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Five tips for healthier eyes

Although genetics can play a significant role in eye health, there is a lot you can do to lower your risk of developing vision problems. Here are six ways to start improving your eye health today: Maintain a healthy weight.Researchers warn that obesity can be detrimental to your eyesight. For example, those who are clinically […]


Why Does Your Eye Twitch?

It can be a strange sensation to be going about your day when, seemingly out of nowhere, your eye begins to twitch. If this happens to you, take comfort in the fact that besides being painless, an eye twitch is almost always harmless and usually subsides on its own. If you’ve wondered why you have […]


FAQs of Astigmatism

If you are experiencing distorted or blurry vision as a result of astigmatism, it can be cause for concern. And if you are one of the thousands of people in the US diagnosed with astigmatism, you’re likely to have questions. Check out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this condition below. What […]


Why Regular Eye Exams Are Important

There are a number of reasons why you should never skip having your eyes checked regularly. Eye health is an important part of overall health. During a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor is doing more than just prescribing contacts of eye glasses. Read on to learn more about the specific issues your eye doctor is […]


What Exactly is Pinkeye?

Pinkeye (also referred to as conjunctivitis) is a common condition that occurs when the underside of the eyelids (conjunctiva) and the clear covering of the eye (sclera) become inflamed. This causes the blood vessels in the eye and eyelids to dilate, which makes the eye pink in appearance. Pink eye is extremely contagious and can […]


Get the Facts about Eye Floaters

Do you see little lines and spots swimming through your line of vision? Do they sometimes look like dark specks or little cobwebs? You’re probably seeing eye floaters. This is a common condition that many people learn to ignore unless they develop in larger volume or become more prominent. If many new floaters begin to […]


Top Tips for Healthy Eyes

Where would you be without your vision? It’s a question you probably haven’t given much thought, but if your eyesight is compromised, you’ll realize how much you take it for granted. That said, proper eye care is essential. Check out these tips to make sure your vision stays ship shape. Watch your diet.  What you […]


Get the Truth about LASIK

Does the thought of having LASIK eye surgery sound scary? It could be that you’re hearing misinformation about this popular procedure. With all that is available online and through friends and acquaintances on the subject, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to laser […]


7 Reasons Why There’s Pain Behind Your Eye 

At one time or another, each of us has likely experienced some type of eye pain. It can range from dull to intense and can be sometimes be accompanied by fever, tearing, redness, light sensitivity, sinus pressure, double vision, and numbness. Most often, pain behind your eye isn’t a serious condition, but in some instances, it can be. That’s why it’s important […]


Eye Surgeon Joins With NU Students to Help the World to See Better

By Matt Simonette Skokie-based ophthalmologist Stuart Sondheimer is one of many eye surgeons who travel the world helping underserved populations to see better, and he has asked some Northwestern engineering students to help lighten their loads. Dr. Sondheimer has for five years been traveling on medical missions with the Santa Barbara, Cal.,-based organization Surgical Eye […]


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