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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is often referred to as a silent visual disease.  What that means is that glaucoma often has no symptoms, causes no pain, and vision stays relatively normal or changes so gradually that most patients don’t notice changes until it has dramatically progressed.

Flashes, Floaters, and Vitreous Detachment

There is a jelly-like substance called the vitreous that fills the inside of the eye and gradually shrinks with time.  Floaters are little “cobwebs” or condensed spots of vitreous that float around in your field of vision.  They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines.

Why Do I Need My Eyes Dilated?

Having your pupils dilated during an eye exam can make vision blurry for part of the day, but it is critical for a complete eye exam. Dilating your eyes allows the optometrist to fully examine the retina. Most eye exams start with tests to determine what prescription you’ll need to correct your vision, either with …

Chronic Dry Eye

Elderly people frequently experience dryness of the eyes, but chronic dry eye can occur at any age.  Nearly five million Americans 50 years of age and older are estimated to have dry eye.  Of these, more than three million are women and more than one and a half million are men.  Tens of millions more …