Do you ever get “eye floaters”? Those little specks in the corner of your vision can be a nuisance, but there are things you can do about them. Learn how to get rid of eye floaters and whether or not you should be worried about their presence.
More commonly known as pink eye (for obvious reasons), conjunctivitis occurs when an infection or allergies irritates the conjunctiva. This causes the eye to become red and swollen, and it may produce a sticky discharge. As children head back to school and parents are more concerned than ever about keeping their kids healthy, you might wonder, “Is conjunctivitis contagious?” In some cases, yes. Read on to learn about the different types of conjunctivitis and discover when this condition is contagious.
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Did you know that August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month? As children are preparing to head back to school, this is a great time of year to focus on your kids’ eye health. It’s important to recognize that children aren’t immune to developing tired, dry eyes as a result of spending a large amount of time using digital devices. To prevent digital eye strain this upcoming school year, review the simple tips below.
Do you ever wake up with red, itchy eyes? If it just happens once or twice a year, you’re probably fine. But if you’ve noticed it happening frequently, you might have blepharitis. But what causes blepharitis, and what can you do about it?
Everybody gets a headache every now and then, and usually they’re nothing to worry about. If you’re having headaches more than once a week, however, it might be time to see your optometrist. The connection between vision and headaches is real, and it can often reveal the solution to a chronic problem.
Many people think of sunglasses as a mere accessory – the final touch to the perfect outfit, or a way to look a little cooler when the sun’s out. People also tend to focus on the practicality of sunglasses: the fact that they help people see in bright sunlight, especially when performing certain tasks, like driving. But we often forget about the fact that sunglasses help protect our eye health as well. Is UV light bad for your eyes? Absolutely. Scroll down to learn why it’s dangerous and how sunglasses can help.
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Heffington’s is adapting operations during the Pandemic/Epidemic.
Our hours of operations at both clinics will be 9am-5pm with the possibility of being closed from 12-1pm.
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and employees as we have adjusted our procedures to reduce the exposure.
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Do your eyes feel dry and gritty, no matter how many times you blink? Maybe you feel like you’ve been staring into a dry wind for 20 minutes when you’ve really just been watching TV? Do your eyes feel irritated more often than not? You may be suffering from dry eye syndrome, a condition that occurs when your eyes are unable to produce enough tears to remain lubricated and healthy. Fortunately, even severe cases of dry eye syndrome are typically very treatable. Find out how to treat dry eyes, and get relief today.
If you wake up with an uncomfortable lump near the edge of your eyelid, you may have a stye. While treatable, styes can be uncomfortable, annoying, and even painful. They’re also incredibly common. But what causes styes, and how can you prevent them?
We are pleased to announce that Heffington’s reopened its doors on May 4th! We will be open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. going forward. However, things will look a little different when you stop by for your next appointment. As our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and employees, we have adjusted our typical procedures to reduce the spread of germs. We heard a story about restaurants utilizing outdoor seating and thought, “Why not us?!” So for the time being, weather permitting, we will be conducting the majority of our services outdoors. [Read more…] about How Heffington’s Is Adapting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic