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What causes ocular migraines? No one quite knows. At least, we don’t understand what exactly causes the brain to suddenly release inflammatory substances around the nerves and blood vessels. However, there are several prevailing “triggers” that many migraine sufferers seem to have in common. If you suffer from chronic ocular migraines, here are some stimuli to avoid.
When it comes to medical expenses, you might be one of a growing trend of patients who take advantage of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefited to you by your employer. These FSA plans allow users to set aside a certain amount of money, pre-taxes, from each paycheck.
Computers may have made our working lives a whole lot easier, but they’ve wreaked havoc on our eyes. If you find yourself experiencing ocular migraines or other effects of blue light, try following these tips from our Raleigh optometrist.
If you’ve developed a painful, irritating bump on or underneath your eyelid, it’s likely that you have a stye. Most styes go away by themselves, so all you need to do is follow some basic home treatments to help it heal faster. If your stye doesn’t go away after 10-14 days, or displays any symptoms of infection, be sure to see an eye doctor right away.
You may have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” At Raleigh Eye Center, we think the slogan should be “staring is the new smoking.” Most adults in this day and age spend massive amounts of time staring at screens, and the damage it does to our eyes can be significant. Below are just a few ways you can protect your eye health in the digital world.
Blue light is all around us. It’s in the sky, on our smartphones, the televisions we watch, and many more electronic devices. About 33% of the light that we detect in our eyes throughout the day is actually high energy visible (HEV) light or otherwise named blue light.
With so many contact lens options to choose from, deciding which one to pick can be a little overwhelming. Here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of contact lenses and the advantages of each.
Raleigh Eye Center (REC), the Triangle’s leader in laser vision correction for more than thirty years, is looking for the goofy pictures of people in their glasses or glasses-like contraptions in exchange for a chance to win LASIK. REC is launching their contest on both their website and Facebook page beginning April 1, 2014. Participants may enter the contest by uploading a goofy photo of them wearing glasses or glasses-like contraptions.
Glaucoma is an incurable vision problem whereas the optic nerve has become damaged and blurriness and loss of vision are the results. While it cannot be cured, there 3 treatment options to help stop the damage to the optic nerve, so you can preserve what is left of your vision.