The symptoms of conjunctivitis, better known as pink eye, can be frustrating: itching, burning, stinging, irritation, grittiness, crusting, and light sensitivity. And of course, your eye will likely have a distinctive pink or reddish hue. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in the world, but it is sometimes difficult to determine the exact cause of an individual case because a few different causes present the same symptoms. So what causes pink eye?
Do you ever skip washing your hands before inserting your contact lenses because you’re in a rush to get to work? Have you ever thrown them in their case before bed because you’re so eager for some well-deserved shut-eye? No matter how busy you are, it’s essential that you take a few moments to clean, disinfect, and safely store your contact lenses each day. Not only does this reduce your risk of eye infections, corneal scratches, and other serious eye conditions, but also your eyes will feel more refreshed and less agitated. Scroll down to learn how to properly clean contacts.
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Brown, blue, green, gray, hazel . . . What color are your eyes? Your eye color doesn’t just affect your appearance; it also says something about the concentration of melanin in your irises, your ancestry, and perhaps even your health. Some eye colors are incredibly popular, while others are extremely rare. And did you know that it’s possible for a person to have two different colored irises? Without further ado, let’s explore some interesting facts about eye color . . .
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Your eyes contain some of the hardest-working muscles in your body. You might take your eye health for granted, but keeping those muscles in good shape is key to maintaining your quality of life. That’s why regular eye examinations are an important part of your annual health routine. If you’ve never had an eye exam before, the idea can be intimidating – after all, no one wants a doctor poking around in the sensitive area around their eyes. However, eye exams typically make for a quick, completely painless, and very informative visit. If you’ve never had your eyes examined – or it’s been a few years since your last appointment – learn more about what happens during an eye exam so that you can go into your check-up with peace of mind.
Were you a curious child who never seemed to run out of questions for your parents? Why is the sky blue? What happened to dinosaurs? How do glasses work? Although we aren’t scientists or paleontologists, we can help with the question about glasses. So keep reading to entertain your inner first-grader and learn exactly how these small pieces of glass and meticulously crafted frames improve many people’s quality of life.
If you’ve ever been tormented by itchy eyes, you know how frustrating it can be. You notice a small itch, give your eye a scratch – but things just get worse from there. Fortunately, most cases of itchy eyes are easy to treat. Ultimately, learning how to get rid of itchy eyes varies depending on the severity of your condition.
Did you know that when a person has 20/20 vision, that means they have normal visual acuity measured at a distance of 20 feet? They can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance of 20 feet. Most people are relatively familiar with this method of representing visual clarity or sharpness but don’t fully understand how to read a glasses prescription. If you’ve always wondered what those numbers and abbreviations on your prescription represent, scroll down for a quick guide.
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For people with less-than-perfect vision who dream of ditching their glasses or contacts, Lasik can seem like a perfect solution. Regrettably, perfection is rare in this world. Anyone considering a serious medical procedure like Lasik should weigh the pros and cons carefully beforehand. Should you be concerned about vision regression after Lasik? [Read more…] about Vision Regression After Lasik
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?
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