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Dry Eye Disease and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Do you frequently experience dry eyes? If so, you need to know that it is one of the most common eye complaints, so you are not alone. Eyecare experts consider it a multifactorial condition since it results from activities in various ophthalmic pathways. One of the primary causes of dry eye disease is a dysfunction in the meibomian gland.

How Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treated?

One of the leading causes of blepharitis and dry eye syndrome is meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD for short. According to recent studies, about 59 percent of all adults in the U.S. experience at least one symptom of MGD. But as common as it is, most people do not even realize they have this eye condition.

How Early to Start Kids on Myopia Management?

The rate of myopia in children has continued to increase, with one in every three children suffering from the condition. Eye experts are constantly coming up with myopia control techniques to halt the progression of the disease. 

Amniotic Membrane Lenses

One of the most common symptoms of all ocular surface conditions is inflammation. Uncontrolled inflammation can lead to irritation and pain. It can also cause tissue damage, delayed healing, and vision complications.

Sports Vision Physicals: Importance of Athlete Pre-participation Eye Exams

Millions of people in the United States participate in organized sports. Nowadays, a sports vision physical is the standard of care for these people. Basic vision can play an important role in an athlete’s success in their preferred sport. 

Thermaeye IPL for Treating Dry Eye

Tears are crucial to helping lubricate, nourish, and keep eyes healthy. Tears are made up of three major components: water, mucus, and oil. These are responsible for maintaining the right quantity and quality of tears. Issues that may arise in any of the three components can imbalance the makeup of the tear film, affecting how tears are produced and leading to dry eye syndrome.

MiBo Thermoflo® for Treating Dry Eyes

MiBo Thermoflo is a groundbreaking treatment for dry eyes. Dry eyes can be quite uncomfortable. If you suffer from this eye condition, you know how difficult it is to find long-term relief.

Diagnosing and Treating Keratoconus

Have you been experiencing mild blurring or distortion of vision? Maybe you've noticed increased eye redness, swelling, and increased sensitivity to light. These are some of the common symptoms of keratoconus in its early stages. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease, changing the shape of the cornea. If not treated, the condition can severely damage your vision. Are you thinking of visiting your eye doctor for an eye examination? Read on to learn more about how doctors diagnose and treat keratoconus.

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

The American Optometric Association recognizes how indispensable scleral lenses are in correcting various ocular problems. These specialty lenses sit on our sclera and then go over your cornea. Scleral lenses have a chamber of saline and tears between the cornea and the lens. That is why it is useful for cases of corneal imperfections. If you want to find out what makes a good candidate for scleral lenses, here’s what you should know.

What Vision Issues Are Common in Kids and How We Can Help?

Your child’s vision is important for their development. When they suffer from vision problems, chances are they suffer academically and socially. It is essential to have their eyes checked as early as at the age of 2.

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