Q: What are the common symptoms of OCULAR allergies?
A: Excessive tearing, frequent eye rubbing, constant irritation especially in the corners of your eyes closest to the nose, lid swelling or puffy eyes, and red or pink eyes are some of the most common ocular allergy symptoms.
Q: What are cataracts and how can they be treated?
A: Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye. They are common with age, certain medications and medical conditions. Patients usually feel like they are looking through a dirty window, cannot see colors the way they used to or have increased difficulty with glare. Currently, the treatment is surgery to remove the cloudy lens. Stay tuned for medical advances in cataract treatment in the future!
Q: Do you recommend certain contact lenses for sensitive eyes?
A: Some people’s eyes do not react well to specific lens materials. Since they don’t need to withstand long-lasting wear, daily lenses generally differ from monthlies with regard to the materials, water content and oxygen permeability. A particular lens composition may be more or less comfortable for your eyes, and what feels good for one contact lens wearer may be uncomfortable for another. We’ll evaluate your vision condition with an eye exam, to recommend the best materials for your comfortable vision.