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Can Macular Degeneration Be Prevented?

Macular degeneration, a condition that blurs central vision, has no cure and limited treatments. But there are ways to reduce your risk of developing the condition or to recognize it early, when treatments can best help to slow its progression.

Jul 1st, 2022
I'm Young and I Have Cataracts: Is Surgery My Only Option?

The lenses of your eyes are normally clear. Whether due to injury or the passing of time, this clear tissue can start to cloud for some people, a condition called cataracts. Slow to develop, cataracts have treatment options before surgery is needed.

Jun 1st, 2022
I Have Keratoconus: Can I Still Wear Contact Lenses?

Your cornea — the clear dome at the front of your eye — can thin and change shape, a condition called keratoconus. Depending on the stage of its progression, you may be able to wear contact lenses for both vision correction and condition treatment.

Apr 1st, 2022
When Does an Eye Issue Need an Urgent Care Visit?

Any situation that affects your vision and eyes can be unsettling. After all, you count on your eyesight to get you through each day. Recognizing when eye problems need urgent attention may be easier than you think.

Mar 7th, 2022
The Link Between Dry Eyes and Rosacea

Many people recognize rosacea as a skin condition of the face, resulting in mottled, reddish skin tone and the appearance of spider veins. Fewer people are aware that rosacea can affect your eyes, and it’s sometimes the first symptom of the disease.

Feb 1st, 2022
My Eyes Are Pink and Swollen: What Should I Do?

When your eyes become pink and swollen, you most likely have conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye. Often, pink eye will pass within 10 days with simple home care. Here’s what you need to know.

Dec 1st, 2021
Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip an Eye Exam

Life is hectic. Plans change between booking an appointment and the day of the event. When it’s a routine eye checkup, you could be tempted to postpone, since there’s never been a problem before. As you get older, you could be asking for trouble.

Oct 1st, 2021
Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

You may expect your eyesight to fall off as you get older, but when you only notice problems with your central vision, it might be macular degeneration. Early detection can help you avoid losing important parts of your eyesight.

Sep 1st, 2021
When Should You Be Concerned About Floaters?

You’ve likely noticed eye floaters when looking up at a clear blue sky, little specks within your field of vision that scoot away when you try to focus on them. In most cases, floaters are harmless, and only rarely do they cause concern.

Aug 2nd, 2021
Contacts Versus Glasses: Which Are Right for You?

Choosing between contact lenses and eyeglasses typically comes down to personal preference. Each form of vision correction has its pros and cons, and it’s up to you to weigh these against your lifestyle and convenience.

Jul 11th, 2021
My Eyes Are Always Bloodshot: Can You Help?

There are plenty of reasons why you might have occasional red eyes, but when it’s a daily occurrence, it can be more concerning. In most cases, there’s a simple explanation and solution, but sometimes you’ll need further treatment.

Jun 9th, 2021
May is Healthy Vision Month

What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. While these are one of the exams we may often let fall by the wayside, they are extremely important to maintain our eye health. Comprehensive eye exams serve

May 24th, 2021
When to Consider Urgent Care for Your Eyes

A sudden injury to your eye is an event that obviously needs medical attention, but it’s not the only time that your eyes may need urgent care. Some seemingly harmless symptoms may be pointing to serious eye problems that could threaten your sight.

May 4th, 2021
Understanding the Different Causes of Dry Eye

A common problem, particularly among older Americans, dry eye isn’t serious, but it can be very uncomfortable and disruptive. While the condition doesn’t have a single cause, it has many symptoms — despite its name, sometimes it’s not even dry.

Mar 10th, 2021
How Is Keratoconus Treated?

Your corneas are dome-shaped clear tissue over the front of your eye. In rare cases these eye components take on a conical shape, causing blurred vision that typically gets worse with time unless you begin treatment to correct keratoconus.

Feb 10th, 2021
How Diabetes Impacts Eyes and Vision

If you’re new to the world of elevated blood sugar, you may be surprised when your doctor recommends an eye exam. But diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for adults. Here’s what you need to know about diabetes and your vision.

Jan 1st, 2021
What You Need to Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a common vision issue that’s often related to aging. While you can develop cataracts as a side effect of an injury or eye condition, they most frequently occur as a result of getting older. Here’s what you should know about cataracts.

Dec 1st, 2020
Why Are My Eyes Staying Red?

