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The Science Behind Your Eye Color

Human eye color has always been fascinating and mysterious. Babies are usually born with blue eyes. Those mostly change within the first three years to other colors. Some people have different colored eyes; they were celebrated back in July with “Different Colored Eyes Day.” Some emotions can cause the color of the eyes to change, […]


Why People See Things That Aren’t There

You’ve seen the news stories — a woman in Kentucky sees the image of Jesus in her Velveeta, the Lock Ness Monster shows his head in Scotland, or an ad has some sinister image in the background. The most recent case came over the first weekend of August where people saw a living crab on… […]


Contact Lenses

Three Contact Lens Habits That You Should Stop Doing ASAP

Did you know that it was Leonardo Da Vinci who conceptualized the idea of contact lenses back in 1508? Fast forward to today, contact lenses are an indispensable tool for millions of people. At Mountain View Medical Center, many of our customers lover their contact lenses, but they make some serious mistakes when wearing and […]


Laser Eye Treatment

Using a Laser to Fight Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is defined as damage to the blood vessels of the retina, the layer at the back of the eyeball containing cells that are sensitive to light and that trigger nerve impulses that pass through the optic nerve to the brain, which then creates a visual image for the viewer. Diabetes, both type 1 and […]


Age-Related Eye Conditions

Changes in Your Eyes Begin at 40

You’ve heard the adage, “Life begins at 40.” But for your eyes, 40 is the time when various conditions and eye health issues begin to show themselves. Fortunately, advances in technology are allowing us to prevent, or at least lessen the severity, of these conditions. The following age-related changes generally occur after 40: Presbyopia – […]


Quick Guide to Eye Protection at Swimming Pools

The warm, long days of summer are here! From the shore to lakes to swimming pools, everyone is heading to the water to cool off. Aside from regular use of sunscreen, the Mountain View Medical Center team reminds everyone to keep their eyes protected while enjoying the cooling and relaxing benefits of being in the […]


Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a collective term for eye conditions or complications that affect diabetics. It may include cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, not everyone with diabetes will develop the aforementioned complications. If you’re diabetic or have problems with your blood sugar levels, the following steps will help reduce your risk of diabetic eye […]


What Your Eye Health Says About Your General Health

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they’re also windows into other health issues in your body. At Mountain View Medical Center, it’s not uncommon for us to detect certain irregularities in the eyes and alert the patient to the possibility of an existing health issue like hypertension, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. […]


What You Really Need to Know About Eyelid Twitches

Involuntary eyelid twitching is something that we all experience at one point. However, frequent episodes of twitching should be a cause for concern because there might be something more to the twitches than meets the eye. Most of the time, eyelid twitches are not serious. However, figuring out the underlying cause is crucial in coming […]


Glaucoma Information for Everyone

Glaucoma is an eye disorder that people hear a lot about but know very little about at the same time. It’s a treatable and controllable disease that can afflict anyone. It usually happens when the pressure in the eye increases due to a low volume of eye fluid. The eyeball needs to be covered by […]


 
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