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Alcohol Linked to Increased Risk of Dry Eye

While a headache is a sign you may have indulged too much the night before, a recent study shows that your eyes can be affected, as well, if you frequently experience extreme eye dryness. A 2012 study by researchers at the Hallym University College of Medicine found that alcohol can significantly worsen symptoms of dry […]


Glaucoma Warning Signs: What You Need to Know

Did you know that glaucoma is also referred to as the silent thief of sight? It’s called that because glaucoma stealthily damages the eyes without the person noticing that there’s something wrong with his or her vision. Glaucoma has been around for ages but no one has pinpointed its exact cause. Glaucoma primarily affects the […]


Three Unfounded Laser Eye Surgery Fears Explained

It’s not unusual to be anxious every time you’re about to undergo surgery. At the Mountain View Medical Center, we reassure patients who are about to undergo laser eye surgery that their fears and apprehension about the procedure are simply unfounded. Let’s explain those misperceptions. Fear of going blind Most people perceive laser technology as […]


Protecting Your Child from Digital Eye Damage

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is not just happening among adults who spend most of their day in front of the computer. At the Mountain View Medical Center, we have noticed an increasing trend of parents seeking our services because their children are experiencing symptoms of CVS such as headache, fatigue, back pain, eye strain, and […]


Dry Eyes and Your Contact Lenses

It’s not uncommon for contact lens wearers to complain about chronic eye dryness. In fact, eye dryness is one of the reasons why many forgo contact lenses altogether and resume wearing their trusty pair of eyeglasses. Contact lenses continuously draw moisture from the eyes to keep themselves hydrated. This is the rationale behind the need […]


Is Presbyopia a Disease?

Presbyopia, otherwise known as the inability of the eye to make fine adjustments, is often mistaken as either myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). Presbyopia is entirely different from being nearsighted or farsighted but may occur alongside those refractive errors. It is important to note that presbyopia is not a disease but simply a part of […]


Quick Guide to Preventing Eye Injuries at Home

Roughly half of eye injuries happen at home — the garage and backyard as the most common areas for eye injury. Here’s a quick guide to help reduce eye injury risk at home: The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that each household have at least one pair of protective eyewear that has passed the ANSI […]


Cataract Surgery – Does it hurt?

Cataracts are a common vision problem that can occur in both eyes at the same time. It is a clouding of vision that makes it impossible for the person to view objects clearly at night. Glare intensifies, as well. Cataracts also diminish vision quality and make it hard for the patient to identify faces. Old […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Is It Treatable?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem that targets the retina of the patient. The blood vessels present in the retina swell and start leaking fluid. This disturbs the vision of the patient and, if the problem is not treated, can lead to blindness. It is a common problem in adults. Diabetes type 1 and type […]


Three Simple Yet Frequently Overlooked Ways to Protect the Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most sensitive and delicate organs of the body, yet we take them for granted. The increasing number of people who are experiencing vision problems early in life is proof of this. Can you imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t see as clearly as you can now? […]


 
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