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What is Heterochromia?

June 10, 2019
Heterochromia is the medical term for when a person’s eyes are two different colors. Heterochromia is caused by the production and delivery of melanin to the iris, more specifically, melanin being concentrated, or not concentrated, in both irises differently, resulting in the eyes being two different colors.[…]

5 Potential Vision Changes During Pregnancy

June 06, 2019
Pregnancy can bring a lot of unexpected and unusual changes to your body, but can pregnancy affect your eyes? Yes![…]

What is Nystagmus?

June 03, 2019
Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive and uncontrollable movements. The result of this is impaired vision, depth perception, balance, and coordination. These eye movements can occur from side to side, up and down, and even in a circular motion.[…]

Can Your Eyes Change Color?

May 27, 2019
Have you ever caught a glimpse of your eye color in the mirror and wondered if they looked brighter than usual? Have you ever wondered if your eye color has the potential to change? As it turns out, this idea may not be as farfetched as it seems.[…]

Should You Wear Eye Protection While Mowing The Lawn?

May 23, 2019
Mowing can be a strenuous activity, and we can often forego safety precautions for what seems like a menial task.[…]

Beware of Exfoliating Scrubs and These Other Eye Scratchers

May 20, 2019
There are a ton of hygiene products on the market, with more being added every day. Most of these products take advantage of the advanced research and technology we have in the 21st century. But, be careful! There are a lot of products, parts, and chemicals used in common hygiene and beauty products that can be detrimental, and even […]

8 Architectural Wonders to See in Illinois

May 16, 2019
From bustling cities to serene forests, Illinois has a little bit of everything. Chicago, Springfield, and the smaller cities around central Illinois all feature prime examples of amazing architecture.[…]

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Eyes While Traveling

May 13, 2019
Whether it’s a grand trek across Europe or a monthly business trip, traveling can be an exciting experience. The last thing we usually consider when planning our getaway is how the different parts of our travel will affect our eyes.[…]

Celebrate Healthy Vision During National Women's Health Week

May 09, 2019
With National Women’s Health Week quickly approaching (May 12-18), now is the perfect time to talk about the importance of maintaining healthy eyesight. As we celebrate all the ways in which research has helped women’s health progress in recent years, it is good to pause and reflect on some of the many tips that ophthalmology research has […]

4 Cataracts Symptoms to Watch For

May 06, 2019
The clouding of the natural lens of your eye is known as a cataract. Cataracts are most commonly related to aging, and according to the National Eye Institute, more than half of Americans will have developed a cataract or have had cataract surgery by the age of 80. But how do you know if you are at risk of developing cataracts?[…]