates, we want to make the experience of...

Understanding OTC Eye Drops

Understanding OTC Eye Drops

If you have ever wandered through the eye care aisle of a drug store or pharmacy, you know there are thousands of products that are available without a prescription.  Doctors can recommend many of these products to help treat eye conditions like dry eye disease,...

A Guide to Specialty Contact Lenses 

A Guide to Specialty Contact Lenses 

Soft contact lenses have become one of the most popular options for vision correction.  While they are an excellent alternative to glasses and can provide clear vision to many people, soft contact lenses may not be the perfect fit for everyone.  Some people choose to...

How Sleeping Can Worsen Dry Eyes

How Sleeping Can Worsen Dry Eyes

Do you wake up in the morning with dry eyes?  Do uncomfortable symptoms such as burning or grittiness ever cause you to awaken in the middle of the night?  If you have experienced either of these, you may be affected by nighttime dryness. While you may believe that...

What Is Astigmatism?

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a very common vision condition that can cause blurred vision.  While there are oftentimes misconceptions about this condition, it is a harmless finding that can be easily diagnosed and treated.  Astigmatism is a simple vision condition that has no...

What is Macular Degeneration? 

What is Macular Degeneration? 

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the country.  This condition causes progressive damage to the retina and can result in significant changes in central vision.  Because Americans are getting older and living longer, more and...

The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Even if your child is not complaining of problems with their eyes or vision, it is important for them to receive a comprehensive eye examination.  Children’s eye exams are so much more than a vision assessment to determine if glasses are needed. At a comprehensive...

How to Treat Dry Eyes

How to Treat Dry Eyes

Symptoms of dry eye disease can range from mildly annoying to severe.  The burning, gritty, irritated feeling that accompanies dry eye disease can range from mildly annoying to completely burdensome, and can even negatively impact day-to-day life.  Dry eye disease is...

Why Are Our Eyelids Important?

Why Are Our Eyelids Important?

Eyelids play an important role in protecting our eyes.  They also help produce a vital portion of our tear film.  Proper eyelid hygiene is a necessary part of ocular health, and neglecting the eyelids and eyelashes can lead to bothersome conditions like swollen or...

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