Contact lenses may look like simple pieces of plastic, but actually, they are medical devices. As medical devices, they require a prescription, even when not used for vision correction. It is essential to care for your contact lenses properly to prevent eye infections and other adverse reactions. It is also important to adhere to the… Read More
Children require clear and comfortable vision to be successful in school and extracurricular activities. They use their eyes for everything from reading, writing, throwing a ball, using computers, and watching TV. As children advance in school, the demand for clear vision increases because they spend more time reading and learning. Thus, any vision problems should… Read More
When we think of Summer, images of beaches, theme parks, and outdoor sports and activities come to mind. While getting out of the house and doing things outside is generally considered healthy, there are risks involved, one of which is exposure to the dreaded UV light.
Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which cause cloudy, blurry, or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida joins with the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing information everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.
Once in a while, a patient will tell me that a previous doctor told them they had “granulated eyelids.” What does that mean? What they are describing is a medical condition called blepharitis. Most of the time, blepharitis is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria that normally lives on our skin. The bacteria are there continually,… Read More