Written by Dr. Belardo on December 11, 2013
A stye (also known as a hordeolum) is an infection of the sebaceous (sweat) glands at the base of the eyelashes. Appearing as small red bumps, these infections tend to be smaller and cause no permanent damage. Although styes typically resolve themselves in about two weeks without stye treatment, there are treatment options available for chronic sufferers.
The most common way to treat a stye is through the frequent application of warm compresses. Place a towel in water that is hot but
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 10, 2013
Suitcase packed? Check.
Camera charged? Check.
Ski’s rented? Check.
If you’ve got your basic necessities packed for your upcoming ski trip, it’s always a good idea to double-check your list. One important thing to make sure you pack is ski goggles, but not just any pair of ski goggles. How do you know which pair is right for you? Here are some tips on how to pick the perfect pair for your upcoming ski outing.
The brightness of the sun can be blinding and
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 9, 2013
Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of your child’s development. It is important to get their eye’s examined regularly because many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. You should schedule routine medical exams for your child’s vision at the following times:
• Newborns should be checked for general eye health by your pediatrician or family physician in the hospital nursery.
• High-risk newborns (including premature infants), those with a family history of eye problems, and those
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 6, 2013
As you age, you may start to notice the skin under your eyes thinning or becoming wrinkled. This may be disconcerting, but there are plenty of remedies you can choose to help improve the health of the skin around your eye. However, there are some things you should know when choosing your eye cream.
Eye creams contain a variety of different ingredients, some that work and some that don’t. So how do you figure out which ingredients you need in your
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 5, 2013
A number of things begin to head south as we grow older, and thanks to gravity, our eyelids are not an exception. Drooping eyelids may inhibit the quality of one’s vision and increase the risk of a harmful accident. Medically defined as ptosis, a drooping eyelid is an eye problem that affects the upper eyelid of either eye and sometimes even both.
Ptosis may occur as early as birth but usually develops with age, making it easier to visually detect as an adult.
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 4, 2013
Millions of Americans wear contact lenses to achieve 20/20 vision. Contacts are an easy solution for people tired of wearing glasses. Here are some tips on how to care for your contact lenses:
Cleanliness: Always wash your hands before touching your contact lenses or eyes. Leftover soap residue can cause irritation and burning.
Prescription: Always wear the level of prescription contacts that your doctor has prescribed for you. If you think your vision has changed or that your prescription is not working
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 3, 2013
Botox is a common cosmetic injection that is used to treat wrinkles and imperfections around the face. When used correctly, Botox works by relaxing specific muscles, which can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, if the person administering the injection is not properly trained, he or she could hit a nerve and temporarily damage your eyesight. You could also experience toxin spread. If you’re considering getting Botox, read on to understand Botox vision problems.
One of the most popular
Written by Dr. Belardo on December 2, 2013
Eyeglasses can be a pain to keep up with. What is even more annoying is constantly having to a buy a new pair or lens because the lens was scratched or cracked or the frame needed repair. Although many glasses are affordable, the often need for replacement can add up to be very expensive. By taking care of your glasses you won’t have to spend extra money replacing glasses. With a couple of our tips you can keep you glasses
Written by Dr. Belardo on November 29, 2013
As children, you never wanted to go to bed. When your parents would turn out the light, you would pull out a flashlight and either play with toys or read from one of your favorite books. For decades, it was assumed that such behavior could permanently damage your eye, causing either nearsightedness or farsightedness. As is turns out, this common tale told as fact for generations is nothing more than a medical myth…sort of.
While reading in dim light can be
Written by Dr. Belardo on November 27, 2013
Pink eye is a relatively common eye problem that causes the surface of the eye to become swollen and red. In most cases, the disease is not medically serious and it usually goes away after seven to ten days. Even so, its symptoms are very unpleasant and the disease is highly contagious. Here are some steps you can take to avoid contracting pink eye.
Since pink eye is an infection on the surface of the eye, it is spread by a