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Lice in Your Eyelashes
Did you know that your eyelashes are vulnerable to lice infestation? Learn all about eyelash lice.
What Does 'Legally Blind' Really Mean?
What does it mean to be legally blind?
There is a Red Spot in My Eye: What Is it?
Find out why you sometimes awaken to a red spot in your eye.
Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
Learn why your eyes might be yellow.
Learn All About That Annoying Eye Stye
A stye is a common eye problem. Learn about the causes and treatment of eye styes.
Why You Probably Need New Sunglasses
What are the advantages of polarized sunglasses lenses?
10 Reasons You Have Red Eye
A red eye can be caused by many things, and often produces irritating symptoms. Here are the top 10 causes of red eye.
How to Identify Types of Eye Mucus
Learn about the different types of eye mucus.
4 Causes for Eye Irritation
Wondering why your eyes often feel like they are full of sand? Here are four reasons why your eyes have an annoying gritty feeling.
Is it Normal to "See Stars"?
Seeing Stars - Stars in Vision - Stars and Flashes of Light
Should You Trust a Wal-Mart Optometrist?
Wal-Mart offers vision and eye care along with a nice selection of eyewear.
What Are the Causes of Eye Twitching?
Dr. Bedinghaus reveals the top causes of annoying eye twitches, and how you can make them go away.
6 Common Causes of Eyelid Swelling
Learn about the top causes of eyelid swelling.
Simple Steps for Stopping an Eye Twitch
Learn ways to control eye twitching.
What You Should Know About Eye Stroke
Learn all about eye stroke. Vision.
A List of Common Eye Problems and Their...
Learn about common eye problems including itchy eyes, blurry vision, tired eyes, floaters and age-related conditions.
4 Kinds of Progressive Lenses You Can Shop For
Learn about the various types of progressive lenses.
What Pupil Size Reveals About Your Health
Why is pupil size important in medicine?
What are the Causes of Red Spots on Your Eyes?
What is the red spot on my eye? Vision.
How Long Should Your Pupils Stay Dilated After...
After an eye examination, how long will my pupils remain dilated?
How You Should Understand Your Vision Plan...
Learn about Medicare benefits for vision care.
7 Reasons Your Contacts Are Giving You Red Eyes
Learn the causes of red eyes from wearing contacts.
Could I Have Glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma may cause vision loss and blindness.
When to Be Concerned About a Broken Blood Vessel
Learn all about subconjunctival hemorrhage.
The Symptoms That Can Result From Sleeping With...
Learn about eyelid condition nocturnal lagophthalmos (sleeping with your eyes open).
4 Easy Ways to Reduce Eye Redness
Learn about the top four ways to treat red eye.
Wayward Growing Eyelashes
Does it feel like your eyelashes are poking you in the eye? Trichiasis is a common eyelash problem that causes eyelashes to grow abnormally.
Flaky, Irritated Eyelids? This Could Be the Cause
Blepharitis is a common condition causing flaky eyelids. It is a common problem in both children and adults.
Why Do I Have Eye Floaters?
Eye floaters are small particles in the fluid inside your eye.
What Is "Pink Eye"? An Detailed Overview of...
Learn all about pink eye and ways to keep it from spreading.
7 Reasons You Have Dry Eyes and What to Do...
If you have scratchy, dry eyes, you may suffer from dry eye syndrome. Learn how to treat dry eye syndrome.
Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataract surgery can greatly improve vision along with quality of life.
Does Drinking Affect Your Eyes?
How does drinking alcohol affect your eyes?
5 Conditions That Could Be Causing Your Eye...
Learn the top causes of eye irritation.
Can I Use Eye Drops With My Contact Lenses?
Dry eye drops come in a variety of formulations. Some are thicker than others.
Reading After Cataract Surgery
Find out what to expect after having cataract surgery. Page 2.
Read Your Eyeglass Prescription
Learn how to make sense of your eyeglass prescription.
4 Ways to Avoid Styes
If you are prone to styes, the following tips may help you avoid them.
Wet vs Dry: Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Learn the difference between wet and dry macular degeneration.
10 Headaches That Can Affect Your Vision
Learn about the different types of headache associated with your vision.
Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of blindness in older people.
Learn About Eye Pain
Learn all about the possible causes of eye pain.
Keep an Eye on That Freckle
A choroidal nevus is simply a freckle inside the eye.
When Your Eyes Feel Irritated Even After...
Learn about giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC).
What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens, which occurs with aging. The symptoms are sometime bothersome and require treatment
What Causes a Ring Around the Pupil?
What causes a ring around the pupil?
What You Need to Know About Eye Allergies
Red, itchy, watery eyes plague many people suffering from irritating eye allergies.
Polarized Sunglasses
Learn the definition of polarized sunglasses.
Sunglasses: Does Color Matter?
Handy tips for picking tints and colors for sunglasses.
Why Are My Eyes Watery?
Why are my eyes so watery? It seems like tears are running down my face all the time. Is there anything that can stop watery eyes?
All About Vision Insurance
Vision insurance can be confusing, but it is to your benefit to understand the differences between medical and vision insurance.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Learn the signs and symptoms of glaucoma.
Learn treatment options for cataracts.
If you are diagnosed with a cataract, there are other treatment options that can be considered before surgery to replace your clouded lens.
How to Determine Your Dominant Eye in 5 Seconds
This quick test will determine eye dominance. Find your dominant eye.
What Is Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis?
Learn about epidemic keraconjunctivitis, a highly contagious viral eye infection.
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Shingles of the Eye
Learn about how Herpes Zoster, or shingles, affects the eye.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Learn all about laser cataract surgery.
Cycloplegic Eye Drop
Learn the definition of cycloplegic eye drop.
What Your Blind Spot Really Is
Learn all about blind spots and why some people have them.
Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is when the retina separates from the choroid. Retinal detachment is a true eye emergency.
9 Types of Lenses You Can Choose For Your Glasses
Eyeglass lenses can be made from several different materials. Find out which lens material is best for your next pair of frames.
Learn Tips for Picking Out Reading Glasses
Learn a few tips for buying reading glasses.
Top 9 Macular Degeneration Risk Factors
It is possible to develop macular degeneration with or without the risk factors listed here. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your risk of developing the disease.
Don't Miss These 6 Symptoms of Pink Eye
Learn about the symptoms of pink eye, or conjunctivitis.
16 Reasons You Might Have Uveitis
It may sound like a condition caused by the sun's UV rays, but uveitis is actually an inflammation or swelling of the eye's uvea.
Walk Through a Typical Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye exam includes several tests. Each test will help your eye doctor determine the overall health of your eyes.
Color Blindness
Color blind people have problems distinguishing between certain colors, usually red and green.
Learn how sarcoidosis affects your eyes.
Do I Have Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye?
An inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye due to an allergen.
Learn the definition of refraction as it relates to your eye or vision exam, along with different methods of refraction, from the About.com Vision Expert.
4 Red Flags You've Got Red Eye
If you have red eye, look out for the following warning symptoms that may be serious.
Bell's Palsy
Learn how Bell's Palsy can affect your eyes.
Learn the causes of bloodshot eyes.
Learn about the causes of bloodshot eyes.
Cycloplegic Refraction
Learn the definition of cycloplegic refraction.
Eyelid Scrub
Learn how to perform an eyelid scrub.
Adie's Pupil
Learn all about Adie's pupil. Vision.
Top 7 Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye, or dry eye syndrome, is a common eye condition that causes discomfort due to lack of moisture in the eyes. Below are the top seven signs and symptoms of dry eye.
Lupus and the Eyes
Learn the top five ways lupus can affect the eyes.
Blue Light Exposure
Learn about the effects of blue light exposure on your eyes and vision.
Do You Need an Eye Exam Every Year?
Your doctor urges you to have an eye exam every year. Is a yearly eye exam really necessary?
What are common cataract symptoms?
Learn the symptoms of a cataract.
Will My Baby's Eyes Change Color?
Learn all about your baby's eye color.
What causes an ophthalmic migraine?
What causes an ophthalmic migraine?
Ishihara Color Test
Learn the definition of the Ishihara color test.
Orbital Blowout Fracture
Learn all about an orbital blowout fracture.
Eye Drops for Treating Cataracts
Learn about Lanosterol eye drops as a future treatment for cataracts.
Your Guide to Diagnosing a Corneal Ulcer
A corneal ulcer is an opening, sore or erosion in the cornea. If the cornea becomes inflamed due to infection or injury, an ulcer may develop. A corneal ulcer is a serious condition that must be treated promptly to avoid lasting vision problems.
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Posterior vitreous detachment is a common condition in people over age 65.
Learn all about episcleritis. Vision.
Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Learn about narrow angle glaucoma.
Macular Hole
A macular hole is a hole in the eye's macula. The macula is a highly specialized area of the central retina that gives us the ability to see fine detail.
Floaters 101
Learn all about spots, floaters, cobwebs and rings that sometimes show up in your line of vision.
Learn All About Double Vision
Seeing double? The medical term for double vision is diplopia. Double vision occurs if the two eyes are misaligned and are aimed at two different targets.
Is a macular hole the same as macular...
Is a macular hole the same thing as macular degeneration?
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It may cause poor vision or even blindness.
How Do Eye Doctors Determine Your Prescription?
Learn the difference between objective and subjective refraction eye tests.
Vision 101: Facts About the Human Eye
Learn all about your eyes and vision.
What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be?
What color will your baby's eyes be?
Types of Cataracts
Learn about the different types of cataracts.
