Why do we see mirages?

To make an appointment at West Side Eye Clinic, you can reach us at (504) 347-8434. For more information, you can submit a request at We are located at 4601 Wichers Drive in Marrero and are at your service Monday through Wednesday from 9am – 5pm; Thursday and Friday from 9am – [...]

Do you have Trouble Driving at Night?

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE DRIVING AT NIGHT? Cataracts and a plethora of other eye conditions are the reasons as to why people have difficulty driving at night. In some cases, an eyeglass prescription is all that’s needed. However, surgery is necessary in the case of cataracts. If you find that you’re having difficulty driving at [...]

2017-12-28T12:22:35+00:00 EYE EXAMINATION, Tips|

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze? We generally have little warning that we’re about to sneeze. Some people sneeze two or three times in a row. I tend to hold off on saying “bless you”, or something like that, until I know the other person has stopped sneezing. Sneezing is a protective [...]

2017-12-04T10:10:04+00:00 Eye Allergies, Tips|

Why Does My Eye Twitch Sometimes?

Have you ever had an Eye Twitch and wondered why? No one knows what causes this Eye Twich. Many professionals refer to it as blepharospasm. Blepharospasm is a neurological condition characterized by forcible closure of the eyelids.When it happens, your eyelid, usually the upper one, blinks and you can’t make it stop. Sometimes it affects [...]

2017-11-14T12:58:28+00:00 Tips|

Why do people close their eyes when they eat something unbelievably delicious?

Why do people close their eyes when they eat something unbelievably delicious? We use all of our senses to enjoy our meals. Our eyes tell us how delicious the cuisine looks. Our ears hear the sizzle and pop. With our noses, we take in the full bouquet of the aroma created by the meal. The [...]

2017-11-08T09:39:20+00:00 Tips|

Safety Glasses & Mowing The Lawn

WHY SHOULD I WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN MOWING MY LAWN? Protective eye gear is equally important in many different situations. While mowing and edging your lawn, it is imperative to protect your eyes from hazardous UVA and UVB rays from the sun as well.  However, you should wear polycarbonate safety glasses with side protection that [...]

2017-10-24T13:54:55+00:00 Eye Safety, Tips|

Is It Time To Take Your Child To The Eye Doctor?

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT IT’S TIME TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE EYE DOCTOR FOR A SIGHT TEST? Small kiddos cannot really tell their parents when there is a problem with their vision. If it is a condition that has always been present, then it is their normal and they have nothing to make [...]

2017-09-07T10:26:53+00:00 EYE EXAMINATION, Tips|