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  • Stress Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health, It Can Cause Vision Loss Too

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Sep-2018

    You’ve probably heard that stress is bad for your health, but what many people don’t realize is that stress can cause vision loss, too. While stress-related vision loss is often temporary, many people with common, underlying eye and health conditions aren’t always so lucky, which is why stress management is vital. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor ...
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  • Tips for Dealing with Spring Allergies

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Apr-2015

    Spring in North Texas can be especially brutal for allergy sufferers. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Dallas ranks 19 th in the nation for the most challenging places to live with spring allergies, although this year’s ranking is an improvement from last year’s no. 7 rank. Spring allergies can cause sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion, as well as dry, ...
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  • How Dry Eyes Can Affect You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Mar-2015

    Dry eye syndrome is defined by chronic insufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye caused by inadequate tear production. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition of the eye, and it is one of the most common complaints eye doctors hear from patients. Symptoms of dry eyes can range from minor, occasional discomfort or irritation to frequent pain in the eyes that can be ...
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  • LipiFlow's Amazing Relief for Misdiagnosed Cause of Dry Eyes - One Pastor's Answered Prayer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Feb-2015

    Dr. Charles Stewart wholeheartedly admits, he doesn’t have a lot of patience for discomfort. When the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome began adversely affecting his daily life by impeding his ability to read, study, counsel parishioners at his church or enjoy the outdoors, Dr. Stewart set out on a journey to find relief. “When you have dry eye syndrome, your eyes seldom stop ...
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  • What's Causing Your Dry Eyes This Winter?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Dec-2014

    Dry eye syndrome is an uncomfortable, annoying and sometimes even painful eye condition usually caused by inadequate tear production, which leads to insufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye. Dry eye is one of the most common complaints we hear from patients. Dry eyes can be caused by a number of factors, including: Long-time contact lens wear Some medications, such as antihistamines, ...
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  • Tips for Reducing Fall Allergy Eye Irritation

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Oct-2014

    Autumn is now in full swing, and that means many North Texans are dealing with itchy, watery eyes and other symptoms of fall allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re not alone. Did you know that The Asthma and Allergy Foundation has ranked Dallas the number 23 worst city in the nation for allergies? Some of the most common allergens that might be irritating your eyes this ...
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  • Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month: Treating Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Jul-2014

    July is Dry Eye Disease Awareness month. If you have been diagnosed with dry eyes or are experiencing the signs of dry eyes, you might be wondering how to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eyes. Dry eye disease, or dry eye syndrome, is a common irritating, uncomfortable and even painful eye condition caused by a lack of tear production or poor quality of tears produced. Tears provide ...
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  • Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month: Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jul-2014

    Dry eye disease affects an estimated 40 million people in the U.S., but only a small fraction of those people have been diagnosed and are receiving treatment. July is Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month, dedicated to the education about dry eyes, risks of the condition and treatment options available. What is dry eye disease? Dry eye disease, or dry eyes, is a condition in which there is either ...
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  • Gardening Tips for Allergy Sufferers

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Apr-2014

    Are your allergies keeping you from enjoying time working in your garden? It’s no secret that North Texas is full of allergy-causing pollen in the springtime, causing sniffling, sneezing, coughing, headaches and itching, burning, watery or dry eyes. This spring allergy season is expected to be no better than recent years. In fact, this year’s allergy season started earlier and is ...
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  • Dry Eye and Allergy Treatment at Key-Whitman

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Apr-2014

    Do you suffer from itching, scratchy or burning eyes? It may be caused by dry eye syndrome, an irritating and sometimes even painful eye condition. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of tear production or by tears’ improper chemical balance. If your eyes aren’t producing enough tears to keep them moist and lubricated, you will begin to notice minor symptoms such as an itching, ...
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  • 10 Tips to Reduce Symptoms of Spring Allergies

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Apr-2014

    Spring allergies hit many areas in the country earlier than usual this year – and they’re forecasted to last longer, too, due to the warm, mild winter many areas experienced. And Dallas allergy-sufferers get hit especially hard — in 2013, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranked Dallas the 23rd worst big city in the country for spring allergies, even worse than ...
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  • The Link Between LASIK Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Mar-2014

    Every year, more than a million people get LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision. Of those, about eight in 10 LASIK patients will experience dry eyes following the procedure. Dry eyes is a condition that causes the eyes to itch, burn and produce excessive tearing. It is a common side effect of LASIK and may persist for a few days or weeks following surgery. Does LASIK cause dry eyes? Dry eyes ...
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  • The Effects of Spring Allergies on Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Mar-2014

