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What Is Pink Eye?

What is Pink Eye?  Pink Eye, or Conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye ailments. It is very contagious, and should be treated as quickly as possible to avoid spreading. In this blog, we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of pink eye, and when you should seek treatment from a doctor.  Types of Pink […]


What Is Pterygium?

Pterygium (pronounced tur-idj-ee-um) is a fleshy, non-cancerous growth that affects the conjunctiva and sometimes the cornea of the eye. It is also known as Surfer’s Eye. In this blog, we’ll discuss the causes, risk factors, and treatments for this condition.  How do I know if I have pterygium? Symptoms of pterygium can range in severity. […]


What Are Polarized Lenses?

What are polarized lenses? Polarized sunglasses are a great way to keep your eyes safe and enhance your vision. In this blog, we’ll take an in depth look at how polarized lenses work, and why they are an essential upgrade to any sunglasses purchase.  What are polarized lenses? Polarized lenses are a type of tinted […]


Women’s Eye Health

Women’s Eye Health According to womenseyehealth.org, women account for more than two-thirds of the world’s population of blind and visually impaired persons. In this blog, we’ll discuss eye conditions that predominantly affect women, and the steps that you or the women in your life can take to stay healthy.  Common eye diseases Women are at […]


Protect Your Eyes While Staying Active

Protect Your Eyes While Staying Active April is Sports Eye Safety Month! Alaskans love to stay active. Whether snow machining, cross country skiing, hunting, or hiking, you’ll find them outside enjoying everything the state has to offer. Playing sports and getting outside are great ways to stay healthy, but it is important to make sure […]


Is Dilating My Eyes Necessary?

Is Dilating My Eyes Necessary?  If you have read any of our previous blogs, you probably know that visiting your eye doctor for an annual eye exam is an essential step towards keeping your eyes and vision healthy. You may also know that during this exam your eyes will be dilated. While dilation is not […]


Eye Care FAQ’s

Eye Care FAQ’s As eye care professionals, we love educating people about their eyes. We hear a lot of the same questions from our patients, so this week we’re giving you answers to the most frequently eye care questions.  What does 20/20 mean? 20/20 is a measurement of visual acuity or visual clarity. When a […]


What Are Eye Floaters?

What Are Eye Floaters? Floaters are a common condition that most people experience at some point in life. They are generally harmless, and in most cases can be ignored, however the presence of floaters can sometimes indicate a serious eye problem.  What are floaters? Floaters are small dots or strings that seem to “float” around […]


Eye Care in Alaska

Alaskans are unique in every sense of the word. They thrive in an environment that is often harsh and unforgiving. Alaska’s distinctive climate creates many opportunities and challenges. Among those challenges are the unique eye care needs of Alaskans. In this blog, we’ll discuss how Alaska’s climate and geography affect our vision and eye health.  […]


Pregnancy and Your Eyes

Pregnancy and Your Eyes Pregnancy brings so many exciting changes to a woman’s life, many of them physical. You expect your body to change while you are pregnant, but you may not realize that being pregnant can affect your eyes. In this blog, we’ll discuss common pregnancy related changes to your eyes and vision. Blurry […]


 
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Eye Care FAQ’s Part 2

Eye Care FAQ’s Part 2 Does wearing glasses make my eyes weaker? No. Glasses work by bending light rays as they enter your eye. They do not change how your eyes work. When you wear your glasses, they bring light ...Read More »

Winter Eye Care

Winter Eye Care Fairbanksans experience some of the coldest winter weather in the country. Cold winter air can take a toll on our bodies, and it is especially hard on our eyes. In this blog, we’ll discuss how winter weather ...Read More »

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