Category: Eye Health Issues

  • Spring Sunglasses

    In addition to making us look cool, sunglasses offer a number of health benefits Sunglasses shield the inside of the eyes from harmful rays from the sun.  Vision scientists have found that macular degeneration and cataracts have been associated with ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.  Those with a family history of these common diseases should be…

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  • Wide Field Retinal Imaging

    The doctors at Wells Branch Vision recommend a retinal exam as part of a yearly comprehensive eye exam.   Traditionally, this meant that the patient would have to have their pupils dilated through the use of eye drops. And this is still true today. Dilation is the best method for the doctor to see into…

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  • Three Reasons to Consider Daily Disposable Contact Lens

    During the past three to four years there has been an enormous shift in the optical market towards daily disposable contact lenses. Doctors and patients are choosing one-time use contacts over the traditional one-month and two-week disposables.   And why should you consider making this switch? Here are three good reasons. First, daily disposable contact…

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  • Which is safer — LASIK surgery or Contact Lenses

    When it comes to corneal refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK) – my patients often report that they are going to wait until the procedure’s safety profile improves. I can understand this objection. I’m rather conservative myself when it comes to my own health. For a long time now, may surgery centers have been making the claim…

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  • Dry Eye Syndrome

    What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of Americans – women more often than men. In some instances, it is characterized by dry, irritated eyes due to a lack of lubricating tears. Surprisingly, it can also lead to excessively watery eyes due to tears lacking the proper…

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  • Facts on Floaters

    Floaters appear as little “cobwebs” or specks that drift about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines.   They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly. They do not follow…

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