What is myopia?

Also called nearsightedness. It is a vision condition where you can see up close things clearly, but far away things are blurry. People with myopia have difficulty with seeing the TV, whiteboard at school and driving. Click on FAQs About Myopia to learn more.


What are floaters?

Floaters are spots in your vision that move when you try to look at them. They are caused when the gel inside your eye, called the vitreous, clumps together and casts a shadow on your retina. Most of the time floaters are benign, but if you notice and increase in floaters please contact us right away — especially if accompanied by bright flashes of light or a permanent shadow or shade in your vision. This could be a sign of a more serious condition called retinal detachment and needs emergency treatment.


Why are my eyes always burning and tired?

These could be symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is very common as we age and affects women more than men. Dry eyes are caused by either our eyes not making enough tears or our glands in our eyelids not secreting enough oils for our tears to stay on our eyes longer.