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Ultraviolet: the Effects of the Sun on Your Eyes

Fifteen-plus hours of daylight today in this second full week of summer with temperatures tip thermometers near ninety degrees means your body is taking a beating out there, and that includes your eyes! …


Unicorns, Dolphins, and Oval-shaped Specks

Floaters shaped like unicorns, or adorned with armrests and cup holders – GOOD. Floaters that appear as small black or gray spots drifting through your vision – BAD! Well, let’s just say not as good, but…


Are Eye Infections Contagious? Should you wear an eye patch like you’re wearing a face mask!?

Infectious vs. Contagious Here’s an interesting little bit of medical jargon trivia, infectious diseases are caused by germs, both bacteria and viruses. Some, but not all, infectious diseases can be spread…


Even Rock Stars Get Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? The official definition defines glaucoma as “a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve.” Conventionally, of course, most people think of glaucoma as a single eye disease…


Astigmatism Defined Using Sports Analogies

What is Astigmatism? Fun fact: In an ideal world, your eye is almost perfectly round, and the lens right at the front of it, the cornea, that’s perfectly rounded, too, like the outside edge of a ball.…


LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Know and How to Decide

What is LASIK? LASIK is shorthand for laser in-situ keratomileusis. It is a remarkably safe, outpatient refractive laser eye surgery that changes the shape of the cornea in your eye to correct common…


Tis’ the Season: BOE Gift Certificates for the Holidays

2020 HAS BEEN A DOOZY! We’ve all been scrambling for months to figure out new and innovative ways to do the things we used to simply take for granted. We’re climbing the walls as we stay safe and stay…


Trick or Treat – Pumpkins Are a Treat for Your Vision!

When you’re slicing those sinister slits for your jack-o-lanterns eyes, and carving those carnivorous teeth, chew on this for a minute: pumpkins are considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…


Centervue® - DRSplus Retinal Imaging

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke There are technologies in the 21st century that open our eyes to worlds we have never truly seen, connecting…


Foggy Glasses and Face Masks: Fixing the Problem

We didn’t ask for it, and we’re not yet entirely used to it, but for the foreseeable future it seems, face masks are a necessary part of our everyday attire. Every one of us is wearing our face masks as…