Posts Tagged: eye conditions

How to Protect Your Eyes from a Sunburn and Snow Blindness

Snow dusted treetops, white-capped peaks, and fresh powder lure many of us to the mountains from late fall through the early spring. As we move full-steam ahead into long weekends spent adventuring in the snow, don’t neglect to properly shield your eyes from the snow’s highly reflective surface. Sunburned eyes or snow blindness is one […]

The Most Commonly Mistreated Eye Condition: Pink Eye Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Have you or your child ever woken up with a red, itchy, watery eye? Sometimes one or both eyes may feel glued stuck with what looks like an excess of ‘eye boogers.’ (You know, the combination of mucus, oil, skin cells, and other debris that can build up in your eye overnight.) Sound familiar? These […]

Common Eye Emergencies and How to Protect Your Vision

For most Americans, losing our sight is far scarier than losing any of our other senses. It even rates higher than losing a limb, our memory, or the ability to speak. Taking certain precautions, such as wearing sunglasses, eating a balanced diet, and getting an annual eye exam can help prevent common eye diseases and […]

Retinal Imaging: A Revolution in Disease Detection & Prevention

A visit to the optometrist is not only to check your vision but also the health of your retina, a layer of tissue containing light-sensitive cells lining the back of your eye. Your retina is responsible for triggering nerve impulses that are sent to the brain via the optic nerve forming a visual image. Checking […]