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What’s The Saddest Vegetable In The World?

June 29th, 2018|Comments Off on What’s The Saddest Vegetable In The World?

What's The Saddest Vegetable In World- The Onion, But Why? The only vegetable that makes us cry when we cut it: the onion Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Onions [...]

What Causes Eye Discharge?

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on What Causes Eye Discharge?

What's Normal Eye discharge, more commonly known as eye boogers, eye gunk or sometimes eye puss can have different causes and different treatments. Waking up in the morning with a little bit of discharge [...]

“Bette Davis Eyes” Why Some People Have Blue Eyes

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on “Bette Davis Eyes” Why Some People Have Blue Eyes

"Bette Davis Eyes" Why Some People Have Blue Eyes Do you remember the 80's hit song "Bette Davis Eyes"? Bette Davis, the actress known for playing strong, independent women, had deep blue eyes. Her signature eyes [...]

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Are Staring Contests Bad For Your Eyes?

May 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Are Staring Contests Bad For Your Eyes?

Staring Contests As a child, have you ever engaged in a staring contest with a friend where the first one to blink loses the competition? It all seems rather harmless in the scheme of [...]

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Do carrots really help the eyes?

May 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Do carrots really help the eyes?

Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing prescription eyeglasses or contacts? Although I jest, eating carrots really does help your eye health. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which is beneficial to our vision. [...]

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Can Spicy Foods Affect Your Eyesight?

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Can Spicy Foods Affect Your Eyesight?

CAN SPICY FOODS AFFECT YOUR EYESIGHT? Spicy foods negatively affect a poorly operating digestive system and can unblock congested sinus passageways, but the question is: can spicy food affect our eyesight? Nothing has been scientifically [...]

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I can’t believe my eyes

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on I can’t believe my eyes

To make an appointment at West Side Eye Clinic to evaluate your vision, you can reach us at (504) 347-8434. For more information, you can submit a request at info@westsideeyeclinic.com. We are located at [...]

  • Jazz Fest Eye Safety

Jazz Fest Eye Safety

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Jazz Fest Eye Safety

Jazz Fest Eye Safety One of the best music festivals is right around the corner....the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest takes place for two weekends only from April 2017 to May 6, [...]

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Why do we see mirages?

March 1st, 2018|Comments Off on 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 info@westsideeyeclinic.com. We are located at 4601 Wichers Drive [...]

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Do sweets affect your eyesight?

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Do sweets affect your eyesight?

Has an excess of sugary sweets affected your eyesight? After indulging in that luscious box of Valentine’s chocolates, and the euphoria has waned somewhat, have you noticed the presence of dry eye, a [...]

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MARDI GRAS AND EYE SAFETY

January 29th, 2018|Comments Off on MARDI GRAS AND EYE SAFETY

MARDI GRAS AND EYE SAFETY How does Mardi Gras and eye safety go hand in hand? While you’re parade watching and reveling in all of the fun, it’s wise to protect your eyes from the [...]

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What causes Macular Degeneration?

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on What causes Macular Degeneration?

Is your vision blurred? Do you see a small black or grey blind spot in the center of your field of vision? Has your night vision diminished? Have you experienced a decrease in [...]

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Do you have Trouble Driving at Night?

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Do You See What I See?

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Do You See What I See?

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Are you seeing halos around lights?  Do you see floaters?  Is your vision blurry or is it clear?  Are you seeing double? Do you see colors as they truly [...]

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Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Eye Twitch - West Side Eye Clinic

Why Does My Eye Twitch Sometimes?

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Safety Glasses & Mowing The Lawn

Safety Glasses & Mowing The Lawn

October 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Halloween Contacts ...The Dangers of Cosmetic Contact Lenses West Side Eye Clinic

Halloween Contacts …The Dangers of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Halloween Contacts …The Dangers of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

HALLOWEEN CONTACTS… THE DANGERS OF COSMETIC CONTACT LENSES Masquerading is fun, especially for Halloween. There are so many different costumes to choose from and specialty makeup is so readily available. Cosmetic contact lenses can complete [...]

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

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]