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It’s summer! Many of us are heading to the beach, playing outdoor sports, and having family picnics. Wearing the right pair of sunglasses is important for good eye health. Read on to find the type best suited for your lifestyle to prevent ultraviolet light and other types of natural radiation from damaging your eyes.
Last month’s blog talked about the importance of eye protection against the sun. One of the conditions that too much sun can cause to your eyes is called photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratitis.
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that repairs upper and lower eyelids, sometimes involving the removal of excess skin, fat and muscle. As you age, your eyelid skin stretches, and the muscles supporting it weakens. As a result, excess fat gathers above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and bags under your eyes.
Tear production plays a vital role in protecting and keeping your eyes healthy. When the production of tears is interrupted, it can cause a lot of discomfort.
LASIK surgery has been performed nearly 20 million times in the US since its inception. The procedure itself has come a long way in a relatively short period of time.
Choosing that perfect frame is always challenging, right? At Rochester Eye Associates, we’ve just made that decision a bit less daunting. With our new virtual frame try-on feature, you can try on glasses from the comfort of your home.
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss, affecting about half of individuals over the age of 70. A cataract is formed when the proteins inside your lens clump together turning the lens from clear to cloudy. For people who have cataracts, it’s as though they are seeing through a fogged-up window making it more difficult to read or drive a car (especially at night). Eyeglasses will not correct the problem.
Your sight is a gift that should not be taken for granted. It is extremely important to protect your eyes to ensure excellent life-long vision. Read below for tips on how to maintain optimal eye health and preserve your eyesight.
Think of the eye as this amazing camera that captures millions of images and records it in our memory. Light bouncing off objects in front of us enters our eye and passes through the iris and pupil to reach the lens. The lens then focuses these rays onto the retina, forming an image that can be interpreted by the brain. However, this image is upside down and must be flipped right side up by the brain.
Modern technology dominates our life. No one can deny that. The average American typically spends 6.3 hours/day working with high-tech devices and displays. Over a typical lifespan, that's 7,956 days! It’s no wonder nearly 70% of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain due to the prolonged use of electronic devices.
With the world turning to electronic devices to carry on with everyday activities, it’s no wonder most of us feel dry eyes, watery eyes, eye strain, blurred vision, and headaches. Nearly 70% of American adults are experiencing a form of digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices, a syndrome called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
As we approach the upcoming school year during this incredibly unprecedented time, many parents are concerned with all the new changes at hand. One thing that hasn't changed is your child's visual needs.
Rochester Eye Associates is proud to be the only office in Rochester to offer MiBoFlo! This is a therapeutic, spa-like treatment that helps patients with dry eye gain immediate relief.
Dr. Gutsin is a native of Orchard Park, New York. She graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts & Science in Cognitive Science. She then entered an accelerated scholars optometry program and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020 at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.
It’s finally summertime! That means UV rays are at full force, and your eyes will be exposed to them more often as we spend more time outside over the next few months. Read on for different ways to ensure your eyes are protected during the summer season.
As the saying goes, eyes are known as the windows to the soul. They can express numerous different emotions and serve as an immediate form of communication. People around us can interpret how we are feeling based on multiple factors, one of them mainly being the expression within our eyes.
Our eyes might potentially play an important role in the spread and prevention of the new COVID-19 outbreak threatening multiple countries around the world. For example, a Peking University physician believes he may have contracted the coronavirus while not wearing eye protection when treating patients. Medical officials, though, say while this is possible, it may be unlikely.
The color of your eyes depends on how much of the pigment melanin you have in your iris. The more pigment you have, the darker your eyes will be!
Is it safe to have a dilated eye exam while pregnant? Not only is it safe its probably a good idea! Woman can experience vision problems due to pregnancy-related swelling of the retina or optic nerve. While this is common, it is always a good idea to have it checked out by your eye doctor.
Insurance lingo can be confusing. Sometimes it hard to know which way is up! Click the link to gain some insight into what your insurance offers you!
Dilated eye exams allow your doctor to do a complete exam of your retina. A thorough retinal exam can detect early signs of many vision threatening diseases.
Like Rocky downing several glasses of raw eggs, treating a black eye with a cold-steak compress is something we’re more likely to see in movies than in real life.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in those who are age 50 or older. In fact, 11 million people in the U.S. have some type of age-related macular degeneration.
Lumify is an FDA approved, effective redness reliever for temporary redness. It works within 1 minute and lasts for up to 8 hours.
Doctors dish on how to pick the best sunglasses to protect your eyes
Rochester Eye Associates Feature in 585 Magazine.
Does a world of grays and blacks really become Technicolor when a color-blind person puts on these glasses?
For centuries, people have theorized about the source of Leonardo da Vinci’s artistic genius. Just how was he able to so accurately capture depth and perspective on a flat canvas?

Experts are concerned that device overload may be affecting children's hearing and vision. What you need to know.

FDA-approved Lumify eye drops promise brighter, whiter eyes without the risk of rebound redness. Here's what you need to know before giving them a try.
A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say.
How is cataract surgery associated with mortality outcomes in women with cataract?
This unusual eye problem was the result of a rare autoimmune condition.

Most people have heard of melanoma—but ocular melanoma?

They're made to dull the glare from oncoming headlights, street lights and more.
An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the new treatment be approved. The therapy targets a gene mutation that can damage the eye.
Lazy eye and strabismus surgery are popular topics that are often misunderstood and can be confused.
Whenever I wake up from a night of sleep or a short nap, my eyes are bloodshot. Why is this and what can I do?
Please Touch the Art debuted this month at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The UNO Art Gallery holds a collection of 63 exhibition pieces, including sculptures, pictures, drawings.
Vision loss is a major public health concern in the United States. People who have vision loss commonly experience depression, anxiety, and confusion.
Well, I certainly have had my experience dealing with blind children.  When our daughter, Lynne, was born in 1953, within a couple of weeks we realized something was not quite right about her eyes.
After only eight hours of playing a training video games, kids with vision problems saw big improvements in peripheral vision. Try this quick vision test.
We don’t often give our eyes as much thought as we should, that is until something goes wrong and our vision is affected. But when you learn more about eyes, you realize just how amazing they are.
For many people, the notion of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor sounds appealing. But is this really a good idea?
The unusual new documentary 'Notes on Blindness' has an even more unusual virtual reality companion piece
Sweat contains salt, which can irritate the eyes. Plus, it's slightly acidic compared with the eye's fluid.
It can make you 6 times more likely to get an infection.
While we grew up thinking vitamin A-rich carrots are good for vision, new research suggests that you may also need to look to citrus fruits and other vitamin C-rich foods to maintain your eyes' good health.
Between weight gain, morning sickness and fatigue, your body goes through a ton of changes during pregnancy.


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