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Are Mites Eating Away Your Eyelids?

Issue 51.16

Often people over the age of 50 have been diagnosed with blepharitis by their eye doctor, but most patients I run into don’t know what is actually causing it. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids that can cause red, irritated, itchy, swollen eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales on […]

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Issue 47.16

It’s never fun to look into a person’s eye and see bleeding occurring and then having to break the bad news to them. While there are other reasons this bleeding could occur, the most common is due to uncontrolled blood sugars. Often times the person didn’t even know they had it […]

Why Do Some Eyeglasses Cost More Than Others?

Issue 42.16

Most understand the concept that not all things are made equal and, of course, you get what you pay for. With eyeglasses it’s very much the same. There are stark differences in the quality the frames we wear and the lenses we look through. So what are some of those differences […]

Diabetes And Your Eyes

Issue 31.16

It’s never fun to look into a person’s eye and see bleeding occurring and then having to break the bad news to them. While there are other reasons this bleeding could occur, the most common is due to uncontrolled diabetes. Sometimes the person didn’t even know they had it until their […]

Fish Oils, Good For Dry Eyes

Issue 26.16

We know dry eye is not easy to deal with and that there are some many treatment options out there. It can be frustrating and confusing at the same time. One of the treatments that work well for dry eye, and whole body health in general, is that of Omega 3 […]

Thyroid And Your Eyes

Issue 21.16

Every so often, during an eye exam, I’ll notice some things that cause me to ask a patient if they have ever been diagnosed with any thyroid disorders. More often than not the patient knows they have a thyroid problem but are unaware of the possible affects it can have on […]

Why Do My Eyes Burn And Water?

Issue 12.16

This is one of the most common questions we as Eye Care providers get here in southern Utah. With all the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities we enjoy here, our dry environment and air conditioning doesn’t help with these symptoms. The most common cause for these symptoms is due to Dry […]

Why Do My Eyes Burn And Water?

Issue 33.15

This is one of the most common questions we as Eye Care providers get here in southern Utah. With all the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities we enjoy here, our dry environment and air conditioning doesn’t help with these symptoms. The most common cause for these symptoms is due to Dry […]