Winter Eyes

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While there may be snow on the ground, ice on the roads, and sleet in the air, the overall humidity is low this time of year; low humidity along with heat, from space heaters to heat pumps to a roaring fire in the fire place, can cause or worsen dry eye symptoms.   Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a common condition with a wide array of symptoms.  People with dry eyes often describe feeling like their eyes are “tired.”  Other symptoms include burning, redness, … [Read more...]

Tips to Keep Your Eyes Sun Safe

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It’s summer, which means time for outdoor fun. As you slather up with sunscreen and head out to the pool, the beach, or just for a walk, don’t forget to protect your eyes. During the summer, UV radiation is about three times higher than it is during the winter, and we tend to spend more time outside. Studies show that over time exposure to sunlight can damage your eyes. It can contribute to cataract formation, macular degeneration, growths on the eye, and even lead to cancer within the … [Read more...]