What Do Christie Brinkley and Bono Have in Common?
Both supermodel Christie Brinkley and Bono, the lead singer of U2, were diagnosed with glaucoma during a routine eye exam. Both were also surprised by the diagnosis since they weren’t experiencing problems with their vision. That’s the sinister nature of glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide: People with glaucoma can lose most of their […]
What Is The Best Lens For Cataract Surgery?
One of the most difficult questions to answer, and the one most often asked by our patients, is what is the best lens for me for cataract surgery? The answer is difficult because it is a highly personal choice, and the decision is usually final. The lens you choose today will likely be the lens you will […]
Eyelid Refresher: Surgical vs. non-surgical treatment of the eyelids
Many people often approach me asking them to look ‘less tired’ or ‘more rejuvenated’. The periocular (eyelid) area is an important area of the face where cosmetic surgery can help take 10 or more years off an aging face. However, it is very important to choose the right procedure tailored to you! I have seen […]
Scleral Lenses – Old Dog, New Tricks
Over the last several years, there has been an increased focus on keratoconjunctivitis sicca, also known as dry eye syndrome (DES). DES is a multifactorial disease with multiple causes and triggers. Patient symptoms vary but may include blurred vision, discomfort and foreign body sensation. DES results in tear film instability and in more extreme cases […]
Are injectable fillers the right choice to refresh your face?
What are dermal fillers? Many people notice undesirable facial lines, shadows and wrinkles as they age. As we age, the skin and tissues of the face can lose volume, especially around the eyes and lips, which can create folds, such as “smile lines” or dark shadows under the eyes. If desired, these areas and others […]
Newest Pediatric Eye Study: Glasses and/or Patching
We want to let parents, caregivers, pediatricians and those involved in the care of children, know about the most recent Pediatric Vision Clinical Trial at Eye Physicians & Surgeons PC (EPS). EPS is the only place in Connecticut for this clinical trial. The clinical trial is investigating which works better—glasses and then later patching or glasses with patching […]
2021 Summer Eye Safety and Sunglasses
Sunglasses are must-have eyewear to help protect and minimize the brightness when the sun and its reflective rays impact your eyes and your vision. It is important to wear sunglasses at an early age to protect your eyes from years of ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Tips For Choosing the Best Sunglasses: Wear sunglasses labeled “100% UV Protection.” Only […]
Myopia- rising problem for children and novel treatments
The rates of myopia (near-sightedness) are skyrocketing around the world. Near-sightedness is when a person’s distance vision is blurry. Myopia usually starts in elementary school and can worsen until high school. The more myopic one becomes, the closer the blur point is and the more dependent you are on wearing your glasses. Less time spent […]
Protecting Your Eyes: How to Deal with Increased Screen Time
Since Spring of 2020, we have increased screen time with our daily use of our electronic devices for our virtual work meetings and our virtual school classrooms. As we head into Autumn of 2020, Eye Physicians & Surgeons want to remind you to protect your eyes from increased electronic screen time and share valuable information […]
2020 Summer Sun Eye Safety: What You Need To Know!
Especially after the spring quarantine, summertime means more time outside and more time in the sun. We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don’t forget to protect your eyes. It is important to wear proper eye protection at an early age to protect your eyes from years of ultraviolet (UV) exposure. To be eye […]