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Is It Ripe? 3 Myths About Cataracts.

When it comes to your health, it pays to have the facts. Myths just create fear and contribute to poor decision making. Here are 5 myths about cataracts and their accompanying realities. Use these facts to help you make the best choices for your health. Myth #1 A cataract needs to be ripe before you… Read More


Macular Degeneration – What Can You Do to Help Stop It?

All of us have one thing in common. As time passes, we age and one of the areas that begins to deteriorate as we grow older is our eyes. One of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). In this condition , the retina becomes blocked by debris, which… Read More


Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune disorder that impacts the tissues of the eyes and the eyelids. Like other autoimmune disorders, thyroid eye disease cause the body to attack itself. In this disease, there is an adverse reaction that occurs between the fatty tissues of the eye and the white blood cells known as lymphocytes…. Read More


What Is Glaucoma?

What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye condition that can be caused by increased pressure from the fluid inside the eye. This pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve. In a healthy eye, this fluid flows out of the eye through a mesh-like path. If this path is blocked, or does not allow good… Read More


A Kaleidoscope of Information on Ocular Migraines

Visual disturbances with migraine headaches are quite common. Auras that precede or occur at the same time as migraine headaches can include visual symptoms that include flashes of light, blind or shimmering spots, kaleidoscope or zigzag patterns in your field of vision. However, some people experience these visual disturbances without the pain of a migraine… Read More


Trouble Driving at Night?

Why is night driving so difficult for so many people? One obvious answer is darkness. Since your ability to perceive and judge distance is severely impaired at night – the human eye requires light to see – night driving can be quite challenging. An estimated 90 % of all driver decisions are made based on… Read More


Allergies vs. Dry Eyes – Which Drops Treat What?

If your eyes are red and irritated it can be a little overwhelming at the pharmacy trying to determine which of the many over the counter eyedrops available are right for you. Dry eyes and eye allergies are common conditions that are sometimes mistaken for one another. This is largely due to similarity in symptoms,… Read More


Are Your Eyes More Tired Than Terrific?

Ptosis refers to drooping of an upper eyelid of one or both eyes. The droop may be barely noticeable, or the lid can descend over the entire pupil. Often patients choose to correct ptosis for cosmetic reasons, however in most cases, the drooping upper eyelid results in a reduction in the field of vision. Sometimes… Read More


Systemic Diseases and Your Eyes

Systemic diseases are disease that involve many organs or the whole body. Many of these diseases also affect the eyes. In fact, an eye exam sometimes leads to the first diagnosis of a systemic disease. Being that the eye is composed of many different types of tissue, this makes the eye susceptible to many varieties… Read More


All-Laser LASIK

With the Intralase laser, Dr.Shanbom, is able to make a smaller and more precise incision into the cornea than available in standard LASIK. This advanced technology puts unprecedented control in the surgeon’s hands, and even allows him to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient. This advanced form of LASIK eye surgery uses two… Read More