Category Eye Health


Dismantling Contact Lens Myths

June 4th, 2021. Posted by Dr. Shah

Over the years, you've probably heard many myths about contact lenses about their use and care. You may even have backed out if you were thinking of giving up prescription glasses and switching to contact lenses for fear that they would damage your e...

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How To Deal With Smoke In Your Eyes

March 13th, 2021. Posted by Dr. Shah

When you have smoke enter your eyes, it is an unpleasant and potentially dangerous experience. Many people, especially those near the California wildfires, have experienced this situation. Smoke in the eyes can cause a variety of problems such as...

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20 Things You Don’t Want Happening to your eyes!

February 16th, 2021. Posted by Dr. Shah

When asked, many of us will admit that we sometimes take the health of our eyes for granted. In some ways, we are neglectful by simply being careless, while in other ways we strive for a certain look and end up harming our eyes. Here are the top 20 w...

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Eye Health Info for Those Under 40

January 11th, 2021. Posted by Dr. Shah

When thinking about eyesight-related illness, many of us will visualize an older person, especially since cataracts develop with age. However, it is not just older people who suffer from problems with vision. For people under 40 years old, establishi...

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Simple tips for healthy eyes

December 5th, 2020. Posted by Dr. Shah

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are looking your best. Follow these simple steps to keep your eyes healthy during your golden years. Get a comprehensive dila...

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How to talk to your eye doctor

November 15th, 2020. Posted by Dr. Shah

Today patients need to actively participate in their health care. You and your eye doctor can work together to achieve the best possible level of health. Good communication is an important part of this relationship. Here are some questions you can as...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Floaters

July 14th, 2016. Posted by Dr. Shah

Floaters and Retinal Detachment Sometimes a section of the vitreous pulls the fine fibers away from the retina all at once, rather than gradually, causing many new floaters to appear suddenly. This is called a vitreous detachment, which in most case...

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What is Blepharospasm?

June 5th, 2016. Posted by Dr. Shah

Blepharospasm is an abnormal, involuntary blinking or spasm of the eyelids. What causes Blepharospasm? Blepharospasm is associated with an abnormal function of the basal ganglion from an unknown cause. The basal ganglion is the part of the brain re...

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Why Eye Screening is Important for School-Age Children

April 4th, 2016. Posted by Dr. Shah

From the time that we are born, our eyesight slowly develops until adulthood. Babies and children, for instance, do not have fully formed vision centers in their brains yet. Good nutrition, regular visits to a health care practitioner and healthy hab...

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Understanding Keratoconus

November 18th, 2015. Posted by Dr. Shah

Keratoconus is an eye disorder that affects the cornea and can cause a series of vision difficulties. The disorder occurs when the small protein fibers in the eye (collagen) that help hold the cornea in place become weak, allowing the cornea to bu...

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