    Do itching, burning, puffy or watery eyes plague you? You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies that affect the eyes. With spring comes the season for allergies, and many North Texans are already experiencing the effects of an increased amount of allergens in the air. As plants begin to bloom, pollen from grass, weeds, trees and mold is released into the Texas air. It is these ...
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  • Dry Eyes: Is Cold Weather the Culprit?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Dec-2013

    We’ve experienced our first bout of winter weather in North Texas—how are your eyes faring? Have you noticed eye irritation such as burning, itching or discomfort with your contact lenses once the cold weather blew through? Lower temperatures combined with running the heater in your home and car can work a number on your eyes, drying them out and causing irritation. It’s the same ...
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  • Fall Allergies and Eye Irritation

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Sep-2013

    Fall is here, which means it’s time to prepare to deal with fall allergies and eye irritation. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation ranked Dallas the No. 23 worst city for allergies. Common fall allergies include ragweed, mold and dust mites. Not only can these allergens cause symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, coughing and sneezing, they can also cause eye irritation. Itchy, watery eyes ...
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  • Treating Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-May-2013

    Dry Eye Syndrome is an irritating, uncomfortable and sometimes even painful, common eye condition caused by a lack of tear production or an improper chemical balance in the tears. Without proper tears to keep the eyes moist and lubricated, individuals with Dry Eye Syndrome may experience minor symptoms from an itching, burning or scratchy sensation in the eyes to more serious symptoms such as ...
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  • Beat Dallas Allergies With These Eye Care Tips

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Mar-2013

    Spring allergies affect an estimated 30 to 50 million Americans. In Dallas, common allergens are based on the trees, weeds, grasses and plants that grow here. The Pollen Library provides a list of common allergens based on season, and on a daily basis, the weather forecast from local Dallas news stations includes a pollen count specific for the day. For many allergy sufferers, spring means a ...
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  • Spring Allergies and Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Mar-2013

    The spring allergy season is upon us and many in North Texas are already experiencing the affects of allergies. Though rarely dangerous, allergies can be more than simply annoying. Eye allergies are commonly triggered any number of allergens, including pollen, pet dander, dust and mold. As trees begin to bloom and pollen and other allergens are released into the air, these allergens begin to ...
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  • Understanding Eye Allergies

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Oct-2012

    Allergies can be more than a nuisance to allergy suffers. For some, allergies can be painful and cause serious eye irritation. Are your allergies causing dry, itchy, puffy or red eyes ? You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, including eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis. Symptoms of eye allergies include redness in the whites of the eye or inner eyelid, itchy or ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jul-2012

    It is not uncommon for LASIK eye surgery patients to experience dry eyes after surgery. In fact, nearly half of all LASIK patients do experience temporary, mild dry eye symptoms following surgery. For some, the condition may linger for several months. Sometimes, dry eye is a side effect of LASIK eye surgery, but other times, patients already had dry eyes prior to surgery. During LASIK eye surgery, ...
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  • Contact Lens Care During Allergy Season

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-May-2012

    Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? The effects of allergies on your eyes can be annoying, painful and could even interfere with your ability to see clearly. Proper care of your contact lenses during allergy season can help relieve some of the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Let your eye doctor know about your allergies and any allergy medication you are taking. Clean your contact ...
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  • Seasonal Allergy Alert: Red Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Mar-2012

    Seasonal allergy symptoms are a constant nuisance for many individuals, and with the recent weather in North Texas, many are experiencing them more than usual. Red eyes are one common and irritating symptom of seasonal allergies. Many times, allergies can make the eyes dry, itchy, red or even appear swollen. While there’s little to be done to cure allergies, LASIK vision correction surgery ...
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  • Dry Eyes and Winter Weather

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jan-2012

    As temperatures drop, most of us tend to hibernate inside of our cozy, heated homes. While turning up the heat will keep us warm and comfortable, it also reduces the level of moisture in the air, which in turn dries out our skin and eyes. Dry skin can be easily remedied with lotions and moisturizers. Our dry eyes however, are not so easily cured. Dry air causes moisture to evaporate inside of our ...
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  • Eye Doctors in Plano Discuss Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Oct-2011

    One of the main complaints that lead patients to seek eye doctors in Plano is dry eyes, maybe because the arid climate aggravates the condition. Dry eye syndrome is uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but it can be treated. Here, we discuss the causes, symptoms, and solutions associated with dry eye syndrome. Causes : Tears are made up of three components: oil, water, and mucus. In a nutshell, ...
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  • Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jun-2011

    Tears are often taken for granted, but they play a vital role in overall eye health. Tears help to clean and lubricate the eyes, and without them, you are at a greater risk for damage to your corneas or to eye infections. Causes: Chronic dry eyes are caused by a common disorder of the tear film. Symptoms of Dry Eyes: If your eyes are unable to produce enough tears, you will notice a dryness or ...
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