Eye Health & Disease

Allergies

Because eye allergies are very common, Dr. SMITH would like to share with you some background information regarding eye allergies. Symptoms of allergies may include red, watery and itchy eyes, a runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, a sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightening, and in severe cases, an asthma attack. An…
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Redness, swelling, styes, cysts, and flaky crusts at the eyelid margin characterize it. Symptoms include scratchy, swollen, tender, and irritated eyes. Blepharitis can be caused by various bacteria and be chronic or acute in presentation. People with skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and eczema are more prone…
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Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens of the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. As the lens becomes cloudier, vision becomes blurry and distorted. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. Common risk…
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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis can be either an irritation or an infection of the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside lining of the eyelid. It has become commonly known as "pink eye" due to the significant blood vessel inflammation that can occur. Allergies and other irritants like air pollution, eye make up, and…
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We are Re-Opening for routine care June 1, 2020. Our new office protocols are as follows; You will need an appointment to enter the office, this includes for eyewear pick-ups and adjustments. Everyone will be required to wear masks and have their temperatures taken when entering the building.
Only those with appointments will be able to enter the office. This will include 1 legal guardian for a minor or anyone else needing special assistance.
We will be contacting you prior to your appointment to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire, confirm insurance, and update health history/medications.