AFV Blog

Why do my eyes water?

A: A common complaint I get around this time of year is watery eyes. In addition, your eyes are generally red and feel irritated. This could be a form of DRY EYE called Meibomian Glad Dysfunction or MGD. Some of our tears come from our lids, and it is these tears that...

Why do my eyes hurt at the end of the day?

Q: Why do my eyes hurt at the end of the day? A: Eye fatigue or blurred vision at the end of the day is a very common complaint. The root cause is that society as a whole spends a lot of time on screens (computers, phones, tablets, etc.) I like to use the analogy: if...

What can I do to keep my eyes healthy?

Q: What can I do to keep my eyes healthy? A: The most important thing you can do is to make sure you get your yearly eye exam. When it comes to the eye, there is not a lot we can do once damage has occurred so, being proactive to prevent damage or get treatment as...

At what age should my child start getting eye exams?

Q: At what age should my child start getting eye exams? A: This is a popular question I get from parents, especially as the school year begins and as a parent, I feel it is one of the most important questions I can answer. The truth is we do exams as early as 6 months...

I have astigmatism. Is that bad? What is it?

Q: I have astigmatism. Is that bad? What is it? A: I am  not sure where or when, but somewhere down the line, astigmatism (not a stigmatism) got a bad rap. Much like nearsightedness (myopia: unable to see clearly far away) or farsightedness (hyperopia: unable to...

Can I wear Contacts?

Q: Can I wear contacts? A: This is a common question I get from patients of all ages. The answer is Yes… maybe? Let’s take a look. When assessing whether or not you are a candidate for contacts, I always consider 4 things: The touch factor, overall eye health,...