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  • WestSide Eye Clinic & The Total Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse & Your Eyes

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Solar Eclipse & Your Eyes

On August 21, 2017, we will have the rare opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June [...]

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Can Looking Directly into the Sun Hurt My Eyes?

August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Can Looking Directly into the Sun Hurt My Eyes?

CAN LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN HURT MY EYES? Solar retinopathy, or short-term damage to the eyes, occurs when too much ultra-violet light has penetrated the retina when a person has stared at [...]

  • West Side Eye Clinic - Eye Allergies - Itchy, Watery Eyes

Do you have Itchy, Watery Eyes?

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Do you have Itchy, Watery Eyes?

EYE ALLERGIES  Do you have itchy, watery eyes? Are your eyelids swollen? Do you have redness and irritation? Are you experiencing soreness, burning, pain, or sensitivity to light? If you are presenting these symptoms, chances [...]

  • Westside Eye Clinic Color Blind Test

What Does It Mean To Be Color Blind?

July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on What Does It Mean To Be Color Blind?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE COLOR BLIND? Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is the inability or decreased capacity to see color or to see differences in color. There are three main [...]

  • West Side Eye Clinic Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery: How it Can Improve Your Vision and Your Life

June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Cataract Surgery: How it Can Improve Your Vision and Your Life

Cataract Surgery: How it Can Improve Your Vision and Your Life A cataract, simply put, is the cloudy build up of natural proteins of the lens of the eye causing vision loss that cannot be [...]

The Human Eye

June 5th, 2017|Comments Off on The Human Eye

How Complex is The Human Eye The human eye is sometimes referred to as the most complex organ in our body. This is quite amazing for something so small and when compared to other important organs [...]

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Video Games & Eyesight

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Video Games & Eyesight

HOW CAN VIDEO GAMES AFFECT YOUR VISION? Video games have become increasingly popular since there inception in the 1980’s. They require the player to stare at the screen over long playing periods, giving the player [...]

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Sunglasses – Fashion or Protection

May 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Sunglasses – Fashion or Protection

Sunglasses are so much more than fashion accessories....They protect your eyes. When you slip on your favorite pair of shades every time you leave the house, there’s so much more going on than meets the [...]

  • Swimming & Contact Lenses

Swimming & Contact Lenses

April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Swimming & Contact Lenses

Should You Swim With Your Contact Lenses? If  you wear contact lens and decide to take a swim, it is safer for your eye health to remove the contact lenses before diving in. Swimming pool [...]

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What is a Stye?

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on What is a Stye?

-Stye– a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin gets into the hair follicle of an eyelash. One of the most common eye infections is a stye. Chances are you’ve had [...]

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Why is an Annual Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam Important?

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Why is an Annual Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam Important?

I See Fine...Why Do I Need An Eye Exam? A comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be certain your eyes are healthy. During your examination, each eye is closely inspected for vision [...]

  • Electronics are hurting your eyes

Electronics Are Hurting Your Eyes

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Electronics Are Hurting Your Eyes

 TVs, Cell Phones, I-Pads, Oh My! Electronic devices are a part of our daily lives. We have gotten used to having and enjoying them every day. In fact, the average American spends about 9-11 hours every [...]

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Eye Allergy Tips

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Eye Allergy Tips

Know Your Eyes Do you think you have allergies and are they  making your eyes red and puffy?  Millions of Americans suffer with the condition, also called allergic conjunctivitis. If you need immediate relief, [...]

  • Eye Examinations and The Big E

Eye Examinations and The Big E

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Eye Examinations and The Big E

EYE EXAMINATIONS AND THE BIG E – WHY IS IT AN E AND NOT ANY OTHER LETTER IN THE ALPHABET? The eye chart with the Big E at the top is the most universally recognized [...]

Pregnancy and Vision

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Pregnancy and Vision

Can pregnancy affect my vision? Pregnancy does crazy things to a woman's body and YES it can even affect your vision. The changes that are occurring in hormones, blood circulation, metabolism, and fluid retention can [...]

Are Lash Extensions Safe?

January 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Are Lash Extensions Safe?

  Beauty Trends come and go, rise in popularity and then disappear. One of the new trends to hit the market are eye lash extensions. Are Lash Extensions Safe? What Are Eye Lash Extensions? Eyelash extensions [...]

Pinkeye

December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Pinkeye

If you have ever had it, you'd remember it....Pink Eye. It is that ooey, gooey stuff that itches in your now ed eye(s) and blurs your vision. So, what is it exactly?It is Conjunctivitis, which is [...]

Something In Your Eye?

December 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Something In Your Eye?

Have you ever gotten something in your eyes? We all have gotten something in our eyes, whether it is an eyelash, makeup or dust particles. But, the real question is how to get it out [...]

  • Rubbing Your Eyes Can Harm Your Eyes

Rubbing Your Eyes Can Harm Your Eyes

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Rubbing Your Eyes Can Harm Your Eyes

Do you ever wake up in the morning and find yourself rubbing your eyes ? How about after a long day working starring at your computer? Rubbing Your Eyes Can Harm Your Eyes. When we wake [...]

Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

November 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Did you know that the sun can harm your eyes? Today, we all know that UV rays can be harmful to us, especially our skin. But, did you know UV and other radiation from the sun [...]

Holiday Stress Relief Tips

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Holiday Stress Relief Tips

The holidays are suppose to be fun...NOT stressful. But, with all of the food and gift shopping, planning, wrapping, and budgeting it is no surprise that we just get stressed out from the holidays. But, [...]

Top 5 Things That Can Damage Your Eyes

October 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Top 5 Things That Can Damage Your Eyes

Your vision is extremely important but it is also so easy to lose. There are many dangers that can harm your eyes, a single moment can change your life forever.  Below are five common causes of [...]

Can you get Cataracts?

October 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Can you get Cataracts?

Can you get Cataracts? As we get older, things just seem to not work as well as they once did. Most people focus on the aging signs on their skin, hair and figure. But did [...]

Eye Makeup Safety

October 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Eye Makeup Safety

Eye Makeup Safety  Makeup is a wonderful thing. It hides blemishes and accentuates other desirable features. Eye makeup, like mascara, eye liner, and eye shadow, can help to make your eyes stand [...]

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Night Blindness

September 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Night Blindness

The human eye is not designed to see well in the dark. So, it is not a surprise that our surroundings are not crystal clear in the evening. However, some people have more difficulty than [...]