By 2050, the number of people with some type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is expected to double to 22 million. While age is a huge factor in this very common eye disease, several other factors can heighten your risks. To better understand how closely you need to monitor for macular degeneration in Austin, TX with your eye doctor, […]
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If you spend hours a day in front of a computer screen, you may be at higher risk of developing a disorder called computer vision syndrome, or CVS. CVS happens because your eyes are not changing direction and focus regularly. Instead, they’re following the same path repeatedly, as they travel across your screen. This causes […]
There are many things that can cause dry eye in Austin, TX, but many people experience dry eye either because their tears are evaporating more quickly than they’re being produced, or because their body isn’t making as many tears as it should. The causes of these problems can vary. If you suffer from dry eye, […]
One of the understandable questions that people often ask when they find out if they have low vision is whether they can still drive. This is a good question to ask, and it’s one that you should be considered when you find out that you have a vision impairment. If you have low vision or […]
Does one or both of your eyes look red and feel itchy or gritty? Is discharge coming out of one or both eyes? You may have pink eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is a common condition that affects about 6 million people in the United States each year. The condition causes inflammation of […]
If you or your loved one has ever had conjunctivitis, you’ve probably been warned by your eye doctor to be careful about spreading it to someone else. But just why is conjunctivitis so contagious? How can something that only affects your eyes be transmitted to someone else? The answer lies in how humans tend to […]
Austin, TX eye doctors are often asked by patients if false eyelashes are safe to use. Wearing false eyelashes is extremely popular in Austin and all over Texas and beyond. And, with the wide range of false eyelash styles and types to choose from, they offer a versatile and stylish way of making up the […]
Glaucoma is one of those eye health conditions that get a lot of attention, but it is also highly misunderstood. Take a look at some of the myths associated with glaucoma. Myth: Glaucoma blindness is not a preventable result of the disease. While glaucoma itself may not always be preventable, you can control some of […]
Pediatric acute bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) is one of the most common illnesses among children. As many as five million kids will get pink eye every year, and many of these instances will include a visit to an eye doctor for help. As a parent, it is always concerning when your child has an issue […]
It can be challenging for visually impaired people to carry out daily living activities such as shopping, cooking, and even watching TV. The challenges extend into their ability to work as expected, maintain relationships with friends and family, and comfortably participate in social and recreational activities. In severe cases where their vision diminishes, these individuals […]
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