Those Bloodshot Eyes – When to See the Doctor

Why are my eyes red? Most of us have experienced bloodshot or red eyes. Hay fever, cigarette smoke and swimming in a chlorinated pool are a few things that can cause red eyes. Bloodshot eyes can look gross, with pink or red streaks in the sclera, which is usually...

90% of Workplace Eye Injuries can be Prevented

American Academy of Ophthalmology urges making eye health part of a daily work wellness routine On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness...

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Having your eyebrows and eyelashes treated in a salon may seem like an easy way to enhance your look. But experts have long warned that dyes and other treatments are not safe. With salons now offering a variety of procedures – microblading, eyebrow lamination, eyelash...

How Glaucoma “Steals” Your Vision

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60...

Another Reason to Treat Sleep Apnea

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness. Diabetic macular edema was also more difficult to treat in patients with severe sleep...

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes...