Monthly Archives: July 2020

Discussing Convergence Insufficiency

What is convergence insufficiency (CI)? Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a condition in which a person’s eyes have a tendency to drift outward when looking at objects at near distances, and their ability to converge (rotate the eyes towards each other) is inadequate.  People with CI may have symptoms when trying to perform near-based activities such… Read More

How Damaging Is The Sun To Our Eyes?

Have you ever thought about why you’re told to wear sunglasses when outdoors? It all comes down to UV protection. When you’re in the midst of too much UV light (found in sunlight), your eyes can get sunburned or even lead to serious eye conditions. Sunburned eyes leads to what is known as photokeratitis. Working and spending time… Read More

Coronavirus: How Our Eyes Play a Role in its Spread

Our eyes play an important role in the spread and also the prevention of the new coronavirus outbreak threatening a number of countries, including the United States. To reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends protective eyewear, among… Read More

Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician

Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to… Read More

Battling Dry Eyes During Winter

With outdoor temperature dropping significantly during winter, the air also cools down, resulting in less humidity compared to the rest of the year. During winter, cold winds blowing outside are dehydrating for our eyes as well as our skin, both of which need adequate moisture to stay healthy. For our eyes, exposure to cold, dry… Read More

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