The real reason I named our practice “Uptown Eye Care” is to remember how distinctly different the Uptown Minneapolis area was to me back then, and how it stood out as being above and beyond the normal city atmosphere. That ambiance is what we are trying to re-create here at Uptown Eye Care. We hope you get a sense of that when you enter our Monticello, MN eye care office.
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
A number of factors can lead to dry eye syndrome, including age, eye fatigue caused by computer use or television viewing, reduced tear production and others. Knowing the cause of your unique symptoms is one of the most important steps in treating your discomfort.
Untreated, dry eye syndrome can lead to a degradation of vision, increased pain or ulceration of the cornea.
At Uptown Eye Care, we know how uncomfortable chronic dry eyes can be. We also know how important it is to treat the underlying condition leading to your discomfort.
One of the most common questions I am routinely asked is, “What is a lazy eye”. This is a commonly used term and people use it interchangeably for two different conditions. The actual terminology is either amblyopia or strabismus.
While there are many good reasons we choose to stay in Minnesota in the winter, there are also some challenges that we face. One of those challenges is how to best care for our eyes and experience good vision when extreme temperatures cause humidity to drop, eyes to feel dry and glasses to fog up.
Reversing words or letters when reading or writing. These signs are often labeled dyslexia, but the same signs may point to visual problems.
Are You At Risk for The Silent Thief of Sight?
It can come with no warning and no noticeable symptoms. It is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. “IT” is Glaucoma, the Silent Thief of Sight, according to Dr. Elaine Happ, Therapeutic Optometrist.
Varilux S Series Lenses – Achieving Limitless Vision
Flawless vision should be simple, but for those who need to wear progressive lenses there can be some obstacles to achieving it.
Uptown Eye Care compares experiences with Standard Progressive Lenses vs Unlimited Vision with Varilux S Series Lenses.
Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S.?
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we at Uptown Eye Care want to remind you of the importance of getting your eyes checked on a regular basis to catch eye disorders early.
Eye Care News – Top Stories – Wednesday, Jan. 09, 2013