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Category: Eye Irritation

Dry Eye Prevention And Treatment

In the past, dry eye was largely a condition found in seniors and postmenopausal women or as a side effect of certain medical conditions or medications. Now, as a result of the increased amount of time we spend on screens, optometrists are seeing more frequent cases of dry eye, even in our younger clientele. Awareness […]

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Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

The sun emits invisible ultraviolet (UV) light rays that damage skin cells. This is one of the reasons why excess sun exposure (UV exposure) causes skin cancer. However, exposure to UV light, a source of radiation, is also harmful to the tissues in your eyes, which is why protecting your eyes from the sun is […]

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Swollen Eyes And Eyelids: Why And How To Treat Them

Spring is here, and everything is blooming and blossoming out, which means our office is flooded with calls regarding swollen eyes and eyelids. In most cases, inflamed tissue in and around the eyes is caused by allergies or the irritation caused by foreign objects. However, there are cases where eye tissue becomes infected, in which […]

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5 Reasons To Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes

There is almost nothing more satisfying than a good, long, thorough eye rubbing when you have itchy or irritated eyes. However, rubbing your eyes is one of the worst things you can do. In most cases, it makes existing problems worse. In worst-case scenarios, eye rubbing causes more damage. In most cases, excessive or habitual […]

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Dry Eye Symptoms And Relief

The American Optometric Association (AOA) describes dry eye as “a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision.” Dry Eye Symptoms While symptoms of dry eye are uncomfortable […]

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How To Treat A Scratched Eye

Scratched eyes are common, typically the result of foreign objects getting trapped underneath an eyelid and rubbed against the surface of the eye, or objects passing across an open eye as the result of flying or windborne debris in the workplace or outdoors. While the resulting scratch can be excruciatingly painful and irritating to start, […]

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10 Reasons You Have Red Eyes

Are your eyes looking red and irritated? Red eyes are one of the first signs that there is something going on and that treatment may be needed. In most cases, you’ll be able to treat the problem at home by flushing the eyes, using eye drops, and avoiding irritants. Other times, your red eyes may […]

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Common Eye Allergies: Symptoms, Treatment, And Relief

Red, itchy, and watery eyes are some of the most common symptoms of eye allergies, also called seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. This uncomfortable combination feels unbearable if you don’t find relief. Additionally, untreated eye allergies can eventually lead to more severe conjunctivitis because inflamed, irritated eye tissues are more prone to infection from bacteria, viruses, or […]

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