Ophthalmology

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The Painfully Obvious Reason Why Squinting Helps You Focus Better

Have you ever been driving along and realized that you’ve been squinting at the last four road signs? Once you have that realization, you start wracking your brain to see if this is something you’re doing regularly or if it’s something rather new. Whether you’ve been squinting for years or just started doing so recently, … Continue reading The Painfully Obvious Reason Why Squinting Helps You Focus Better

Punctal Plugs

Artificial Tears vs Punctal Plugs Artificial tears are lubricant eye drops that help to moisten the eyes and alleviate irritation that has occurred by supplementing natural tears. Many people who use contact lenses rely more on the artificial tears to maintain their vision and avoid suffering from dry eyes. There are a variety of different … Continue reading Punctal Plugs

Are Eye Drops Created Equal?

 The Debate Over Artificial Tears Versus Eye Drops. Although most people assume that eye drops are all the same, brands vary in terms of how they affect the eye, or relieve symptoms. When choosing the right eye drop for your irritated eyes, it is important to understand the background behind these products, and the different … Continue reading Are Eye Drops Created Equal?

What’s the difference between and ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

Optometrist VS Ophthalmologist It’s important to understand the different types of health professionals who test and treat vision disorders. The following information explains the differences between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. What Does an Optometrist Do? Optometrists are sometimes called O.D.s. They perform general vision exams. Optometrists are traditionally trained to treat a limited number of vision conditions … Continue reading What’s the difference between and ophthalmologist and an optometrist?