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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Dry Eyes Jun 10th, 2021

Everyone occasionally gets dry eyes — your eyes feel gritty and dusty and stuck open, like they need lubrication they aren’t getting. This is usually because of your environment (dust, dry air, wind, etc.), and once you’re in a normal setting again, your eyes are fine. If you find yourself...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? May 4th, 2021

If you don’t manage your diabetes well, it can affect the health of your eyes in many ways. In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults. Fortunately, we at Suburban Eyes Clinic can help you prevent or manage most of the eye problems connected to your diabetes....

Can I Go Blind if I Have Glaucoma? Apr 4th, 2021

Everyone occasionally sees spots when they open their eyes, but if you notice regular changes in your vision, even if they’re subtle, you might have a condition called glaucoma. Without prompt treatment, glaucoma can lead to vision decline and put you at risk for complete vision loss. Fortunately, when your...

Diagnosing Blepharitis Mar 15th, 2021

Blepharitis — inflammation in your eyelids — is a prevalent problem that can affect people of all ages, though it’s more common among adults over the age of 50. In fact, blepharitis is almost more of a symptom than a standalone problem, as the inflammation and irritation can be caused...

Understanding Conjunctivitis Feb 12th, 2021

Every year in the United States, about 6 million people are diagnosed with conjunctivitis, which you might know by its more common name: pink eye. Conjunctivitis might seem like a relatively “simple” problem. But without proper — and quick — medical treatment, some conjunctivitis types can lead to serious problems,...

Tips for Managing Chronic Dry Eyes Jan 18th, 2021

Many factors can make your eyes dry — windy or dry conditions and allergies top the list. Even being overly tired can cause your eyes to sting, dry out, and signal that it is time for them to enjoy some rest.  When you find yourself rubbing your dry, itchy eyes...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Importance of Diabetic Eye Care Dec 7th, 2020

Over 10% of people in the US have diabetes, a group of diseases that leads to too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. With proper management, you can lead a full and overall healthy life. However, if your diabetes goes poorly managed or ignored, you can develop a range...

How Do I Know if I Have Macular Degeneration? Nov 9th, 2020

Macular degeneration is a serious eye condition. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says age-related macular degeneration is the main cause of age-related loss of vision in the center of eye among people 50 and older in the US. Because macular degeneration can worsen over time, its management is critical...

4 Benefits of Cosmetic Eye Surgery Oct 6th, 2020

Collagen is a protein in your skin that gives it strength and elasticity. Youthful skin has lots of collagen, but your skin composition changes throughout life. As you get older, collagen production decreases and skin gets more delicate. The skin around your eyes is particularly susceptible to the changes that...

4 Good Habits for Healthy Vision Sep 9th, 2020

Most people with healthy vision don’t really think about how their lifestyle and health habits affect their eyes until something goes wrong. While some vision problems become more common as you age, poor vision is not inevitable.  In fact, there are a number of proactive steps that everyone can take...

Understanding and Managing Summer Dry Eye Aug 14th, 2020

Dry eye syndrome is rarely life-threatening, but individuals with this chronic condition know how the discomfort can impact your life in a big way. When you have dry eye, the lack of lubrication in your eyes causes uncomfortable symptoms, such as: Burning  Itching Light sensitivity Redness Discharge Feeling that debris...

Who’s at Highest Risk of Developing Glaucoma? Jul 28th, 2020

Most health conditions start with a few mild symptoms that progressively worsen. It’s your body’s warning that something is wrong and you need to seek medical attention. But other conditions are like glaucoma: They do their damage silently, so you never have a fighting chance. Glaucoma is a disease that...

5 Symptoms of Cataracts You Should Know Jun 8th, 2020

Most people don’t give a second thought to dangerous diseases and health conditions until they sneak up on them. But if you’re over 40 and/or have certain ongoing medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity, or you’re a smoker, heavy drinker, or avid tanner, you may be at...