AFV Blog

Can I Wear My Contact Lenses While Swimming?

 In the summer, aside from the allergy concerns with contact lenses, the next big risk is exposure to water. Did you know that contact lenses are not supposed to be worn when swimming, showering, or when in a pool or hot tub? During the day a contact lens shrinks...

Why Do My Eyes Itch?

As spring moves in, tons of allergens start to become present in the environment. These allergens stimulate special cells called mast cells to release histamine which causes the classic itch symptom as well as swollen, red, and watery eyes. This is a type of pink eye...

What is blue light and is it bad?

In its simplest form, blue light is short wavelength and high energy light. In general, this high energy light bad for our eyes. The eye by itself is not great at blocking blue light, especially if you have had cataract surgery.  Man-made blue light specifically...

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...