Category: Featured Articles

Dry Eye Disease

There are nearly 30 million people in the United States and over 300 million worldwide who have been diagnosed with dry eye disease. Most of these patients have learned to live with eye discomfort and have become dependent on remedies that only provide temporary relief. At Associated Eye Care, we take pride in helping patients… Read More


Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

The cornea focuses light on the retina to provide clear vision. A smooth, regular shape is critical for the cornea to focus light effectively. Keratoconus and other diseases make the cornea thinner and weaker, causing it to bulge into an irregular shape. This interferes with its ability to properly focus light. These conditions often worsen… Read More


“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”: Toy Safety

In the 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story, 9-year-old Ralphie only has one thing on his mind: opening up a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model air rifle on Christmas morning. His mother, teacher, and even the Santa Claus at the department store all give him the same warning: “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”… Read More


Laser Vision Correction 101

The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which helps focus light to provide a clear visual image. The idea of correcting spectacle prescription through reshaping of the cornea was first proposed in 1949. Early efforts to manually reshape the cornea were attempted around that time, but yielded inconsistent results. Excimer lasers… Read More


Fact or Fiction: Is Eating Carrots Good for Your Eyes?

“Is eating carrots good for your eyes?” This question dates back to World War II, when carrots became associated with improved night vision. A British fighter pilot named John “Cats’ Eyes” Cunningham claimed his expert night flying was due to the carrots he was eating. This inspired many British people to start growing and eating… Read More


Sports Safety: Preventing Sports Related Eye Injuries

Trauma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss in adults and children in the United States. Although most adults have trauma through work-related injuries, eye trauma in children usually occurs while playing sports. Over the last few decades, improvements in equipment have decreased the incidence of sports- related trauma in children significantly. One great… Read More


Sjogren’s Syndrome: More Than Meets The “Eye”

Since Dr. Henrik Sjögren first identified and named the disease in 1933, it has been proven to affect virtually every racial and ethnic group. Awareness in regards to Sjogren’s syndrome is still lacking and increasing professional awareness is needed to help advance new diagnoses and treatment possibilities.  Sjogren’s syndrome is a disorder of the immune… Read More


How You Can Prevent Irreversible Vision Loss

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Although it is more prevalent in adults, it can occur at any age. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is vital to good vision. While an abnormally high pressure in your eye is one of… Read More


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