Virtually everyone experiences red eyes at some point in their lives. It’s a natural response to allergies, irritation, or simply overuse. It’s generally not a cause for concern — unless the redness lingers for more than a few days.

Nov 20th, 2020
Finding the Right Specialty Contact Lenses

Choosing the right contact lenses isn’t so simple, and that’s a good thing because it means you can customize your lenses to your needs. Learn why getting proper medical guidance is critical, as well as the many options you have for optimal vision.

Oct 1st, 2020
Tips for Contact Use When You Have Seasonal Allergies

With proper eye care and lens maintenance, you can continue to wear contact lenses even if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Find out how to prevent common problems that torment contact wearers during allergy flare-ups.

Sep 6th, 2020
3 Potential Causes of Lumps on Your Eyelids

Not sure what’s causing that lump or bump on your eyelid? There could be a few causes — read on to find out which of the three potential causes is most likely in your case and how to lower your risk of getting them.

Aug 14th, 2020
Am I a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

Imagine how much easier your life would be without having to wear eyeglasses or contacts just to complete your daily activities. See whether you’re a good candidate for life-changing LASIK surgery.

Jul 15th, 2020
5 Tips for Transitioning From Glasses to Contacts

If you wear glasses every day, the idea of switching to contacts can seem challenging. But having both contacts and glasses can give you the flexibility to wear whatever suits your day. These tips can make your transition to contacts easier.

Jun 18th, 2020
Determining the Best Sunglasses for Your Eye Health

You may spend a lot of time trying on different pairs of sunglasses to find the ones that fit your look. But you shouldn’t limit your search to just style. The best sunglasses not only look good, but protect your eyes, too.

May 18th, 2020
Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome

Computers, smartphones, and tablets make it easier for you to stay connected. However, spending too much time staring at digital screens may increase your risk of computer vision syndrome. Take these steps to prevent it.

Apr 14th, 2020
5 Tips to Avoid Contact Lens Related Eye Infections

Contact lenses are convenient but must be cared for correctly. Many contact lens wearers admit to at least one practice that increases the risk of developing an eye infection. A few easy tips may help prevent contact lens-related eye infection.

Mar 13th, 2020
How to Choose the Most Flattering Frames for Your Face

When it’s time to choose new eyeglasses, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the versatile range of options. With years of experience in fitting patients with attractive frames, we know a few tips and trade secrets to help narrow down your frame choices.

Feb 29th, 2020
Do You Know the Risk Factors For Developing Glaucoma?

You may have heard of glaucoma, but do you know what might increase your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition? Learn more about the causes and effects of glaucoma, and take steps now to protect your vision.

Jan 15th, 2020
Say Goodbye to Winter Dry Eye With Our Advanced Treatments

If you don’t have dry eyes, winter is likely to trigger the problem. And if you already struggle with dry eyes, winter can exacerbate your symptoms. As a Dry Eye Center of Excellence, we have the treatments you need to get dry eye relief.

Dec 6th, 2019
Low Vision Care & Vision Aids

Having Low Vision means being visually impaired and usually refers to a visual condition that cannot be fully corrected by conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Aug 1st, 2019
What are Cataracts?

The medical term “cataract” derives from the feeling that you are looking through a waterfall.

Sep 4th, 2018
Age-Related Macular Degeneration

An eye health issue that has become more common since the baby boomer generation reached their 60s, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a hot topic these days.

Aug 5th, 2018
Causes of Dry Eye

The main causes of dry eye stem from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Evaporative Dry Eye (EDE), Aqueous Deficiency and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Dry Eyes Demystified

Having practiced in Santa Fe for over thirty years, the doctors at Accent Vision Specialists have made dry eye diagnosis and treatment a major focus of their practice.

Sep 4th, 2017
Do I have Dry Eye Syndrome?

When dry eyes persist and cause problems with vision or comfort, you may have Dry Eye Syndrome, which is diagnosed by your eye care physician.

Sep 4th, 2015
Is your child nearsighted?

Myopia, or being nearsighted, is now found in over 40% of the US population and causes blur of objects far away.

Sep 4th, 2014
Amniotic Membrane Placement

In cases of severe, unresponsive dry eye or a non-healing defect on the corneal surface, the temporary placement of either a wet or dry amniotic membrane over the cornea may help solve the problem.

May 5th, 2014