Tired Eyes and Asthenopia
Learn all about tired, achy eyes, a condition also known as asthenopia.
How Much Do Contact Lenses Cost?
Several factors determine the overall cost of wearing contact lenses.
The Causes of Pain Behind the Eye
Learn the causes of pain behind the eye.
What causes eye pain?
What causes eye pain? If you have eye pain that is severe or causes decreased vision, seek medical attention immediately.
Why Should I Buy Polarized Sunglasses?
Learn about sunglasses with polarized lenses.
All About Cataracts
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of eye cataracts.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a broken blood vessel in the eye.
How to Treat Blepharitis - Crusty Eyelids
Learn about three new methods for treating blepharitis.
Learn All About Monovision
My eye doctor offered to fit me with monovision contact lenses. What is monovision?
Pituitary Adenoma
Learn about pituitary adenoma, a brain tumor that can affect vision.
What are symptoms of blepharitis?
What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
Anti-Aging Eyewear
Learn about eyewear fashion for the over 50 set.
Are anti-reflective coatings worth the extra...
Is an anti-reflective coating applied to lenses worth the extra cost?
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism, commonly mistaken as stigmatism, is a vision disorder that causes objects to be blurry, both at distance and at near.
6 Signs You Have "Computer Vision"
If you spend a significant amount of time on a computer each day, it's wise to watch out for these symptoms of computer vision syndrome.
What Is Blepharitis and How Could I Get It?
Learn the definition of blepharitis.
Marijuana and Glaucoma
Learn about using marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma.
Vision 101 Quiz
Test your knowledge of basic vision.: quiz
Optic Neuritis
An overview of optic neuritis. Vision.
8 Facts About Diabetes
Eye disease associated with diabetes can cause blindness. Know the facts about diabetic eye disease to lower your risk of vision loss.
Optic Chiasm
Learn the definition of optic chiasm.
The 10 Worst Pieces of Advice for Contact Lens...
Do you wear contact lenses? Learn the top ten words of advice that you shouldn't hear from your eye doctor.
What Is a Confrontation Visual Field Test?
Learn what is involved in a confrontation visual field test.
Graves' Disease
Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism.
The Basics of Farsightedness
Symptoms and treatment of farsightedness, or hyperopia.
Polycarbonate Lenses
Learn about polycarbonate lenses.
Top 10 Signs Your Child Needs Vision Correction
Many children have undetected vision problems. Parents and teachers must watch for obvious signs that a child might need glasses.
The 3 Types of Blepharitis
Learn the different types of blepharitis.
All About Contact Lenses
Learn facts and tips about contact lenses. Find out if contact lenses are for you.
Eye Allergy Treatments
Learn the top treatments for annoying eye allergies.
What Is Ptosis?
Droopy eyelids is known as ptosis.
Vision Care Plans
Learn about various vision care plans.
Ocular Rosacea
Learn all about rosacea of the eye.
This Is How Smoking Affects Your Eyes
How does smoking affect your eyes? The effects of smoking on your eyes and vision may be significant.
Six Tests for Glaucoma
If diagnosed early enough, glaucoma can be properly managed to prevent major loss of vision. Here are six types of examinations used to help detect it.
Before You Have LASIK
Before you schedule LASIK eye surgery, find out what is involved and what could go wrong. LASIK eye surgery is a serious procedure that will affect the rest of your life.
Sjogren's Syndrome and Dry Eyes
Sjogren’s syndrome is a condition in which our own bodies immune system attacks our moisture producing glands.
Dry Macular Degeneration
Learn about dry macular degeneration.
What to Do If There's Blood in Your Eye
Hyphema refers to the presence of blood in the eye, usually caused by trauma.
Optomap Retinal Exam
Learn about the dilation-free eye exam, Optomap®.
Living With Astigmatism
Learn a few ways to help minimize unwanted symptoms associated with astigmatism.
Learn about trabeculectomy, a surgical treatment for glaucoma.
Learn What It Means to Have 20/20 Vision
The smallest line you can read on a chart is your visual acuity. Perfect visual acuity is written as 20/20.
Central Serous Retinopathy
Central serous retinopathy is a retinal condition that affects young to middle aged people with no other previous signs or symptoms of retinal disease.
Eye Examination Equipment
Equipment used in an eye examination.
Uncommon Dry Eye Treatments
Learn about not-so-common treatments for dry eye syndrome.
Plaquenil and Your Eyes
What you should know about your eyes if you take Plaquenil.
Ingredients Contained in Your Tears
(Hint: it's not just water.) Tears play an important role in keeping us healthy by keeping the surface of the eyeball clean, moist and lubricated.
Blepharitis Diagnosis
Learn about how eye doctors diagnose blepharitis.
Pupil Testing
Learn three types of pupil tests that eye doctors use.
Learn About Progressive Lenses
Learn the definition of progressive lens.

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