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Say Goodbye to Winter Dry Eye With Our Advanced Treatments Dec 6th, 2019

Winter creates a perfect environment for dry eyes. Between cold wind, low humidity, and warm air blowing into your rooms at home, your risk of developing dry eye skyrockets in the wintertime. And if you already struggle with dry eyes, chances are your symptoms will get worse in winter. As...

Have Diabetes? Follow These 5 Steps to Help Prevent Vision Problems Nov 1st, 2019

Diabetes is a group of conditions — including Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes — in which your body either does not make enough insulin or does not use insulin the right way. Diabetes is a common condition that affects as many as 422 million individuals across the globe,...

What Causes Flashers and Floaters and What Can Be Done About Them Oct 1st, 2019

Have you seen something drifting across your eyes? Or have you experienced flashes in your eyes that closely resemble a camera flash? If so, you may have experienced either a floater, flashes or both. While floaters or flashes may turn out to be harmless, you should be aware of the...

The Importance of Having Regular Eye Exams Even If You Have Perfect Vision Sep 4th, 2019

If you have 20/20 vision, you might think you don't need to have eye exams — they're just for people who need glasses, right? In reality, that isn't the case. Routine eye exams are a critical preventive health service, just like your annual checkup with your primary care provider.  Why...

Low Vision Care & Vision Aids Aug 1st, 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. Conditions that can cause low vision include: trauma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal detachment and retinitis pigmentosa. Fortunately,...

What are Cataracts? Sep 4th, 2018

What are Cataracts? The medical term “cataract” derives from the feeling that you are looking through a waterfall. In outdated common language, a cataract was a waterfall. Think of Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River in Utah, known for its many waterfalls. A clouding of the eye’s own internal crystalline...

What causes ‘Pink Eye’ or red eyes? Sep 4th, 2018

What causes ‘Pink Eye’ or red eyes? Conjunctivitis is a common condition resulting in red eyes or ‘Pink Eye.’ While most people associate conjunctivitis with an eye infection, it can also be due to toxins, blunt injury, dryness, allergies, UV radiation, embedded foreign objects and environmental conditions. A focal dark...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Aug 5th, 2018

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. The macula, or central retina, is responsible for our central vision and important for reading, driving and seeing anything straight ahead. Aging is...

Eyelid Lumps, Bumps & Mites – Oh My! Aug 4th, 2018

Eyelid Lumps, Bumps & Mites – Oh My! Do you have lumps or bumps on your eyelid? Did you know that tiny mites living in eyelash follicles could be causing inflammation in your eyes? Don’t be alarmed, these are somewhat common occurrences, and Accent Vision Specialists are here to help!...

Can’t wear contacts? These could be perfect for you! May 5th, 2018

Can’t wear contacts? These could be perfect for you! Contact lens research and development has made progress by leaps and bounds in designing lenses that are comfortable and provide even clearer vision than the choices of the past. For those who have had a hard time wearing contacts or have...

Causes of Dry Eye Apr 3rd, 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. To learn more about each of these and how they relate to Dry Eye Syndrome, please keep reading for a thorough description below. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction...

Dry Eyes Demystified Sep 4th, 2017

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. The changing climate, aging of the population and ever more common digital device use have drastically increased the incidence of this ocular...

Do I have Dry Eye Syndrome? Sep 4th, 2015

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. Dry Eye Syndrome is a chronic and progressive disorder without a cure…but it can be successfully managed and controlled....

Is your child nearsighted? Sep 4th, 2014

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. Many more children and young adults are developing myopia due to less outdoor play, more computer work and constant smart phone use. Also, having one...

Glaucoma: Latest management and treatment options Sep 4th, 2014

Glaucoma: Latest management and treatment options New developments in the treatment of glaucoma provide even more options for managing and living with this eye disease. Here are some of the latest treatment options to be aware of and consider. Glaucoma Just about everyone knows that glaucoma is an eye disease,...

Amniotic Membrane Placement May 5th, 2014

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. Taken and processed after a full-term delivery, this material has tissue growth factors and anti-inflammatory components...