Ocular migraine

Ocular migraine or retinal migraine is an eye problem that includes attacks of visual problems such as light flashes or blindness. The attacks are usually not serious and last for a short time before everything returns to normal. These episodes may repeat every few months. Anyhow, there might be variations in the frequency among different patients. Ocular migraine should not be confused with headache migraine or migraine with aura. In aura, both eyes [...]

2019-08-13T01:13:39+00:00Eye Health|

All You Need to Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye disease that can occur in one or both of the eyes, and it usually starts during the teenage years. The cornea which is normally round, progressively starts to bulge and look like a cone. Because of this, the light is deflected on its way to the retina, and is causing a distorted vision. Keratoconus Symptoms What initially appears as a myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism, then evolves. The patient needs [...]

2019-03-12T16:02:01+00:00Eye Health|

All You Need To Know About LASIK

Have been thinking about LASIK?  Are you still not sure exactly what it’s all about?  We’ve put together some of the basic, but most important, information you need to know to help you make that decision.  Also, make sure to consult your eye care professional to really get a clear picture of what LASIK is and what to expect during your procedure.  The cornea is the part of the eye that focuses the [...]

2019-03-04T21:50:03+00:00Eye Health|

All You Need to Know About Eye Allergies

We all know that annoying feeling of having something in your eyes. But if there is nothing in there, yet you still have red, itchy and irritated eyes, then you might have an allergy. The symptoms of an eye allergy include: red eyes itches burning eyes sneezing a stuffy or a runny nose watery eyes (tears) swollen eyelids What Causes Eye Allergies? It is estimated that in the United States around 50 million people [...]

2019-01-31T18:56:03+00:00Eye Health|

Miami Lakes Optometrists Explains Eye Flashes & Floaters

I’m sure you’ve had them your whole life, or you are just recently starting to see them.  Those little black fuzzy things floating around your eye.  These pesky critters are commonly known as floaters.  Eye floaters are one of the common problems that affect people of age above 50. These floaters are tiny moving bits that appear in your eye. They can be prominent when you are looking at something of bright color. [...]

2018-12-17T17:58:39+00:00Eye Health|

Anatomy of the Eye

Let’s dive into the different layers of the eye and see what gives us this amazing thing we call sight.  I’m going to nerd this one out and take you right back to the classroom.  The organ of vision is the most important of all the human senses because a person receives about 80% of information about the outside world through the eyes.  It really is a truly amazing sense if you’re lucky [...]

Dry Eyes After Menopause

Menopause is the duration of life after your period stops due to hormonal changes. During this period several health-related issues may appear due to the hormonal disturbances that occur in your body.  Estrogen is the name of a sex hormone which tends to decrease during your menopause. One common problem due to this can be dry eyes. It is a condition when your eyes produce smaller amounts of tears, so you may suffer [...]

2018-10-15T17:51:23+00:00Eye Health|

Pink Eye – 101

‘Pink eye’ is a term used to describe conjunctivitis – inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that covers the front surface of the eye as well as the inside of the eyelids. The conjunctiva is normally transparent, but sometimes due to an infection or an allergic reaction it becomes inflamed and turns pink or even red. One or both eyes can be affected, and the change of color is accompanied with other unpleasant [...]

2018-10-15T17:47:43+00:00Eye Health|

Styes 101

A stye is a red, painful bump on your eyelids which is caused by bacteria that normally live on your skin and inside your nose.  It develops when the oil-producing glands in your eyelids get blocked for some reason, and that creates perfect conditions for these bacteria to thrive and produce pus. Depending on its size and whether it is located on the interior or the exterior side of your eyelids, you may [...]

2018-10-15T17:49:05+00:00Eye Health|

The Perfect Diet for Perfect Visions

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in reality, they portray the very foundation of what we put into our bodies. People rarely think nutrition plays into our eyesight, but the simple fact is, what we eat determines how we see. To avoid common eye diseases caused by poor diet, such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and even glaucoma, you need to change the way you eat. It’s time [...]

2018-10-15T17:39:15+00:00Eye Health|