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
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.
We will continue to take temperatures and use sanitize on hands prior to admittance.
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Unless you’re a member of Foreigner, double vision can be a frustrating, debilitating condition. If you’re seeing double, there could be several conditions to blame including nerve issues, chronic health conditions, or recent eye trauma. So, what causes double vision? Perhaps more importantly, how is it treated? Read on to find out more.
Something feels a little “off” near your eyelid. It’s more than a tickle, and you’ve ruled out any stray specks of dust or eyelashes in your eye. Over the course of a few days, you feel your eyelid growing a bit more tender and swollen until you develop a tiny lump, no larger than the size of a pea. You might think the lump is a stye, which is a sign of a common eye infection. But the lump might actually be a chalazion, which is distinct from a stye. But what are chalazia?
If your child is having trouble seeing the board at the front of the class, chances are they may need a corrective eyewear prescription. But what happens if they can’t find a pair of glasses they like? What happens if they struggle wearing their glasses during sports practices and other activities? Or they rarely wear their glasses because they dislike them? Contact lenses could be the answer. Currently, more than four million children under the age of 18 are wearing contacts in America. The FDA even approved the first contact lens to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children between the ages of eight and 12. But when can a child start wearing contact lenses, and are there any associated risks?
It’s easy to take our eyesight for granted. We can look at a gorgeous sunset or admire a famous painting, but chances are that we probably aren’t thinking about how our eyes allow us to process the details. The truth is that the eye is a truly fascinating organ, working in multiple steps to take in information and send it to your brain. Read on if you’ve ever asked yourself, “How does the eye work?”
You wouldn’t skip your annual physical exam, but for many patients, regular eye exams just aren’t a priority. Maybe it’s the fact that vision loss tends to happen slowly – or maybe it’s the knowledge that some insurance plans don’t cover vision care, making it difficult for patients to access regular exams. Either way, it’s important to understand that eye exams are crucial at every age, even if you think your eyesight is just fine. So, why are eye exams important?
Babies aren’t born knowing how to walk and talk. Their motor skills develop over time – and the same is true for their vision. While babies begin exploring the world visually from the time they’re born, vision development in babies occurs over several stages. These stages typically progress until babies are about two years old. Scroll down to find out more about these stages, and what you can do to help your baby’s vision develop properly.