Happy 2023! Have you set your resolutions for the New Year? Make sure to add “having my eyes checked” to the top of your list, even if you think you are seeing clearly! January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of annual eye exams. Glaucoma, Read more »
How do I treat allergies in my eyes?
‘Tis the season! How to handle ocular allergies Are you one of the many seasonal allergy sufferers in Louisiana? Seasonal allergies can bring along not only coughing and sneezing, but also red, itchy, and watery eyes. You may treat your allergies with oral antihistamines, nasal sprays or allergy shots, but did you know there are Read more »
How can I slow my child’s myopia?
Myopia Management Therapy In our previous post we discussed myopia, the term for having a nearsighted prescription. Not only does myopia make distance vision blurry, it also increases the risk of developing certain ocular conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachments. Today, we’re going to talk about how to manage childhood myopia to limit Read more »
What is Myopia or Nearsightedness?
What is Myopia? “I can see up close without my glasses but I need them to see far away. Does this mean I am nearsighted or farsighted?” We hear this all the time and know it can be confusing! Being nearsighted means you have a hard time seeing far away without correction. Being farsighted means Read more »
Why are Retinal Photos Important?
We are very excited to announce that Mitchell Family Eye Care is now offering retinal photography for every patient at their annual exam! This new technology allows our doctors to more effectively examine your ocular health, monitor for changes, and present your findings in the format of a digital image. What is a retinal photograph? Read more »
Blepharitis: Crusty eyelashes in the morning. “Sleepy” is not just a dwarf
“Sleepy” is not just a dwarf. You may have referred to it as “sleep,” “crust,” or even “eye boogers.” My earliest memory of waking up with crusty eyelashes is as a very small child, and my mom telling me I had “sleepy” in my eyes. I’m not sure why she added the “y” to the Read more »
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