Blog Archive

Why Are My Eyes So Teary? May 4th, 2022

Your tear production jumps into overdrive when you hurt yourself or when the wind is whipping through the air. These are perfectly normal reasons for overly watery eyes. If your eyes have developed a more chronic problem with excessive tearing, it could signal an underlying condition that warrants treatment. If...

Understanding the Dangers of UV Light Apr 6th, 2022

You head outdoors on a sunny day, ensuring that you’re either well covered or that you have sunscreen on so that your skin is well protected. Your eyes can benefit from this same vigilance as the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage in these sensitive areas, too. As our...

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Eye Health Mar 9th, 2022

It’s hard not to introduce frightening statistics when it comes to the impact that diabetes can have on your eye health, starting with the alarming fact that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States. And future predictions are even grimmer. Here at Suburban...

Understanding the Parts of the Eye and What Can Go Wrong with Them Feb 8th, 2022

The average adult eye only measures about an inch in diameter, but this small size belies how incredibly complex these small orbs are in their anatomy. While it’s hard to encompass all of the intricacies of the human eye and the problems that can develop in each area, the team...

Who’s at Risk for Macular Degeneration Jan 3rd, 2022

As of now, about 11 million people in the United States are affected by macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and visual impairment globally. Unfortunately, the number of people affected by macular degeneration in the US is expected to double by 2050, thanks to an aging...

Understanding — and Recognizing — the 4 Types of Uveitis Dec 12th, 2021

You want to do everything you can to preserve your vision, which means recognizing when there’s a problem so that you can get prompt, potentially vision-saving, treatment. To help, the team of ophthalmologists here at Suburban Eye Associates thought we’d do our part by providing you with some information on...

Headaches, Vision Loss — It Might Be Papilledema Nov 15th, 2021

Head pain on its own is very common and we’ve likely all experienced a headache at some point in our lives. If you suffer from migraines, you may even experience head pain alongside visual disturbances. If, however, you develop severe head pain and your vision begins to deteriorate, and you...

Itchy, Swollen Eyelids? It Might Be Blepharitis Oct 13th, 2021

Your eyelid is swollen, red, itchy and it’s causing considerable discomfort. There are several conditions that can lead to these symptoms and we want to focus on one, in particular, here — blepharitis. The team of ophthalmology experts here at Suburban Eye Associates has extensive experience with eye disorders of...

3 Treatment Options for Glaucoma Sep 10th, 2021

More than three million people in the United States have glaucoma, which is a group of eye disorders that can progressively damage your optic nerve. Unfortunately, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. Fortunately, there are several effective treatment options and we offer them here....

Can You Avoid Cataracts? Aug 18th, 2021

By the age of 75, half of White Americans have cataracts, which is a progressive eye disease that increasingly robs you of your clear vision. While age plays no small role in the development of cataracts, as well as race, there are risk factors that are well within your power...

The Link Between Eye Health and Headaches Jul 16th, 2021

Given the location of your eyes, it makes sense that some headaches may be related to eye health issues, but the connection is bidirectional — certain headaches can lead to eye pain, such as migraines and cluster headaches. For the purposes of this discussion, we’re going to focus on headaches...

What Every Diabetic Should Know About Eye Health Jun 29th, 2021

Diabetes is a serious and chronic disease that casts a wide net over your health — quite literally, from your head to your toes. Incredibly, one in three people with diabetes has some degree of retinopathy by the age of 40, which is one of four main concerns when it...

Tips to Support Your Vision (Healthy Vision Awareness Month) May 19th, 2021

May is Healthy Vision Awareness Month, but supporting healthy vision and eyecare habits should be a yearlong goal! As children and adults alike spend more and more time in front of screens, there has never been a greater need to raise awareness around healthy vision and the risk factors that...

How to Stop the Progression of Glaucoma Apr 18th, 2021

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that gets progressively worse with time, even leading to permanent blindness. However, taking the right steps can protect your optic nerve and preserve your sight. At Suburban Eye Associates, our warm team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing outstanding eye care for individuals...

Benefits of Obagi for Sun-Damaged Skin Mar 3rd, 2021

In addition to increasing the risk of skin cancer, sun damage can also speed up the aging process and cause a number of problems for your skin. While you might not be able to jump into a time machine and undo the effects of years of sun damage and the...

Signs of a Corneal Condition Feb 12th, 2021

Various conditions affect the clear layer of the eye known as the cornea, which has an amazing ability to heal itself after disease or injury. Serious conditions, however, such as degenerative corneal diseases and corneal infections, need prompt treatment by an eye care specialist. The team of top-quality ophthalmologists here...

What Causes Headaches with Vision Changes? Jan 26th, 2021

Certain types of migraine headaches are associated with changes in vision. While these symptoms can feel frightening, in most cases they’re not life-threatening and are short-lived. Still, regular bouts of migraine attacks with or without visual disturbance can cause significant distress and interfere with your daily life. For this reason...

