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7 Signs You May Have Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that typically develops as you age. They occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision to become blurry or hazy. While cataracts are usually associated with older adults, they can affect people of all ages. Keep reading to learn seven signs that may indicate you… Read More

Can Eye Doctors Detect Dry Eye During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can occur when the eyes don’t produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to discomfort, irritation, and even vision problems. Although dry eye syndrome can be detected during a comprehensive eye examination, sometimes additional testing is needed… Read More

How Often Should I Take My Kids to the Eye Doctor?

As a parent, you want to support all aspects of your children’s health, including the health of their eyes. Most vision issues in kids can be successfully treated if identified early on through comprehensive eye exams. Knowing when you should start taking your child to routine eye care appointments and how often to have their… Read More

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

I’m sure at some point you’ve felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or… Read More

What Causes Double Vision?

Are you seeing double? Experiencing brief double vision when you are tired or sick is common, but consistent double vision is not normal and can indicate a range of underlying eye conditions or health issues. At Blaine Eye Clinic, we are committed to not only correcting vision problems but identifying the root cause of symptoms…. Read More

What is a Diabetic Eye Health Exam?

If you are one of the many people all over the world with diabetes, regular diabetic eye exams are crucial for protecting your vision and overall health. High blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye, leading to diabetic retinopathy and other complications… Read More

What is Myopia Control and Why is it Important?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common vision conditions around the world. Many people with myopia require visual aids daily in order to see the world clearly and perform their daily tasks. Keep reading to learn more about managing myopia and maintaining clear, healthy vision long-term! What is Myopia? Myopia, also known as… Read More

8 Things Your Eye Doctor Wishes You Knew Before Your Next Exam

Eye exams play a crucial role in maintaining the health of your eyes and the clarity of your vision. Every time you visit your eye doctor for an exam, you are helping to ensure that your eyes are healthy and not at risk for any eye conditions that could potentially cause harm to your vision…. Read More

Dry Eyes Aren’t Seasonal and Here’s Why

If you’ve ever experienced the discomfort of dry eyes, you know how bothersome and persistent it can be. Many individuals mistakenly believe that dry eyes are only a seasonal nuisance, but in reality, this common condition can affect anyone throughout the year. Understanding the underlying causes of dry eyes is key to finding relief and… Read More

Does Pink Eye Treatment Work?

Pink eye is a very common eye condition that can happen to anyone, but it’s more common in kids. One of the reasons why pink eye spreads so easily is because it’s highly contagious. That means it can easily pass from person to person, especially if they touch a surface that an infected person has… Read More