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Here’s How To Open a Champagne Bottle Without Hurting Your Eye

Leer en Español: Cinco Pasos Para Mayor Seguridad en las Celebraciones con Champaña Written By: Beatrice Shelton Reviewed By: Andrew George Iwach, MD Aug. 28, 2019 Champagne signals a time of celebration – but opening bubbly can come with some risks. A Champagne cork can fly up to 50 mph as it leaves the bottle — […]

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Eye Medication Mix-Ups

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Thomas L Steinemann MD Jul. 31, 2019 Have you ever confused your eyedrop medications with some other medicine in a similar dropper bottle? If so, know that you are not alone. Unfortunately, these mix-ups when trying to put in eye drops are common. Six Tips To Avoid Eye Drop […]

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How IPL can Help Treat Rosacea

About Rosacea Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which expresses itself in redness on the face and sometimes on the neck and chest. The exact cause of Rosacea is yet unknown and many who are affected by it are unaware of their condition. Rosacea can be effectively treated using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL uses […]

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May. 16, 2014 We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don’t forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. The same risk applies when using tanning beds, so be […]

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Are Computer Glasses Worth It?

Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Rahul Khurana, MD Apr. 27, 2017 Eyeglasses that claim to filter out blue light from computers, smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly popular. Ads for these glasses claim overexposure to blue light can cause a number of problems. The problems supposedly linked to blue light range from dry eyes to digital eye strain, sleep […]

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What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

Eyeglasses or contacts help you have 20/20 vision. But what does that really mean? The phrase “20/20 vision” refers to normal vision, explains J. Kevin McKinney, MD. “A person with 20/20 vision can see what an average individual can see on an eye chart when they are standing 20 feet away,” says Dr. McKinney, an ophthalmologist and […]

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All About the Eye Chart

When you visit the eye doctor for a checkup, you may be asked to read an eye chart. The chart measures your visual acuity, or sharpness of vision. If you don’t wear glasses or contacts, your eye doctor will use the results to find out whether you need them. If you already wear corrective lenses, the […]

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Visual Field Test

What Is Visual Field Testing? Your visual field is how wide of an area your eye can see when you focus on a central point. Visual field testing is one way your ophthalmologist measures how much vision you have in either eye, and how much vision loss may have occurred over time. A visual field test can […]

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What Is Gonioscopy?

Gonioscopy is a painless exam your ophthalmologist uses to check a part of your eye called the drainage angle. This area is at the front of your eye between the iris and the cornea. It is where fluid called aqueous humor naturally drains out of your eye. Your ophthalmologist will perform a gonioscopy to check […]

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Are Bright Lights Damaging to the Eye?

Explore the latest research regarding bright lights and retina damage, and how to properly protect your eyes. Parents will often tell children not to stare at the sun. This is good advice, since permanent retinal damage occurs after staring for just a few minutes! This is called solar retinopathy. Lasers and very bright industrial lights […]

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