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Can Astigmatism Get Worse? Understanding Changes and Management

Can astigmatism get worse? The short answer is yes, it can change over time. These changes might depend on various factors, including age, health conditions, or even injuries to the eye. Understanding the nuances of astigmatism is essential for effective management and treatment. Astigmatism is a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide, […]

Visionary Eye Doctors Announces Groundbreaking Patient-Centered Research on Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Visionary Eye Doctors is excited to announce the successful completion of a groundbreaking study led by our very own Dr. Sandra Cremers, focusing on Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This study, supported by a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant, has developed a comprehensive research roadmap aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment […]

Summer Fun and Eye Health Safety

Summer is a season filled with vibrant outdoor activities, from beach outings to long, sunlit walks. However, amidst all the fun, it’s crucial to consider eye health safety to ensure the season remains enjoyable without any mishaps. If you find yourself with sunscreen in your eyes, follow these quick steps for relief: Remove Contact Lenses: […]

Exploring the Connection Between Dry Eyes and Headaches

Dry eyes and headaches often surface together, leading many to wonder if one causes the other. It’s not uncommon for individuals to experience the discomfort of dry, scratchy eyes followed by the onset of a headache later in the day. Could a physiological link between these common conditions explain their frequent co-occurrence? Exploring how dry […]

Can You Have LASIK Twice? LASIK Logistics and Considerations

LASIK has transformed how we address common eye issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Suffering from vision problems can limit your lifestyle and LASIK offers a practical, safe solution that can free you from the endless cycle of updated corrective lenses or difficulties presented by contact lenses. But what else do you need to know […]

Understanding the Initial Sign of Cataracts

With age, sometimes, comes vision loss. Issues like blurred sight, cloudy vision, and light sensitivity can interfere with your daily activities and significantly affect your quality of life. These are often the first signs of cataracts, a common eye condition that affects millions of people around the world.  A cataract develops when the eye’s natural […]

Glaucoma and Genetics: Understanding Your Risk

Glaucoma can affect anyone, but having a family member with the condition elevates your risk. Additionally, genetics play a crucial role in the onset of certain glaucoma types that occur before the age of 40. Glaucoma is a serious eye condition primarily known for its potential to cause loss of vision. It arises due to […]

Do Night Driving Glasses Work

Night driving can be a demanding task, with trailing headlight glare, oncoming traffic, and limited light posing significant challenges. One solution that has been marketed for these issues is night driving glasses. These are special glasses, often featuring distinctive yellow lenses, that claim to reduce glare and improve contrast, making it easier to see when […]