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Glaucoma

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. It is a group of diseases that damages the optic nerve, the connection of the eye to the brain, and may lead to progressive, irreversible vision loss. The main cells affected by glaucoma are the retinal ganglion cells and these cells process visual information…
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How to clean your eyeglasses

If you wear eyeglasses, you may notice a big difference between looking through lenses that are filled with dirt, dust and grease in comparison to lenses that are clean. Thus, taking care of your eyeglasses is very important to keep them in good shape. Cleaning them daily prevents scratches on the lenses and is the…
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Is it safe to wear contact lenses during the pandemic?

During the height of the pandemic, there were questions on whether wearing contact lenses may be a higher risk of getting the virus compared to wearing eyeglasses. Concerns included touching the eyes and the possibility of spreading the virus via that contact. However, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, there is no…
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Digital Eye Strain and Blue Light

There has been an increase in digital device usage the past decade due to new features of technology and what it has to offer. However, just this year, the percentage of people using digital devices has increased due to an escalation of people working from home and children having school via virtual/distance learning. When constantly…
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