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  1. Can Your Eyes Heal From Sun Damage?

    Can Your Eyes Heal From Sun Damage? Have you ever thought about why you must wear sunglasses when outdoors? UV protection is the answer. When you’re in the midst of too much UV light (found in sunlight), your eyes can get sunburned or worse. Sunburned eyes are called photokeratitis. Don’t stress too much if you get this condition, though, as it’s common after spending short Read more...
  2. Why Does My Eye Hurt When I Blink?

    Why Does My Eye Hurt When I Blink? Blinking plays an essential role in your eye health. Sometimes, you might forget to blink, such as while using electronic devices, but blinking is necessary to keep your eyes feeling their best. Have you been wondering, ‘Why does my eye hurt when I blink?’ Let’s hear from our eye care team. Why does my eye hurt when I blink? Many factors Read more...
  3. Why Do I Have Pain Behind My Right Eye?

    Why Do I Have Pain Behind My Right Eye? If you ever have eye pain, it’s important to call your eye doctor right away. Your eye doctor can tell you the underlying cause of your eye pain and recommend a treatment plan. Anytime you call an optometrist about eye pain, here are some questions you may need to answer:  Which eye hurts? Are you experiencing stabbing pain behind your Read more...
  4. Why Does Everything Seem Darker in One Eye?

    Why Does Everything Seem Darker in One Eye? Vision changes can be anything from sudden blurry vision to darkened vision. If you experience something drastic like this, it should be reported to your eye doctor immediately. That is the best way for your optometrist to assess the underlying cause and help you come up with a plan to restore your eyesight to normal.  The American Optometric Read more...
  5. I Have Eye Pain and a Headache. What Should I Do?

    I Have Eye Pain and a Headache. What Should I Do?

    How should I approach eye pain and a headache? 

    Eye pain and headache symptoms can happen due to having a simple refractive error or something as urgent as an eye disease. If you experience these symptoms in unison, we recommend reaching out to your eye doctor right away to ensure you get the best eye pain treatment method fast. 

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  6. What Should You Do If You Have Pain in Your Eye Socket?

    What Should You Do If You Have Pain in Your Eye Socket? Do you ever experience sharp eye pain that just doesn’t seem to go away? Occasional eye irritation might not be a cause for concern, but consistent eye pain is.  And whether you have pain behind your right eye, left eye, or somewhere else, your optometrist will want to know about it to ensure you the necessary treatment before your symptoms Read more...
  7. Why Do I Have Sudden Vision Changes?

    Why Do I Have Sudden Vision Changes? Moderate changes in vision are normal as you age. Your eye lenses may lose their elasticity due to a condition called presbyopia. But even presbyopia isn’t usually sudden. It might start with near vision issues in your 40s and worsen over the next several years. So, should you worry if you have sudden vision changes? Here’s what you need Read more...
  8. Is Sudden Brightness in Vision Normal?

    Is Sudden Brightness in Vision Normal? The ability to see light is a requirement for clear vision. If your eye lens takes on an abnormal form, your eyes can’t direct light to the retina, which can cause blurry vision. This is the case with many refractive errors, such as astigmatism.  While you need to process light to see, you might wonder if sudden brightness in vision is Read more...
  9. Is 20/10 Vision Good?

    Is 20/10 Vision Good? Your visual acuity can affect many things in your life, from how you perceive images to how close you need to be to see them in the first place. Eye doctors use 20/20 vision as a standard for the average person’s vision, and when performing a comprehensive eye exam on your eyes, they’ll use it for you, too. With 20/20 vision being a baseline, Read more...
  10. 8 Antioxidants for Eye Health

    8 Antioxidants for Eye Health It’s true: antioxidants are beneficial for your eyes. But with so many options, you might wonder which ones you should start with. Let’s examine eight antioxidants for eye health (along with their food sources) so that you’ll know just what to add to your shopping cart.    8 Antioxidants for Eye Health According to the Read more...

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