Here's What Your Optometrist Is Looking for During Your Eye Exam Dec 1st, 2020

Of all your senses, your eyesight is arguably among the most important, and optometry is a branch of medicine that’s designed to safeguard this all-important area of your health. Even though optometry services ensure that your vision is working well, they also monitor you for serious eye diseases in which...

What Causes Dry Eye and What Are My Treatment Options? Nov 4th, 2020

Dry eye is an eye condition that is exactly what it sounds like it is. It’s the feeling that your eyes are dry and irritated. It’s a common condition, affecting about 26 million Americans. Dry eye goes by many different names including dry eye syndrome and dry eye disease. Common...

5 Tips to Avoid Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections Oct 16th, 2020

Contact lenses are an excellent option for improving your vision when glasses aren’t the right fit for you. Roughly 45 million Americans choose contacts to see clearly. Contact lenses are a safe, effective, and convenient way to correct various vision problems. They’re also comfortable and undetectable. While the risk of...

Who’s at Highest Risk of Developing Glaucoma? Sep 15th, 2020

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the US. This group of eye disorders affects more than 3 million Americans, most of whom are age 40 or older. The risk of glaucoma goes up as you age, and high eye pressure is a strong factor. Glaucoma rarely causes symptoms...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) And Eye Health Apr 1st, 2020

At the office of Suburban Eye Associates, we continue to closely monitor all developments related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and follow every protocol for the safe delivery of care. Our primary concerns are to protect patients and members of our team from exposure, illness, and further spread of the...

Keratoconus Mar 1st, 2020

Have you noticed your vision getting worse over time? Are you constantly getting a new, higher prescription for your lenses? These can be signs of a progressive eye disease called keratoconus. At t the office of Suburban Eye Associates, we can help! Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea...

Eye Exams Feb 4th, 2020

Your eyesight is precious. So it’s important to see an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye exam as recommended. At the office of Suburban Eye Associates, we provide a complete range of services to protect the continued the health of your eyes and help you enjoy clear, crisp vision. In childhood,...

Conjunctivitis and Pink Eye Jan 28th, 2020

When you are looking for professional care to protect the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision, it can be confusing as to which specialist provides the type of care you require. At the office of Suburban Eye Associates, our ophthalmology team is well equipped to address...

Dry Eye Jan 7th, 2020

Are you experiencing a burning or itching sensation in your eyes? Do your eyes often feel heavy and dry? If any of these ring true, you may be suffering from dry eye disease. If so, at the office of Suburban Eye Associates we can help! Chronic dry eye or dry eye...

Women’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month Jan 3rd, 2020

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month — a time when vision specialists across the U.S. make a special point to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. At the office of Suburban Eye Associates, your eye health is our top...

Treating Corneal Abrasions Dec 17th, 2019

When a corneal abrasion occurs, it is important to contact the office of Suburban Eye Associates for timely care. A corneal abrasion or “scratched cornea” is one of the most common injuries seen by eye doctors. Whether it’s simply the result of getting poked in the eye or a small particle of...

Correcting Refractive Errors Nov 9th, 2019

Did you know that more than 150 million people in the United States alone wear some form of corrective eyewear to correct refractive errors? Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism or presbyopia; the office of Suburban Eye Associates can help you bring a blurry world into focus! Just as the...

All About "Pink Eye" Oct 13th, 2019

If one or both of your eyes are looking a little red, you may be suffering from a case of conjunctivitis, also referred to as "Pink Eye." As one of the most common and treatable eye ailments in both children and adults, conjunctivitis may be due to viral or bacterial...

Pediatric Eye Care Sep 9th, 2019

At the office of Suburban Eye Associates we provide comprehensive vision care for children of all ages. Eye care is an essential part of every child’s overall health and development. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends regular eye screenings beginning at the newborn stage, followed by infant, toddler, preschooler, and school age...

Diabetic Eye Exam Aug 19th, 2019

If you have diabetes, you may be at risk for certain eye conditions. At t the office of Suburban Eye Associates, we recommend that you come in for regular diabetes eye exams to help prevent vision loss. The goal with diabetic eye exams is to detect any issues early on so we...

Lasik and Refractive Surgery Jul 9th, 2019

If you are ready to get rid of your corrective lenses and glasses for good, ask us at the office of Suburban Eye Associates if LASIK may be right for you. The LASIK procedure is the most common type of refractive surgery. Refractive surgeries are performed on the cornea of...

Aging Eyes Jun 9th, 2019

As everyone knows, the health of your eyes is essential to your overall function and quality of life. Yet despite the desire to ward off the effects of aging, much like everything else in the body, your eyes and vision are not immune to the changes that come with time....