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Why Is Eye Dilation Necessary?

Getting your eyes dilated isn’t a pleasant experience, but it is often a necessary part of a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, your eye doctor will use eye drops that cause your pupils to dilate, allowing more light into your eyes. The wider your pupils are, the better your doctor can see the back […]


What Is Macular Degeneration?

As we age, our vision will change. In many cases, these changes are nothing to be concerned about. However, in some cases, changes in vision are an indicator of an underlying and potentially dangerous eye condition. Macular degeneration is one common cause of vision changes and vision loss, especially in adults over 60. In fact, […]


How to Use Your FSA in 2014

Did you know that starting in 2014, you can use up to $500 of your 2013 unused Flexible Spending Account funds? That’s right. The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS have modified the “use it or lose it” rule, which prohibited rollover of FSA funds and forced account holders to forfeit unused dollars remaining […]


Importance of Sunglasses in the Winter

Winter sports enthusiasts, listen up. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or just sledding with the kids, it’s important to protect your eyes and thereby your vision with the proper eyewear this winter. And even if you’re not what you’d call a “winter sports enthusiast,” winter eye protection is essential for you, too! Reflections from the […]


Eye Floaters and Flashes

There will be plenty of flashes in the skies this New Year’s Eve, but the flashes you see should end when the fireworks end. If you see bright flashes of light or “stars” in your vision from day to day, you’re seeing more than the flashes of New Year’s celebrations or the residual spots from […]


Dry Eyes: Is Cold Weather the Culprit?

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, […]


Diabetes: Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by diabetes in which the retina is damaged by leaky blood vessels. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to irreversible blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the world. Approximately 26 million men, women and children in the United States have type 1 […]


November is American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association has designated November as American Diabetes Month to raise awareness about this life-threatening illness. Nearly 26 million men, women and children in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 79 million are at risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious eye conditions, including diabetic […]

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COVID-19 Your Health and Safety Remains our Top Priority. Read More.

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