Written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!
Best Treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome
August 31, 2020
Unsurprisingly, dry eye syndrome is most often characterized by its title symptom – dry eyes. However, without treatment, dry eye syndrome can be debilitating and cause the patient to experience a range of unpleasant effects including itchiness, irritated eyes, redness, soreness, blurred vision, eye fatigue and more.
August is National Eye Exam Month: The Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams
August 20, 2020
Did you know that August is National Eye Exam Month? For many people, eye exams are an appointment that becomes a low priority in a very busy schedule. However, since our vision is the sense that the majority of us rely on the most, making sure that we have regular eye exams is crucial to preserve our eyesight long term. Many eye diseases and conditions can be prevented or at least treated early so that they have a minimal impact on our vision. However, it’s not just adults that can benefit from regular eye exams. Our children are just as reliant on their sight, and since many eye problems are progressive, the earlier they are detected, the less likely they are to have a detrimental effect on your child’s long-term vision.
Why is Dry Eye Worse in the Summer?
July 22, 2020
Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions in the world. It occurs when the body no longer makes enough tear film to keep eyes healthy and comfortable, or because the moisture that usually covers the surface of the eyes evaporates too quickly. Either way, this results in a range of unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms can include, redness, soreness, grittiness, blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
Best Sunglasses for UV Protection in 2020
July 10, 2020
Summer is here, and with the promise of longer, brighter days also comes an increased risk of UV damage to your eyes. Sunglasses may often seem like a simple fashion accessory, but they are actually an essential tool for protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.