Dry eye syndrome tends to be more prevalent as we age; factors include women of menopausal age, underlying systemic health conditions and medications that contribute to ocular surface drying. So what’s the source of dry eyes under the age of 30? Here are the 3 most likely causes. Screen use Digital technology consumes much of… Read More
Helen Brandenborg, OD Did you know that our bodies are covered in microorganisms? It’s true! A ‘normal’ bacterial flora is healthy for our bodies but when certain types of bacteria overgrow, or when they grow in places they are not supposed to be, it can lead to problems. Blepharitis, an overgrowth of bacteria near the… Read More
Allergies causing red, itchy, watery, burning eyes? Ways to treat eye allergy symptoms during the summer.
Helen Brandenborg, OD We’re now in the depths of summer! And along with beautiful weather, comes the blooming of flowers and trees sending pollen flying through the air, wreaking havoc for people with seasonal allergies. Do you suffer from eye allergies? If so, you may experience common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis including: Redness Itchy eyes… Read More