Eye Conditions

Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the #1 cause of blindness in the US.  In this devastating disease, damage to the part of your retina responsible for your central vision results in a blind spot in the center of your vision.  This type of vision loss makes it very difficult to read, see people’s faces, and…

Vertex Distance

Ever wonder why your contact lens prescription is different than your eyeglass prescription? The Answer (one of them): Vertex Distance. Vertex distance is the distance between the back of your eyeglass lens and your eye. A contact lens sits directly on your eye, so the vertex distance is essentially zero. Your glasses and the phoropter…

Detect Color Deficiency and Get Help Early at Your Children’s Eye Care Center

Does your child use the wrong color for objects on work sheets or have issues reading pages with colored text? Children who are color deficient are generally unaware of the problem and it can interfere with their learning abilities when not detected early. Schedule a visit to our children’s eye care center in Wellington, Florida….

A Word to the Wise: Protect Your Eyes!

With Christmas shopping in full swing, you may find yourself strolling by the cosmetic counter at your local department store.  And although that makeover with new lipstick and the perfect shade of bronzer or eyeliner may sound appealing, it would be less so if you knew your new look was to be accompanied by an…

A Word on Dry Eyes…

Did you know that there are 3 layers to your tears? The layer closest to your eye consists of mucus that adheres the tears to your eye. The bulky middle layer is the aqueous or watery part of your tears. It carries enzymes in it that fight infection from bacteria that find a way into…

How Contagious is Pink Eye?

Pink Eye: The Dreaded Condition that Keeps Kids and Parents and Bob Costas at Home In February, the 2014 Winter Olympics filled the headlines of major papers and news stations.  But perhaps more memorable than the yellow tap water of Sochi Hotels or the white snow on the ski slopes, were the Pink Eyes of…

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