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Scleral Contact Lenses – An Alternative Contact Lenses

If you have trouble wearing conventional contact lenses or have been told that you are not a suitable candidate for them, you should consult our optometrist about trying scleral contact lenses.   What Are Scleral Contact Lenses? Scleral lenses are large diameter lenses which are also gas permeable.  They are…

Published: 2016-11-22Read Article
Why Your Contact Lenses May be Causing You Discomfort

Contact lenses have been a boon to people who require corrective lenses but are unable to wear eyeglasses (for whatever reason). Because they are discreet, they don’t alter your appearance, and they can be worn in situations where eyeglasses can not be. However, sometimes contact lenses can be uncomfortable. This…

Published: 2016-06-16Read Article
Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye? Dry eye is characterized by the body’s inability to create tears (aqueous tear-deficient dry eye) or it creates poor quality tears that evaporate too quickly (evaporative dry eye). Dry eye is often a chronic and progressive eye condition that is not typically curable, but can be…

Published: 2016-05-18Read Article
Allergies (Red, Itchy, Burning Eyes?)

Why Do Allergies Affect Our Eyes? Allergic conjunctivitis develops when your body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment that is usually considered completely harmless. When these allergens come into contact with the antibodies in your system, the mast cells in your eyes spring into action. Mast cells are…

Published: 2016-05-18Read Article
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

What is AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)? AMD is a disease of the eye that leads to the gradual loss of sight as you age. It occurs as a result of the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, beginning to deteriorate. The macula is responsible for detailed…

Published: 2016-05-18Read Article